Dark Chocolate Jaffa Flan

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jaffa flan

I saw these flans made recently on the 2019 season of My Kitchen Rules (Channel 7). They really looked so tasty and I thought I could make a healthier version, lower in sugar and free from gluten and dairy which would be friendlier for my wide variety of friends with dietary restrictions. It has a really beautiful, creamy texture, which … Read More

High Protein Veggie Patties

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Veggie patties

I’m always on the look out for good quality Veggie Patties as meat-free meal options and to throw in easy work lunches. However, many of the ones I see in the store have strange sounding gums and preservatives in them. I’m also often disappointed in the amount of protein in them. So I took to whipping these simple veggie patties … 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

What to do with Leftover Christmas Ham!

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pannekoek

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

Anti-Aging Face Cream

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anti aging

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 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 her brain a … Read More

Gluten Free Pannekoek with Leftover Ham

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pannekoek

What do you do when you have Christmas ham coming out of your ears? Get creative with different uses for it of course! Many of you know that my heritage on my mother’s side is Dutch. And one of the best things you can eat when you’re in the Netherlands is Pannekoeken! People often see the smaller “Dutch Pancakes” or Poffertjes … Read More

After Dinner (Choc-Coconut) Mint

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after dinner

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous after dinner mint? A piece of dark, mint chocolate has got to be one of the best ways to end an evening and wind down, don’t you think? I recently tried this delicious Coconut Dream Chocolate Mint by Kitz Living Foods and was blown away! Such a delicious product, and with such simple, real food ingredients! … Read More

Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

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Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

Remember those super delicious, chunky double-choc cookies from your childhood? A real treat weren’t they? Well I was craving some the other week so I decided to tweak an old recipe for sugar-loaded traditional whole-wheat flour cookies to make this version of Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies. Don’t get me wrong, these are still a treat item but they’re slightly … Read More