A Healthy Christmas

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a healthy christmas

And that’s a Wrap! A Healthy Christmas” Workshops done for this year ? And what a ball we had ? These workshops were a part of Brisbane City Coucil’s Active & Healthy Program which provides low-cost health-focussed activities for Brissie residents. And what a fantastic venue the Brisbane City Council provided in the Outdoor Kitchen at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens! … Read More

Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

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Impress your friends’ and colleagues’ tastebuds this festive season with these divine, yet nutritious, Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls. Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, Vegan Serves 12 Bliss Balls Time  45min Ingredients: 1 C mixed nuts (pecans, almonds and walnuts are delicious) 1/2 C mixed dried fruit (prunes, raisins etc) Juice and zest of 1/2 orange 1 T brandy optional 1 t … Read More

Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding with Dairy-Free Brandy Cream

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Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding

Forget the pavlova and trifle, Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding is my all time favourite Christmas dessert. And now, I’ve finally made one of my own! If you like this recipe then try my Orange & Almond Cake recipe, my Balsamic Raspberry & Apple cake – also gluten and dairy free but definitely delicious, and actually make really good breakfasts!   Gluten … Read More

What to do with Leftover Christmas Ham!

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What do you do when you have leftover Christmas ham coming out of your ears? Get creative with different uses for it of course! There are so many possibilities right? Quiches, omelettes, salads, sandwiches, wraps, the list goes on. Here are some of my favourite ideas for leftover Christmas Ham!   Dutch Pannekoek with Ham & Apple (gluten-free) Many of … 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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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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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

Roast Duck with Raspberry and Pomegranate

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Roast Duck

Roast Duck is really similar to roast chicken, except it’s a slightly fattier, more flavourful bird that pairs beautifully with the tartness and sweetness of pomegranate and raspberries! Try this roast duck recipe for Christmas, or any other special dinner party. If you like this then check out my classic Roast Chicken 🙂 Gluten Free, Dairy Free, refined sugar free. … Read More

Family Friendly Real Food – Recipe Ebook

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At the request of several clients of mine with little ones, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favourite Family Friendly recipes. These recipes are designed to be easy to prepare, versatile to developing taste buds, tasty and kid-friendly.

All recipes are 100% real food and free from gluten, refined sugar and have dairy-free options.