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Pecan Maple Banana Bread
Pecan Maple Banana Bread

Pecan and Maple have to be one of the world's best flavour combinations. And now it is in Banana Bread Form! This healthier, baked-with-spelt and very low unrefined natural sugar Pecan Maple Banana Bread rises high like the cafe versions and tastes amazing toasted! A...

Hummingbird Muffins
Hummingbird Muffins

Inspired by the famous Hummingbird Cake, these Hummingbird Muffins are rustic and wholesome banana and pineapple muffins made with spelt flour, pecans, fruit and spices. A great sturdy muffin with caramel notes that freezes well and tastes super delicious. What's a...

Nutty Cacao Smoothie
Nutty Cacao Smoothie

I have been a smoothie drinker for about four years now. On some days in the week, I will sneak in a smoothie mid-morning after my breakfast. And although green smoothies are nice and I will create a delicious glass once in a while, I am not fanatic about them. I feel...

Coffee Gingerbread Granola
Coffee Gingerbread Granola

One of the things I love about living in Australia is the fact that we celebrate Christmas in July like our friends in New Zealand and South Africa. July is the middle of winter and the coldest month of the year because we all know that seasons are opposite in the...

Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble
Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble

A few years ago I had this insane fig crumble at a winter market here in Sydney. It was figgy as was expected but had an incredible warmth that poured down my throat right down to my belly. After reading the ingredient list on the pack, I realised that it had ginger...

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...

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...

Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake
Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake

My boys once averse to Hot Cross Buns have only just started eating them this year (they are 11 and 7 and can be overtly fussy when it comes to sweet things!). As a result, in the past few weeks, I have been making regular trips to my local Bakers Delight for their...

Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread
Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread

  Let me start today by thanking you all. Yesterday I was absolutely gobsmacked to discover that I was one of the five finalists for the Best Australian Blogs 2013 in the Lifestyle category. For all those of you who took the time out to head on over there and...

Whole Wheat And Soy Waffles With Raspberries
Whole Wheat And Soy Waffles With Raspberries

    My Cuisinart Waffle Maker is two years old. It makes round waffles with four segments. The waffle pockets are not as deep as those in Belgian waffle makers. This means that the pockets don't hold an insane amount of topping thereby reducing the calories...

Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle
Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle

I miss winter. I really do. Even more so because spring is stuck in a limbo not being able to decide whether to warm up or stay cool. Winter this year was even more exciting than previous years because I discovered to my absolute glee a herbivorous creature called Mr....