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Recipe // Breakfast Tart

A beautiful, easy to make start to the day, my breakfast tart is healthy enough for breakfast, delicious enough for dessert. Serves 4 Ingredients Base 1 tablespoon chia seeds 120g mixed nuts or seeds (or both) 65g (⅔ cup) rolled oats or rolled quinoa flakes 60ml (¼ cup) virgin coconut oil, (melted if solid) or macadamia nut oil 50-85g (3 tbs to ¼ cup approx.) rice malt syrup or raw honey (taste the batter a ...

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Recipe // Healthy Loaded Fries

The cooler weather definitely lends itself to craving comfort food. A few weeks ago my kids were requesting ‘hot chips’ for lunch and as it happened, they weren’t the only ones feeling like crunchy spuds! As chips in our house is a side (not a meal) and because I didn’t want to go to too much effort, I thought I’d build on their craving for chips and create a one pan meal of sorts. One of the ways that I ha ...

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Recipe // Pumpkin Lasagne

This lasagne is a fiber rich, supercharged veggie bonanza, including lots of different colored vegetables. The hero of this dish – pumpkin, is a rich source of antioxidants especially vitamin A and many other vitamins, minerals and protective phytochemicals. Ingredients Pumpkin layer 1kg butternut or Jap pumpkin, peeled and roughly sliced 2 large carrots, roughly cut 200g (1½ cups approx.) of cauliflower, f ...

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Recipe // Egg-Stuffed Avocado

There’s nothing better than a delicious breakfast that is healthy, easy to prepare and comes complete with its own bowl. Many people on Stradbroke Island are lucky enough to have huge avocado trees in their backyard, which makes it easy to source the biggest, tastiest fruit just perfect for this recipe. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe avocados 4 rashers bacon, cooked 30g soft, fresh goats cheese 8 eggs Salt and ...

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Egg-Cellent Easter Egg Hunt // The How-To

Easter is a wonderful time of the year to bring the crew together for some quality family time. Oh, and did we mention CHOCOLATE! What better way to spend Easter than turning your backyard into the location for the ultimate Easter egg hunt that the kids (and even adults) will love. Here’s how…  Make it feel like a treasure hunt Draw a map or leave clues around the house or backyard leading to where some of ...

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Pork And Apple Sausage Rolls

INGREDIENTS 1 red onion, peeled 1 clove garlic, peeled 2 Granny Smith apples Handful parsley or baby spinach ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard Good pinch sea salt Grind black pepper 500g free-range pork mince 2 sheets puff pastry (I just love Careme All Butter Puff Pastry) Splash of milk (to brush pastry) 1 teaspoon black chia seeds METHOD Preheat your oven to 200℃ and line a baking tray ...

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Nori-Crusted Salmon

I’m a huge salmon lover, so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare and serve it. Here I’ve teamed it with nori, and its salty sea flavour works perfectly with the succulent rich fish. Then served on a fresh, ginger-flavoured bed of soba noodles as the smart carb and a gorgeous mix of veggies. Serves 4. INGREDIENTS 4 nori sheets, torn into pieces 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon chilli f ...

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