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Almond Apple Spice Cookies (Gluten Free)

almond apple spice cookies

My almond apple spice cookies make a delicious and nourishing after school treat for hungry children.  They are so simple to make and will store well in the pantry for up to a week making them ideal for the lunch box too. I can remember when I was a child, walking home from the school bus stop, hoping to be…

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Gut healing pumpkin soup and a simple video

gut healing pumpkin soup

My gut healing pumpkin soup has become a well loved staple at my family table this winter.  Spending some time focused on gut repair and really working hard to improve our diets to clear up some quirky health concerns had me making this soup every week. Luckily for me, every body loved it! Gut healing pumpkin soup A big part…

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Sesame Tahini Bliss Balls (that taste like a snickers!) + Video

sesame tahini bliss balls

School holidays are upon us and so begins the endless cycle of snack preparation!  These sesame tahini bliss balls are simple to make and delicious to eat – the perfect bite sized snack to have on hand for hungry children.  Let me show you how to make them in this video. For all my tips on surviving the school holidays, take a…

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Rocket Walnut Pesto

rocket walnut pesto

Rocket walnut pesto is a flavoursome alternative to the standard  basil pesto I love to make in the summer. It was pumpkin soup for dinner, again. I serve this warm and comforting dish so often in the winter that by the end of soup season, my children are very happy to see the end of it for a while.  I…

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Healthy Italian meals you’ll love.

healthy italian meals

When I express my love for Italian food, I’m often met with a confused and questioning look.  Being mostly gluten and dairy free, I understand why people would wonder how pizza and pasta fits in to my whole food picture.  Well, it doesn’t very often because there are so many healthy Italian meals to choose from. There are so many wonderful,…

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Spaghetti alla carbonara

spaghetti alla carbonara

Eating spaghetti alla carbonara in Rome was one of my most memorable food moments.  You know, those particular meals you remember forever and measure every other morsel that passes your lips against…but was it as good as the time we had spaghetti…. The waiter took one look at us and asked ” in inglese?” “Let me try” I replied, not…

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Rome + What I learnt from the Italians

Rome

I have just had the most amazing two weeks in Rome. If you know me, you will know I am absolutely crazy about Italy; the food, the wine, the coffee, the history, the language and the lifestyle. In Rome I tasted my first real Spaghetti alla Carbonara, was inspired beyond words by the work of Michelangelo, Bernini and Caravaggio, walked…

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How to be a Kitchen Goddess

kitchen goddess

Let me show you how to reconnect with your inner Kitchen Goddess (not to be confused with becoming a domestic goddess, though I’m pretty sure Nigella had her tongue firmly in her cheek when she came up with that one). I have some thoughts to share about why eating and cooking has become  a nightmare for so many of us…

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Kid Friendly Meatballs

kid friendly meatballs

My kids love these kid friendly meatballs which is good because they are simple, gluten free, nourishing, generous and delicious!  They are cooked in the sauce so no need to fry them first and very budget friendly too. This recipe is in my book Kids in the Kitchen which I’m having a 2 for 1 sale on right now! Find…

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Gluten Free Bread Recipes – 10 of the best!

gluten free bread recipes

Are you searching for gluten free bread recipes that work?  Desperate for something to spread your avocado on?  I have the answer!  Here are 10 of the best gluten free bread recipes that I’m sure you will love as much as I do! Since going gluten and grain free, the thing I absolutely and unequivocally miss the most is bread.  Buying…

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