tomato and zucchini bake.

this is another recipe found in suzanne and kate gibbs’ ‘the thrifty kitchen’. it’s a great book which i would recommend. it is packed full of ideas about how to get the most out of your food. i won’t be posting the recipe as it doesn’t belong to me however the book is available online.

i was after a recipe that i could cook on the weekend, freeze in a portion size and be able to take to work for lunch. it’s got a good serve of green veg and a heap of protein from some eggs and a little bit of cheese. i swapped normal sr flour for wholemeal and put low-fat cheese in.


tomato and zucchini bake



i saw this recipe in a freebie magazine from the locality my parents live in and i thought i’d give it a go.

pide, how i understand it, is a pita local to turkey. it’s similar to pizza in the sense that it is a dough topped with ingredients and then baked.

we filled ours with silverbeet, greek feta, tomato, spring onion, a small amount of minced beef and a sprinkle of cheese.

i used my electric mixer and the dough-hook attachment to mix and knead the dough because, frankly, i hate getting flour all over the kitchen which is what would have happened if i did it by hand! i had a lot of the dough left over which is in the freezer.

the finished product was quite nice, but a little heavy for me so i’m not sure how quickly i’ll be making it again. 


muesli bars.

i recently became married and have taken it upon myself not to let husband eat packaged food at work for snacks as it’s full of rubbish (chemicals, sugar, artificial this and that). he was after something he can eat with minimal noise and mess at his desk.

i found a recipe for muesli bars in the book ‘the thrifty kitchen’ by suzanne and kate gibbs. i won’t post the recipe as it does not belong to me but you can find their book to purchase online.

it’s unusual for me to do so but i mostly followed the recipe only substituting wholemeal self-raising flour instead of normal sr flour and adding some dried apricots.

husband’s had a taste and seems happy so that’s great. i cut the batch up and put the slices in snap-lock bags in the freezer. i was worried it would be a bit too crumbly but it seems to be holding together!

muesli bars

banana and raspberry bread.

i made this at husband’s request because we had some bananas going black pretty quickly. it’s another suzanne and kate gibbs’ recipe out of ‘the thrifty kitchen’. i had all the ingredients on hand which is amazing as i don’t bake regularly. the addition of raspberries is gorgeous. the recipe calls for frozen raspberries which is great. i get mine from aldi and they are very good quality and value. a great thing to have in the freezer.

i have cut the bread into slices and popped it in the freezer. i wrapped the slices in baking paper and then put them into a zip-lock bag.

banana raspberry bread