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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Sprouted Rye Chocolate Balls
Jun27

Sprouted Rye Chocolate Balls

These healthy snack treats are made using a sprouted rye bread, moist enough to mix and roll into balls for a treat during the week. This particular blend from Pure Life Bakery is much more suited to this recipe due to the moist nature of the bread. The only other wet ingredient in this recipe is some coconut oil to help with setting when refrigerated.     Ingredients 150g sprouted rye bread from Pure Life Bakery 150g date...

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Mushroom & Spinach Breakfast Fry
Jun08

Mushroom & Spinach Breakfast Fry

Mushrooms are the only food which I don’t like. The taste. The texture. The smell. Ugh. But my partner loves them, so occasionally I cook him up a Sunday morning treat after a visit to the farmers markets. This one is simple, healthy and spicy with whole chilli to give a real kick. Ingredients 5 medium mushrooms per person 2 leaves of kale or a handful of baby spinach 1 chilli, cut into large pieces (or use a few extra types of...

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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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Green Beans & Bacon
Jan02

Green Beans & Bacon

When you’re first trying to eat healthy, it seems like you are being punished and all the tasty things taken away. There’s a couple of simple ways to avoid feeling deprived, and that is to allow yourself a wide range of good fats (as fat carries flavour) but increase your intake of vegetables, in particular the green ones. Bacon really helps you get used to the flavour and overcome that ‘you don’t make friends...

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Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake
Dec13

Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake

This mud cake base has been modified in so many ways, and it has never failed me yet. I’ve failed it a few times, but if you stick with the core basic ingredients and always remember to increase wet/dry ingredients to suit your variation, you’ll get some amazing cake and dessert results. This recipe is gluten and dairy free as it uses nuts and fruit to keep it delicious and moist with just a splash of milk (I use almond)...

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Pizza Scrolls
Jan17

Pizza Scrolls

A gluten free filo pastry from the food fair last weekend along with some Tofutti Ricotta Cheese help to create this basic recipe for Pizza Scrolls. Ingredients Premade Gluten Free ‘Filo’ Pastry Tofutti Ricotta Cheese 10 sun dried tomatoes 1/2 cup loosely packed basil 3 bacon rachers or pieces of ham Optional: Salami or Pancetta Optional: Pesto Mayo to serve Method Place a piece of pastry onto a clean board or bench Spread...

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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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