Nourishing New Year Lunch Bowl

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It’s coming to that time when many of us are heading back to work and looking for healthy lunch options after a season of festivities. This lunch bowl of goodness will help you feel amazing and super focussed at work in no time! It’s super easy to make the components in batches and pack into containers for lunches/dinners throughout the week! … Read More

Chickpea Salad

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Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, Vegan Serves 1, individual lunch-sized salads Time  10 min Ingredients: 1-2 handfuls of your favourite salad greens (baby spinach, fancy lettuce, rocket etc.) 6 steamed brussel sprouts (or other left-over steamed veggies like broccoli, cauliflower) 4 cherry tomatoes, halved 5 cm length of cucumber, sliced your favourite way 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (if using canned chickpeas, ensure … Read More

Pesto Zucchini “Spaghetti”

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Zucchini Pesto Pasta

Pesto and Italy. They go together like “Love and Marriage”, “peas and carrots”. You get the picture. Pesto, has got to be one of my favourite flavours/sauces/accompaniments. Whether it’s with zoodles like this or topped on a lovely piece of lamb. Check out my Italian-inspired pesto here. Recipe Type: GF, DF(option), RSF, V, Paleo Serves 4-6 Time 30 min Ingredients – 4 medium … Read More

Roast Chook with Easy Stuffing

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Roast chicken

In between housesitting through Europe, I’ve been fortunate to have family, friends and friends-of-friends to stay with and visit from time-to-time. One way I like to say “thank you for having me” is by cooking a meal for the family. This Roast Chicken has featured several times during my travel. It’s EASY, tolerance-friendly, affordable, DELICIOUS and perfect for socialising (just prepare and … Read More

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing

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Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, Vegan Serves 4 individual, lunch-sized salads Time  5 min Ingredients: 1 Avocado (peeled, deseeded) 1 T EVOO Juice of 1 lemon dash apple cider vinegar (or your favourite vinegar) 1 clove garlic, crushed (exclude if don’t like garlic) pinch salt pepper to taste + any extra herbs and spices that you may enjoy. I love turmeric … Read More

Coconut Crumbed Fish and Chips

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fish and chips

Did anyone else grow up with “Fish and Chip Friday”? If not, perhaps it’s an Aussie thing. In any case, it’s something that I continue to do just about every week when I can! But now-a-days I make the meal myself and the chips vary in many different colours! I try and change my cooking method each week but one … Read More

Mexican Bean Mix

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MEXICAN BEAN MIX This versatile mix is perfect for a mid-week Mexican feast, double the recipe to make more for a large family. Plus it doubles as delicious lunch leftovers! Different way’s I like to eat this mixture: On top of Nachos like in the picture; just spread out your fave taco chips (raw veggies, corn chips, toasted tortillas), top with bean … Read More

Spicy Marinated Roast Cauliflower, PLUS, Roast Cauliflower & Leek Dip

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With Autumn well underway and our lovely cruciferous vegetables appearing abundantly at the local farmers markets, I get excited! The nutritional benefits these veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts provide include antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  Their flavour is second to none, plus they’re packed with fiber, helping with digestion and satiety. Cauliflower can be cooked and eaten in so many ways, … Read More