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As requested, here is a simple recipe for making Frittata. I eat mine for breakfast to get some protein in with the eggs, and an extra dose of vegetables!
olive oil spray
Mix of cold roast vegetables (I use pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini and carrot)
5 to 6 eggs, depending on the size of your dish
Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper
– Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius
– Spray a non stick oven proof dish with olive oil spray
– Pour roasted vegetables into the pan
– In a separate dish, whisk eggs, cheese, cream, salt and pepper together
– Pour egg mix over roasted vegetables, and top again with cheese and parsley for garnish
– Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top of the frittata springs back slightly when you touch it.
Please let me know if you have any questions on the recipe!
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated one of these, and I feel like I have a LOT to go through, so let’s get started…
Articles / Conversation Starters
From Co Exist, How would you feel if your co-workers decided your bonus? Oooo, so controversial!
A super easy way to search your Evernote, Dropbox and basically every other app you can think of? Try CloudMagic!
Do you feel like a break from it all sometimes? How about from technology? I would love to try unplugging, via Fast Company.
Thinking of starting up your own blog but don’t know what to name it? I’m in a similar conundrum at the moment, and I loved this article, via SheKnows.
Products I Love
These gorgeous bathrooms, bought to you by HomeLife.
Country Road keeps getting it right for me. Their winter collection is amazing. I bought a blanket that I’m in love with, and some more crockery. Pity when they blanket arrived they left the security tag on it. D’oh! Adding a trip to Country Road again to me To Do List. And my wallet 🙂
New Meals to Make
I have to talk about Frittata’s, and that you should be making these! Once a week I would make a meal with roast vege’s, and I have now taken to making more than we would eat, and using the leftovers to make a Frittata that I have for breakfast. A great way to increase your vegetable count for the day. Hit me up if you want the recipe 🙂
I made this Key Lime Pie recipe via Taste.com, and it was delish!
101 Make up and Fashion Tips. I love stuff like this. Find it via this link on Real Beauty.
I am in desperate need of a white dress for my Sister’s Wedding! Please help – do you have any fave’s here?
Adding to my Nightstand
So I tried and failed to start reading The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. Can anyone please tell me why I should continue?
A new post idea for the things that I have snapped over the past few days. We all need something trivial during our days, and what better day to do this then the middle of the week. It’s not long till Friday now 🙂
These flowers from my garden…
These muffins that taste like donuts. Yes. Hit me up if you want the recipe.
The first time I’ve worked with Fillo Pastry, making this Lamb and Fetta Pie. Again, let me know if you’d like me to share the recipe.
This storybook I’m reading to my son, a story a day. Brings back so many memories, teaching us lessons and making me a fairytale expert!
These photo frames, which cost me $6 from Kmart, and with paint swatches I turned into ‘art’. 🙂
This meme, it’s hilarious because you all know someone who only posts their highlight reel right?
And the highlight of the past few days, was hanging this amazing find on our entrance wall. We have been looking for a print for our wall, and ideally wanted a view of somewhere in NYC, for over a year now, so to find this – exactly what I wanted – is amazing!
I always feel by the end of the day that I don’t have enough milk left for my baby! I was told about lactation cookies, and have adapted a recipe in the thermomix which has seemed to make my milk supply increase dramatically. Very funny to watch my little man giggle because he doesn’t have to do much to get it to pour into his mouth!
110 grams butter
50 grams golden syrup
10 grams water
100 grams oats
20 grams fenugreek
150 grams brown sugar
20 grams flaxseed / linseed meal
30 grams brewers yeast
55 grams shredded coconut
100 grams self raising flour
90 grams choc chips
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (160 degrees fan forced)
– Add butter, golden syrup and water into the thermomix, heat at 60 on speed 2 for 3 minutes
– Add all the remaining ingredients, bar the choc chips and mix on speed 3 for 1 minute
– Add the choc chips and mix on reverse at speed two for 1 minute
– Place the cookies onto a baking tray and cook for about 12 minutes (I like my cookies quite soft, so if you would prefer them to be harder, cook for up to 18 minutes.)
Voila! Great to have for your 3pm afternoon tea break to increase your supply for that fussy evening period…
I hope you enjoy, and more importantly, I hope they help should you need more milk for your baby!
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I was in Melbourne this week, spending time with my family and it was so amazing and wonderful to be with them. I haven’t been to Melbourne in so long, but when I do I spend up big:- even if it’s only one day that I get to shop – so I will post some links to my fav stores in my Fashion Fix.
Articles / Conversation Starters
So it’s Spring in America and the Spring Cleaning suggestions have started. It’s never a bad time to clean out your house and start fresh, so here is a nice reminder, from the amazing Martha Stewart!
Are women less decisive than men? An interesting article here on why women could be better leaders.
So I talk about productivity all the time, but what do the most productive people do before sleep?
Finally Facebook has listened and delivered a version of the ‘dislike’ button.
A few of the recipes in this blog have hit my ‘New Meals to Make’ section – http://www.thekitchn.com
Products I Love
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I will be shopping at T2. Where else?
