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

Sourdough Rye Bread

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Since the COVID-19 isolation situation has been underway I, like many others, have taken to mastering the art of sourdough bread! But, why Sourdough? Why make sourdough bread over other breads that, in all fairness, are less time-comsuming to make? I did a little research (1, 2) and found that compared to breads prepared using fast-acting (bakers/dried) yeast, breads made … 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

Lamb Kofta

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Lamb Kofta

Not many people know this, but one of my first jobs (that I held for over 3 years during high school) was at our local kebab shop in Stafford! For me it was a wonderful experience working for, and with, a lovely Turkish family and gaining a sincere introduction to Middle-Eastern cuisine. Falafels are still one of my favourite foods … Read More

Cabbage ‘Steak’

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cabbage steak

Your next meat-free Monday is SORTED, thanks to this tasty recipe for Cabbage ‘Steak’! It’s really a very simple concept that I love to do for an easy vegetarian meal. I’ll have this regularly but change up the other vegetables/herbs/spices that I use to totally transform the dish! If you like this then check out my Spicy Whole Baked Cauliflower! … Read More

Homemade, Spiced, Slow Cooked Corned Beef

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Corned Beef

What to do when you’ve got some spare, beautiful organic, pastured, organic beef brisket available? Well one thing you can do, is a home made, spiced corned beef! One question I know you’ll ask, is “why isn’t it pink? All other corned beef I’ve had is pink…”. Most corned beef is pink due to the use of nitrate salts which … Read More

Pear and Raspberry Crumble

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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


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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