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Raw lamingtons

Lamingtons are almost an Australian institution and have long been associated with Australia Day. They come in all shapes and sizes from traditional slab cakes covered in chocolate and coconut to a lamington smoothie!?!

I gave this recipe “The Healthy Spin” and came up with something slightly alternative (truly – they are a far […]

Strawberry chia jam

Strawberry season signifies summer for me. The beautiful rich red colour, sweet smell and amazing flavour of a ripe berry makes me want to use them in as many ways as possible. Making jam is not only a great way to preserve them to use later but also a fabulous way to use up […]

Mango, ginger and lime chia pudding

 

Summer is here! It seems that we’ve had lots of warm weather all over Australia recently. I love this time of year because of the wonderful produce that is available to us all. One of those special treats for me is mango. I don’t eat a lot of them because of the sugar […]

(paleo) Lemon curd

I have always said “when life gives you lemons……..make something you love to eat”. 🙂

There are many things that I love to make with lemons and one of my absolute favourites is lemon curd. My pre-healthy life saw me make this recipe which (at the time) I absolutely loved. For me it is […]

(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 […]

Berry crumble slice

 

Several times I have mentioned that the inspiration to create a new recipe can come from many and varied places. Although this recipe was developed more out of necessity than inspiration.

Most places I’ve lived I have been fortunate enough to have two fridge/freezers or at the […]

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 […]

Fig and brown butter tart

I love showing people the amazing features of the Thermomix. Watching their faces light up when we create icing sugar from raw sugar in just 9 second and 2 litres of fresh fruit sorbet in 2 minutes with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The smallest, smartest kitchen machine as […]

Passionfruit cupcakes with vanilla buttercream

Cooking with seasonal ingredients is something I always try to do. It gives our dishes the best possible flavour because the produce is at its peak when it is in season. It also means that we can (generally) source items from our local area.

This was one of […]