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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 […]

(paleo/LCHF) Cauliflower buns/rolls

I’ve never been a big bread eater. I remember as a child the only thing I really liked was plain white bread with vegemite and grated cheese and even that was only when I was quite young. As I grew older and my palate developed it wasn’t something I gravitated […]

(paleo) Cranberry and pistachio shortbread

Shortbread is one of the treats I enjoy and following a paleo lifestyle doesn’t mean I miss out. I love the rich buttery taste and the slightly crumbly texture that almost melted in your mouth yet still had a little crunch. That is exactly what I wanted from this recipe and I […]

(Healthy) Caramelised onion jam

The weather has finally warmed up a little in Perth. For me, that means my eating habits change. I want to eat lighter, brighter food. So it is almost time to say goodbye to my curries and wintery stews and hello to more salads, shakes and ice creams. It also means the opportunity for […]

(too easy) Carrot cake

Sharing recipes of any kind is a very special thing. Some of them involve family traditions and secret ingredients; many are not even written down and only learnt through teaching the next generation. This is something that I have always loved about cooking and one of the things that drives […]

Beetroot chocolate ice-cream

If someone had of told me a few years ago that I would be a Thermomix consultant I would have laughed until I fell off my chair. At the time, I was never going to own a kitchen appliance that cost $2000 “because there was no way any appliance could […]

Leek and bacon tart

I remember my first few weeks of owning a Thermomix. Like many people, I was unsure about how it really worked or what I had to do. My feelings were a mixture of fear and excitement all rolled into one. I was so pleased to have this amazing machine on […]

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 |

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. […]

Puppy treats

G and I have a little girl in our lives who is very special to us. She makes us laugh, makes us cry (I was a weeping mess when I had to watch her go into surgery recently) and brings immense joy to our home.

It was her […]

Individual beef and red wine pies

I have mentioned in my recent posts that G and I have been making a very conscious effort to eat healthy and exercise a little more. This includes making sure we consume lots of fruits and vegetables into our daily meals, something that we have always been […]

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 […]

Red lentil, kumara and coconut soup

A little while ago I realised that my obsession for food magazines and cookbooks was completely out of control. My bookshelves were almost bursting out of the shelves, my spare room looked more like a library as each day passed and the spare piles of magazines were becoming high enough […]

‘Sausage’ and scramble breakfast

Breakfast is one of my favourite meals and I love trying to cook different things at home as well as we when eat out. We don’t tend to eat out too often (because we think we eat well at home :)) but when we do it is often for breakfast. […]

Carrot cake

When we go over to friends for a casual dinner they will sometimes allow me to bring dessert. I love being able to make things that I know they love. Recently, Aunty J invited us for Friday night pizza so I insisted on providing the sweet treat to follow our […]

Chicken laksa

Going back to work after 12 months leave (I know, lucky me) has meant a few changes in our house. Little Miss (our gorgeous puppy) has lost her automatic door opener (me) throughout the day, G has to help with the housework a little bit more and […]

Fettuccini with four P’s (prawns, pancetta, peas and parsley)

In my previous few posts about pasta I mentioned that it is something that G and I don’t normally eat a lot of but it seems that in the past few weeks we have been devouring it a little more regularly. This is possibly due to a couple of reasons. […]

Pumpkin scones

I’ve never considered myself a technical genius or one […]