Raspberry rum balls for Christmas [+ an amazing FREE Christmas cookbook]

Raspberry Rum Balls - perfect for Christmas

If a (wo)man is known by the company (s)he keeps, then I am amazing. Honestly, I'm kind, clever, talented, creative, wise, funny and ridiculously good looking. All my friends are. One of those friends - the kind, clever, talented, wise, funny, ridiculously good looking Amanda from Cooker and a Looker - invited me to contribute to this glorious ...

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Chocolate and Rosemary Biscuits

Chocolate and Rosemary Biscuits recipe

Just up the road there is a front hedge grown from rosemary bushes. It smells just as delicious as you'd imagine, especially when our neighbour is trimming the hedge back. The sharp scent of rosemary gushes up and down the street, fragrancing our day Ah, divine! We have a small rosemary plant in a far-too-shady part of our garden. Most of my ...

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Pear, Sultana and Zucchini muffins

Pear and Sultana Muffins

I was going to make some good ol' zucchini slice for lunch one weekend using the eggs from our hens (they are laying!), but I didn't get around to it. I think we had 2-Minute Noodles instead, which basically just left me with mum guilt and a bunch of zucchinis with nowhere to go. Enter, the humble zucchini muffin. You can make anything to a ...

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Oat and Zucchini Cookies (with Choc Chips for Luck)

Oat and Zucchini Cookies - with added choc chips

I'm a little bit meh when it comes to making sweet treats 'healthy'. Part of me thinks, "just have the darn sweet and move on" and part of me thinks, "how clever to pack some goodness into a biscuit." Mostly I think nutrition has no business discussing homemade treats. So I'm defying myself every time I make these oat and zucchini cookies. I ...

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Carrot and quinoa muffins

Carrot and Quinoa Muffin Recipe - an easygoing recipe with a big nutrition punch

Lauren created a carrot and quinoa muffins recipe for Mumtastic and I just had to have a go. Of course, I can never quite stick to any kind of instructions. I always have to add my own thing in or remove stuff I don't like (or don't have in the pantry, like dates). I popped over to About Life to get the quinoa flakes. Have you ever been to an ...

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No-Bake Honey and Oat Bars

No-bake honey and oat bars - lunch box and health happy and so yummy to eat

I made chicken teriyaki in the oven last Sunday and I got a little too enthusiastic adding the marinade to the pan. It bubbled all over the oven in big, sticky, burnt-smelling gloops. When will I learn to line the oven with aluminum foil? Not before last Sunday, it would seem. So when it came to making an afternoon treat for today, it had to be ...

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Dairy-free coconut and raspberry loaf

Rapsberry and coconut loaf (3)

I love a loaf, oh how I love a loaf. Not only are they super-simple to make (they practically bake themselves, no Thermomix required), but actual loafing is also my favourite past time. 'Loaf' is one of those humble almost-forgotten-but-nevertheless-awesome foodie words. Mind you, my favourite is definitely 'groke' which is a lost old Scots word ...

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On-the-go breakfast bars

Breakfast bars

Are your kids good at breakfast? My girls are not. I mean, they eat breakfast every single day, but a bowl of cereal has not touched their lips since the Farex days. They won't do toast either. They won't do anything that doesn't involve intense preparation: Scrambled eggs and ham; buckwheat pancakes and fruit; bacon and cheese rolls; smoothies... ...

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How to make taralli

How to make traditional Italian taralli

My story about making passata with Nonna and Nonno touched many hearts, so I thought I'd bring you another Italian staple - taralli. Taralli are like very crispy bagels and are made to various recipes all over Italy. Nonna makes hers with fennel seeds and they are moreish and perfect for an afternoon snack, to serve instead of bread at the ...

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Coconut, white chocolate and raspberry wholegrain muffins

Coconut, raspberry and white chocolate muffins

I'll just let the Badoo do the talking: "These are the yummiest muffins you've ever, ever, ever, ever made." I mean, coconut, raspberry and white chocolate oozing together in muffin form? Enough said! Coconut, white chocolate and raspberry wholegrain muffins Makes 10 muffins 1¾  cups wholemeal self-raising flour ⅓ cup raw caster sugar ¾ ...

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