Vegan Teff and Tofu Patties

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If you’ve been following my recipes for a while then you’ll know how I love to experiment with plant-based protein sources to make tasty lunch. And it really doesn’t have to be anything too complicated! These teff & tofu patties are the prime example; just keep it simple with some of your favourite spices, add to your food processor and … Read More

Pesto Roast Vegetable Salad

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roast vegetable salad

Need something new for your lunch or to dish up at your next gathering? Try this pesto roast vegetable salad. Leftovers make excellent lunches! Serves 6-8 as a side Time – about 60mins Ingredients: 3 large carrots, chopped into 2cm chunks 5 small raw beetroots, whole 1/4 of a small pumpkin, chopped into chunks 4 -6 small washed potatoes, chopped … Read More

Chocolate Protein Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free)

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Chocolate Protein Muffins

What happens when you have an abundance of random flours and bits and pieces in your pantry? Well, I had a hankering for chocolate muffins, so I basically just ‘winged it’ to get them to a consistency that seemed like muffin batter. I call the result, “Clear out the Pantry” Chocolate Protein Muffins! These Chocolate Protein Muffins are also gluten … Read More

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

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

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

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