+ Healthy dips, sauces and dressings

Creamy Lemon Thyme Dip

White Bean Dip

So we’re coming into winter here in Australia and it’s a time to optimise immune function and avoid seasonal bugs. Food is always the best medicine and prevention is way better than cure – so it’s certainly a good time for me to share this immune boosting Creamy Lemon Thyme Dip. It’s delicious, creamy texture often appeals to Read More

Balsamic Spiced Hummus with dukkah

Balsamic hummus

This is my next twist on Jamie Olivers ‘recipes to save your life’ – an easy but delicious hummus recipe. This is my families favourite way to eat hummus. The balsamic lends a lovely texture and delicious flavour that really compliments the hummus and we generally pair it with delicious dukkah too. What’s so good about it? Read More

Healthy Dukkah Spice Mix


This dukkah spice mix is one of those condiments that I always have in the fridge. It is really easy to make and this delicious collection of nuts, seeds and aromatic spices is so versatile and adds an amazing flavour to many simple meals. My favourite ways to eat it are: Sprinkled on poached or scrambled Read More

Smoked Salmon Dip (in 2 minutes)

Smoked salmon dip recipe

I’ve always loved a good smoked salmon dip but up until recently had never actually made it myself. Now that I have, it is definitely going to become my go-to dip when entertaining. Not only is it delicious, but it is really healthy and super easy to make. Healthy benefits Most store bought dips contain Read More

Healthy salad dressings – 3 recipes to jazz up salads and vegetables

A few months ago we went to a sailing club with a group of friends and family for lunch.  I ordered fish and salad, a safe bet, but when it came I struggled to eat it.  Not because it wasn’t a nice piece of fish, the salad was lovely and fresh, but the cheap, processed Read More

Healthy Mayonnaise Recipe (and loads of ways to use it)

Mayonnaise is a fabulous and versatile condiment to have in the fridge.  In this post I’m going to discuss why homemade mayonnaise is good for you, give you a recipe and of course several variations and ways for using it. Once I learned just how damaging vegetable oils are, mayonnaise was the one food I Read More

Best Basil Pesto (and the healthiest)

The best basil pesto recipe going, and the most nourishing!  A bold statement I know but it is rather delicious and definitely has a more extensive nutritional profile than its (also healthy) traditional version.  It is gluten and grain free and I have also included dairy and nut-free variations too. So what makes this pesto Read More

Cashew Nut Cream

This is a series of posts where I plan to share the little bits and pieces or accompaniments mentioned in some of my recipes.  You may have seen in the serving suggestions or dairy-free variations to substitute regular cream with cashew nut cream.  So now, I backtrack and give you this delicious and versatile raw, Read More


This is my go-to sauce when I need to turn a bland meal into something really special. Having a herb garden helps.  It’s also great when you have bought herbs for another dish and have some left over but don’t quite know what to do with them.  Anything goes here, you really can’t go wrong. Read More

Hummus – much more than a dip!

This is my recipe for a deliciously healthy hummus, of course with some interesting variations and colours too.  There’s more to hummus than just a dip, so check out the variations below.  I like my hummus to have a creamy consistency, but if you prefer it a little course, then just process it less. What’s Read More

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