Vegetarian Pine Mushroom “Minced Pork” and Beans

Okay, I admit that vegetarian minced pork sounds a lot like an oxymoron or fib. But believe me when I say IT IS GOOD with no fake or soy meats in sight. Made with the currently in-season saffron milkcaps (red pines), it’s a meaty mushroom rendition of one of my […]

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Beetroot and Fennel Risotto for Nourish Magazine

The following Beetroot and Fennel Risotto recipe graces the pages of the May-June issue of Nourish magazine in my Healthy on a Shoestring column. Plus there are 5 more delish recipes to try.

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Teff Porridge Bowl Two Ways

Move over Quinoa, there’s a new kid on the gluten-free grain block and it’s called Teff. Teff is an ancient whole grain native to Ethiopia and like other grains it can be used as a porridge base or ground into flour.

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Salted Caramel and Sesame Snaps

Can a low sugar, gluten-free cake be anything special? It’s my birthday next week and I can say with confidence, it sure can! This recipe was first shared on the Kidspot website as part of the Voices of 2014 competition but I could not not share it here. Enjoy!  The kitchen […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Roast Chicken and 7 Ideas for Using Leftovers

Roasted chickens are a delicacy and a part of the Sunday lunch menu in many homes. Here are 5 tips that will ensure juicy meat and extend the use of the chicken well beyond the first day. Some of the tips apply to store-bought rotisserie chickens as well. They are […]

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Nectarine, Wombok and Fennel Slaw | My Favourite Things Jan 2015

What were some of your favourite January 2015 foodie and otherwise discoveries? Share your top finds in the comments below. Stone fruit. Okay, I know it’s summer only in the Southern Hemisphere… I hope the rest of you, dear readers, are keeping safe from snow storms and blizzards. Stone fruit is what summer is […]

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Homemade Goat’s Cheese | Chevre Cream Cheese

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to make something from scratch, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to make this cheese. Impressive, easy – truly simple despite the BIG head note there and so, so good!

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Fun Garden Salad with Edible Dirt

Forget the make your own pizza party and get your guests involved in making their own garden salad, complete with edible dirt. I bet your kids will love this fun serving idea too. Dairy-free PLUS Gluten-free Paleo options.

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