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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Guacamole
Oct15

Guacamole

I read it in a Dolly magazine when I was about 14. So, like, 10 years ago! Alison Brahe (sp?) who married the spunky Cameron Daddo (or a different Daddo?) published her guacamole recipe so I tried it and it has stuck with me since. Thanks Alison!   Ingredients Avocado, 2 x large 2 x roma tomatoes 1 x small red onion 3 x garlic cloves Cracked pepper Himalayan salt Juice of 1/2 lemon Optional: 1 x tablespoon whole egg mayo...

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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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Smoked Salmon and Blue Cheese Risotto
Jul21

Smoked Salmon and Blue Cheese Risotto

A rich and creamy winter dish featuring delicious smoked salmon and your favourite blue cheese. We’ve deliberately not specified a brand because there’s too many to choose from. Shop local, look for cheeses made from ingredients sourced from your local area or made by local farmers. You’ll be amazed at the standard that’s hiding right there in your back yard. INGREDIENTS 1 litre of chicken stock 1 x large onion...

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Rocky Road
Feb19

Rocky Road

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_road_%28dessert%29) doesn’t say much that we don’t already know about Rocky Road, but it does suggest that it was invented in Australia as a way of tricking locals into buying spoiled chocolate transported from Europe. It was mixed with nuts and other ‘filler’ which is why you can’t find a specific recipe for the original rocky road. Apparently, the name...

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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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7 Gluten Free Flour Tips

This little piece should help you get your head around the array of confusing information about flour, grains, seeds, nuts and legumes. What are gluten free flours? Here’s a list of the ones that we know of or use regularly, but a form of flour can be made from a variety of dried ingredients so let us know if you’ve created something new! Almond Meal – made from ground almonds Buckwheat Flour – made from a pink...

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Gluten Free Self Raising Flour Mix Recipe

This is a simple recipe to create your own self raising flour mix to use in cupcakes, muffins, cakes or pies. Keep this handy and you will always be able to make cupcakes without resorting to packet mixes! 200 grams white rice flour 75 grams potato flour ½ teaspoon of gum (guar, xanthin – use roughly ¼ teaspoon per cup of flour) ½ teaspoon of cream of tartare 1 teaspoon of bicarb...

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