Garlic Chilli Haloumi on the Campfire

Garlic Chilli Haloumi on the Campfire

People all was say, "it's the simple things in life which are often the best".  I have to agree, I love jetting off to a luxury destination, but when that's not possible, it can be a good time to stop and smell the roses.  Or in this case, to stop and take a deep breath in of sea air and appreciate Continue reading

Vegans Rejoice! Eden on Harbour

Vegans Rejoice! Eden on Harbour

When a new cafe or restaurant opens in Coffs Harbour it quickly comes under my watchful eye.  I usually like to give the restaurant owners a little time to settle in before I pounce, eager to try some new flavours. The first time I visited Eden on Harbour it had only been open one week! This Continue reading

Healthy Eating Travel Tips -with kids!

Healthy Eating Travel Tips -with kids!

Family holidays are so much fun! We are a family of six and have holidayed all over the world with our children. I have always tried to stick to our healthy eating routine while we are away. Whether we are enjoying a weekend getaway or an overseas adventure I try to think and prepare ahead so can Continue reading

Anytime is Skinny Mojito Time!

Anytime is Skinny Mojito Time!

I have a confession, I'm having a love affair with the Mojito at the moment.  This isn't just any old fling, it's a full blown affair and it's been going on for some time now.  As we make our way into the warmer weather I know my infatuation is only going to get worse! The only way I was Continue reading

Caribe Mexicano – Tulum Mexico

Caribe Mexicano – Tulum Mexico

There is more to Tulum than just the Mayan Ruins. There are three distinct districts called "Tulum." Tulum Pueblo is the town you pass through on the way to the ruins. It is about 3kms from the Tulum Ruins and it's worth stopping for a look around. We loved our tour of Tulum (the Mayan Ruins) but Continue reading

Visiting Ancient Mayan Ruins Tulum Mexico

Visiting Ancient Mayan Ruins Tulum Mexico

I have to admit I was a bit blasé about seeing Mayan ruins prior to arriving in Mexico.  Looking at all the brochures, tour operators and advertised bus trips made me feel like we would be walking into a sterile tourist trap. I wasn't sure it would even be a cultural experience.  So I have to thank Continue reading

Healthy Eating Vegetarian Moussaka

Healthy Eating Vegetarian Moussaka

I hope you enjoyed a virtual tour of the Mediterranean Food Tour in my previous travel feature. Today I wanted to share my recipe for Vegetarian Moussaka. Regular readers may remember that I spent more than ten years as a vegetarian.  During this time I accumulated some delicious recipes which Continue reading

Mediterranean Food Tour – 5 Top Foods

Mediterranean Food Tour – 5 Top Foods

5 Foods You Have to experience on your Mediterranean Food Tour One of the very best things about visiting new countries is sampling the local cuisine. Readers will know that I regularly choose my travel destinations based on the foods I want to experience. New tastes, flavours and ingredients can Continue reading

Your Ultimate Cheese Board Guide

Your Ultimate Cheese Board Guide

The Ultimate Cheese Board Guide I have a challenge for my lovely gourmet getaways readers. I would like you to think back to the last cheese platter you served your guests, or took to a party. Thinking about what items you used on the platter I am curious to know, do you create interesting seasonal Continue reading

Blue Plate Taco Santa Monica

Blue Plate Taco Santa Monica

What causes a restaurant to be so popular that from opening to close there isn't an available table to be seen? We had passed this restaurant at various times of the day and night during our stay in Santa Monica and we always found it was packed! So this was the question I had in my mind as we took Continue reading