Slow Cooker Chicken Drumstick Cacciatore

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ slow cooked dish in the winter months? I certainly am, and what a classic slow cooked dish to prepare than the gorgeous Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore! All the mediterranean flavours and warmth come through for a delicious, hearty meal. I’ve used chickent drumsticks in this Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, but you could use chicken … Read More

Pineapple Pulled Pork with Fresh Slaw

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Pulled pork is so often done as “BBQ” flavour, well try something different but just as delicious in my Pineapple Pulled Pork with fresh slaw! If you like this then try my Slow Cooked Lamb/Beef Burgundy or my Asian-Style Pulled Pork! Serves 8-10 Time – overnight in the slow cooker Ingredients: 2-2.5kg free-range pork shoulder (bone-in). I love the quality … Read More

Steak & Guinness Pie

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steak & guinness pie

Steak & Guinness Pie is a perfect winter warmer to indulge in on those cold nights when all you want to do us curl up on the couch. I make the ‘stew’ of the pie in my slow cooker and then transfer to a pie dish to finish off in the oven with a topping of veggie mash or pastry. … Read More

Pea & Ham Soup

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pea & ham soup

Pea & Ham Soup (‘Snert’ in Dutch, which is my mother’s heritage) was a staple of my childhood, and remains a staple each winter now as an adult. Pea & ham soup was Mum’s speciality, and she’s taught me well! All you need is a slow cooker, a ham hock, some green split peas and then just any veggies your … Read More

Lentil Bolognese

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lentil bolognese

Here’s another cracker (and super simple dish) for your Meat free Mondays! Lentil Bolognese. This recipe is really easy, no fancy ingredients or complicated cooking methods, just good old fashioned cooking. Some of my other favourite meat-free dishes include Eggplant Parmigiana, Whole Baked Cauliflower, Risotto Cake, Pumpkin Bites and Roast Pumpkin Quiche. Serves 4 Time – 30 mins Ingredients: 1 … Read More

Paleo Pumpkin Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes

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pumpkin gnocchi

Pumpkin. Aaaahhhh who doesn’t love pumpkin? And gnocchi! Such a delicious and classic Italian favourite. Well combine the two, plus some of my wholefood creativity and you have Paleo Pumpkin 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. Until I started experimenting with pumpkin. … Read More

Roast Cauliflower and Green Bean Salad

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green bean salad

Need something interesting to dish up at your next gathering? Try this dairy-free, vegan Roast Cauliflower & Green Bean Salad. Lunch leftovers are a win too! If you love this, then you’ll love my whole baked cauliflower as well! Serves 8-10 as a side Time – about 45mins Ingredients: 500g washed green beans, top & tailed and halved 1/2 a … Read More

Coleslaw (dairy-free, vegan)

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Coleslaw

Need something interesting to dish up at your next gathering? Try this dairy-free, vegan Coleslaw. Have it on a burger, wrap or just by itself! Serves 8-10 as a side Time – about 15mins Coleslaw Ingredients: 1/4 Savoy cabbage, shredded 1/4 red cabbage, shredded 3 large carrots, julienned 1 red capsicum, sliced into fine strips 2 generous handfuls fresh parsley, … Read More

Plantain Granola

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Plantain Granola

This recipe for Plantain Granola is great because it’s totally flexible to what YOU like (and what you have in the pantry)! Check out the recipe below and adjust to suit your favourite/available/seasonal nuts and dried fruit! All you need is 5-6 basic ingredients (which are flexible) and you’re set. What are Plantains? Plantains are extremely common in the USA … Read More

Thai Style Salad

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Thai Style Salad

There’s nothing fresher and more perfect for the palate during the humid Queensland summer months than a refreshing Thai Style Salad! Double the dressing and use half as a marinade for beef, chicken or tempeh which you can grill and serve with or add too the Thai Style Salad! Serves 8-10 as a side Time – about 20mins Ingredients: 1 … Read More