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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) Super simple chocolate

Chocolate has always been one of my favourite things. However, over the years my tastes have changed slightly and more recently I have turned to the “dark side”, preferring nothing less than 70% cacao. That being said, I developed this recipe with others in mind also.

I have […]

(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) Pavlova wreath

PHOTO TO COME

I have wanted to make a paleo “pavlova” wreath since I started this way of life many years ago. I think I can adapt many things to “become paleo” however I may have met my match……for now. Not that this recipe is a failure, it just isn’t as […]

(paleo) Carrot cake and cashew cream frosting

One of the things I love to do most in life is to bake. When I was (much) younger I used to sit on the bench and help my Mum cream together butter and sugar for the beginning of a cake – by hand of course – mixing it in […]

(paleo/raw) Salted caramel and chocolate bliss balls (nut-free option)

In my humble opinion, society today feels like a world of convenience. I know this is rather a serious statement for the start my post with but I really feel this dictates many of our daily choices. We all want things faster, easier and with less effort on our own […]

(paleo) Faux white chocolate

Easter time is one of those joyous occasions when many of us catch up with family and friends. Good food, company and a beverage or two.

There also tends to be LOTS of chocolate in one form or another. Easter hunts are still as popular as ever with more and […]

(paleo) Lemon cheesecake

Food journeys, diets, eating plans, lifestyle choices. These all evolve, grow and change, at times somewhat dramatically throughout our lives.

Food has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My “journey” began as a youngster in the kitchen with my Mum. I remember helping to make sausage […]

(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 […]

(paleo) Healthy chocolate cake

I know the title of this recipe is almost an oxymoron, but it’s true. I designed this recipe because G & I have been (attempting) a Paleo diet of late. The concept is really interesting and (I think) we are starting to see some results. I’ll elaborate a little more […]

(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 […]

St Nicholas Speculaas

Christmas is a time for giving. A time for helping those less fortunate than ourselves, for showing our appreciation by passing on gifts of thanks. It is also a time that many of us use to spend with our families and loved ones because we realise how important they really […]

(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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 |