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

Dark Chocolate Jaffa Flan

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jaffa flan

I saw these flans made recently on the 2019 season of My Kitchen Rules (Channel 7). They really looked so tasty and I thought I could make a healthier version, lower in sugar and free from gluten and dairy which would be friendlier for my wide variety of friends with dietary restrictions. It has a really beautiful, creamy texture, which … 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

Passionfruit Bliss Balls

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passionfruit

I recently tried a passionfruit bar made by Blue Dinosaur. And REALLY liked it. So much so that I took to trying to recreate it myself. So, here’s what I’ve come up with, tastes almost identical, and sooooo good! Makes ~12 balls Time – 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 C desiccated coconut 1/2 C almonds 1/3 C dried dates, soaked in … Read More