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    Spiced Fig and Mushroom Kebabs {vegan}

    I'm more than a little obsessed with mushrooms, as regular readers will know. From stews, such as my Mushroom Bourguignon, to pastries, like my Mushroom Wellington, and burgers and salads, they are the ultimate versatile vegetarian "meaty" substitute. They are also satisfying and "meaty" enough [...]
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    Friday Finds

    Last weekend my husband and I spent a wonderful weekend in Noosa. I always find it so relaxing there, with gorgeous sunsets (as you can see in the Instagram photo above taken on the Noosa Sunset Cruise) and the food is fantastic too. The highlight of the trip for me was a fabulous meal at Berard[...]
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    Roasted Cocoa Chocolate Cake {gluten free}

    “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”  - Katherine Hepburn Roasting may be one of the most basic methods of cooking, but it's also, in my mind at least, the most wonderful. Roasting brings about rich complex flavours, which is a director result of the chemi[...]
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    Honey, thyme and plum crostata

    Crostata's - there's something so homely and comforting about this rustic dessert. And it's not just the combination of simple flavours, in this case a Honey, Thyme and Plum Crostata, enjoyed simply, for me at least, a lot of that comfort and joy comes from making it and ultimately sharing it wi[...]
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    Herb and Garlic Amaranth Crackers {vegan and gluten free}

    I don't remember exactly when I purchased , but it's presence in my pantry is testament to the fact I did. It's also possible evidence of the fact I'm going senile, and that I need to clean out my overcrowded pantry, but lets ignore that for the moment shall we? I like to assume I had great p[...]
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    Fig and Pear Salad with Pistachio Crusted Labne and Honey and Lavender dressing

    Figs are in abundance at the moment, and it's been very remiss of me to not share a fig recipe so far this season. So, to make up for it, I have a special salad to share with you - this Fig and Pear Salad with Pistachio Crusted Labne and a Honey and Lavender dressing. Yes, it sounds a little [...]
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    Fig and Pear Salad with Pistachio Crusted Labne and Honey and Lavender dressing

    Figs are in abundance at the moment, and it's been very remiss of me to not share a fig recipe so far this season. So, to make up for it, I have a special salad to share with you - this Fig and Pear Salad with Pistachio Crusted Labne and a Honey and Lavender dressing. Yes, it sounds a little [...]
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    Twice baked ricotta and herb soufflé's

    I've been making a lot of ricotta recently, and began looking for new ways to enjoy it, rather than just crumbling it in salads, or using it as a component in other recipes. I wanted to make ricotta the star, and the star it is in these super easy, but impressive looking twice baked ricotta and herb[...]
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    Caramelised Orange and Cardamom upside-down cake

    This is my favourite type of cake.  The best type of cake. The top is sticky and jammy. The caramel oranges glisten in their shimmery golden pool. Almost toffee like on the edges, it's all I can do to resist simply pick away at the topping.  The cake underneath itself is pillowy soft, and mor[...]
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    Spiced millet and chickpea burgers with preserved lemon yoghurt

    Millet, while relatively new to me, has been around 10,000 years, and is a wonderful addition to a vegetarians kitchen.The texture of hulled millet, which is what I've used in these burgers is somewhat like a large couscous, is gluten free, rich in b vitamins, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassiu[...]
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    Peach and Blueberry Brioche Tart

    Looking for a decadent weekend breakfast treat? Or even something a little different to share with your valentine this Valentines day? Then this peach and blueberry brioche tart might just fit the bill. Brioche is a beautiful and golden egg and butter enriched bread, which is commonly found i[...]
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    Caramelised White Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream recipe

    Caramelised White Chocolate is something I've been obsessed with for a while. I was late to the caramelised white chocolate party, David Lebovitz first wrote about it in 2009, but nevertheless I'm here and I've been having fun coming trying caramelised white chocolate in different creations. I've ma[...]
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