52 Weeks of Kale – Kale Pesto


In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born!

I eat this pesto on everything. I use it as a pizza sauce, as a dip, to top baked potatoes, to top soup, as a sauce with meat, basically everything except as a pasta sauce. However, once I get my veggie twister I will be trying it on zucchini noodles.

Even though kale isn’t as flavourful as basil, I find by adding extra garlic, lemon and olive oil you can make a delicious pesto with all the goodness of kale. You could also try using half basil and half kale. [Read more…]

Homemade Garlic Chilli Mayonnaise

Homemade garlic chilli mayonnaise

I have a rocky history with homemade mayonnaise. The first time I tried making it, it turned out perfectly, however after that I had quite a few failures. This led to a bit of food waste before I finally got it right.

In the process I have learnt a couple of things about homemade mayonnaise. Firstly, the egg needs to be at room temperature. I don’t keep my eggs in the fridge, so this is no problem, but if you do store yours in the fridge, let it come to room temperature first.

Secondly, you need to beat the egg well before adding anything else to it. [Read more…]

Homemade Guacamole


Usually I just serve Mexican food with slices of avocado because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered making proper guacamole. But for special occasions, like having people over, or hosting a party I go all-out with the guac and add fresh coriander 🙂 [Read more…]

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade almond butter

I recently discovered almond butter – a tastier and healthier alternative to peanut butter, and I was hooked! Real almond butter is made with only one ingredient, almonds, with no need of extra oil or sweetener. It’s so tasty I can eat it by the spoonful, and it can also be made into absolutely delicious freezer fudge. [Read more…]

Homemade Gift Ideas – Flavoured Salt

Flavoured salt

I had been wanting to try making flavoured salt for a while, so Christmas seemed like a great excuse to try it out. I decided to make rosemary salt because I love the distinctive flavour of rosemary, especially on roast veggies. [Read more…]