Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody! I am writing this one with a slightly sore head but an even sorer stomach after our Halloween Birthday extravaganza last night. Everyone had a freakishly fantastic night and the costumes were brilliant. Of all the costumes we could have chosen though, two girls came as witches and we had two very…

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Low calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies

I still can’t quite describe these cookies. They’re not something to make if you’re craving a nice crunchy biscuit. I would describe them more as flat cakes. They were very tasty though so if you’re looking for something low in calories that tastes a bit naughty this one’s for you. This recipe was adjusted from…

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Speedy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Wednesday night and it’s chicken and mushroom casserole time. This recipe came from this month’s Super Food Ideas. I love this magazine for quick healthy weeknight meals. It has some great weekend treats and party menus as well. I must apologise for the pictures of this dish. It’s not very visually appealing but remember –…

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Oprah’s Easy Spaghetti

Tuesday’s new meal was Oprah’s easy spaghetti. I typed this out while watching Oprah ages ago and have never gotten around to actually making it. Seeing as I now have an abundance of cherry tomatoes growing right outside and happened to also be growing marjoram and basil (the other key ingredients), I thought it was…

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Beef Vindaloo

This week, I’ve decided to try a new recipe every night. Nothing fancy, just something different and most of the ingredients have to be in my fridge, freezer or pantry. Monday night’s new dish was Beef Vindaloo from this month’s issue of Recipes Plus magazine. I did a little bit of doctoring as we’re not big spice…

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Nundah fruit & vegetable markets

I love shopping for fresh produce. I think Will got quite fed up with this little obsession of mine on our Europe trip as it meant he was dragged around every food market we came across (by ‘accident’) by an eager bug-eyed Claire. Not to poo-hoo the produce section of your local Coles or Woolies,…

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Viale Canova Italian restaurant – Clayfield, Brisbane

Last night, continuing my love of all things Italian, I indulged in an Italian feast at Viale Cannova in Clayfield. BF (Will) gave me a voucher for dinner of my choice for my Birthday which I’ve waited seven months to cash in but it was most definitely worth the wait. It wasn’t our first visit…

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Mushroom & Basil Risotto – low calorie version

I have to admit I love Italian food. Pasta, pizza, gnocchi, risotto and of course gelato are all on my favourite foods list. They are, however, not so kind to my waist line. Instead of missing out on them all together, I’ve been experimenting with reducing the calories and not the deliciousness! The result –…

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The story of Claire K Creations

I love to bake. In fact I think I love everything about food. I’ve recently noticed that whenever someone is sick, stressed, needs cheering up or any kind of support my immediate thought is ‘what can I bake for them?’ It seems I like to comfort people (including myself) with baked goods. The original Tea…

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Cinnamon Tea Cake

Here it is, the cake that started it all. I’ve also included the changes I make to reduce the calories so I can still have some when I’m ‘being good.’ Cinnamon Tea Cake   Print Author: Claire K Creations Ingredients 2 tbsp butter (low-fat spread) ½ cup (3.5oz) sugar (you could use splenda for this…

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Fettucine Carbonara from scratch

Pasta would have to be something I could almost live off. Fresh pasta is even better. A few weeks ago Scoopon was offering a $40 cooking class with H4 Hospitality at Wynnum. Always having wanted to try a cooking class but not liking the $120 + price tag on most of them I was yet…

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Chop chop – Chef’n Veggichop

One thing I am very big on is short cuts. Enter the ‘wonder chopper’ (that’s what I like to call it). The chopper by Chef’n is one of my favourite kitchen tools. You can chop practically anything in it from fruit and veges to meat and even cheese! Plus, when you’re done, throw it in…

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