ALMOND WALNUT QUINOA-LA WITH FIGS & ORANGE SYRUP

A few years ago, on a whim, I bought a packet of quinoa flakes. With no specific recipe in mind in which to feature them, I ended up using them in a variety of baked goods, in place of oats. The results were surprisingly good and I became interested to experiment further. This quinoa-based granola (which […]

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN BAKED PORRIDGE POTS

A muffin for breakfast with a delicious twist! For a while I have been mentioning my favourite recipes on Instagram, and I am finally playing catch-up and starting to post them, as promised. When I posed the question yesterday, “Which of my baked porridge recipes would you like to see next?”, the winner – by Instagram comment […]

I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PROGRAM, ROUND 3 (Clean Week and beyond in review)

It has now been a few weeks since the last round (my third) of the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program wrapped up, and although there where similarities between this round and previous ones I have participated in, on a personal note, some new things certainly came to light. As always, the recipes were wonderful and the […]

SWEET POTATO PIE BAKED PORRIDGE POTS (Happy Food Revolution Day, 2015!)

Yes, it’s Food Revolution Day, 2015. And rather than host an activity as I have done in previous years, this year I decided to simply cook with my family, getting the kids involved (they love helping in the kitchen!) and, in the spirit of the day, popping on a couple of Jamie’s Food Tube videos and an […]

DUKKAH CRUSTED SWEET POTATO FRIES & TAHINI DIPPING SAUCE WITH ROASTED GARLIC

This combination of two simple, but utterly delicious sides, is sure to please. Talented Elaine of Foodbod fame is a woman after my own heart. And so, when she asked me what I would feed her, this recipe I created with the intention of sharing around the start of the year (where has 2015 gone?) sprang […]

PEANUT BUTTER, BANANA & CHOCOLATE CHIP WAFFLES (vegan, gluten-free, IQS-friendly)

For Cupcake’s 2nd birthday party “waffle bar”, I created a banoffee waffle recipe and, in the process, discovered the perfect way to use up that odd soon-to-be-overripe sad, lone banana sitting oft to be found on the kitchen countertop. I have yet to share that recipe (which is one of my all-time favourites!), but on the 25th of […]

HEALTHY MALTED HOT CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE (plus iced chocolate variant)

Two things led directly to the creation of this recipe; a snow storm a few weeks ago (who doesn’t want hot chocolate after being caught in one of those?) and my recent kitchen experiments with immunity boosting “superfoods”, such as maca. This drink is not actually malted at all, but rather gets it’s malty, caramel-y tones from maca powder. […]

I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PROGRAM, ROUND 3 (the first 3 weeks in review)

This is my third time around, doing sugar-free the IQS way. As always, it’s a fascinating (and delicious) process. And already significant health-related revelations have come to light, which I will delve into later. But I’ll start with the food. No doubt the best place to start… WHAT I HAVE BEEN EATING Week 1 arrived and the program kicked off with […]

SWEDISH (NO)MEATBALLS (a vegan version of the Swedish favourite)

Famously, Sweden has a long tradition of meat, seafood and dairy-rich cuisine. Its inhabitants, however, seem to be increasingly more interested in plant-based eating. My newly-vegan husband- who was raised on köttbullar (Swedish meatballs), sill (pickled herring) & kilos of cheese- is a testament to this trend. On our first study “date” during our university days in Australia, […]

ROSEMARY-INFUSED SEA SALT (a perfect pantry staple or homemade gift)

This was the salt that I used to season my “epic” (to pinch a Daniel Churchill term) Crisp(ier) Sweet Potato Fries the other day. The lovely, subtle rosemary taste/aroma makes this salt a versatile pantry staple or, prettily packaged in cute glass containers, an ideal party favour/hostess gift/homemade Christmas gift; an aromatic salt that can be used for […]