Meal planning

I thought I would share our meal planning for the week. I am finding more and more information that supports my strong belief that modern Health issues has come from the inclusion of so much processed foods. Fat, sugar & salt are all natural preservatives so one or more of these ingredients will be in excess in any processed food. I also believe cooking is not hard and time consuming, sure you can make it a lot more complicated than what I prepare to get my family thru a busy week, if you have the time, and we do that sometimes too!

This is a pretty simple, standard idea of what we eat during winter, and we swap the dishes around every week. My kids all eat and enjoy a big plate of steamed veggies, or a big veggie packed savoury mince hotpot so I do tend to stick to what they like. I add local wallaby and goat meat to mince dishes, it is leaner, and frozen octopus pickled is a favourite in my lunch. We have Tins of local farmed salmon in the cupboard and smoked salmon in the freezer for a quick meal. We will get the odd white fleshed fish ย Brendan will catch and still have a bit of fish well cryvacked in the freezer. Home made chicken nuggets, made by the kids, is pretty much on the menu every week and I like having the chicken carcass to make a soup from. I guess I’m lucky my kids will eat mostly what is put in front of them, but like how I was raised, when there is no other choice on offer, they’ll eat it. The carrot sticks put in the lunch box are generally eaten on the way home -when there is nothing else!

I try to avoid processed breakfast cereals as much as possible, but I do have a box in the cupboard, which I believe is of the better choice on offer, for when it’s needed. For example when one child doesn’t like the breakfast on offer, or we have slept in!!! Maggie who eats pretty much everything hates porridge but Steph, Oscar and I love it and it’s economical and good for us so I still want to cook it.

I also always have in the freezer veggie Dahl, veggie packed bolognaise sauce and soups, plus scrolls for easy lunches. Hope you find something helpful in this so please share with any friends who may be interested please. ๐Ÿ’•


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You will find lots of great meal ideas on this website eloiseemmett.com and in my books Seafood Everyday and The Real Food for Kids Cookbook . Please let me know how you go with any recipes when you cook them I love to see your pics on social media and I have brilliant prizes you can win when you do share. Find the tools you need to make cooking easier and more enjoyable and gorgeous Tasmanian products that make lovely gifts in my kitchen store




Seafood Everyday wins 3rd place in the Gourmand world cookbook awards

I was super excited to Find out that at the Gourmand world cookbook awards, Seafood Every day has won third place in the Best Fish and Seafood category! I was absolutely amazed that my soft cover user friendly book, self published with my recipes and photography designed by Ian Wallace and writing and editing by Katherine Burke and Sarah Carless had won the national award, then shortlisted but It was soooooo exciting to see that it was the 3rd best seafood cookbook in the world! The top 3 books get to use the best in the world branding, exciting!!! The book won the national catergoryย for Best woman chef too and made it to the shortlist of 7.

Seafood Everyday wins 3rd best Seafood Cookbook in the world


Another book that I contributed to in 2015, ย inย a volunteer role to raise funds for the Koonya Garlic festival, Garlic Feast by Janice Sutton, won the best self published catergory! Brilliant work Janice! Garlic feast is a beautiful big book with 12 of my recipes and recipes from other chefs and cooks involved in the festival, and other famous chefs who Janice somehow convinced to submitย recipes such as Maggie Beer and Sally wise. I also helped Janice with some of the photography & styling about one third of the 100 recipe photos in the book are mine. It’s so good to see that our self published books produced in Tasmania, promoting Tasmania and Tasmanian produce stack up against all those other books!!

I’m just about finished The Tasmanian Pantry cookbook so I’ll be looking for a new project soon,so if you are thinking of self publishing please get in touch! If you have the right platform to sell your book from it can be profitable plus long lasting advertising for your business or fundraising organisation. ย info@eloiseemmett.com

10% off winter sale now on! Pre order the Tasmanian Pantry cookbook

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We are finally at the last stages of production of The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook, what a lot of work but it is looking fabulous. I love the selection of recipes that have come in from chefs and producers in Tasmanian, you will just love to cook these recipes in your home, my family have enjoyed them! Pre order your copy now!ย when you pre order a copy you not only secure yourself a first print run copy, you help out with the production and printing costs, so Thanks!


(My kids with their cute cousins posing with toffee apples for The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook)

There is still room to squeeze in a advertisement for your business in the book, and brilliant value too! As well as your long term advertising in this beautiful book that will be frequently used in the homes of Tasmanians and others, you get the value of your investment in books when they arrive in December. So how handy will that be, to gift your favourite customers or staff for Christmas.ย  Please contact me for more information info@eloiseemmett.com as soon as possible.

My online store is proving to be a popular and I am getting great feed back on the kitchen ware, all my favourite kitchen products that make cooking easier and more enjoyable. Priced as well as you will find anywhere else. The gift packs and hampers with gorgeous Tasmanian products were popular for mothers day but they are also suitable for every occasion -baby showers, kids birthday, adults birthday, for a special employee or client or just for a thank you gift!

