Apricot Sesame Bliss Balls

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apricot sesame

What do you do when life gives you over a kilo of organic dried apricots? And you’re a fan of Tahini, hemp seeds, brazil nuts? And you’re about to head on a road trip? Well, I don’t know about you, but I made these apricot sesame bliss balls for Mum and I to take on our road trip 🙂 Recipe … Read More

Oat, Peanut Butter and Fruit Cookies

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cookies

Wow. The last couple of weeks have been exhausting. My father passed away at the end of June and it’s been a tough time in the weeks since. Emotionally tiring yes, but also physically draining with all the lifting, moving and packing. Not to mention the decision fatigue… so many things to decide. I tried to take time out for … Read More

Farinata and Farinata Pizza

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farinata

I learnt how to make Farinata while I was travelling in Italy in 2016. It’s also known as Torte di Ceci or Farinata di Ceci and originates from the region of Liguria. Since 2016 I’ve made it regularly as it’s great for many different occasions such as: as part of a nibbles/antipasti platter, as a savoury pancake and as the … Read More

Basic Buckwheat Crêpes

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crepe

This is a really basic and simple recipe for buckwheat crêpes. Use more or less water to make thinner and thicker crêpes respectively. Jazz up the crêpe recipe by adding sweeter flavours like cacao, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and peanut butter, or savoury spices like cumin, oregano, thyme, garlic and chives. Recipe Type: GF, DF Serves 12 22cm crêpes Ingredients: 1 … Read More

180 ANZAC Biscuits

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anzac biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits are something that I really love, and identify with as an Australian; each year commemorating those who have fallen in defence of our beloved country. Last year I made this version. But I thought I’d change things up this year for something a little different… This year I’ve teamed up with 180 Nutrition to bring you these Superfood … Read More

Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns

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hot cross buns

It’s that time of year again… Easter! Which means chocolate, but also Hot Cross Buns! Well this year, I’ve got something interesting for you; Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns – something a little different :D.  But definitely something DELICIOUS! Guten-free, primal and perfect if you’re looking for a different take on the traditional HCB. Recipe Type: GF, … Read More

Rocky Road – GF, DF, RSF

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rocky road

Rocky Road. Another Aussie icon. Marshmallows, nuts and other goodies coated in chocolate. How can you go wrong? Well, that’s easy; all the sugar and added preservatives, stabilisers and emulsifiers that are found in so many of the chocolates, marshmallows and lollies out there these days. Here’s my take on this Aussie favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, but … Read More

Marshmallows – Just 4 Natural Ingredients

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marshmallow

The Marshmallow. A key ingredient in Rocky Road, camp-fire songs and dreamy hot chocolates. Well, thanks to Jo Whitton over at Quirky Cooking, I found out that marshmallows are actually REALLY easy to make, and only require just 4, all natural ingredients! You can of course add extras for flavour and colour, but at the heart of it is just … Read More

Lamington Cupcakes – Paleo

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lamington cupcakes

The Lamington. An Aussie icon. A spongy cake coated in chocolate, coconut, and if you’re lucky there’s a divine little jam surprise in the middle (although I don’t think that’s traditional, but I like it anyway). Here’s my take on this Aussie favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, but certainly NOT Fun-free! The coconut flavour comes right through in … Read More