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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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healthy salted caramel peanut butter bars

29 August, 2016

Confession time. Now that I have discovered how easy it is to make my own peanut butter, I have gone a little peanut butter making crazy. Dark roasted, light roasted, lightly salted, honey, cinnamon, smooth, crunchy… I am starting to think that I may have taken this peanut butter obsession to the next level (if that were even possible).  When life gives you peanuts? Make peanut butter I say.  Having so many variations of peanut butter around has given me…

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lemon coconut slice

24 August, 2016

I adore lemons.  Every morning I start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon. I add it to almost every meal. And although I rarely order lemon desserts, every time I actually do (think lemon meringue tart, lemon cheesecake…) I wonder why I don’t all the time (the answer is usually chocolate or ice cream).  Because of this, there is rarely a time where I don’t have lemons in the house.  Lemon coconut slice is one of…

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dark roasted peanut butter

13 August, 2016

 It’s no secret that I love natural peanut butter.  In fact, you may call me a connoisseur. So the fact that I have never actually made my own may come as quite the surprise to you. Especially considering that I have owned a Vitamix for a few months now.  I usually buy my peanut butter in bulk from the local organic health food shop. But recently, I have not been loving the depth of flavour as much. #firstworldproblems  Although there is…

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raspberry chia jam

9 August, 2016

 I don’t know how many of you are “Friends” fans, but it is probably one of my top 5 favourite shows of all time. I cannot tell you the number of times that I have watched every single episode. Let’s just say that it’s enough that you would be hard pressed to come up with a question from any of the seasons that I can’t answer. As my mum would say, my sister and I actually speak “Friends” to each…

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