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(paleo) Pancakes

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year where most of us stop, even if only briefly, to recognise the AMAZING job that Mothers do in this world. I’m sure the word “job” should actually be in flashing lights because it is a 24/7, all consuming lifetime commitment.

I […]

(paleo/raw) Trio of smoothies

The start of a new year seems to be the time that many of us make resolutions to change something in our life for the better. While I’m not one to do so because I feel like I am setting myself up to fail, it is a time that I reflect on […]

(healthy) Ice cream

It never ceases to amaze me how popular the Thermomix has become. It seems to be the “BBQ conversation” for both men and women. Many more husbands are buying the Thermomix as a Christmas gift and lots more Mums want them before Christmas to help with the festive food. Mmmmm […]

Chocolate hazelnut spread (aka nutella)

The last few weeks have been a little nutty (pun intended!), in more ways than one. I am very grateful to say that the world of Thermomix has been crazy busy thanks to many of you wanting this amazing tool in your own kitchen. Unfortunately that has meant less time […]

Passionfruit curd

Thermomix. Two years ago I would never have believed how big an impact this one kitchen appliance could have on my life.

After vowing that I would never buy one because “no kitchen appliance could be worth that money” I went to a friend’s demonstration with an open mind to “have a […]

Trio of healthy dips with homemade crackers

I’m sure, like many other people, I find the beginning of a new year a time for reflection over the year(s) past. I like to recap on lessons learnt, think about how I want the next year to be and sometimes even have a loose plan of action.

30 December 2012 | Category: Dairy free, Dips, Gluten free, Healthy, Make your own, Paleo, Quick & easy, Raw, Snacks, Thermomix, Vegan, Vegetarian | 10 comments | Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post |

Potato salad with seeded mustard mayonnaise

I was flicking through my recipes recently and noticed that everything I have posted in the past few months has been something sweet, a slice, cake or dessert. And as much as I LOVE all of these things I thought it was time for something a little different.

1 December 2012 | Category: Dairy free, Eggs, Gluten free, Healthy, Make your own, Sauces, Sides, Thermomix, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Leave a comment | Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post |

Chocolate cake (raw/vegan/paleo)

Recently I’ve been varying our diet a little (much to G’s dismay) by trying to get a few more veggies and leafy greens into each meal. That includes breakfast and dessert. And although my banana, chocolate breakfast shake, including a huge handful of spinach (I know it sounds bad), seemed […]

Green power soup

With the season starting to move towards winter G and I have both suffered with a slight sore throat and minor head cold. So I’ve been thinking about how I can give our immune system a little boost.

Recently I’ve been reading about the health benefits of Kale. […]

“Green eggs & ham” risotto

When some of my friends first found out that I had purchased a Thermomix, they couldn’t quite believe it. They felt that I was such a “cook” that I would love the process of cooking and not want to “cheat”. I must say, I don’t feel that using the Thermomix […]

Sweet potato and coconut steamed pudding

I’m constantly amazed at how my Thermomix makes the most difficult cooking creations so easy. A few weeks ago I decided to adapt a recipe for a steamed sweet potato puddings. They were delicious and so much easier with the Thermomix.

One of the other things that little […]

Baklava spread

I may have mentioned before that making desserts is one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen and looking at my last few Newsletters I seem to do a lot of it :). Clients often ask me if I actually eat the food I create because they think […]

Lemon curd

Like many other households, winter tends to be the time of year when comfort food hits our table. Dishes like curry, pasta, casserole and all those heart warming things that make you feel snug when it is cold outside. And while I love all that winter brings at times I […]

Chicken risotto

During my classes I have often been asked what I thought of the Thermomix when I first saw it. My response has always been the same. “An amazing machine, can do so many things but I wouldn’t buy one”. When I was asked why I would never be a Thermomix owner my […]

Espresso marshmallows

A good espresso is something that is celebrated in our house. For the past few years G has immersed himself into the world of caffeine and has become quite the self-educated connoisseur. His love of this habit (for want of a better word) has also meant that half of our kitchen […]

Raspberry marshmallows

Valentine’s Day has never been something that I have celebrated. I prefer to show my special man that I love him whenever I feel like it throughout the year rather than on one particular day. I’m also very fortunate that G feels exactly the same. We both buy each […]

Mozzarella & caramelised onion risotto cakes

Reading recipes was once just a hobby for me but it has fast become an obsession. So much so, that I have adopted the description that one of my friends used once to describe the copious number of cookbooks she owns, “food porn”. So I guess I should be saying, […]

Cauliflower, watercress and blue cheese soup

When you are passionate about cooking, read as many recipes as I do and cook as often as I cook you tend to learn rather quickly there are certain ingredients that just seem to belong together. I associate it with any other relationship. Sometimes, two people […]

Sautéed brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds

When I was a child I was considered one of the ‘weird kids’ for many reasons. I was always on time, I liked my teachers, I loved sports and I ate things that other kids wouldn’t even look at. Things like lambs fry, cabbage and brussels […]

Potato crusted silverbeet and feta tart

Being a self confessed food and cooking addict means that I have several vices such as most pieces of obscure kitchen equipment known to man; too many cookbooks to fit on any bookshelves in existence and a substantial collection of food pornography in the form of several magazine collections. It is […]