Recipes

  • Avo Mousse

    Yvette's take on a French dessert institution; "La Mousse au Chocolat"
  • Pumpkin Eggs

    Dressing up scrambled eggs, Yvette takes a different spin on a traditional brunch.
  • Sushi Bowl

    Yvette turns sushi from tedious to simple in one bowl!
  • Fish Burrito (Bowls)

    One of the (many) positives of living on the Gold Coast is that we are surrounded by water.  The seafood is fresh and plentiful. Bonus points for friends with boats! One such friend recently shared his haul with us … winning!  More than 1kg of freshly caught Marlin. And the best bit? He filleted and sliced if for us too! I froze half and pulled it out during the week for a quick, easy and healthy meal the whole family was excited about!
  • Goji-Tana Muesli Bars

    This one is inspired by a recipe given to me by the chef at my son’s kindergarten.  He was a master at addressing the various dietary requirements while keeping it interesting.

    I may have overindulged in the samples left at the front counter more than once!

  • Veggie-Loaded Bolognese

    Who doesn’t love a good bolognese?  It’s hands-down my kids’ favourite! This is a variation on the recipe I learned to cook in Méribel, France with a dear friend of mine, Bichon.  I added a whole lot of veggies and simmer it in the slow cooker for most of the day - perfect for those crazy-busy afternoons when you just can’t fathom cooking.  
  • Simple Leftover Roast Salad

    When I roast a chicken, I always roast two.  Slightly more effort to prepare, same oven time, same clean up time, no fights over the thighs and plenty left over for lunches.  I also make sure I through in some pumpkin - I have a slight obsession with its versatility!
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

    I do love a good smoothie for breakfast.  Quick, easy and full of nutrition - perfect for those busy mornings when you’re running out of the door with 10 bags, 3 kids and a “To Do” list as long as your left leg.  But sometimes it’s nice to sit down for 5 minutes and savour some ‘chewable’ food. This one is a good combo of both!
  • Beetroot and Mint Hummus

    Whipped up in under five minutes and stored in the fridge for about a week, it's a great for a snack or taking to a BBQ along with your favourite crackers!
  • Spinach and Feta Fritatta

    This recipe is my go-to for 'bring a plate to share' functions.  But I also whip it up when I've had no time to prep dinner ... and it goes well in school / work lunches the next day.
  • BBQ Chicken Thighs with Roast Veg

    I think that the BBQ is one of my fav kitchen tools!  There's plenty of realestate to cook up a decent family meal, it's easy to clean*, the flavour is pretty awesome and the perfect way to keep the smoke, smells and heat out of the house!
  • Easy Meatballs

    These babies are so versatile!  They’re missing the usual flour to help bind them together - so I pop them in the oven and they hold their shape.