Vegan Sausage Rolls

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vegan sausage rolls

Vegan Sausage Rolls often leave a lot to be desired as far as I’m concerned, both from a nutritional perspective as well as a taste/flavour perspective. Regularly crumbling and falling apart and frequently lacking flavour. Commercial vegan sausage rolls are often filled with  fillers and binders, making them less attractive to a real food nutritionist like myself. The key thing … Read More

Gluten-Free Pastry

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gluten free pastry

One of the hardest things to find when going gluten-free is a good gluten free pastry recipe. I’ve tried so many over the years and find these two to be the best on the market. You can use these pastries for rolling sausage rolls, topping pies, making tarte-tatins, tasty galettes and quiches. Change the type of oil depending on whether … Read More

Curried Sausages

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curried sausages

It’s a bit cool here in Brisbane (although I’m sure my Victorian friends will inform me that I need to suck it up lol) which means it’s time to get the slow cooker out! I went hunting in the freezer for something to cook in it and came across my favourite Backfatters Pure Pork sausages (free range, gluten-free, literally just … Read More

Apricot and Mustard Glazed Ham

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christmas ham

Christmas 2017 was my first time glazing and presenting a Christmas ham. And here it is! I had such fun doing it, and it was totally not as hard as I’d thought it would be. I took some inspiration from some of my favourite chefs; Jamie Oliver, Maggie Beer. Then created my own, DELICIOUS glaze for this beautiful ham. The … Read More

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

Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi with Ham and Brussel Sprouts

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paleo gnocchi

Gnocchi is one of those dishes that can be really hard to do gluten-free and whole-food based. I’ve tried many times without success. Enter inspiration from Luke Hines’ Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe! Aside from tasting amazing, the pumpkin actually adds a good amount of moisture to this gnocchi which you don’t get from sweet potato. The other thing I love about … 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

Nutiiboost Apple & Berry Crumble

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crumble

Cooler weather calls for warmer, more comforting food. Enter the humble crumble. Ugh. Crumble. Who doesn’t love a good crumble? Apple, of course, is the traditional kind, but I’ve always loved to jazz mine up with other delights as well. I had about a kilo of frozen raspberries in the freezer, so raspberries went into this version too! You could … 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