Are you thick? My morning smoothies and using a spoon.

My morning smoothie has become a ritual, and I have gone from disliking smoothies to actually missing them if I can’t access a blender or ingredients. I have got this one down to exactly how I like it with just the right amount of sweetness and protein. It sits around the IDDSI level 2 orContinue reading “Are you thick? My morning smoothies and using a spoon.”

You say Sformato I say …

The beautiful thing about dysphagia is that it makes you experiment with food and sustenance. Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort in swallowing – to put it mildly) means you have to get creative about how you nourish your body and you are limited by what you can swallow without choking, coughing or aspirating. Enter Sformato aContinue reading “You say Sformato I say …”

The trouble with Dates.

In an effort to shake off some COVID/isolation/postcancer healing blues, I took myself across town to the beach for a run through the fog. On the way home I detoured via the wonderful Adelaide central market to pick up some ingredients I was missing from my asian pantry. Wandering through shelf after shelf of foodContinue reading “The trouble with Dates.”

Date & Apple Slice

I needed something to go with my cup of tea over the weekend and I had apples and dates to use up in the refridgerator. I searched for a recipe and the one I found on a “reputable” food site had the worst recipe I had ever encountered. Most of the afternoon was spent correctingContinue reading “Date & Apple Slice”

Mushroom sauce a show stealer…

Mushroom is a fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground, on soil, or on its food source. It makes a wonderful healthy sauce packed full of Vitamin B, copper, potassium, magnesium and zinc to name a few.

Avgolemono – Greek Chicken Soup with Rice – Soup Hug.

There is something womb like about hot ladled chicken broth and when you add free range eggs, lemon juice and rice it wraps you in its arms with the gentlest of hugs. Here’s how to get your soup to hug you.

That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami

When I was recuperating after surgery and before radiotherapy and chemotherapy all I wanted was three things: a cup of tea, a lamb burger with beetroot relish and pizza. I made these pizzas before my HNC prognosis so I have modified them a little to suit eating difficulties you might have now. Please note thatContinue reading “That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami”

Palak Taunts Tastebuds

I had had enough, I wanted to eat and I wanted flavour personified and I wanted it now. Soft enough to chew, wet enough to swallow and pretty enough to admire, enter Palak.

Golden Turmeric Latte

Activated Turmeric  for use in Golden Turmeric Latte Ingredients: 1/2 cup filtered water (not tap) 1/4 cup organic turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on medium-high, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a thick paste (about 5 minutes). Carefully transfer to a resealable glass containerContinue reading “Golden Turmeric Latte”

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