Sweet Potato Wedges – Illustrated Recipe

Sweet Potato Wedges – Illustrated Recipe

It’s been a while between Illustrated Recipes… but that’s not the point.

You see I was watching Nigella before Christmas and she did some very special roast potatoes with this magical ingredient.

OK. Maybe hers wasn’t from Coles.

But I tried them, and oh, they’re good.

I even showed my ‘about to leave home’ son how to make them, in case he needs to make his new housemates like him more… perhaps because he’s spent too long in the shower… stuff like that.

And it’s so easy, but if you’re dealing with kitchen newbies, a picture does help.

So I give you ‘Delish Sweet Potato Wedges‘, and you know what, it works for normal potatoes too.

The steps in photos:


And would you believe it? The same magic ingredient works on normal potatoes too.

And here’s your downloadable to print out for the kids. You’re welcome 🙂

Spinach & Ricotta Fillo Pies – Illustrated Recipe

Spinach & Ricotta Fillo Pies – Illustrated Recipe

I see these in cafes often (actually, I don’t go to cafes often, but in all the times in my life I’ve been to cafe’s, it seems to me that Spinach and Ricotta Fillo Pies are often on the menu… it’s not a scientific study or anything).

So I thought I’d figure out how to make them.

Turns out it’s not that hard! And if you’ve got frozen spinach you’re already halfway there.

Happy days!

Click the image to download the PDF of my Spinach and Ricotta Fillo Pies recipe!

Spinach and Ricotta Fillo Pies 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.