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Apple Crumble Bircher With Macadamia Milk
Apple Crumble Bircher With Macadamia Milk

Ever since I first tried almond milk, I have had problems with it intermittently. It is very random and has nothing to do with how fresh it is, although I have noticed that I will most definitely have a tummy upset if the almond milk is a day old. But then again on...

Date Walnut Chia And Rosemary Cookies
Date Walnut Chia And Rosemary Cookies

  We are about to start building a deck in our backyard that flows off the kitchen and will be the hub of many happy memories, watermelon stains and impromptu barbecue dinners come summer. But before we begin, we have to dig up all flora which is potentially in...

Maple Roasted Dutch Carrots With Garlicky Carrot Top Hummus
Maple Roasted Dutch Carrots With Garlicky Carrot Top Hummus

In the first edition of nose to tail veggies, I present you with a flavour-packed vegan dish of beautiful maple and spice roasted Dutch carrots on a bed of garlicky carrot top hummus. Easy to make and looks sensational on a platter to feed at your next party....

Basic Banana Muffins
Basic Banana Muffins

A simple, basic banana muffin recipe that can be adapted to your choice of flour, milk and fat. A recipe that will give you perfect golden-brown, crunchy high-topped banana muffins like the ones at the cafe. Nick always rolls his eyes when I pick up a big bunch at the...

Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins
Apple Strawberry Pie Muffins

I love apples. Not just the fruit but the story and emotion surrounding this gorgeous red fruit. Apart from the fact that it was the first fruit that had a story attached to it in kindergarten right through to middle school (hello Adam and Eve! Oh hi Snow White!...

Indian Carrot Cake
Indian Carrot Cake

A robust carrot cake for afternoon tea, inspired by the famous Indian dessert Gajar Ka Halwa (Sweet Carrot Pudding). My Indian Carrot Cake is baked with macadamia oil, lots of spices, sultanas and toasted pecans. A delightful cake that tastes even better the next day...

Banana And Coconut Milk Bread
Banana And Coconut Milk Bread

Who loves banana bread? I do. I know you do too! An obscenely thick slice of banana bread, toasted to perfection and slathered with butter is what the local cafe will have you believe is the breakfast of champions. They might be on to something. And today's banana...

Festive Walnut Babushka Cake
Festive Walnut Babushka Cake

  Christmas baking is all about sugar and spice that appeals to both naughty and nice. Okay, I agree. That was cheesy. Even for me. But I love sugar and spice with the fervour of usage increasing dramatically during the festive season. A dash of nutmeg, a...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

Apple Chai Spice Jam
Apple Chai Spice Jam

  Everything in life has a purpose. There is a multi-gazillion dollar industry built on that very fact. A car is for driving and not scuba diving. A hat is to wear and not use as a fish bowl. A frying pan is to fry eggs and not play tennis. But there are...

Iced Spice Coconut Latte
Iced Spice Coconut Latte

A good iced coffee can be a revelation.  There are so many elements fighting for attention in an iced coffee glass. The coffee, the sweetness, the milk, the flavouring. If one is more overpowering than the others, the balance is thrown off. After experimenting for...

Buttermilk Banana Tray Cake And Melbourne Book Tour
Buttermilk Banana Tray Cake And Melbourne Book Tour

  I have a stack full of robust cake recipes that belong to the beautiful brown crumb family and just hit the sweet spot - just! I love a cake that you can take a mouthful of and name at least a handful of ingredients in it as you slowly savour it. A cake...