I'm Jodi,

An ultimate foodie with a passion for cooking and creating simple, fast and budget friendly food for those watching their dollars. 

Here you will find Recipes, tips and tricks and the occasional yarn about all things food. 

There are no smoke screens and mirrors here. Just Good, Honest, Wholesome food. 

Come sit at my table and enjoy.                               

Much Love,


Cheesy Potato Bake

Does your Christmas Ham need a friend? I think yes! This Potato Bake is one for the dinner table this season. I love it especially when the cheese gets crunchy and almost char coaled around the edges

Mum's Sticky Chicken Nibbles

Okay, so this is a recipe that I hold dear to my heart. Not only because they are chicken nibbles which I am very partial to but, because my beautiful mother has been making this recipe for

Chocolate Coconut Slice

Who loves coconut? who loves chocolate? who loves chocolate and coconut together?? I DO! This recipe is a childhood favourite. Adding nuts to the base or icing gives it a yummy nutty crunch. It is a

Lemon and herb butterfly roast chicken

I love a good Sunday roast chicken. Growing up most Sundays consisted of mums roast chicken, potatoes and broccoli cheese. As a child I remember mum would put her chicken on at 4pm and slowly roast

Chickpea Falafel

Chickpea Falafel are so easy, versatile and packed to the brim with Middle Eastern flavours. I make these little morsels if I'm stuck for a dish to take to a dinner. The ingredients are such pantry

Prawn Rice paper Rolls

Rice paper rolls are one of my favourites. I make these probably once or twice a week but usually change it up and swap out the prawns for chicken, come summer time I pack them with Avocado because 1

Chocolate, Raspberry and Almond Brownie cakes

These gooey chocolate delights are so easy to whip up for a morning tea or lunch time treat. Have one with a coffee and you will be content.   Ingredients 1/4 C rice bran oil2 large eggs1/4 C

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Waiter: "yes, ma'am, what would you like to order?" - Jodi: "Green Chicken Curry please"  Waiter: "Mild, Medium or Hot?" Jodi: "HOT please".  I would have to say that this is one of my 'go to' dish

This Pesto is the Besto !

For a long time I believed that Basil Pesto was over priced and pretty much over rated. How could they charge $8.00 for a 200g tub of Pesto?? I never understood it.. until I looked into the ingredien

Sundried Tomato Kasundi

January 26, 2020
My taste buds stumbled across this recipe when visiting my dear friend in Ohaupo. - Got a second? here's our story..  Lizzie has been my kitchen buddy since day one in cooking school. Orientation day consisted of a bunch of "soon to be" chefs standing around in silence, drinking watered down co...
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