Pesto French Toast with Ham
Sep25

Pesto French Toast with Ham

There’s just so many things you can do with a sandwich press. And with bread. And pesto. Together, they are magic. I’m a huge fan of sweet french toast with banana or apple cooked into it, but my partner prefers savoury so I whipped this one up as a test. Also. I’m not a huge fan of cleaning so I use the sandwich press often, with its delightful non-stick easy-clean surface. Here’s my recipe for a gluten and...

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Apple and Date French Toast
Jul15

Apple and Date French Toast

It’s another lazy breakfast made on the sandwich press! This is a sweet, delicious apple & date gluten free french toast topped with chocolate chips, cacao nibs, honey and coconut yoghurt.     Ingredients 2 pieces of bread (I’ve used burgen gluten free white bread) 1 x egg 1/4 cup almond milk 1 heaped tablespoon of coconut sugar 2 rings of freshly cut apple 6 dried dates or 3 medjool dates    ...

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Date, Ginger and Cinnamon Spread
May21

Date, Ginger and Cinnamon Spread

This is an amazing and versatile item to have in the fridge as it can be used as a base for many healthy treats. We’ve used it with sprouted rye bread in this chocolate ball recipe, with callebaut 54% dark chocolate for our famous chocolate fudge recipe and as a spread on our raisin toast or banana bread. The recipe itself is very simple, but the method can be a little time consuming so it is recommended to do this recipe along...

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Sprouted Grain Coconut Crumble
Feb19

Sprouted Grain Coconut Crumble

My naturopath introduced me to sprouted grain breads from Pure Life Bakery more than a decade ago when he also suggested I stop eating all the things I was currently eating and replace them with actual food. Imagine my surprise when sprouted wheat bread tasted nothing like Tip Top soft white! Eventually, the obvious results changed my attitude to what I put in my face but to avoid boredom I have had to be creative with how I get my...

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Chia Pudding with Dates & Cinnamon
Feb01

Chia Pudding with Dates & Cinnamon

Every few years a new trendy seed hits the food scene. Quinoa has bombarded us for the last decade, but now we’ve moved on to Chia seeds as the latest hipster seed. But it isn’t just trendy… Chia is packed with protein, good fats and contains Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and fibre. Chia seeds are also gluten free, but they have an additional benefit for those of us with weak or damaged digestive systems and...

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Sandwich Press Omelette
Dec13

Sandwich Press Omelette

The sandwich press is the only way I can make an omelette. And why fight it when they turn out this good! The edges of the press keep the egg mixture from running out while the non-stick surface is perfect for easily removing the egg. You can also avoid that messy step of flipping the omelette by simply pressing the lid down as soon as the egg is sealed and folding it in half over the ingredients. This recipe serves 2 for breakfast,...

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Pulled Pork Omelette
Mar04

Pulled Pork Omelette

This is an easy dish ONLY if you have some left over pulled pork in your fridge. I cook up a large batch and freeze it so we get sick of it after a few days so it gets frozen and we can then pull a container from the freezer on a slack night. That’s not why it’s called pulled pork though. The pork is pulled apart with 2 forks after being slow cooked in mexican spices.  You can also substitute any mince dish or meaty stew...

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Sultana, Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets
Feb28

Sultana, Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets

My Nana calls these pikelets or drop scones, and serves them with honey or jam with a side of fresh cream straight from the cow. They are great served fresh and hot with a cuppa, or they can be refrigerated for a few days and served for school lunches. Ingredients 2 x eggs 1.5 cups regular or gluten free SR flour mix 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk or almond milk (if mixture is too thick to roll easily off the spoon...

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Orange Pancakes
Jan10

Orange Pancakes

A light and thin pancake recipe with your morning gloss of OJ cooked right in! INGREDIENTS ½ cup self raising flour pinch salt 1 egg ¾ cup milk 3 tbl/spoons softened butter 2 tbl/spoons icing sugar grated rind of one orange ½ cup orange juice METHOD Sift flour & salt into bowl add lightly beaten egg & milk mix to smooth batter stand one hour grease hot pan well pour in a little batter cook one minute turn cook other side...

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Summer Bruise
Dec11

Summer Bruise

This breakfast fruit slushie is packed with nutrients and will give you a kick start to your summer morning. It’s perfect after a work out and before your main breakfast meal, or as a mid morning snack. Refreshing, and a great way to use up those last few bits of fruit at the end of the shopping week! But why a summer bruise you ask? Well it’s the exact same colour as the bruise on my butt from falling over while enjoying...

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Caramelized Apples
Sep29

Buckwheat Pancakes with Caramelized Apples

Another gluten free alternative, but please don’t be afraid to substitute wheat flour if you don’t need the gluten free option. Buckwheat flour and wheat flour do work in a similar way, although if you aren’t comfortable with different flour yet it is strongly recommended to weigh your flour rather than using cup measurements. INGREDIENTS 1 cup buckwheat flour (or plain flour) ½ cup gluten free self raising flour (or...

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Sandwich Press Omelette
Feb01

Sandwich Press Omelette

This is so easy that you will kick yourself that you’ve never thought of it. Go on, kick yourself. If, like me, you just avoided omelettes because they were just too hard then you are in luck. A $30 sandwich press is the most effective omelette maker you’ll find in your home. 2 flat hot non stick surfaces. It really is what omelette dreams are made of, so go on, get creative. Here’s one to start you off …...

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