Brussels bog

So we like Brussel sprouts! Confession time over! If you have a teenager or toddler who isn’t so into them, this will help them along because they are smothered in butter and bacon – winning!


500 g brussel sprouts

8 bacon rashers

60 g butter

Handful parsley

1 onion

Salt and pepper to your liking

Dash olive oil



Splash the olive oil into your pan and add the onion, saute. Now add the butter and the bacon and fry together. Whilst that’s going boil your sprouts for about 5 minutes on a rolling boil. Stir the bacon and onion mix and it will break up into little bits with the heat, don’t forget to season to your liking! Drain the sprouts and add it to the pan. Chop your parsley and add it in too. You should see everything take together, all the flavours mashing and having a party! Serve whilst still hot and enjoy!

Brussels bog

Brussel and haloumi starters

My kids call haloumi “squeaky cheese” and I do use it often, so they get their squeak on often! I found a paneer recipe of this in the ‘I Quit Sugar’ cookbook my dear friend Sara gifted me, but seeing as we just love love love haloumi, the adjustment had to be made! This was a winner as an entrée at our family bbq, but if I was having a dinner party I’d serve a couple on a bed of sweet potato puree or roasted capsicum. Have a go, they’re easy and yummy!!

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250g brussel sprouts

200 g block haloumi

Splash olive oil

Sprinkle of salt



Slice the brussels in half and slice the haloumi into squares. Assemble the haloumi to be sandwiched in between the brussels, using a toothpick to secure them together. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, place each morsel in and fry for 3-5 minutes, then toss/turn and fry for a further 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately!




Brussel and haloumi starters