• Coconut macaroons

    by  • December 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    coconut macaroons from above egg free sugar free nut free dairy free

    We were in Melbourne last year and Gareth ate his first ever macaroon at a cafe we went to that specialised in desserts. He was hooked! Can you tell he is a sweet tooth much? We tried a few different flavours and loved them all. If only we’d known what we were missing out on!...

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    Banana bread

    by  • November 21, 2012 • 1 Comment

    cake with melting butter

    One banana, two bananas, three bananas, four… five bananas make a bunch and so do many more… Tra la laaaa, Tra la la laaa, Tra la laaa, Tra la la laa. Ahem. What can I say? I like to sing. Not that I recall ever watching the Banana Splits growing up. I DO however remember dad finally...

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    Best ever vegetarian lasagne

    by  • November 14, 2012 • 4 Comments

    cooked served

    I must confess that I’ve been obsessing about lasagne since Easter. That’s right – for months! Now some of you may know me well and not be particularly surprised by that. I tend to get quite taken by an idea and and obsess about it until I get it out of my system, but...

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    Rich chocolate mousse cake

    by  • November 7, 2012 • 19 Comments

    served with strawberries

    I clearly have an obsession with chocolate. Gourmet chocolate, chocolate body butter, chocolate cupcakes… and the darker my chocolate, the better! One of my all time favourite desserts though is chocolate mousse. Oh chocolate mousse how I love thee! Light, but rich. Fluffy, but creamy. Airy, but satisfying. So what’s better than chocolate mousse?...

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    Sundried tomato sauce (for anything!)

    by  • November 1, 2012 • 8 Comments

    sauce served two

    This recipe is a fabulous, simply and no cook tomato sauce that goes well with anything! Including pizza, lasagne, pasta, salads, crackers – you name it! Growing up, I always used pasta sauce to cook, not just for my famed pasta and sauce with cheese recipes, but for anything. Making pasta, use pasta sauce....

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    Sticky date pudding

    by  • October 24, 2012 • 2 Comments

    cooked with caramel and double cream

    One of my favourite desserts growing up was sticky date pudding. This may be surprising given I hated dates (crazy child), but something about the moist springy cake with rich gooey sauce just worked. So for my birthday this year, I decided we needed to have sticky date pudding instead of cake. I looked...

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    Simple citrus salad

    by  • October 18, 2012 • 0 Comments

    salad with feta

    I’m still on a high from my visit to the farmers markets the other week. In fact, we’ve been every week since. The produce is so fresh and delicious! In only three weeks, some of my favourite stall holders are even recognising me now. It’s got such a great sense of community. They also...

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    Cauliflower pizza base

    by  • October 10, 2012 • 2 Comments

    cooked pizza

    I remember when I was younger, going to visit our cousins. It was awesome. And aside from the talking, laughter and games, I remember desperately wanting to play a computer game they owned that I was quite obsessed with. Now, in hindsight it probably wasn’t such a bad game to be obsessed by, as...

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    Gourmet chocolate

    by  • October 3, 2012 • 10 Comments

    chocolate stacked from above

    Chocolate. Chocolate is possibly the reason I started this blog. It’s certainly a big factor in why I went sugar free. Or I should say, a big factor in my ability to go sugar free. You see, I’m a chocolatier. Wow. It feels good to say that. I bet it would mean instant friends at...

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    Chocolate body butter

    by  • September 26, 2012 • 7 Comments

    body-butter-in-tub

    Since my diet overhaul, I’ve been looking very carefully at everything I’ve been putting my body into contact with. I even did science at university and I don’t understand half of what’s on the label of most beauty products! Scary. I mean I’ve always been fascinated with the marketing hype of beauty products—it seems...

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