Monthly Archives: August 2015

No Bake Banana Cheesecake



½ packet of milk arrowroot biscuits

125 of melted butter


250g packet of cream cheese (at room temp)

1 tin of condensed milk

1/3 cup of lemon juice

Finely grated lemon rind from a whole lemon

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or extract

1 tablespoon of gelatine dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water

1 to 2 ripe bananas

Wizz together your milk arrowroot biscuits until fine crumbs, combine with melted butter, press into a spring form pan (20cm is the one I use) pushing up the sides ½ way as you go.  Refrigerate.

Using food processor beat together the cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth, add vanilla, lemon juice and rind, mix again until smooth and then make up your gelatine and add that, mix again until no lumps.  Cut up bananas and throw in bowl with some lemon juice to prevent browning.  Lay the banana slices in the bottom of your prepared pan.  Cover with cream cheese mixture and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours, overnight is best – enjoy!

Kids Pasta


500g lean beef mince

1 tin of condensed tomato soup

250g of penne

A handful of Arborio rice

1 to 2 cups of whatever left over veg you have in fridge

Brown off mince, add soup, veg, pasta and rice and add enough water to cover everything (usually about 2 tin’s of water (use the tomato soup tin) and let simmer on low for ½ hour.

Note: I use whatever veg I have left over in the fridge but cabbage and carrot works wonderfully – just use anything – they can’t see it and they love it.