Lunch: Zucchini Boats

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Every day of the week I find myself thinking about what I’m going to eat for lunch and dinner. My other half, well… he doesn’t think about what he’s going to eat until he’s about to have something to eat.
Usually I try to plan what I’m having for lunch the night before so I can take it with me to work but I was running a bit late this time and grabbed a couple of things from the fridge before running out the door.

Which luckily for me, turned out to be an amazingly quick, easy and delicious lunch!

Zucchini Boats
Serves 1

1 x Medium zucchini
1 x small washed potato
2 tsp pine nuts
2 tbsp The Cheese Board marinated Persian feta

Cook the potato in the microwave on a plate until soft, roughly 3-4 minutes. While this is cooking away, place the zucchini on a plate. If it doesn’t sit without falling over take a sharp knife and cut a little bit off the bottom to make a flat surface.
Cut a slit along the two sides and one at either end. Be sure not to cut too far. I found the easiest way to take the inners out was to slice the top section off and scoop it out with a small spoon.
Put the scooped out zucchini bits into a bowl and add the pine nuts and feta.
By now the potato should be done, remove it from the microwave and mash it with a fork, skin and all (the skin has all the good stuff for you apparently!) Mash it well.
Mix the potato in with zucchini, pine nuts and feta.
Now pile this into the zucchini boat, as much as you can fit! Pop the zucchini boat into the microwave for 1 minute. I took this chance to eat what wouldn’t fit in the boat! It was delicious lol.

Ding! Microwave is done and lunch is ready. Absolutely easy to prepare during my lunch break at work!

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Aussie Damper

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My first memory of the traditional Aussie damper we all know and love in this country, was when I was about 9. School camping excursion to a beautiful spot known as Dobby Rim down the Allyn River. As far as I can recall this was the longest time I had been away from home before and I wasn't the most socially comfortable person.

The first night at the campsite everyone gathered around the bunch of fires created over by the main food area. We were given flour and water in a bowl and told to find a stick. So off I trotted with a friend or two to the outskirts of the camp area to get a nice clean sturdy stick.

There's a lot of amazing creatures in the Australian bush. Like this beautiful Spotted Quoll that my partner and I had the pleasure of meeting on our last camping trip.

 
Unfortunately for 9 year old me, it was not a Spotted Quoll trying to deter me from finding the perfect stick. It was a bush turkey.
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Apple & Cinnamon Crumbles

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Hi! Hello! Long time no see ey? I know, I know your thinking that was a mightily long moving process!
Thank god I wasn't moving that whole time. There has been a few speed bumps along the way though. From moving to setting off the fire alarm, to a flooding laundry to coming down with the flu. The past few weeks haven't been boring that's for sure!

But I'm back and ready to cook up a storm! Taking some new stuff, Olive Lead Extract, hoping it'll fight of the nasties for me in the future. I'm all for trying new things.

Something else I'm always for is warm easy desserts. I get how some people are dessert people and some aren't. I never used to be, but the fact that you can whip up something that's so beautifully sweet in minutes is too much to resist.

Apple & Cinnamon Crumbles
Serves 2 in large ramekins.

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