Anti-Aging Face Cream

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anti aging

Don’t want strange nasties rubbed all over your skin? Neither do I. So I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade body products from Body Butter and Body Scrub to a DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray. My friend Erin over at the Herb Spa makes almost all of her own skin and hair care items so I’ve been picking her brain a … Read More

After Dinner (Choc-Coconut) Mint

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after dinner

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous after dinner mint? A piece of dark, mint chocolate has got to be one of the best ways to end an evening and wind down, don’t you think? I recently tried this delicious Coconut Dream Chocolate Mint by Kitz Living Foods and was blown away! Such a delicious product, and with such simple, real food ingredients! … Read More

Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

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Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

Remember those super delicious, chunky double-choc cookies from your childhood? A real treat weren’t they? Well I was craving some the other week so I decided to tweak an old recipe for sugar-loaded traditional whole-wheat flour cookies to make this version of Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies. Don’t get me wrong, these are still a treat item but they’re slightly … Read More

Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower

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Tomato and herb baked cauliflower

This Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower tastes divine by itself and with roast or grilled meat by my favourite is as leftovers in lunch salads! Our lovely cruciferous vegetables appear abundantly at the local farmers markets in the autumn and winter months here in Australia. The nutritional benefits these veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts provide include antioxidants and … Read More

The Perfect Roast Beetroot

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roast beetroot

I used to find that beetroot would always dry out when I tried to roast it in the oven. And then I leant this trick from my good friend Zuzia (thanks Zuz)! Now every time I make roast beetroot, it’s perfectly moist, soft and buttery!  Recipe Type: GF, DF, Paleo, V Ingredients: 1 whole, raw beetroot 1 sheet aluminium foil … 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