Meatloaf is one of those meals that has been served on Australian dinner tables for decades. Probably because it is easy, fairly cheap to make and feeds the family. Kid friendly and served with a good mash is a hardy, filling dinner. Hiding grated carrot and zucchini in meatloaf is the simplest way that fussy kids won’t be able to taste that they are eating them.
Sugar has many negatives effects on your bodies when over consumed some examples are headaches, mood swings, lathargy, unable to concentrate, anxiety, unfocused, hyperactivity, acne, aging, depression, tooth decay, increases hunger, addiction, agression, irrational, also increasing the risk of more severelife threatening conditions such as obesity, type two diabeties, heart disease and cancer.
There are some classic recipes that never seem to get old. They continue to be as popular today as the day they were created. The smell that permeates through the house when baking these classics trigger those child-hood memories of visiting Nanna after school or weekends. Welcomed with a warm yet deliciate hug, a feeling of uncondtional love and a sense of home. Always a freshly baked cake, biscuits or slice on the kitchen bench just incase visitors pop around for a visit. Its amazing how smells connect us with deep emotions and memories something we take a little for granted now a days. As that saying goes we need to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate the little things in life.
Cauliflower is packed with nutrition and one of my favourite ways to eat it is flavoured with turmeric and roasted to just crispy on the outside but soft in the centre. Roasting gives that smoky flavour and adds depth to the vegetable that otherwise to some can taste a little bland. Add it to a delicious rice or quinoa based salad and you have one healthy power salad.
My father-in-law has a grand lemon tree that he has grown for many years, it is his pride and joy. He takes great pleasure in showing the fruits of his labour to family and friends each Winter with a gleam in his eye and smile from ear to ear how can we not be anything but grateful to accept the buckets filled with his prized lemons. The lemon tree is in full bloom with hundreds of beautiful juicy lemons the size of baseballs which means we have an endless supply. Whilst we have been using them in juices, cooking, teas etc we still have them by the bucket loads. Baking just seemed the natural fit to use some of these luscious citrus fruits.