SALAD NISCOISE WITH A TWIST

So often the old favourite recipes remain the most loved and cocoon us in comfort. My eldest grand daughter did a phone survey, with  everyone who is coming over for Christmas lunch, of their favourite Christmas day foods. The plan was to then devise a menu that would delight the oldest to the youngest. As always, the old favourites were…

BEAN THERE DONE THAT SALAD: tuna and cannellini bean, crunch salad

A quick, delicious, bean and tuna salad that ramps up any work lunch box in a nano second. Gluten, sugar and dairy free, a real winner! Everyone loves this salad; its yummy, portable, versatile and can be used over 2 days with freshness intact. Transport yourself to Italy with a bowl of this salad. Using…

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…

SANG CHOY BOW: my way

Dairy, sugar and gluten free Make dinnertime easy with this delicious family favourite! I have been making this dish for many years for all ages and all occasions and incredibly popular with my family. It’s definitely on my comfort food list and can be made with many variations. I love its simplicity and how easy it is…

CREAMY, SPICY, CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Carrots just got interesting!  is important to make any recipe a success! Have you ever had carrots that have a bitter, kerosene taste ? This happens when to the ground is treated to kill pests that attack the carrots causing an unpleasant taste not to mention other nasties from toxic substances. I use organic carrots…

BRAISED CABBAGE & APPLE WITH PROSCUITTO & FENNEL SEEDS

The humble cabbage just danced onto centre stage again! Quick, simple, cheap and healthy, just what the doctor ordered! Cabbage is a versatile vegetable in this dish which is an oldie but a goodie.  This recipe wins hearts every time, especially in the depth of winter. Kids love it and find it easy to eat.  70’s girl served this…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

LASAGNA WITH MUSHROOMS, GLUTEN FREE

Comfort food, make two and freeze one. Is there anyone who doesn’t like lasagna? It is the ultimate family meal, comfort food and kids love it.  I have made this one with lean turkey mince, gluten free lasagna and goat milk instead of cow milk. This is a dish that you can pack in and hide a…

CAULIFLOWER PECORINO AND QUINOA FRITTERS

Take one large cauliflower and make multiple dishes These are healthy, yummy, quick, inexpensive and easy to cook. Cauliflower is a healthy choice food containing quercetin a powerful antioxidant with many anti inflammatory benefits. Boost your vegetable intake and give these a try. Many variations can be made from this basic recipe. With winter cauliflowers at their peak,…

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…

STUFFED ROAST RED PEPPERS

Mr Seventies went to the farmers market and came home with a bag full of surprises that ranged from earthy field mushrooms to  a big bag of fresh red peppers. As you know, 19seventies girl likes to maximise plant foods when cooking and these stuffed peppers, served with a crunchy green salad, fit the bill. They can be made ahead,…