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

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

Lamb Bone Broth Dukkah

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dukkah lamb

A simple recipe celebrating all things lamb and dukkah! Easy to throw together and results in a super delicious dinner for you and your partner/family/guests! Serves 2 Time – about 30mins Ingredients: 2 lamb chops at room temperature 1 T Broth of Life Lamb Bone Broth 4 T almond meal 1 t black sesame seeds 1 t white sesame seeds … 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

Vegan Sausage Rolls

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vegan sausage rolls

Vegan Sausage Rolls often leave a lot to be desired as far as I’m concerned, both from a nutritional perspective as well as a taste/flavour perspective. Regularly crumbling and falling apart and frequently lacking flavour. Commercial vegan sausage rolls are often filled with  fillers and binders, making them less attractive to a real food nutritionist like myself. The key thing … Read More

Gluten-Free Pastry

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gluten free pastry

One of the hardest things to find when going gluten-free is a good gluten free pastry recipe. I’ve tried so many over the years and find these two to be the best on the market. You can use these pastries for rolling sausage rolls, topping pies, making tarte-tatins, tasty galettes and quiches. Change the type of oil depending on whether … Read More

Curried Sausages

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curried sausages

It’s a bit cool 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 to get the slow cooker out! I went hunting in the freezer for something to cook in it and came across my favourite Backfatters Pure Pork sausages (free range, gluten-free, literally just … Read More