Choco-Nut Popcorn – Illustrated Recipe

Choco-Nut Popcorn – Illustrated Recipe

Easter’s coming… and my thoughts turned to the MOST DELICIOUS popcorn I made for colleagues the Christmas before last… I know… tenuous association.

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Anyway, it is high time I illustrated this very simple, and very DELICIOUS recipe.

Perfect when you’re supposed to be taking a plate, or something special to a get together.

If you’ve got the block of chocolate and some peanut paste, it’ll be ready in 15 minutes.

Thank me later 😉

Click on image to download Choco-Nut Popcorn PDF.

Choco Nut Popcorn by Shiny Happy Art

Lemon Sunshine Cupcakes – an Illustrated Recipe

Lemon Sunshine Cupcakes – an Illustrated Recipe

I needed something quick and special for lunchboxes the other day, and wanted to use lemons… but only had brown sugar. So I googled around and found this recipe that ended up being so delicious it’ll definitely be made again!


To be honest, I may have gotten distracted in my first run through and only added in about 1/3 of the flour, so that batch were flat and I ended up sandwiching two together to save them. And wouldn’t you know it, they were delicious too!


So I figure if a recipe can survive missing 2/3 of a fairly important ingredient, and STILL TASTE GREAT, it deserves a place here in my year of illustrated recipes.

Click on the pic below to download and print the pdf version. I hope you love it!


Lamb Kofta and Tabouli Salad – an illustrated recipe

Lamb Kofta and Tabouli Salad – an illustrated recipe

I’m absolutely loving my connection with the lovely Megan Neilson of  ‘Cooked by me + delivered’ and I recently asked her permission to share her recipe for Lamb Kofta.

When my family tried Megan’s Koftas not long ago the meal was noteworthy because EVERYBODY* IN MY FAMILY LOVED IT – from 6 year olds to 52 year olds!

I have bought the ingredients and made it myself since then. My Wednesday Wonderers even drew the ingredients along with me a few weeks ago. I’d just say not to skimp on the lemon in the Tabouli and to chop the cucumber nice and small (Mr 17 year old thought slicing would suffice… and it didn’t really… but I was so glad he made it I didn’t say anything!).

So click to download the pdf of this brand new recipe and add it to your collection. You can cook it too if you like!

Lamb Kofta - a cooked recipe by shinyhappyart

*except for my Vegan 14 year old who would have loved them if he ate meat. Sigh.


Classic ‘Cooked’ Lasagne – Illustrated Recipe

Classic ‘Cooked’ Lasagne – Illustrated Recipe

The lovely Megan Neilson from Cooked, here in Toowoomba, is a super friend of mine.

She and her little team of talented foodies cook and deliver the most delicious home-made dinners and goodies all over Toowoomba. So it made sense for me to illustrate some of her amazing recipes. The first is ready right now – and it’s a fabulous, classic, Lasagne!

It’s been some time since I made my family a Lasagne from scratch, but it’s always the best way, don’t you think? The second best way would be ordering it from Megan of course.

Anyway, it was a delight to draw this recipe and I think it is just delicious. The LOOONNNGGG version is on your screen below, or click here and download a 2 page printable (and I’ve taken the background colour off so it uses less ink).

Bon appetit!



The Best Banana Bread in the World – Illustrated Recipe

The Best Banana Bread in the World – Illustrated Recipe

OK, so last week’s recipe was a few days later than planned, and this week’s is early… but I’ve never been a fan of routine, especially when it comes to Banana Bread.

There’s always time for Banana Bread.

I’ve been baking from this recipe for at least five years – it’s ever so slightly adapted from a Sophie Dahl recipe that I love. It’s perfect for school holiday snacking (or lunch… as it may have been today).


Especially after running under the hose.


And I just had to sketch it.


It might be the tablespoon of vanilla that makes it extra special. And if your bananas are REALLY ripe, you can try cutting back on the sugar just a bit.

We love it around here.

Just click through on the image below and it’s all yours too!

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