Pretty as a Picture Christmas Presents

Giving gifts at Christmas is one of my favourite pastimes. I tend to get a little addicted to internet browsing in the lead up to Christmas, searching for the perfect gifts. Generally it pays off and I get a rush watching my family open their well-thought-out presents. I guess it’s a family thing, because thoughtful…

Throw another shrimp on the barbie!

A few years ago I lived in London and my friends over there were just baffled that Australians celebrated Christmas while it was hot. The idea of looking at Christmas lights while it was Summer was something they just couldn’t come to terms with. They also came to the conclusion that if it wasn’t snowing…

Aunty J’s Famous Christmas Truffles

We’re well and truly getting in the Christmas spirit over here at A Dietitian and a Photographer. The carols have been playing at my house for a few weeks now and I’m not even sorry about it. We’ve got lots of goodies to share with you over the month of December and we’re starting with…

My forever food – Noodles!

If I had to pick my all time favourite food, the one I’d choose if I was to live out the rest of my days on a deserted island, it would have to be noodles. When it comes to take away I’m always in the mood for Thai or Vietnamese noodles. Without fail. They’re great…

Bright Blueberry and Beetroot Bircher Muesli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure you’ve all heard that before, and if you’re like me you’ll agree. I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post about my issues with hanger. It’s a real problem. Suddenly I’ll turn into an angry lion hunting for prey; anything that gets in my…

Pumpkin Day aka Halloween

Halloween isn’t really a thing in Australia, but I’d happily adopt it just for the pumpkins! Who needs lollies and chocolate when you can have pumpkin, right!? (I’m predicting some eye rolls there, but I’m OK with that). I’m about halfway through my overseas trip as I write this from Germany. I’ve also been to…

It’s that thyme of year again – Spring Racing!

Its coming to that time of year again when all the spray tan appointments in town are fully booked and extra bandaids are hidden in purses for emergencies. Its Spring Racing time! We’re just starting to get a taste of sunshine and warm days and as I rush around town trying to find a fascinator…

Fisk Family Favourites for a Footy Final

After last Friday nights disappointing loss, this Cats fan has swiftly jumped onto the Tigers bandwagon for this weekends AFL Grand Final clash. I’ll be watching the match with my fellow Tiges supporters (they’ve barracked for the yellow and black longer than a week so they’re slightly more invested) but I personally am pretty excited!…

Goodbye Winter (seriously, please)

Anyone else living in Melbourne (or worse, Ballarat), knows what I’m talking about when I say hurry up Spring! It would seem that Winter has taken Spring hostage just to torture us. We can see some signs of it; the blossom on the trees, the bulbs flowering and the hayfever coming on. But where is…

Behind the scenes at Lake Elizabeth

A couple of weeks ago we photographed our first chapter for our cookbook! Emma and I met up early on Saturday morning to do the grocery shop and then took over Emma’s parents kitchen for the day as we prepared all the food for our shoot on Sunday. I’d woken a few times throughout the…

Cookies and a whisky for you, Dad

This very old photo pretty much sums up most of my childhood; outside on an adventure with Dad.  I was Dad’s shadow most of the time, only separating when required. We lived on a dairy farm for a lot of my childhood and Dad worked his butt off. Being older and wiser now, I know…

Robdogs Fathers Day pick – the fancier version of Steak and Veg.

In honour of Fathers Day this Sunday, Emma and I thought it would be nice to share some of our Dads favourite recipes. My parents are currently caravanning around Australia on ‘grey nomads leave’, so I messaged Mum to see what Dad would class as his favourite meal. After a bit of deliberation he finally…

Drinking > Snowboarding. The perfect recovery drink.

This post was inspired by a lack of snowboarding skills and the fact that drinking is much easier to do than boarding. I recently spent the weekend up at Mount Hotham to continue to develop my snowboarding skills in time for the Winter Olympics. I’ve been snowboarding a handful of times before and somehow, every…

How to fall in love with salad

Poor salad, it gets a bad rap sometimes. Let’s face it, sometimes the criticism is warranted. Sometimes salad really lets you down. We’ve all been to the pub before and had our schnitty with a side of soggy lettuce, tomato and cucumber. No schnitty deserves that. But I’m here to tell you that salads need…

World Lasagna Day

Welcome to the very first blog post by A Dietitian and a Photographer! What better way to kick it off than with one of the world’s most-loved dishes, the lasagna. Today, July 29th, is World Lasagna Day. It seems like every food has it’s own dedicated day, but I think the humble lasagna is possibly…