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

Kimchi

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Kimchi

I was incredibly fortunate as a child up to have parents who welcomed international homestay students into our home to live while they studied English.We hosted homestay students from all over – Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China. As kids it was quite novel learning all about another culture, their customs, traditions and their favourite foods. My sister and I loved when they … Read More

Simple Soft Tacos

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tacos

Mexican, and South American food in general, are amongst some of my favourite cuisines to eat. And they’re so simple to recreate at home! I made these Simple, easy soft tacos in less than 30 minutes for Mum and I last week and they were an absolute winner! Dishes like this can be great when you have to deal with … Read More

Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower

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Tomato and herb baked cauliflower

This Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower tastes divine by itself and with roast or grilled meat by my favourite is as leftovers in lunch salads! Our lovely cruciferous vegetables appear abundantly at the local farmers markets in the autumn and winter months here in Australia. The nutritional benefits these veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts provide include antioxidants and … Read More

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 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