Savoury summer fruit salad

Summer Fruit Salad

There is nothing more I love than a fresh, colourful salad in the summer time with juicy bits aplenty. Nature really does gift us the goods over the summer time, when it comes to flavour and colour, doesn't she? A friend asked me to bring something 'Red' to a recent lunch, and so the savoury fruit salad was born out of that. I had strawberries, tomatoes, pomegranates from Mum so I built from them and created this one.   It had purple basil, green basil, tomato, raspberry, … [Read more...]

Super simple sugar free iced tea

No sugar Iced Tea

There are hundreds of inspiring blends of herbal tea these days to make iced tea options really exciting. We absolutely do NOT need to reach for the sugar packed, fake flavoured, single use plastic store options, when it's a simple 3 minute prep for a litre or two for the next day. I offered my husband a herbal tea last night out of habit, and when he said "Nah... too hot!" It occurred to me then that I thought the same. So, just as we did last summer, I brewed a super strong (3 heaped … [Read more...]

Luscious Raw Cheese Cake

Gluten free blueberry cheesecake

Start the year as you wish to continue. Shall we do that creatively, proactively and deliciously? They can all be summed up with this raw cheese cake. I feel like I've come really late to the party in putting one on the blog. I love them and make variations regularly, but am so excited to finally commit one to writing and share it. It's got big flavour. It is silky and creamy like a semi freddo or freshly made ice cream. I hope you enjoy it as we did for our New Year's eve dessert. We had a … [Read more...]

Another year over… and a new one just begun

2015

I have a little project for us to inspire change in each other in the directions in which we all wish to head for 2015. I'm not much into resolutions. I find them a little vague to be held accountable for... Like we've all forgotten them 2 weeks into January. What I do love though, is a couple of times a year, taking a look at the good things I love that I want more of in my life. By the same token, I look at things that always seem to bring me negative feelings or thoughts or anxiety and do … [Read more...]

Turkey San Choy Bow

Turkey San Choy Bow

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a little piece about how crazy it was that IQS and Paleo were in the most dangerous fad diets list. You can get up to speed here on that piece if you fancy. It has spurred me to share with you a lovely recipe by the IQS team to illustrate my point. This isn't sponsored. I haven't been paid. I am just a big fan of justice and logic, thus the motivation to prove my point the best way possible: With a meal. Especially with a meal that is perfect for Christmas turkey … [Read more...]

Super simple Christmas baked custard

Christmas Baked Custard

I love a good baked custard. It is the fastest 'whip up' dessert, being in the oven within a minute of getting started. I had leftover fruit mince when making the Christmas cake yesterday, and I was wondering what to do with it, as it was only about 1/2 a cup. This recipe was born from that predicament. Restriction often propels me towards creativity. Are you like that by chance? It seems as soon as I'm told 'that's not possible' or 'there's not much you can do with that' then I'm like, … [Read more...]

Nourishing Christmas Cake

GAPS, Paleo, gluten free Christmas Cake

A couple of weeks ago I saw my friend Jo of Quirky Cooking fame (please get out from under the rock and discover her amazingness if you haven't already) was lamenting a good christmas cake, while her family are doing the healing GAPS diet. Well, it got me thinking: Is it possible? Would it taste nice? Would the texture be able to be respected? Would it pass with the British born and raised Dad? So this GAPS Christmas cake was born as a test. Gluten, dairy, grain, starch and even nut free, … [Read more...]

All the feelings this week in Sydney

martin place flowers

What a week it has been here in Sydney. This blog is off topic, yes, but this week has been significant in a tragic way and every time I went to write out a recipe for jellies this week, all I wanted to do was share this piece, so here it is. I remember distinctly helping with packing all the garlic orders at my mum in law's in the country on Monday when the initial news broke out that there was a hostage situation in the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place... there was also drama with Opera House … [Read more...]