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

The Perfect Roast Beetroot

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roast beetroot

I used to find that beetroot would always dry out when I tried to roast it in the oven. And then I leant this trick from my good friend Zuzia (thanks Zuz)! Now every time I make roast beetroot, it’s perfectly moist, soft and buttery!  Recipe Type: GF, DF, Paleo, V Ingredients: 1 whole, raw beetroot 1 sheet aluminium foil … 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 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

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

Nachos with Fresh Salsa Salad and Loaded Guac

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nachos

Who doesn’t love a good Mexican Feast? I just love the herbs and spices used in Mexican cuisine, the way there’s chilli and spice but it’s mellowed with cinnamon, cumin and coriander! Probably my first introduction to Mexican food would have been Nachos, well at least an Australian-ised version of Nachos anyway. I still love making them at home, and … Read More

Loaded Guacamole

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guacamole

Who doesn’t love a good Mexican Feast? All your friends come over, a big pot of chilli or pulled pork or fajita chicken in the middle of the table, with assorted salsas, fresh vegetables, tortillas, corn chips and more. And of course Guacamole! But Guacamole doesn’t have to be confined to Mexican feasts, the healthy fats from the avocado and … Read More

Sweet Chilli Sauce – Paleo

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sweet chilli sauce

Sweet Chilli Sauce is a staple in many Australian homes.  I’ve always really enjoyed it too, whether it’s just to jazz up some plain steamed veggies; stirred through some cashew cream cheese to make a ‘sweet chilli philli’ style dip; in a simple stir fry (easiest ever = tamari + sweet chilli sauce + water); or to make a vietnamese-style dressing … Read More