Roast Veggie Couscous Salad

Our little Christmas tree is up and the living room is decorated modestly but secretly I struggle to feel very Christmassy when it is summer time (despite having been south side for 12 years!).  What I do love about Christmas here though is all the BBQs and potluck get-togethers where everyone brings a plate to share and catches up over some good food.  This week we have two, one for Oscar’s kindy and the other at Playcentre.

It has been a mad week so I need quick and easy, but still delicious of course.  I am on dessert at Playcentre so thought I might make a Quinoa Chocolate Cake but for Oscar’s kindy we have been asked to bring a savoury dish so I am going to make this couscous salad which can be knocked up in a flash.  The veggies can be roasted the night before along with the sunflower and pumpkin seeds.  If you haven’t cooked with couscous before you are in for a treat.  It is ready in minutes and only requires minimal effort to make it something pretty darn tasty. Continue reading “Roast Veggie Couscous Salad”

Apricot and Almond Breakfast Loaf


The sun is shining and it is officially summer, plus check it out…my little tomato flowers I posted about last week withered and in their place perfectly formed, pale green spheres are growing.  Not long before we will be tasting the sweet, juicy fruits of our labours.  Very exciting!

As well as marking the start of summer the 1st of December also marks the beginning of the  craziness leading towards the festive period.  I normally enjoy the build up but this year I just want to curl up in a ball and wake up in January.  I am totally frazzled and it is only the very beginning.  Time to get organised, starting with make ahead breakfast.  This loaf is packed full of oats, apricots and almonds and can be eaten on the go, ensuring you don’t skip the most important meal of the day.

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