Healthy Cheesy Pasta!

Let’s enjoy a healthy, cheesy, low-calorie pasta dish!

Do you ever have cravings for creamy, gooey, cheesy pasta, but don’t want to guilt? I have a solution. I’ve created a light pasta dish with fresh tomato, peas and cheese! But there’s a secret ingredient. The super creamy factor, what is it?

Quark. You can also use cottage cheese or low-fat greek yoghurt (but the sourness of yoghurt may not be to everyones taste). Mix this with a packet of french onion soup powder, and you’ve made yourself an extremely flavourful dip or sauce to mix into your pasta! Similar tricks will be featured in my Low-Budget Dinner Party category check that out and stay tuned for more!

Let’s get cooking!


Feeling good after your healthy, cheesy, guilt-free pasta? Enjoy an apple for a guilt-free desert!

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The Easiest, Healthy Burrito Recipe

This is the absolute easiest, healthy burrito recipe you will find. It’s a meal I often prepare for dinner. It’s full of vegetables, its low fat, can be made as vegetarian or vegan and super flavourful!


You might notice the background for my food photography has changed – I’m no longer in my beautiful Berlin apartment, I’ve moved to a lovely house in Melbourne, so welcome to my new (old) kitchen! It’s not been renovated since the 70’s I think. It’s cute.

The first time I made these burritos was one dinner in winter last year and my boyfriend arrived home from work just as they were ready. He was starving and just wanted food, and when I served these to him he straight away said “This is the best thing you’ve ever made, I love you”. Plus a few moans of happiness as he ate.

So, let thatΒ be proof enough of how delicious these burritos are! Try making them with the easy recipe below. Your significant others will love you forΒ it! Also a fun dish to make with kiddies, set them up wrapping burritos or spreading cottage cheese on the inside – keeps them busy and helps you get the food made faster!

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Vegan Zucchini Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce (without Spiral Slicer)

Try out this healthy, low-calorie & gluten-free vegan Zucchini Spaghetti with homemade Tomato Sauce WITHOUT using a Spiral Slicer.

A Spiral Slicer is something we don’t all have in our kitchens, especially if you have no money like me and own zero kitchen utensils/ products – you just use what your housemates have. (I know, “omg the food blogger and recipe developer has no kitchen things” I’m just proving to you that ANYONE can cook delicious and healthy food, with literally nothing). So I decided I’d try and mimic what the spiral slicer does, just by using a sharp knife.

Also like many of you will experience, I have realised I have a small issue with gluten, so pasta dishes are now a little difficult for my little belly to handle. I was fine with gluten until one day, bam… My belly was the size of the moon. Major bloating is never fun, so I thought, I’m going to try zucchini pasta!

So here we go, see below for how I cut my zucchini and how I make my usual Italian inspired, homemade tomato pasta sauce.

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Charlottenburg Chicken Salad

Here’s Emmie’s super simple and healthy, chicken salad.

I’ve named this salad after Charlottenburg, the suburb I lived in while I was abroad in Berlin for 16 months. I made this salad for my boyfriend and I countless times – knowing it was nutritious and flavourful, and not to mention easy to make after a days work.

Without further ado, let’s get cooking!

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Egg-Free, Gluten-Free Pork Rissoles & Veg

Try my hearty, egg-free, gluten-free pork rissoles and colourful vegetables for dinner tonight! Ideal for those following a gluten-free or egg-free diet.

As a child, I remember watching my mum and dad making rissoles with bread crumbs or tiny pieces of fresh bread. This helps the rissole stay together (along with the one or two eggs added to the mixture) so when I first moved out of home, this is how I made mine too.

One day, however, I had mince, tomatoes, carrots and onions in the fridge but no bread or eggs in my kitchen. So I decided to experiment and see if rissoles could be made without eggs or bread. It turns out they can. They do fall apart if you turn them too quickly, but as long as they’re browned on one side before turning, the cooking process will hold it together.

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