PUMPKIN AND MANCHEGO LOAF

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Yay for savoury pumpkin bread! As it’s a savoury recipe it has no added sugar, is full of added nutrients from the pumpkin and is delicious. There’s no butter in the recipe but a swipe of butter on warm pumpkin bread would be glorious. So would some avocado and radishes. The manchego cheese gives it a mild bite that is really lovely with the hint of cayenne. This is great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. 

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THAI CHICKEN BURGERS

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Or should I say Thai Chicken Sandwiches?? Either way, these are ridiculous. They’re just so tasty, and so easy and so flavoursome. Juicy chicken, colourful flavoursome slaw, creamy mayonnaise/yoghurt and a crunchy roll, is there anything better? I once made these for some friends and made enough chicken and slaw to serve 8 but only had bread rolls for 4, this ended in one of my housemates going down to the supermarket after we had eaten and grabbing more rolls so we could have round two. Round two did not disappoint.

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EASY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

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This is an easy and delicious recipe for a rich, bitter sweet chocolate brownie. It’s gluten free and lower in sugar than the typical brownie recipe. It’s also quick and easy to prepare and brilliant with a cup of tea. I’ve mixed coconut flour and almond meal in this recipe as I think they both add a delicious flavour and texture.

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LEMON DELICIOUS PORRIDGE

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset It’s getting cold in Melbourne and the crisp mornings have me craving porridge, and I’m trying to mix up my combinations as much as possible. This is a dreamy dessert like porridge. It’s reminiscent of a lemon delicious pudding or a lemon tart with the combination of creamy vanilla scented oats, tart lemon curd (without cream or butter) and toasted almond crumb. But it makes a much more nutritious breakfast than either of those options, thanks to the oats and added nuts!

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SPICY BBQ SAUCE

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The sweet, tangy, smoky flavour of barbecue sauce is so addictive. This is my healthier version. It still contains sweetener, however I have used much less than in the usual recipes. The recipe also calls for passata instead of ketchup and a bit of an extra chilli kick because I love the stuff. This is a more of a ‘Kansas City style’ barbecue sauce, so it has a strong tomato base flavour, with a nice balance of sweet, vinegary and spicy notes to finish. The coconut sugar adds that molasses note even if you don’t use the molasses.

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PULLED CHICKEN TACOS

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Sticky, saucy and spicy pulled chicken with a super simple zingy slaw, fresh guacamole and manchego cheese. Delicious!!! The recipe for the BBQ sauce makes way more than you need for this recipe so I’ve made a separate post, you can find it here. It’s spicy and tangy and makes these tacos super delicious. But if you’re all like “who has time to make their own BBQ sauce you crazy lady?” then they’re actually still pretty fantastic without it. That said, with the sauce… they’re…. wow.

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BAKED CORN CHIPS WITH GUACAMOLE



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Guac and corn chips… is there any better snack? This is a favourite late afternoon nibble of mine (or as a series of nibbles with drinks, including popcorn cauliflower florets and spicy sweet potato crisps). It’s a super simple snack and you probably don’t even need the guac recipe but this is how I like mine! I know you wanted to know ha. And guess what? Baked corn chips are friggin fantastic! Skip the fried and pop some tortilla’s in the oven.

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RAW STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SLICE

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Another dairy free, vegan, gluten free cheesecake miracle! This one is a little simpler, fresher and more pink than my other cheesecake slice. An oat and almond base is topped with strawberry cashew ‘cheesecake’ filled with chunks of fresh strawberry and a swirl of strawberry puree. It’s delicious and very pretty.

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AVOCADO, BASIL AND YOGHURT DRESSING (AKA SHREK SAUCE)

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I have to thank my mum for this little creation, a few weeks ago she asked me to make a green salad for a Sunday feast we were having (these are a weekly event, Dad cooks entree and mains and Mum comes in with a spectacular dessert – it’s a wonder I’m not obese!), and I decided to take her very literally haha. Everything I put in the salad was green (cos lettuce, cucumber, finely sliced celery, parsley, pumpkin seeds etc) and to up the greenness I wanted to make a bright green dressing. And voila, this happened. It is super tasty, full of nutrients and oh so creamy.

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CHOCOLATE, BANANA AND ROASTED ALMOND SLAB CAKE




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This cake is rich and dense, with a texture that sits on the fence somewhere between cake and brownie. I’ve been wanting to try banana flour for a while and thought what better way than in something banana flavoured? The main flavour note in these is definitely chocolate though but with banana jumping up and down on the sidelines and cinnamon lingering in the background, they make for a happy little team. I threw the roasted almonds in as a support act, and they’re a delicious addition.

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