Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

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I love that I'm writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional 'box' you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the 'buy nothing new curry' because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I'd make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yoghurt these days can mean an ingredient list like this, a best selling 'low fat' yoghurt - talk about weirdo packets of fakeness! My rule is, if I have to look something up with google to see what it is in an ingredient list, then it is not a food I could make in my kitchen and therefore processed and not real food (while there might be real food ingredients in the mix). There are ingredients in here that are documented to be known irritants to gastrointestinal tract, liver, … [Read more...]

Salted Carob Bliss balls

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People ask me if I've got a bliss ball recipe quite often. I can't really answer why I don't. I really don't love how sweet they usually are, I guess. ¬†I was looking at a new commercial one released the other day for Mum, which she wanted for her golf round and we were shocked to see a 20g ball had 7g of sugar - Yes, that's 35% sugar! Remember sugar can creep up because it's rather addictive to us. All of a sudden it's 3 dates, a piece of fruit, a 'wholefood' biscuit a veggie juice with apple in … [Read more...]

Simple gluten and nut free biscuit cookies

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HEY ALL, CAN YOU HOLD OFF ON BAKING THESE UNTIL NEXT WEEK? KIM, WHO MAKES LOTS OF MY RECIPES HAS FOUND THE MIX SUPER WET AND IT REALLY SHOULDN'T BE SO WHEN I'M BACK IN SYDNEY TUESDAY I SHALL RE TEST AND RE-POST WHEN I'VE WORKSHOPPED IT PERSONALLY TO ENSURE THEY'RE AS THEY WERE WHEN I BAKED THEM AND IN THESE PICS! WE DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT LITTLE BUNNIES EVERYWHERE AND WASTE PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS ON A BAKING FAIL. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, ALEXX XX HERE ARE THE VANILLA SHORTBREADS¬†OR THE … [Read more...]

Silky smooth cauliflower puree

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I had to write an emergency blog. This cauliflower puree was so, so very smooth and I just wanted to share exactly what I did.   What you'll need (serves 4-5) 1 medium head of cauliflower 1/3 cup coconut cream (or whole cream if you eat it) salt optional: add a tablespoon butter   What to do Thermomix: Set your timer to 18 minutes, temperature Varoma, an inch or two of water in the bottom, steamer basket in place. Once it's going, cut all your cauliflower into small … [Read more...]

Beetroot Leaf Chips – Better than Kale chips?

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Oh, I just love a lightbulb moment. I was feeling uninspired by cooking beet greens again, 3rd day in a row. I was also uninspired to add them to a salad. I was cold. It was cold outside. I procrastinated with them in my fridge a couple of days. And then it occurred to me: CHIPS! I'm going to make a call here: Better than kale chips. The flavour is so good. Something about them! May be it's that it's 'new'? Regardless, I look forward to seeing what you think. My family won't find out just yet … [Read more...]

Simple Thai Chicken Soup

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I am such a fan of the quick throw together soup. This Thai chicken soup was exactly that. I couldn't face another plain chicken stock soup - you know when you just CRAVE a big punchy flavour vibe? Well, this was that for me earlier last week. This is easy to make with any kinds of leftovers you have in meat or veg department - except maybe root veg, not so awesome for this texture wise, but zucchini / fennel / kale... Those would all be great veggie alternatives if you've not got / don't eat … [Read more...]

Fragrant Baked Carrot Stack

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There is abundant variety when it comes to cooking veg - I always like to stretch my creativity in the kitchen and this was born on a typical 'what can I do to make carrots exciting today' thought train... So, I started by chopping them long ways, then when deciding what to do with all of these long carrot strips, this 'stack' idea emerged, inspired by the French Daphinois potato dish of layered potatoes with butter, whisked egg and cream. This is of course a little different I wasn't really … [Read more...]