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

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

Beetroot Relish

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beetroot relish

I’ve always been a massive fan of condiments; dips, chutneys, relishes, mustards, sauces, you name it. I’m well aware that you can turn pretty much anything into a condiment, however I seem to mainly just make a whole lot of dips. Well times are a changing and I’m expanding my skill set, beginning with beetroot relish! One of my favourite … Read More

Pear and Raspberry Crumble

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crumble

It’s starting to cool down 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 for warming, comforting desserts like crumble! Ugh. Crumble. Who doesn’t love a good crumble? Apple, of course, is the traditional kind, but to be honest, I’ve always prefered pears to apples, … Read More

Low Sugar, Choc-Chip Walnut Cookies

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Walnut cookies

I’m celebrating Healthy Heart Week with these Low Sugar, Choc-Chip Walnut Cookies! Who knew the humble walnut a powerhouse of nutrition? I sure did, I’ve been on the walnut-train for years and here’s why: They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in the body (an important factor in the development of heart disease). Just a 30g … 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