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the ultimate chocolate fudge brownies

22 April, 2017

I may have slightly overdone it on the chocolate last weekend. And by slightly, I mean I totally overindulged. With so much chocolate around, I caved to peer pressure (which was actually more peer gentle nudge if I’m being honest) and threw all of my usual control out the window to completely immerse myself the Easter festivities. Some days you eat bowls of steamed broccoli for dinner, other days you eat 3 toasted hot cross buns, 2 big bunnies, and…

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the pav off

27 January, 2017

And the results are in. My sister has officially won this year’s annual Australia Day Pav off.  To say that my family love a competition is an understatement. Scrabble games are treated like grand finals and card games can rival some of the more impressive tennis matches in length. When someone throws down the gauntlet, it’s on.  The family Pav-off started by accident last year, after mum and my sister both sent me photos of their homemade pavlovas to make me…

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rosemary and sea salt shortbread

12 December, 2016

Well, I did it. I got through my Masters degree! Results pending, I am almost a fully qualified therapist. How’s that for daunting?  With no study hanging over my head, I feel a lightness that I have not experienced in a long time. It took less than two hours after finishing my final exam for me to use my new freedom as a springboard to gleefully jump out of the solitary confinement of exam study into the beautiful chaos of Christmas. …

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baked falafels

25 November, 2016

I fell in love with falafels in Paris. Ok, so it sounds a bit odd. But for those of you who have been to the Jewish Quarter in Paris, you will understand.  The Jewish Quarter is a historic district that lies in the heart of the Marais in Paris. Filled with Jewish book and antiquity stores, food vendors, and people dressed in traditional clothing, this incredible area is a fascinating part of a phenomenal city. Although the historical significance and amazing…

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pumpkin, chickpea and quinoa sage loaf

6 November, 2016

Being in the Southern hemisphere, we don’t quite have the same obsession with all things pumpkin at this time of year as our Northern hemisphere counterparts. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkins seem to dominate food blogs, dining room tables, and even front porches.  Whilst pumpkin is pretty much a staple in my diet all year round, and most of the recipes that are floating around are probably better suited to a colder climate, I am more than happy to jump…

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going bananas

23 October, 2016

  Which has meant that I may have gone a little banana-baking crazy over the last week. As if uni wasn’t making me feel a little unhinged already, adding a seemingly endless source of bananas to spark a baking experiment frenzy has definitely tipped me over the edge.  Banana cake, banana muffins, vegan banana muffins, banana bread, walnut banana loaf, chia seed banana bread, frozen banana peanut butter pie, yoghurt banana cake, banana biscuits, banana smoothies, choc-banana smoothie bowls… the…

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four ingredient peanut butter energy bites

14 October, 2016

I have had a lot of coming and going over the past few weeks, which has left me without a set routine. Not being home as much, and switching between time zones a couple of times a week thanks to working over the border which is now on daylight savings time, has meant that it has been difficult to establish good eating and exercise patterns. As you can imagine, keeping energy levels up so that I remain at peak performance…

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salted caramel and banana popcorn cake

25 September, 2016

It’s my sister’s birthday today!! And I could not be more excited.  I absolutely love birthdays – or any chance to celebrate with family and friends really. But if I am going to be honest, her birthday is my favourite. Why? Because she is just so ridiculously appreciative of everything.  Ok, I know I posted about how amazing my sister is last week – but my second sister appreciation post is coming up.  It’s no secret that I think I…

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