Nurtient-Rich Face Serum

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Face serum

Don’t want strange nasties rubbed all over your skin when you’re trying to heal cracked, dry skin, scars and sores? Me neither, that’s why I’ve been experimenting with my own, natural DIY skincare recipes! This beautiful face serum is perfect all year round and will keep your face looking gorgeous! If you like this, then try my DIY deodorant, homemade moisturiser … Read More

Pineapple Pulled Pork with Fresh Slaw

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pulled pork

Pulled pork is so often done as “BBQ” flavour, well try something different but just as delicious in my Pineapple Pulled Pork with fresh slaw! If you like this then try my Slow Cooked Lamb/Beef Burgundy or my Asian-Style Pulled Pork! Serves 8-10 Time – overnight in the slow cooker Ingredients: 2-2.5kg free-range pork shoulder (bone-in). I love the quality … Read More

Tomato Tarte Tatin

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tomato tarte tatin

How GORGEOUS does the red and green in this tasty little number look? I think I might coin this tart my “Christmas Tarte Tatin” thanks to it’s festive colours, but tomato tarte tatin when I want to eat it throughout the year lol. This would go perfectly as a Christams morning breakfast, or as a starter for Christmas lunch or … Read More

Festive Florentines

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florentines

Looking for something a little different this Christmas? Either for Dessert, or to take to the work Christmas party, morning tea, or gathering with friends? These Festive Florentines are a great option. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! If you like this recipe then have a look at my other Christmas recipes here! Ingredients (makes about 6-8 florentines: 3/4 … Read More

Festive Friands

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friand

Looking for something a little different this Christmas? Either for Dessert, or to take to the work Christmas party, or gathering with friends? These Festive Friands are a great option. If you don’t have a friand baking tray/tin then you can just use a muffin tray or silicone muffin moulds. This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free, you … Read More

Steak & Guinness Pie

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steak & guinness pie

Steak & Guinness Pie is a perfect winter warmer to indulge in on those cold nights when all you want to do us curl up on the couch. I make the ‘stew’ of the pie in my slow cooker and then transfer to a pie dish to finish off in the oven with a topping of veggie mash or pastry. … Read More

Pea & Ham Soup

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pea & ham soup

Pea & Ham Soup (‘Snert’ in Dutch, which is my mother’s heritage) was a staple of my childhood, and remains a staple each winter now as an adult. Pea & ham soup was Mum’s speciality, and she’s taught me well! All you need is a slow cooker, a ham hock, some green split peas and then just any veggies your … Read More

Sourdough Crumpets

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sourdough crumpets

And the search for what to do with my sourdough starter ‘discard’ continues… There’s always the easy pancakes and crepes, or just stirring some of the starter into any muffins or cookies I’m making. But when I was at the shops the other day I was reminded how much I LOVE Crumpets! And I thought, “I wonder if I can … Read More

Cauliflower Fritters

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cauliflower fritters

These cauliflower fritters are tasty, versatile and one of my favourite things to have on hand for a flavour-and-nutrient-packed lunch.  They’re also a great vegan (non-meat) way to add protein to a meal. Use what you have on hand at home and improvise as you need. Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V Makes 8-16 fritters depending on size Time 30mins Ingredients: 1/2 a head of cauliflower (or … Read More

Miso Chicken Stir-Fry

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Miso Chicken

Don’t know what to do with your beautiful Sunshine Organic Miso? The majority of people I spoke to today at Sherwood Road Organic Meats – while dishing up this delicious Miso Chicken Stir-Fry – had only ever used Miso paste in soups and broths (if at all)! But did you know Miso paste is so much more versatile! Due to … Read More