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November 2016

choc chip walnut cookies

Chocolate chip walnut cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in everyone’s cookie repertoire. They are easy to whip up and not many ingredients are required. These are a take on the original. Just add some walnuts and you’ve created a whole new biscuit with zero effort.…

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November 30, 2016
chicken laksa

Chicken Laksa

In some ways chicken laksa is a cousin of  chicken noodle soup.  They both rely on the classic combination of noodles, chicken and stock, and they both make you feel better when you’re a bit under the weather: a hug in a bowl (…that might be…

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November 26, 2016
peanut butter oat energy squares

Peanut butter, oat and nut raw energy bars

Since our October challenge we have been experimenting with raw snacks to combat the gaping hole left by the omission of refined sugars (read cakes and biscuits, albeit homemade) from our diet. There was never a significant amount of sweet things, but a cake…

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November 23, 2016

Freekeh, feta and tomato salad

With the impending onset of summer, salads are once again set to grace the table on a regular basis. What’s great about a salad is you can throw it together in an instant, and that’s extremely important when the mere thought of cooking in hot weather…

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November 19, 2016
painting the lobby

A refreshening coat of paint

Sometimes all a room needs is a refreshing coat of paint to make it feel so much better. Paint lasts a long time but it doesn’t last forever. And you wouldn’t want it to, otherwise you would never get to experience the joy a…

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November 16, 2016
tomato bocconcini bruschetta

Tomato and Bocconcini Bruschetta

With the onset of summer, lunch becomes difficult. Gone are the days of toasted sandwiches, leftover soup or the hearty offerings from the night before. It’s suddenly all about finding something light and fresh. Smoothies are a great option (Berry or Tropical are equally amazing), but sometimes…

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November 12, 2016
Blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a fantastic snack and an even better breakfast. I used to feel guilty about the breakfast option, after all aren’t they a part of the cake family? And cake for breakfast is definitely a no no. But with only half a…

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November 9, 2016
zucchini fritters

Zucchini (Courgette), Feta and Ricotta Fritters

Zucchini has never been a vegetable of choice for me. I find them a little on the dull side when it comes to flavour and they have the tendency to become soft and mooshy relatively quickly. My lack of excitement for the humble zucchini sees…

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November 5, 2016


Reading is all about finding the perfect book to take to bed at night. I like the last half hour of the day to be spent absorbed in the pages of a book, something that takes away the day and leaves you  absorbed in another…

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November 2, 2016