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

Apricot and Mustard Glazed Ham

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christmas ham

Christmas 2017 was my first time glazing and presenting a Christmas ham. And here it is! I had such fun doing it, and it was totally not as hard as I’d thought it would be. I took some inspiration from some of my favourite chefs; Jamie Oliver, Maggie Beer. Then created my own, DELICIOUS glaze for this beautiful ham. The … Read More

Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi with Ham and Brussel Sprouts

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paleo gnocchi

Gnocchi is one of those dishes that can be really hard to do gluten-free and whole-food based. I’ve tried many times without success. Enter inspiration from Luke Hines’ Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe! Aside from tasting amazing, the pumpkin actually adds a good amount of moisture to this gnocchi which you don’t get from sweet potato. The other thing I love about … Read More

Farinata and Farinata Pizza

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farinata

I learnt how to make Farinata while I was travelling in Italy in 2016. It’s also known as Torte di Ceci or Farinata di Ceci and originates from the region of Liguria. Since 2016 I’ve made it regularly as it’s great for many different occasions such as: as part of a nibbles/antipasti platter, as a savoury pancake and as the … Read More

Crepe “Lasagne”

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crepe lasagne

Cooler weather calls for warmer food. Enter Lasagne. This crêpe lasagne to be exact! I was pretty happy with how this idea in my head turned out in the end, if I do say so myself!  The crêpes hold together nicely and are much more pasta-like than the other times I’ve tried to make a lasagne using vegetables like eggplant … Read More