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lindt nutella slice

lindt nutella slice

I have been making this delicious slice for a few years now after finding it on retromumma.wordpress.com. However as I went to give this blog credit for it I discovered they are no longer active. I can’t take credit for this but it must be shared!

Vegemite burger

Vegemite burger

I love Vegemite. I love it so much I’ve been known to grab a spoon, open the cupboard and… well you get the idea. Here is my recipe for beef burgers seasoned with Vegemite dust, topped with maple caramelised onions and a sugar free tomato sauce all on a brioche bun.

paleo whole30 ketchup by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

paleo whole30 ketchup by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

Simple and tasty Paleo and Whole30 friendly ketchup by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy, converted for Thermomix. It’s sweet and spicy without any refined sugar. Even if you’re not on either of these diets we encourage you to give this one a go!

homemade almond milk

homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk made at a fraction of the cost of the store bought variety. We use a lot of almond milk at home particularly in breakfast smoothies. While I normally purchase almond milk from the supermarket I decided to give it a go myself at home. It works and tastes great!

slow cooked chuck roast with Hasselback potatoes and vegie bowl

slow cooked chuck roast with Hasselback potatoes and vegie bowl

Spice rubbed and slow cooked beef chuck with a side of crispy Hasselback potatoes and oven roasted vegies. Great for a warm winter meal!

Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes

If you have never tried Hasselback potatoes you’re missing out! I first tasted them when I was a kid and immediately wanted more. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and kind of funky looking with their fanned out slices, they are definitely a cool looking vegetable.

carrot cake chia pudding

carrot cake chia pudding

This breakfast chia pudding, inspired by Tasty Yummies’ Carrot Cake Smoothie, is packed with wholesome goodness by way of fruit, vegetables, dates, almond milk, spices and of course chia seeds. It also works as a tasty dessert.

chocolate brownies by eat drink paleo

chocolate brownies by eat drink paleo

Gooey chocolate brownies that are gluten, dairy, nut and refined sugar free! I am so fond of these brownies that I think that they are on a par with my other favourite Thermomix chocolate brownies.

kale, brussels sprout and bacon salad

kale, brussels sprout and bacon salad

We think Brussels sprouts cop a bit of an unfair reputation. On their own yes, we agree they’re not the tastiest food out there but serve them with some tasty sides and they come to life. Topped with a hazelnut, cider vinegar and maple syrup dressing this bacon salad is great for a quick and healthy meal.

double cheeseburgers

double cheeseburgers

Cheeseburgers at the double! Chuck and brisket mince patties grilled, red cheddar slices, white onion, pickle and chipotle mayo all on a brioche bun.

kangaroo salad with a sweet and spicy dressing

kangaroo salad with a sweet and spicy dressing

Kangaroo meat is extremely lean and as a result needs to be cooked quickly and is best served medium rare. Grill or pan fry the fillets, make the dressing in a food processor or Thermomix and feel free to mix things up with the salad ingredients.

dusted chicken wings with a BBQ honey glaze

dusted chicken wings with a BBQ honey glaze

Lightly spiced chicken wings, oven baked with a BBQ honey glaze. Great for entertaining or as an appetizer. This recipe calls for the wings to be oven baked but they will taste equally as good (of not a little better) grilled on the barbecue or smoker.

lamb burgers with tzatziki and feta

lamb burgers with tzatziki and feta

My fascination for burgers continues here with a freshly minced lamb patty, grilled and topped with tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta cheese. I serve mine on a brioche bun while Mrs Messy Benches has two grilled mushrooms for a gluten free option.

no bake banana biscuits

no bake banana biscuits

Banana bread flavour with out the guilt. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and packed full for protein. Easy to make in a blender or Thermomix for a breakfast on the run.

South African chicken curry

South African chicken curry

A mild chicken curry made in the Thermomix that replaces potato with cauliflower. Aromatic, full of flavour and lighter on the spices than some traditional curries, this recipe is great for the whole family.

no bake crunchy chocolate fudge

no bake crunchy chocolate fudge

Looking for a healthy chocolate treat to hit those sweet cravings? While this is refined sugar free it is packed with sweetness from dates and bananas. This is super easy to make in a Thermomix or a high powered blender. The goji berries give it a sweet crunchy texture and you can experiment with different types of nuts.

apple coleslaw

apple coleslaw

Every barbecue meal deserves a tasty coleslaw, especially one featuring pulled pork. I made this particular slaw to accompany a smoked pork collar, hence the addition of the granny smith apples.

smoked pork collar

smoked pork collar

Pulled pork makes a regular appearance at our dinner table and as a result there are plenty of opportunities to change things up and experiment. Pork shoulder is the most popular cut for pulled pork and rightly so. However this time I decided to give pork collar a try.

espresso BBQ sauce

espresso BBQ sauce

Heston Blumenthal inspired BBQ sauce with an espresso hit. Use this espresso BBQ sauce on your smoked meats, steaks, burgers… any type of meat really!

potato salad

potato salad

With a barbecue loving husband who likes to fire up his Weber Smokey Mountain most weekends its my job to come up with salads to compliment the low and slow cooked meats. While I do enjoy my not so traditional cauliflower ‘potato’ salad sometimes you just want the real thing which calls for roasting some potatoes and including some bacon.