WINTER SALE – I need to make room in the warehouse for the arrival of the pallets of The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook,and some new products I hope to stock by the end of the year, including some amazing tableware and food styling props, so I will be discounting everything in store by 10% for winter!! Maybe you need some kitchen tools for yourself to inspire you to cook some warming winter meals. Check the terms page for the codes to use when checking out for the discount.

I really need to move some boxes of The Real Food for Kids Cookbook, it is such a lovely little book that kids and families love, it will be just $17.10 in the SALE including post anywhere in AUS, what a bargain!! So please tell your friends.

As a Thank You for your support andย  a incentive to get you to share your cooking and my posts, I will be running a competition with a HUGE PRIZE FROM MY STORE valued at over $400. Find my Facebook page for all the details to enter posting a photo of anything you have cooked from my website or any of my cook books to my page on Facebook or tag me on instagram, AND anytime you purchase from my store is another entry. You can enter as many times as you like and the big prize will be Drawn at the end of July, but I will have some mini prizes along the way to remind you to keep entering!

prize includes: The Real Food for Kids Cookbook, Seafood Everyday, Bream Creek Farmers Market cookbook, gorgeous pastel measuring cups and measuring spoons, cup, mug, apron, global cooks knife, chopping board, Bangor Pinot Gris, Pirates bay Berry farm jam and Relish, gift cards, Ashbolt olive oil, The Art of Tea tea, Port Arthur Lavender Farm oil and soap, a crinkle cutter, gift cards, coco conscious bake mix and baking cups.

The Gourmand World Cookbook awards is on this weekend in China, how exciting!! We get to find out how my book Seafood Everyday goes in the 2 categories it won the national awards for.

Thanks Eloise


Bruny Island Premium Wines and Bar and Grill

4391 Bruny Island Main road Lunawanna Tas 7150

Phone: 0409973033

A big thank you to Bernice and Richard Woolley and Chef Mark Rogers from Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill for the recipe for The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook, and how good does it look?! I can assure you all that it tastes fantastic, but you will have to wait until the book comes out in December to cook it yourself! How lucky am I to be able to test out all the gorgeous recipes for the book using all the amazing produce we have available in Tasmanian?!

While waiting for the book to be launched in December and to try this delicious recipe at home yourself, ย why not go into Bruny Island wines Bar and Grill at Lunawanna for a delicious meal. Bruny Island Wines Bar and Grill raise all thier own meat on the farm and use the whole animal, ย As much of the other produce that is on the menu is sourced locally you will find, oysters, salmon, cheeses, beer and other locally grown and produced products. The Bar and Grill is open 11am to 5 pm more often in Summer with evening meals too. They also have a amazing selection of desserts that always impress my girls!

Bernice and her family has a long history of growing fruit on the Island. Bernice and Richard started the vineyard in 1997 and opened the cellar door in 2007 and they also operate accomodation on the Island. You can find out more and see the current menu here

BI Lamb Shank


It is too late to submit a recipe to the book if you have not already committed to doing so, the recipes are currently with the editors, but you can still squeeze in a advertisement, it is excellent value, call or email me for more information 0416220505 info@eloiseemmett.com.



NEW STOCK eloiseemmett.com

I have just finished adding some excellent value kitchen products to my store eloiseemmett.com , so now along with gorgeous Tasmanianย food products and cook books you can also findย all my favourite kitchen tools. You can find a gift for every occasion and it is sooooo easy, I can gift wrap and post anywhere in Australia!! Gift a copy of the Tasmanian Produced Seafood Everyday ย – Australia’s Best Seafood cookbook (gourmand world cookbook awards 2017).

We have a MOTHER’S Day Special
* Bonus Mug filled with freshly baked treats with every order over $50 before mother’s day (or until sold out)

*Free Post anywhere in Australia for orders over $100- find the code on the ‘Terms’ page

Check the ‘terms’ page for codes so you don’t get charged shipping when collecting from me at Patrick Street Hobart or Eaglehawk Neck




Pink eye potato chips


This method to make oven baked chips is super simple! We are so lucky in Tasmanian with all the amazing produce we have available. When I had The Mussel Boys restaurant open people from other statesย and countriesย just loved our Pink eye potatoes, and Pink eyes make the best Potato chips!

You will need:
Pinkeyes Potatoes or other good chip potatoes. I like to use sweet potatos sometimes too, they are delicious but not as crisp.
sea salt

Scrub the potatoes (peel if you prefer but I donโ€™t if they are clean) and cut them into about a 1 cm thick slice then cut each slice into a 1 cm ish thick chip. Put the chips in a plastic bag with a drizzle of oil and give them a good shake to coat the chips. Pour the chips out of the bag ย onto a baking tray covered in baking paper and bake in a moderate to hot oven (180 C) for about 20 minutes or until cooked and crisp and soft on the inside and season with sea salt.

You can find a crinkle cutter knife at my online store eloiseemmett.com