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Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers

I love Christmas! Its my favourite time of year and I make the most out of celebrating. One way I celebrate is by making Christmas Hampers full of goodies including beetroot relish, popcorn and honeycomb rocky road and pecan cherry slice.

beef and beetroot burger

beef and beetroot burger

Beef burger with a beetroot relish, cheese, onion, pickles and mayo all on a brioche bun. A great combination of sweet and savoury flavours.

beetroot relish

beetroot relish

This beetroot relish is a great addition to a Christmas hamper as it not only looks great with its rich purple colour but it’s also delicious with cheese and crackers, in a burger or simply on toast with a slice of cheese.

cherry pecan slice

cherry pecan slice

A gluten free, diary free shortbread base topped with honey glazed cherries, oats and pecans. Use a mix of red & green cherries for a festive touch on this cherry pecan slice.

raspberry and mango sunrise smoothie

raspberry and mango sunrise smoothie

Sunrise smoothie with a raspberry base and a mango topping. A delicious way to start the day.

pulled pork and slaw burgers

pulled pork and slaw burgers

We’ve used pulled pork in a variety of ways – burgers, pies, pizzas, stir fry, toasted sandwiches, the list goes on. One of our favourites are pulled pork burgers.

clean eating raspberry muffins

clean eating raspberry muffins

Refined sugar free raspberry muffins with a coconut and honey glaze and topped with dehydrated raspberries. These gluten free muffins are the closest that I have come to replicating the flour based variety. They have a soft and fluffy consistency that many muffins with a gluten free flour lack.

quick and easy lemon cheesecake by Wholefood Simply

quick and easy lemon cheesecake by Wholefood Simply

Thermomix directions for a healthy, tasty, quick and easy lemon cheesecake slice by Wholefood Simply.

almond pulp chocolate chip cookies

almond pulp chocolate chip cookies

Cookies made with dates, almond pulp and a few white chocolate chips to sweeten things up. Gluten free with a dairy free option.

chocolate peanut butter balls

chocolate peanut butter balls

Macadamia nuts, peanut butter, coconut, maple syrup and dark chocolate… all sounds tasty to us! Rolled into protein packed chocolate peanut butter balls.

Gingerbread biscuits

Gingerbread biscuits

Spiced biscuits perfect for any biscuit cutter and fun to decorate. Leave them plain, decorate with a simple smiley face or holiday theme.

beef short rib pastrami

beef short rib pastrami

Beef short ribs cured, rubbed and smoked to make delicious pastrami. You can eat it straight off the bone or slice it up to make a traditional Reuben sandwich.

barbecue pork belly

barbecue pork belly

Barbecue pork belly with crispy crunchy crackling. Score the skin, rub with salt and allow to dry out in the fridge for 24 hours before hitting with high heat.

apple bourbon BBQ sauce

apple bourbon BBQ sauce

A sweet, spicy and tangy apple bourbon barbecue sauce. Great alongside those smoked meats and, well, any barbecue food for that matter.

Bailey’s brownies

Bailey’s brownies

Delicious and decadent Bailey’s Irish Cream brownies. Best served warm with a teaspoon of white chocolate Bailey’s ganache on the side.

smoked rack of lamb

smoked rack of lamb

Tender, juicy and flavoursome rack of lamb smoked and served with crispy potatoes and roasted carrots.

chai latte cupcakes

chai latte cupcakes

Chai spiced cupcakes with a butter cream top and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Sweet and spicy and perfect for a cold winter’s day.

beef shortrib

beef shortrib

Beef short rib has become a favourite of mine in the world of barbecue. Dry brined, seasoned with a simple rub and cooked low and slow for about 7 hours it runs a close second to brisket for me.

espresso choc banana smoothie

espresso choc banana smoothie

Most breakfasts for Marina and I consist of a smoothie and a coffee. It took us a while but eventually we saw the light and decided to combine the two and make an espresso smoothie.

low FODMAP diet

low FODMAP diet

A group of dietary sugars called FODMAPs can be responsible for IBS symptoms. A strict diet followed by a slow re-introduction of possible triggers helps to identify what foods to avoid.