Steak & Guinness Pie

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steak & guinness pie

Steak & Guinness Pie is a perfect winter warmer to indulge in on those cold nights when all you want to do us curl up on the couch. I make the ‘stew’ of the pie in my slow cooker and then transfer to a pie dish to finish off in the oven with a topping of veggie mash or pastry. … Read More

Pea & Ham Soup

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pea & ham soup

Pea & Ham Soup (‘Snert’ in Dutch, which is my mother’s heritage) was a staple of my childhood, and remains a staple each winter now as an adult. Pea & ham soup was Mum’s speciality, and she’s taught me well! All you need is a slow cooker, a ham hock, some green split peas and then just any veggies your … Read More

Sourdough Crumpets

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sourdough crumpets

And the search for what to do with my sourdough starter ‘discard’ continues… There’s always the easy pancakes and crepes, or just stirring some of the starter into any muffins or cookies I’m making. But when I was at the shops the other day I was reminded how much I LOVE Crumpets! And I thought, “I wonder if I can … Read More

Cauliflower Fritters

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cauliflower fritters

These cauliflower fritters are tasty, versatile and one of my favourite things to have on hand for a flavour-and-nutrient-packed lunch.  They’re also a great vegan (non-meat) way to add protein to a meal. Use what you have on hand at home and improvise as you need. Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V Makes 8-16 fritters depending on size Time 30mins Ingredients: 1/2 a head of cauliflower (or … Read More

Miso Chicken Stir-Fry

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Miso Chicken

Don’t know what to do with your beautiful Sunshine Organic Miso? The majority of people I spoke to today at Sherwood Road Organic Meats – while dishing up this delicious Miso Chicken Stir-Fry – had only ever used Miso paste in soups and broths (if at all)! But did you know Miso paste is so much more versatile! Due to … Read More

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake)

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Another meat-free Monday is SORTED, thanks to this tasty recipe for Okonomiyaki! Okonomiyaki is a Japanese dish that is basically a big cabbage pancake (or fritter). I love to add mushrooms and spring onions as well and top with some miso baked veggies and/or bacon (obviously not meat free then). If you like this then check out my Spicy Whole … Read More

Gluten Free Sourdough Bread

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gluten free sourdough

Since the COVID-19 isolation situation has been underway I, like many others, have taken to mastering the art of sourdough bread! I have several coeliac and gluten-intolerant friends so I wanted to create a gluten-free sourdough as well. The nature of gluten-free breads is that they are quite dense, this have found they turn out better as bread rolls rather … 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

Paleo Choc-Coconut Cookies

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choc coconut

These healthy chocolate & coconut cookies are a perfect to snack on during the day and round out an evening beautifully! They’re also egg and nut free, making them a perfect treat for your kids in their lunch box! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 16-20 cookies Time 45 min Ingredients: 2.5 C Shredded coconut 1/3 C buckwheat flour … Read More

Raw Raspberry Ripe Cheesecake

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Move over cherry ripe, make way for raspberries! Tart but also sweet, these delicate berries are the star in this delicious Raw Raspberry Ripe Cheesecake! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 1 cake Time 1 hour For the Base: ¾ cup almonds ½ cup shredded coconut 3 tbsp cacao powder Blitz these together in a food processor until it’s the … Read More