This list from BuzzFeed shows amazing products that all new parents will want. So many of these I will be buying online or will be on the lookout for in the shops.
I have been buying a bunch of tulips every week, so this week, I’m going to out this windowsill arrangement instead, via World Gardening Blogspot.
New Meals to Make
We are all busy and it’s much easier to eat breakfast on the go. It’s the most important meal of the day – so check out these cool recipes from Oprah.
These dinner rolls look perfect for my next dinner party. Now that bubs is three months old, I really have no excuse not to entertain anymore!
I’ll also be posting a recipe for lactation cookies I made when I got home this week!
I thought this dress from Collette Dinnigan was the perfect mix of Corporate and Feminine.
My favourite store that really needs to be available to all states and cities! Glassons will give you 20% off when you sign up online, and free shipping Australia wide!
Sometimes I feel as though the outrageous fashion pieces for particular seasons really need to be bought cheaply, as they only stay in fashion for such a short period of time. Cocolatte has to be the cheapest out there, and once again, free shipping Australia wide (on orders over $50)
Topshop is now in Melbourne! So jealous…
I did a lot of shopping at Zara when I was in New York which I found super cheap. I did find the one in Melbourne a lot more expensive, but the kids section was super cute and almost worth it…
Well that’s it for another week! Hope you all enjoy your weekend…
Some nights after a long day at work call for an easy meal. This one isn’t too nutritious but everyone I’ve made it for has LOVED it!
Handful of spinach leaves
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 chicken breast
Satay Sauce (I use a brand called Taylors)
Handful of cashew nuts
– Cover your Pizza base with a layer of tomato paste
– Add a very fine layer of cheese
– Add a layer of spinach
– Cut the chicken into 1cm cubes and cook in a saucepan with half a bottle of the store-bought satay sauce.
– Add the layer of chicken to the pizza
– Coat the top of the pizza with more cheese
– sprinkle the cashews on top
– Cook in a pre warmed oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees celsius.
Should have dinner on the table in 20 minutes! 🙂
As we head into the colder months, scones are one of my favourite things to make.
Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Scones which I’ve been making since I was 8… It’s great when you’ve got some leftover pumpkin or want to put more veg into your sweet tooth diet!
2 tablespoons of margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cold mashed pumpkin
3 cups self raising flour (sifted)
– Beat the margarine and sugar together
– Add the egg and mix well
– Add the pumpkin and mix ingredients together
– Add the sifted flour and a little milk
– Put the dough onto a floured board and knead lightly
* Sometimes this dough can be really sticky, other times it’s really easy to manage, but for some reason, it always tastes good!
– Cut the dough into pieces and bake on a greased oven tray at 200 degrees celsius for 15 minutes
Serve with butter. My hubby loves these for brekkie!
I hope you enjoy them!
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I had a great week as it’s getting easier and easier to be out and about. Sometimes I think I have been given an angel instead of a baby, as my little man is just too easy on us a lot of the time. Here are the things that made my week…
Articles / Conversation Starters, Internet Discoveries
A very interesting article on how to deal with that bitchy colleague, via Perth Now.
Could an hourly exercise break at work be something your company allows? If you can say it makes your colleagues fitter and more successful? Via Fast Company.
I loved this article on doing something that you are passionate about… How many of us can say that we are? Via HerCanberra.
I’m assuming most people follow Design Sponge as it’s one of the most popular blogs on the internet, but this article on growing your blog via google, is a must for all bloggers…
I love Apartment Therapy and this post got me in the mood to spring clean. Hello to my newly clean house!! 🙂
Products I Love
This week, I have been covering my face with Rosehip Oil. It is AH-MAY-ZING. Makes me look less tired just by taking a whiff of the stuff. I swear. Get on to this stuff ladies! (And SNAGs of course)
This week, via Polyvore…
Adding to my Nightstand
The Donna Hay Autumn edition of her Magazine. Love!!
New Meals to Make!
I’ve started getting right back into the swing of using my thermomix, but more on that next week I think. This week, these meals struck my fancy –
I’ve been looking into the Photo Apps, trying to decide which to download to edit my photo’s… So which do you think is best? iPhoto, PhotoGene or Snapseed? Or something entirely different? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Until next week, hope yours is fabbo! As always, let me know the things that made your week, would love to hear them…
Last year I went all out for Christmas gift giving wise. I have a big family, and my husband has a big extended family, and my enthusiasm for the festive season cost us a lot of money! So this year I cut back completely (unless you include the thermomix I bought so I could cut back!) and decided to make most of the gifts for all extended family and friends – from my kitchen to yours style.
One of my favourite blogs at the moment is the Tart Tart, and I picked up this recipe from there. It worked beautifully!
Two punnets of cherry tomatoes should do three small jars of gifts. All you will need is the tomatoes, four cloves of garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Cut the tomatoes in half, and coat in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking tray and cook on 150 degrees celsius for about two hours.
Voila! Once they are cooled they can be put into jars. Such a beautiful gift! I’m currently searching “My Kitchen To Yours” printables to make them pretty!
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