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sharing recipes – carrot and cauliflower soup …

It’s winter (almost) in our part of the world! And there’s nothing more comforting at the end of a winter day than soup … here’s a recipe for a very delicious and very easy to prepare hearty soup. It takes just a few minutes to prepare this soup … here’s the recipe and method. Carrot […]

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honey berry yoghurt pops, at joylicious …

[joylicious] I’m sharing a link to Joylicious here, because this looks too delicious not to share … you will find more yummy photos and a ‘recipe’ for this summer treat at Joylicious. I think I need to make these … now!

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sharing recipes – cheese bites …

Leaves are turning gold and red, temperatures are dropping, and it’s time for comfort food! These little cheese bites are very easy to make, and are a perfect addition to hot soup. I made these for dinner tonight, and they were a delicious success! (I only had a mini muffin pan, but if I had […]

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sharing recipes … pesto and pasta

This, folks, is fresh basil, grown by my girl’s own two hands. She made a delish pesto last weekend using her new mortar and pestle, and the recipe goes something like this … Fresh Pesto … shredded basil leaves, a dash of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, fresh garlic, 1/2 tablespoon of pine […]

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sharing recipes – oat and prune slice

I adapted a recipe I found in a magazine this week, substituting dextrose for sugar and leaving out another sweetener, and over the weekend, my family fought over the last piece of the slice, so I am guessing this can go down as a success! Personally, I found the prune layer a little heavy (and […]

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sharing recipes … fruit bites

Now, doesn’t that look tempting? A little piece of something sweet with a blueberry or two in the centre … it’s roughly based on a recipe I found online, but with a few major/minor changes, as this is [added] sugar free. I made it three times this afternoon, changing stuff around until I got it […]

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sharing recipes … coconut-banana ice cream

This is an easy dessert to whip up … it took just a few minutes to mix the ingredients together; I then chilled the bowl of potential ice cream for an hour, then popped it into an ice cream maker which churned away for twenty minutes, and then it was ready to serve up. I […]

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sharing recipes … tangy lemon curd bars

[Tangy Lemon Curd Bars] If you’ve been following the blog for a little while, you will know that I am choosing to use less sugar in my cooking and food, and most of the recipes I’ve shared lately are either ‘added sugar’ free, or can be made sugar free. I have had a sweet tooth […]

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sharing recipes … banana and blueberry bread

[Banana and Blueberry Bread] Here’s another sugar-free recipe you can try; you can always substitute normal sugar if you wish, though I would reduce the quantity of sugar. I use dextrose (available from Coles), and you need more dextrose in a recipe than you would use of ‘normal’ sugar, to achieve the same degree of […]

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sharing recipes … Raspberry and Almond Muffins

[Raspberry and Almond Muffins] I whipped these last tonight while the girl made a yummy lasagne for dinner. These little muffins are sugar free and you can make them gluten free if you use gluten-free flour. I used ordinary self-raising flour to make this batch. This recipe is my favourite sort of recipe … the […]

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sharing recipes … banana muffins

[banana muffin recipe] Doesn’t this look yummy? There were some (slightly) over-ripe bananas on the kitchen bench this morning, just begging to be made into banana muffins, so that’s just what I did! I’ve shared the recipe here if you are interested; I can tell you that they are super easy to make, perfect if […]

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sharing recipes … Cuppa Cuppa Cake

Comfort food. We all need it, don’t we? And in my part of the world at the moment, it is just the thing for a choice of dessert, as it has been raining for a week now and is bitterly cold. There’s nothing like coming home at the end of a long day at work, […]

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sharing recipes … Sweet Wholemeal Biscuits

We are enjoying holidays at the moment, so the girl and I whipped up a batch of these yummy bickies! They are really easy to make, so perfect if you have kids wanting to cook … here’s the recipe. Oh yes, you can add interesting stuff like chocolate chips, chopped apricots, cranberries, whatever your heart […]

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sharing recipes … mississippi mud cake

I had plans to make this luscious dessert for New Years’ Eve, but somehow time got away from me, and I had to make it this afternoon. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I don’t do much cooking … it’s almost painful for me! But when the end result is Mississippi Mud Cake, I’m […]

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Can you guess …

… can you guess what’s cooking? Soup! Super easy … again, cooking is not my thing, but this took five minutes to put on. And tonight, we enjoyed piping hot homemade soup, and my family was happy!

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What’s cookin’ … ?

Veggie pies … that’s what is cooking! One of the many nice things about having my mum visit is that she helps me cook up a storm while she is here. I am not a cook, missed out on inheriting that gene completely, and I am bored witless by the whole cooking thing, but I […]

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