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aussie damper

aussie damper

A good old fashioned Aussie damper recipe that can be baked in the oven or in a charcoal barbecue. Damper is best served with a smear of butter, honey or jam.

almond pulp banana bread

almond pulp banana bread

A light and fluffy banana bread made from almonds, almond pulp, bananas, dates and a few other bits and pieces. It’s also gluten, grain, refined sugar and dairy free.

pecan brownie bars

pecan brownie bars

These full flavoured frozen delights are simple to make and taste great. They’re sweet and crunchy and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

barbecued lamb ribs

barbecued lamb ribs

lamb ribs smoked and served with a refined sugar-free BBQ sauce The distinct flavour of lamb is ever present in lamb ribs. It comes through strongly and with the mix of a little fat and with a light brush of BBQ sauce lamb ribs are […]

coconut strawberry cheesecake

coconut strawberry cheesecake

This tasty strawberry cheesecake slice happens to be gluten free, refined sugar free and paleo friendly. It is quick and easy to make in the Thermomix or food processor and also happens to look very cool!

strawberry bacon jam

strawberry bacon jam

Bacon. Strawberries… in a jam? Sounds good to me! Sweet spreadable strawberry jam with crispy bacon pieces. Great for burgers, on toast and as a condiment.

grain free tahini brownies by ambitious kitchen

grain free tahini brownies by ambitious kitchen

Paleo, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free brownies made with tahini are definitely a winner at home especially with our little boys.

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.