Polish Lentil and Vegetable Dahl – Grochowka

Simple but nourishing meals are my current “time-poor” self’s go-tos. One from our last week’s menu is a soup called Grochowka, which can be best described in English as lentil dhal. But the flavour is more earthy, in a Europe in fall kind of way and not at all curry-like, […]

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Oaty Peanut Butter and Protein Fridge Cookies

Whenever I feel like something sweet, I make a batch of these bite-sized raw protein fridge cookies to keep my sweet tooth satisfied – ready to eat in 7 minutes flat. Perfect as a little treat or pick-me-up. I’ve been burning the proverbial midnight oil of late. Working on some […]

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Apple Picking, Spelt Apple Charlotte and a New Season in Our Life

The thought of sharing these moments with both my Mum and my daughter, the idea of instilling in Mialina the values of eating real food from the earth and enjoying the process of sharing in preparation and eating a meal, brings tears of happiness to my eyes.   Last weekend my […]

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Double Deck Cashew Chocolate PLUS 11 Other ‘Gift to Self’ Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Chocolates, roses and romantic dinner dates are traditional hallmarks of Valentine’s Day. Commercially, the holiday is aimed at couples, I know,  but there is no reason why it can’t be a day dedicated to a little self-focus and self-love. So, regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or have just […]

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Nectarine Almond ‘Crumble’ with Cinnamon Yoghurt

Out of all produce seasons summer must be my favourite. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter because of its crisp air with a just the right hint of woodfire scent in it.  The transitional period between spring and summer excites a plenty because of local asparagus. Autumn is perfect for […]

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Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

Bite-sized, sweet, rich and with a warming aroma of fruit mince spices and rum. Wrapped in a box or popped into vintage jars they make for a beautiful handmade gift for neighbours, colleagues and friends. Keep a batch in the fridge for when unexpected guests pop over for tea this festive […]

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Coconut Choc Chip Ice Cream & Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

With a two week old baby Mia in tow, I managed to get my January submission for Nourish magazine done and dusted. It was a bit of a stop-start adventure that took a little longer than usual but the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. I thought I’d […]

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Paleo Mushroom and Sweet Potato Burgers

If you’ve been following the blog for some time or if you’ve read my book, you’ll know that I eat a mostly Paleo-inspired diet. This changed for a couple of months during the first trimester of my pregnancy when my body just couldn’t get enough of bread – I was […]

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