A warming winter stew

Eek cooked cabbage! Not the nicest of thoughts for some of us. But paired up with golden kumara, peanuts, ginger and cayenne all your memories of soggy cooked cabbage will be forgotten. During the winter months this dish is a weekly staple in my kitchen. It’s a throw-it-all-in-the-pot type meal and goes well over couscous or […]

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Gluten free cookies for kids on the go (& adults)

Confession. There are a couple of occasions when my oil free mantra goes out the window – garlicky oil drizzled on homemade pizza – or worse the temptation of a hot chip. Yes I’m imperfectly perfect. So these cookies are one of the few recipes in these pages that contain coconut oil. 1 Tbl chia soaked […]

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A classic dish made healthier

In the last throes of summer there are still aubergines about and plenty of beans to try this oil free version of ratatouille. That’s right I did say oil free. Many a pan has been overheated with great gulps of olive oil added to fry off the aubergine – ending in a rich and I […]

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Gluten-free fast food that’s healthy

Time stealers. They have a habit of turning up at the end of the week. And they steal more than time. They steal energy, motivation, and that I’m-never-eating-crap-food-again intention from earlier in the week. It’s in these moments that something quick and delicious can divert your longing for a fast food fix. We’re a bit […]

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How to make egg-free gluten-free fritters

I have to confess. Egg-based dishes like fritters and omelettes were a favourite fall back for impromptu brunches and quick Sunday night dinners. Convenient. Tasty. Adaptable. But fritters without eggs? Thankfully there’s an alternative that boasts protein without the cholesterol. Chickpea flour. Other cultures have been on to this, like, forever. And the super big […]

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Pasta stuffed with cashew basil cream

Rich, creamy and nutritious, these shells will be gracing our Christmas table this year. They feel a little bit fancy, a little bit decadent and are easy to assemble. A serving of 2-3 stuffed shells is ample when served with salads and vegetable sides.  You will need: Big pasta shells 2 jars of pasta sauce […]

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Simple summer soup

When I want to combine all the flavours of summer this is the soup I crave. Simple, tasty and flexible. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, chopped 2-3 new potatoes, scrubbed, halved and sliced thickly 1 zucchini, chopped Handful of green beans 2 tomatoes 6 cups water/vegetable stock 1 C fresh […]

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How to make chocolate mousse in 5 minutes

Simple and elegant, this chocolate pud delivers dreamy delight with accents of surprise. Play with the amounts of cacao powder (rich in nutrients but you can use cocoa), sweetener and spices to suit children and double-chocolate lovers. Avoid overripe avocados as they will dominate the flavour. Throw it all in and adjust. You can’t go […]

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Beetroot dip

In your armory of healthy vegan recipes this has to be in it. In a word: stunning. It goes something like this: Cook a couple of beets until soft. Toast a sprinkle of cumin seeds in a dry pan until the aroma is released ~1 min. Grind seeds. Place beets & cumin in food processor […]

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Walnut sauce – it goes on everything!

Walnut sauce is a game changer. It literally added a whole new repertoire to my weekday-fly-in-the-door meals. Simplicity rules here. Sauce plus steamed veges. This is no time to be shy. If you secretly love Brussel sprouts steam up a bunch and lather in this walnutty wonder. New potatoes, greens, broccoli … your underneath carrier […]

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