DIY Deodorant

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deodorant

Don’t want strange nasties rubbed all over your sensitive underarm skin? Me neither, that’s why I’ve been experimenting with my own, natural DIY deodorant recipes and I’ve finally found one I’m happy with! Check out my DIY deodorant recipe, below, it’s good enough to eat! If you like this, then try my homemade moisturiser or body butter! Makes about 1 … Read More

Asian Style Pulled Pork with fresh Asian Slaw

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Asian Style Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is so often done as “BBQ” flavour, well try something different but just as delicious in my Asian Style Pulled Pork with fresh Asian slaw! If you like this then try my Slow Cooked Lamb/Beef Burgundy or my BBQ Ribs! 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

Red Velvet Brownies

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red velvet brownies

Gotta love a brownie every now and then, and these red velvet brownies are just to DIE for. Plus you get a sneaky serve of veggies too! If you like these then you’ll also love my Raw Red Velvet Mud Cake or my Red Velvet Bliss Balls! Recipe Type: GF, DF, Vegan Option Serves 10 brownies Time 30 min Ingredients: Brownie: … Read More

Slow Cooked Lamb or Beef Burgundy

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beef burgundy

One of my favourite French dishes has got to be Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy), which is basically a slow cooked beef in red wine sort of stew/casserole. It was Quatorze Juillet (Bastille Day) yesterday, so I decided to make beef burgundy, however, my favourite butcher had lamb legs on special… So as you can imagine it turned out to be … Read More

Unicorn Gummies

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gummies

This recipe is simply a result of me seeing a bunch of my friends experimenting with different ‘gummy’ recipes and so I wanted to take part in the fun too! We know that gelatin is a great source of protein and can be really helpful in gut health. And these gummies are really healthy – sugar free, dairy free, gluten … Read More

Vegan Teff and Tofu Patties

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If you’ve been following my recipes for a while then you’ll know how I love to experiment with plant-based protein sources to make tasty lunch. And it really doesn’t have to be anything too complicated! These teff & tofu patties are the prime example; just keep it simple with some of your favourite spices, add to your food processor and … Read More

Pesto Roast Vegetable Salad

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roast vegetable salad

Need something new for your lunch or to dish up at your next gathering? Try this pesto roast vegetable salad. Leftovers make excellent lunches! Serves 6-8 as a side Time – about 60mins Ingredients: 3 large carrots, chopped into 2cm chunks 5 small raw beetroots, whole 1/4 of a small pumpkin, chopped into chunks 4 -6 small washed potatoes, chopped … Read More

Chocolate Protein Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free)

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Chocolate Protein Muffins

What happens when you have an abundance of random flours and bits and pieces in your pantry? Well, I had a hankering for chocolate muffins, so I basically just ‘winged it’ to get them to a consistency that seemed like muffin batter. I call the result, “Clear out the Pantry” Chocolate Protein Muffins! These Chocolate Protein Muffins are also gluten … Read More

Handmade Moisturiser

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moisturiser

Don’t want strange nasties rubbed all over your skin? Neither do I. So I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade body products from Body Butter, Anti-aging face cream and Body Scrub to a DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray. My friend Erin over at the Herb Spa makes almost all of her own skin and hair care items so I’ve been picking … Read More

Eggplant Parmigiana [gluten-free, dairy-free]

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eggplant parmigiana

My all time favourite vegetable has got to be Eggplant. It’s just such a versatile vegetable; my favourite is to have it cut into thick ‘chips’ and baked with fish on a friday night. But I also love it as eggplant pizza, roasted, curried, grilled, fried, and baked into an Eggplant Parmigiana! A lot of people often recoil in disgust … Read More