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hickory smoked maple bacon

hickory smoked maple bacon

Thou shall never buy bacon from the store again. We were blown away with how much better this homemade bacon tasted compared to the store bought variety. The stronger, fresher flavour and the fact you can cut it as thick or thin as you like puts it miles ahead.

creamy vegan lemon bars by minimalist baker

creamy vegan lemon bars by minimalist baker

These dairy free, gluten free and naturally sweetened lemon bars courtesy of the Minimalist Baker are quick and easy to make and taste like a baked cheesecake. Converted for Thermomix.

refined sugar free BBQ sauce

refined sugar free BBQ sauce

Store bought sauces are typically loaded with sugar, calories, flavourings and preservatives. Besides being very unhealthy they have a tendency to overpower whatever you are serving it with. Medijool dates and maple syrup form the sweetener in this BBQ sauce.

My Whole30 Experience

My Whole30 Experience

Its only 30 days, 30 days eliminating foods that can potentially have a negative effect on your body. After a tough first week the rest of the program was a great educational experience which left my body feeling amazing.

smoked chicken breasts with… mayo

smoked chicken breasts with… mayo

Chicken breasts smoked in the Weber, seasoned, and brushed with… mayonnaise! Mayo helps to avoid the meat sticking to the grill, hold onto seasonings, encourage the Maillard reaction and potentially retain moisture in the meat.

coco mojitos

coco mojitos

Be warned. These are addictive! Marina and I first discovered coco mojitos on our honeymoon and they quickly became a favourite. Vodka, coconut rum, pineapple, lime and some other secrets make for one (or two) tasty cocktails.

chicken lollipops

chicken lollipops

Barbecued, cool looking, sweet and sticky chicken drumsticks. With a little bit of prep work you can make the average chicken drumstick look like a giant lollipop. Also makes eating them a lot easier. Oh and the taste really good too!

beef back ribs

beef back ribs

Beef back ribs are smaller than short ribs, cook in roughly half the time and are half the price. But do they taste as good as shorties? I think they go pretty close!

cashew cheese

cashew cheese

This cashew cheese was made to stuff inside some jalapeno and paprika poppers whilst on the Whole30 program. The flavour can be enhanced by adding chives, rosemary, green peppercorns, paprika, chilli flakes, dijon mustard, seeded mustard, lime or coriander.

choc coconut bliss balls

choc coconut bliss balls

These bliss balls are packed with flavour, nutritional goodness and are very quick and easy to make. Their natural sweetness comes from dates and maple syrup whilst the cocao gives it it’s chocolatey taste. The texture of the balls is similar to fudge with the added crunch from the almonds.

spaghetti squash bolognese

spaghetti squash bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese minus the pasta! This rich and tasty slow cooked beef and pork bolognese is served on spaghetti squash noodles for a gluten-free, paleo friendly and low calorie alternative.

why I am gluten free and how I learnt to listen to my body

why I am gluten free and how I learnt to listen to my body

I am often asked why I am gluten free. Some people ask me if I am a celiac. When I tell them I am not they then ask why I avoid gluten and whether or not a medical professional has advised me to remove it from my diet. This is my health story and why I choose to be gluten free.

homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen

homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen

Delicious and healthy homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen converted for Thermomix. We added the optional flavour add-ins of cinnamon, ginger, cacao and coconut flakes.

pork belly burger

pork belly burger

I really enjoyed designing this burger and enjoyed eating it even more! The flavours from the spicy pork belly, maple lime aioli and the slaw compliment each other really well.

oven roasted pork belly

oven roasted pork belly

With a crunchy crackling and a deliciously soft and tender… well… under belly, pork belly is awesome! Serve it with a side of slaw or in a burger with our maple lime aioli.

maple lime aioli

maple lime aioli

Making aioli and mayonnaise in the Thermomix is just too easy! Once you have organised all the ingredients the whole process then takes less than 5 minutes.

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!