SUMMER BOWL, Breakfast done simply

Hot, summer days, clear blue skies, early mornings and the living is easy…….. breakfast or beach ?…….. I know what my answer is!  Healthy, quick and gluten free…yes. yes. yes   But….. with this great dish, you can do both. Those of you who are culinary challenged and for those of you who know their whisk from…

NASI GORENG WITH A TWIST

Gluten, dairy, sugar free and you guessed it…… super easy and delicious…my nasi goreng! Be creative, own your recipes and change ingredients to suit the seasons, what you have in the garden or fridge and your personal tastes. On one of our trips to Asia once, I remember the whole family eating Nasi Goreng for breakfast almost…

WINTER PORRIDGE with winter fruits, gluten free

Porridge, healthy and sustaining, spice up yours with this quick winter recipe. Every day breakfast needs to be simple, not a Michelin 3 star event!  I am sure, we can all agree on that. If you have 3 kids to get off to school, yourself to work and the dog to the vet, this recipe might just be for…

PASSIONFRUIT YOGURT, STRAWBERRIES,TOASTED COCONUT AND ALMONDS

This dessert will wow everyone’s socks off and it only takes 5 minutes to make. Healthy, yummy and quick, a winning formula in the kitchen, this dessert ticks all the boxes. I make this for breakfast, snacks or as a dessert. No matter who eats this dessert the bowls are always licked clean. Sugar free…

FRESH GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

Sometimes simple is unbeatable. We too often search the world for fabulousness and forget what is under our very eyes. Paddling in the shallows at the beach while the sun slips under the horizon, reading a funny book under the dappled shade of a beautiful old tree on a hot summers day, the gurgling laughter of children, a…

GRILLED RUBY GRAPEFRUIT WITH HONEY AND CINNAMON

Rise, shine and say hello to a new day with simple, fresh and delicious food I promised simple, fresh and delicious food and in todays blogs 70’s girl will deliver. Nothing shouts winter more than the groaning boughs of citrus trees straining under the weight of their load of oranges, lemons, mandarins and grapefruit. I have…

SEED BREAD, GLUTEN FREE

Gluten free, pseudo grains and seeds easier to digest   Gluten free foods are more readily available now but caution still applies when buying processed foods. Many gluten free breads contain a chemical cocktail that reads like a science experiment, so read labels carefully. Bread was baked traditionally every day,  it is not a food…

ALMOND, SWEET POTATO, APRICOT AND COCONUT LOAF

A sweet treat Occasionally we all need a sweet treat. This sugar free loaf ticks every box for taste, health, portability and versatility. I bake and freeze this recipe for afternoon slumps or a quick breakfast if I am on the move early. I take it on plane, road trips, when  go bush walking and the kids…

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

Be berry healthy with blueberries! Smoothies are a great way to maximise nutrition when you are pushed for time. I tend to stick to the same formula with my smoothies and just vary the fruit. I don’t have these everyday but they are delicious, healthy  and good to include on a regular basis into your diet. Smoothies…

The Perfect Poached Egg, forget diamonds and fancy cars

Mr 70’s who is no Jamie Oliver, surprised me this morning, on our 40th wedding anniversary. He has only ventured into the kitchen on a few occasions and made one of his repertoire standard dishes from a short list of 2 perfected delights…….toast and coffee don’t count as, really, I think my dog Mabel could perform that…