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    Dreamy chocolate hazelnut spread

    by  • September 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Growing up, we had to start making our own school lunches in about year 3. I guess it’s because I didn’t always eat what was packed for me (jam sandwiches? Yech) and my parent’s figured maybe I’d be more inclined to eat what I packed myself. I don’t really know why, but regardless that’s...

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    Chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies

    by  • August 12, 2013 • 2 Comments

    Ok, so hands up who loves the Cookie Monster? Everyone? I thought so. And who wouldn’t! A monster who pretty well inhales cookies is a monster I can easily relate to. Plus with the token song he’s pretty well a walking musical about cookies! But then we were told cookies were a sometimes food....

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    Tropical mango muesli bars

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    I’ve recently been faced with a dilemma. We visited family over Easter and after spending much time gushing over my love of all things chocolate with my cousin—like mousse cake, cookies and cupcakes—my aunt declared that I was addicted to it. Me? Addicted to chocolate? Well maybe. I mean I really, really love the...

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    Healthy oreos (or cookies and cream)

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    My dear oreo. Where have you been all my life? I understand that we have had our issues. Growing up so far separated from your magical chocolaty crunch was always destined to make our love difficult. But, please, do not hold my childhood against me. You have ventured across the ocean to the shores...

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    Creamy pumpkin pasta bake (with dairy free option)

    by  • May 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    Gareth had a housemate who he always went mountain biking with (hi Jeff!). His housemate, after completing his study, moved back to his home town (a few hours drive away). So being the good friend that he is, Gareth would go and visit. Of course they inevitably end up mountain biking with a group...

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    Roasted peach, zucchini and parmesan salad

    by  • February 21, 2013 • 1 Comment

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    You know you have a winning recipe when you would rather eat more salad then homemade icecream with buckwheat wafer baskets . Even more exciting, is that my sister’s housemate (Hi Clare!) just gave us a whole heap of home grown necterines and plums (Thanks HEAPS Clare!) from her parents house (Thanks parents!). Those...

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    Candied orange

    by  • February 13, 2013 • 3 Comments

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    I mentioned two posts ago that we had been travelling the world. Well, not quite the world, but Europe. Last time we went to Europe was four years ago. Well and truly before we started eating sugar free! And let me tell you that four years ago, the chocolate in Europe was amazing. So...

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    Vanilla coconut cake with Chocolate buttercream

    by  • February 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    Happy belated birthday to you, happy belated birthday to you, happy belated birthday dear Gareth…. happy belated birthday to y-o-u!! Hip hip hooray! Ok, so I’m a few…ummm… many months late with the post, but we made a lovely vanilla coconut cake for Gareth’s birthday and took pictures and everything… it just wouldn’t be...

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    Beetroot dip three ways

    by  • January 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    I’m back! Did you miss me? Sorry I’ve been quiet for so long… I’ve been travelling the world and now have many delicious memories to share! But to make up for being away for so long I bring you not one, but three amazing beetroot dip recipes. Ahh beetroot… So I’m forgiven? One of...

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    Fresh strawberry and banana tart

    by  • December 18, 2012 • 1 Comment

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    I seriously think I must have the most amazing in-laws ever. I always love going to visit them with the rest of the family, relax and spend some good quality time with everyone. But something that appeals to my food-loving brain even more, is that Gareth’s mum always cooks such delicious, healthy food whenever we go...

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    Real foodie Christmas wish list

    by  • December 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

    We are fast coming up to Christmas – one of my favourite times of  the year! What could be better then family, food and fun? All of the above, but with presents! I love presents. I love mainly buying them for someone else. There not much that’s more satisfying then buying someone a present and...

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    Banana smoothie

    by  • December 7, 2012 • 2 Comments

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    I don’t understand milkshakes. Why?! Why have a milkshake if you could have a thickshake? I mean, what’s the point?! Someone, please explain it to me. Thickshakes I understand. They’re like icecream in drinkable form. Smoothies. I kind of get those too. They’re like frozen yoghurt in drinkable form. But milkshakes. Really? It’s like flavoured...

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