Coastal Living

Healthy, and delicious feel good dinner

Healthy, and delicious feel good dinner

Amanda Scali   11/11/2019 1:24pm

Are you trying to add some fish to your diet each week? Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet and has a bunch of health benefits such as good Omega 3’s and is a great source of protein.

It is also high in B vitamins, a great source of potassium, and it may reduce the risk of heart disease.

This delicious baked salmon recipe is paired with a zoodle salad.


Eco-friendly at home

Amanda Scali   19/08/2019 2:56pm


With single-use plastic in the spotlight, people making a more conscious decision about where their food comes from and trying to give our environment and the world that we live in a fighting chance, you may be looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly in your own home.


Sometimes the problems of climate change and global warming can seem overwhelming, and we don't know where to start, but we can all make daily and inexpensive changes for the better.


Here are some of our top tips for a making your home eco-friendlier today.

Tips for painting your home

Alison Burgess   5/08/2019 2:56pm

So, you've decided that it's time to give your home a fresh lick of paint? As we head towards the end of the winter months and into Spring, many people start to look at what home improvements they can do to brighten their home for the summer months or possibly to prepare your home for sale.

Painting your home can be one of the first things we look at when we look for improvement.

If you have decided to go down the path of painting your own home instead of leaving it to the experts, here are some tips.

Picking a Cook’s kitchen

Amanda Scali   22/07/2019 1:01pm


You may have a big wishlist, but the budget, space, or size might not fit your expectations.


So, if you are looking at a house you love but the kitchen is the area that is not quite selling you, here are some tips for thinking outside the box.

Tips to keep your home safe and secure during the (mid-year) holiday season

Alison Burgess   15/07/2019 1:00pm


The winter months in Adelaide are often a time of the year where many of us take that mid-year getaway to warmer shores, but with the sea change and warmer weather often comes a little anxiety about the safety and security of our home while we’re out of town.


There are some things you can do to reduce the risk of anything untoward happening to your home while you’re away, so here are our top 3 suggestions of things to do prior to leaving.

Comfort cooking

Amanda Scali   7/07/2019 1:00pm

Comfort cooking is essential to get you through the middle of winter. Throwing together a delicious pizza can be really fun and an easy dinner, and if you are trying to keep kids entertained this school holidays, pizzas can be a great way to get them helping you in the kitchen.


This delicious recipe is for a tomato and prosciutto pizza. Bellissimo

Chicken soup

Amanda Scali   24/06/2019 12:19pm

Brrr it’s cold outside. One of the joys of winter is cooking up a big batch of delicious and warming soup on a Sunday afternoon to devour for an evening meal or pack and take to work as a lunchtime treat.


And if your office has a cold circulating, this can be a beautiful dish to make up in bulk and take into the office to share and enjoy with your colleagues.

How to brighten your home during the winter months

Amanda Scali   17/06/2019 12:57pm

We all know that when we feel good in our surrounding, we are more comfortable, more relaxed and happier.


Having a dark and dreary home can put a damper on our days and our mood, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Pardon the pun! By making some slight adjustments around the home, it can help brighten our days and our lives.


Here are our top tips:

Weeknight Enchiladas

Amanda Scali   11/06/2019 12:58pm

Easy weeknight meals that keep the kids happy and fed, get some veggies into them and are delicious for the adults too are the goal of many households.


Especially in winter when the days seem shorter and with the sun setting a lot earlier in the day, it seems to be a scramble to the finish line most days.


It can be hard to try new things; we get stuck in our old ways of cooking and what we are comfortable with.


These enchiladas are a veggie enchilada recipe and make for an excellent addition if you are trying to have ‘meat-free Monday’ or get more veggies in, and they are scrumptious to boot!

Living a happy and full life; It's up to you.

Alison Burgess   27/05/2019 12:01pm

Are you searching for happiness? Do you want to live a full life? These seem to be questions that often pop up in times of change personally, professionally or changes in our society economically or politically.

At McGrath we want our staff to live their lives to the fullest, to enjoy and love their work but also to love the other areas of their lives. Because when our people are happy and fulfilled, the rest falls into place.

Striving for the answer to living a happy life is an age-old question, and it means something different to every person.

Honey it’s cold outside

Amanda Scali   20/05/2019 12:02pm

Beautiful crisp mornings after frosty cool nights are one of the hallmarks of Autumn weather in South Australia. But, with the cold mornings and clear crisp skies, we are often blessed with sun-filled days. Beautiful days to soak up the sunshiney rays.


So, whilst the sun is still out and before winter creeps in, it’s worth getting those last Autumn daytime BBQ’s in with family and friends before we all head into winter hibernation.


There are many delicious Autumn things that you can pop on the BBQ from steaks, to fish, Autumn veggies like corn and zucchini, and homemade skewers always go down a treat as well.


Our recipe for gooey honey chicken skewers is a delicious addition to your BBQ repertoire.

Maximise your investment

Amanda Scali   13/05/2019 12:18pm

As we head towards the end of the financial year it’s always a good time for investment property owners to look at how they can minimise their tax and maximise gains on their investment.


Tax and end of the financial year are not topics that many get excited about so we’ve tried to simplify some of the things you need to think about and ways you can minimise your tax footprint.