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Chia, coconut & spinach smoothie

Ch-ch-ch-chia! Green spinach might not sound like your ideal smoothie flavour, but between the coconut milk and the vanilla you won’t even be thinking about the spinach. I’ve been eating chia seeds for a while now but if they’re a new food for you the texture of the wet seeds might take a little getting […]

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Broccoli & bacon salad

This salad was perfect. After finishing my Salad in a Jar lunches, I was looking for something a little different that would still satisfy my salad-crunch craving, and this hit the spot.  Broccoli is actually one of my favourite vegetables but I’ve never really enjoyed it raw until now.  This salad was the perfect blend […]

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Roasted garlic dipping oil

A recipe?  Not so much.  But if you’ve ever over-indulged on fresh bread & dipping oil before your meal arrived at a restaurant, you’ll understand why I had to post this.  Fresh bread is tempting enough but beside a dish of herbed dipping oil it is completely irresistible. Roasted garlic is super simple to make […]

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Caramel popcorn

This is a recipe reserved for Christmas because I can only be trusted with making this once every 12 months.  Even as I type this post I have the same sugar headache I remember from last year.  When will I learn?  Sugar headache aside, this caramel popcorn makes a simple (and slightly naughty) Christmas gift […]

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Treasure chest birthday cake

Ahoy there me hearties! A little pirate in our house turned 4 last week and requested a pirate treasure chest for a birthday cake.  The pillaging pirate was pretty happy with the end result and I swear there’s still a few gold coins hidden in his bedroom. Now, whenever you make a birthday cake what […]

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Olive cheese bread

Sometimes you find a recipe that’s such pure gold that you wonder how you survived without it.  This is one of those.  I love having any little excuse to make this incredible bread, so I whip it out for any gathering or special occasion that I can.  It’s probably one of my favourite recipes.  Ever.  […]

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Soft frosted sugar cookies

I love these little cookies and only ever cook a batch when we’re having friends to visit.  They are too dangerous to have in the house otherwise!  They’re not quite a cookie, not quite a cake but are deliciously moreish. Almost every blog has a variation of this cookie in their recipe index and I’ve […]

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Slow cooker stuffed pumpkin

Day 31 Happy Halloween!  Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia, I still thought it would be nice to get in the spirit and save my slow cooker stuffed pumpkin especially for this occasion. Originally a Jamie Oliver recipe, I’ve made this many times before but this is the first time I added […]

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Slow cooker shredded taco beef

Day 30 I love shredded beef and it makes a great change from mince for tacos and nachos.  But the real star of this meal is the homemade taco seasoning.  If you’ve never made it yourself before you really should give it a try.  It’s better than the bought stuff and dead easy to make.  […]

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Slow cooker baked apples

Day 29 These are like little apple crumbles that slowly bubble and soften into a delicious dessert.  With the ratio of apple and crumble skewed towards the apple, you could almost say that they’re healthy.  How does the saying go?  An apple a day… [ Print this recipe ]

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