Healthier Sweet Zucchini Muffins Recipe

I've modified the recipe I posted previously, added more zucchini and reduced the amount of sugar, so it's healthier and the results are so much better! I'm really pleased with the way these turned out. Better tasting and better for you! Now that's my kind of dessert! Actually, you could eat these muffins any time… they make a good snack (perfect for kid's lunch boxes – get some extra vegies into them without them realizing), if you're like me and can't eat a lot first thing in the morning they are lovely for breakfast with your morning coffee or tea. So without further ado, here's the recipe… Read more »

While I'm trying to cut back on sweets and baked goods, occasionally I still indulge in something sweet. When I do, I figure it might as well be with something that has some beneficial ingredients as well. We have an unbelievable amount of zucchini (courgette) growing in the garden at the moment, so naturally zucchini bread sprang to mind. I baked them as muffins instead of bread though, because I find muffins so much easier to deal with than slicing bread. Next time I make these I'll add lots more zucchini, I think the recipe can handle it. Read more »

I've been itching to try this recipe since last week when I found Kalyn's Kitchen Blog and the recipe for these yummy looking, South Beach Diet Phase I compliant Egg Muffins. I even went out and bought one of those blissfully-easy-to-use silicone muffin trays. I've been waiting and waiting, but our chickens aren't laying much at the moment – either that or they've set up yet another secret nest for us to discover (either that or someone will come back with a bunch of chicks in a few weeks). We went to the local vegie shop yesterday and I got a tray of free range eggs, in anticipation of making this recipe. Well, today was the day! Let me tell you, they don't disappoint! Read more »

Pizza has to be one of the all-time favorite foods. In the United States along hundreds of slices of pizza are eaten every second. It can be eaten as a stand-alone meal, with a salad, it's even good cold the next day. Why wait for the takeaway pizza shop to deliver a lukewarm, soggy pizza to your door when you can make your own delicious pizza anytime. It's so quick and easy, especially when you have a bread machine. We use this basic pizza dough recipe to bring any of a number of focaccia bread, pizza bread and pizzas to parties – it's always a hit! People are often impressed that we made pizza from scratch, but really it's the quickest, easiest thing we can think of! Read more »

This is a wholewheat version of the versatile pita bread, also known as pita pockets. They can be served filled as sandwiches or toasted and brushed with garlic butter to serve with soups. Use them as a quick and easy pizza base – top with pizza sauce, cheese and topping of your choice and grill until the cheese melts. One of my favorite ways of eating them is also the simplest – warm the pita in the oven (or make them fresh), dip in olive oil and grind rock salt on top. What ever way you prefer to eat them, the wholewheat is high in fiber and helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Read more »

True bagels are boiled, that's what gives them their chewy texture. Try this recipe, there's nothing like a fresh bagel still warm from the oven! Read more »

These quick and easy cheesy asparagus muffins are excellent for morning tea or a light lunch with salad or soup. Read more »