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A top down photo of a bowl of curry, with sweet potato, carrot, cauliflower, peas and beans.

Slow cookers aren’t limited to cool weather. They save you time and energy standing over a hot stove in the heat of summer or when autumn days are still warm. Using a slow cooker for this recipe makes it a low prep weekday dinner that you can come home to. Vegan-friendly and hearty but light, this recipe makes quite a quantity. Freeze leftovers for another time. You will find the sweet potato breaks down and thickens the sauce nicely. 

A slice of pale yellow pie dusted with white icing sugar and with lime zest on top.

Actually known as “Impossible Pie”, this recipe is easy to make. The name came about because a runny mixture goes into the cake pan, and a 3 layered “pie” comes out of the oven. There is a pastry-like bottom, where the heavy ingredients settle, a custard-like centre, and a golden and crisp top where the coconut floats.

Cookies and a glass of milk laid on a cooling tray.

This recipe is my favourite sweet treat to prepare for a movie night because it is easy and goes well with salty popcorn! It only has 5 ingredients, it is gluten-free and vegan, and best of all: it is safe to share with your cat or dog (but only a little nibble)!

A glass with yellow toned trifle in an individual serve.

Amber (not her real name), like some children with autism, prefers only pale, yellow or white foods. Pasta and potato are on top of her list.

When catching up with Amber she knows I will always make her favourite potato salad. And when we spent Christmas together last year, I made sure our "dessert to share" was a pale-coloured trifle.

A photo of biscuits. Star shaped shortbreads ties with red and white twine. Christmas Baubles and ribbons.

This is Kim's Nanna's shortbread recipe. She makes several batches (feeling sick after as she eats half the mixture!) prior to Christmas and packages up to give as gifts (placing shortbread into glass jars).

rosemary cake with sprigs of romsemary and slices of lemon

Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance, so what better way to commemorate Remembrance Day than a Rosemary Cake. Try baking this cake on 11th November to remember those who passed away or suffered for Australia in all wars and armed conflicts. 

A bluberry muffin drizzled with white icing and two strawberries, all on a plate.

This recipe was originally my Aunt's "visitor cake", the recipe you have on hand when you are expecting visitors and need to make something quickly and easily. I remember many visits to her with the delicious smell of blueberry muffins and eating them warm from the oven.

A wooden tray with multicoloured rice within. A childs hand is playing in the tray. There are toys and tools around the tray.

This recipe is not to eat, it's to play with! Sensory play can be calming and often has the benefit of helping fine motor, and hand-eye coordination skills depending on the exercise.

Two chia puddings, one with mango smoothie and mint, the other with berry smoothie and blueberry.

When breakfast can be a dessert, that has to be a great recipe, right? Make this the night before for a ready-made breakfast. If you need breakfast on the go, store it in a spill-proof jar and bring a spoon.

A creamy style spaghetti on a plate. Parsley garnishes the dish

This simple pasta dish is lovely as leftovers for a work lunch. Light and creamy for warm spring days.