Category: gluten 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.

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.

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.

lemon meringue cheesecake

lemon meringue cheesecake

A traditional baked lemon cheesecake layered with lemon curd and topped with crunchy sweet meringue.

nut free muesli bites

nut free muesli bites

Nut, gluten and dairy free muesli bar bites with dark chocolate chips – perfect for school lunch boxes.

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.

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.

pork fillet with a spicy marmalade glaze

pork fillet with a spicy marmalade glaze

Pork fillet with a sweet and spicy glaze has been a favourite in my family since I was a kid growing up in South Africa. A simple dish that is delicious for a weeknight meal and flavoursome enough to impress for a dinner party.

tiramisu cake

tiramisu cake

Tiramisu is a decadent traditional Italian dessert that can be made with savoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits for an easy and delicious dessert. Some recipes call for raw egg to be used though I choose to leave it out. I do, however, include philadelphia cream cheese in the cake to maintain a think consistency.

buttermilk fried chicken burger

buttermilk fried chicken burger

The first time I tried buttermilk fried chicken I was really impressed with the taste and texture. It was served in a burger and it was only a matter of time until I tried it at home. It may seem like there are a lot of steps involved but it’s not as complicated as you may think. You will, however, have some very messy benches by the end of it!

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.

Easter chocolate treats

Easter chocolate treats

With Easter just around the corner I have started making Easter treats for my family hampers. I really do enjoy experimenting with flavours and textures in different types of chocolate.

honey soy chicken marinade

honey soy chicken marinade

Chicken marinated in a mix of honey and soy with a few extras tastes great especially grilled on the barbecue. Whether it be chicken thighs, wings or breasts this honey soy marinade works a treat. Throw in some chopped chilli if you like the heat!

banana cherry bread

banana cherry bread

When bananas start to brown I pop them in the freezer to use in smoothies or for baking. While my go to is normally plain banana bread I like to mix things up around Christmas time and make banana cherry bread when cherries are in season.

beef burgers

beef burgers

One of the keys to making great tasting beef burgers is freshly ground mince. If you have a mincer at home or a mincer attachment for a kitchen appliance then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

slow cooked red wine, mushroom and chicken sauce

slow cooked red wine, mushroom and chicken sauce

Its amazing how 10 minutes of preparation and 5 hours of cooking result in an easy and delicious meal. I served this slow cooker chicken sauce with spaghetti for the kids and on a bed of spinach for me.

slow cooker pulled pork

slow cooker pulled pork

Outside of a smoked version this is my favourite pulled pork recipe. It’s very simple to make and the result is packed with flavour.

Halloween spider biscuits

Halloween spider biscuits

Inspired by Martha Stewart’s thumbprint biscuitsĀ these cute little spider biscuits are fun to make, look a little scary and a delicious Halloween treat.

beef goulash with a twist

beef goulash with a twist

beef goulash with variety I am a huge goulash fan and would happily spend two hours stiring the pot away. Traditional beef goulash for me is meat, potato and capsicum (green bell pepper) with a paprika sauce served on spaghetti and topped with sour cream. […]

white chocolate and raspberry baked cheesecake

white chocolate and raspberry baked cheesecake

At my in-laws request I made a baked cheesecake filled with white chocolate and topped with raspberries. At the time i was on a gluten free diet so I used gluten free biscuits for the base.