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Quick homemade muesli bars

Quick homemade muesli bars

Can we all just agree that it was a good day when the muesli bar went mainstream? Prior to the eighties, homemade muesli bars were seen as hippy snacks. In fact, the entire muesli/wholegrain thing was dismissed as hippy healthfoods and not the kind of thing that...

Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

This simple choc chip slice recipe is for the days when you want an afternoon snack, but you really couldn't be bothered. That's not to say it's not amazingly yummy and moreish, because it is. What it mainly is, is fast. You will memorise the recipe within about two...

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

My son loves weetbix and we often have bags of 'leftovers' stuffed in the pantry, ready to be turned into weetbix slice. This month I was a bit stumped, though. We were doing a 'no sugar' challenge and my usual recipe for the slice was packed full of the stuff. So, I...

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy is a friend of mine and her mum used to make this truly fab no-bake chocolate slice. That's not even the best thing about her, either. Although it's gotta be up there, a decent chocolate slice recipe being one of life's quiet pleasures. Years ago, Lucy used to...

Amazing crispy date slice – this one is so, so, so good

Amazing crispy date slice – this one is so, so, so good

My dear friend Michelle makes the best slices, and this crispy date slice is no exception. I think this is the third recipe Mich has given me. She's like the collector of unbelievably good treats and very generous in sharing recipes. She didn't hesitate to let me...

Go anywhere breakfast bars for busy times

Go anywhere breakfast bars for busy times

These nutritious breakfast bars are made for busy times, and these are busy times indeed. Everyone is T+E (tired and emotional - remember when that was a thing, along with D+Ms?). My kids would rather have 15 extra minutes in bed than get up and make a proper...

No-bake honey and oat muesli bars recipe

No-bake honey and oat muesli bars recipe

What I love about this no-bake honey and oat muesli bars recipe is that your preparation time is pretty much it. No oven watching required. You make your muesli mix, push it into a slice tin and put it in the fridge to 'cook'. Perfect for lunchboxes - slam a bar (or...

Blueberry pancake sheet cake – bulk pancakes made easy

Blueberry pancake sheet cake – bulk pancakes made easy

I've struck gold with this pancake sheet cake recipe. I made pancakes for 15 people on the weekend and there was absolutely no time spent flipping at the stove. Instead, I whipped up the batter, scattered the blueberries and into the oven it went. Let me tell you,...

ANZAC slice (ANZAC biscuits made even easier)

ANZAC slice (ANZAC biscuits made even easier)

ANZAC biscuits are a national institution, and an ANZAC slice makes them even easier to make, transport and eat. A soft-and-sticky in the centre, crisp on the outside biscuit has a tendency to break in the lunchbox, but an ANZAC slice will go the distance. Speaking of...

Zucchini and carrot slice – a terrific lunchbox staple

Zucchini and carrot slice – a terrific lunchbox staple

This zucchini and carrot slice came to be because I didn't have enough zucchinis to make a standard zucchini slice. Of course, I would have to be one of the only people I know who would attempt a recipe called "zucchini slice" without enough zucchinis, but life is...

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