Banana Bread
Ingredients 300g mashed ripe bananas and 1 extra for top. 225g sunflower seeds 25g ground linseeds 3 eggs 60g maple syrup 60ml olive oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon bicarb soda 1 table spoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Method Preheat oven to 160˚C...

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Veggie muffins
These muffins are great to bake in bulk and keep some in the freezer for a quick snack.  They are gluten and dairy free, and also pack a veggie punch. Ingredients 250g pumpkin, grated 250g apple, grated 130g sultanas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup...

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Rhubarb Coconut Muffins
Rhubarb coconut muffins Rhubarb is probably my favourite fruit, and I find it difficult to pass.  These muffins are delicious and gluten free.  It may seem like a lot of sugar, but it is necessary to overcome the tartness of the rhubarb.  If you substitute...

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Bolognaise for busy week night dinners
Week night Bolognaise I quite like cooking, but perhaps not every single night! Coupled with the fact that it isn’t logistically possible to cook every night, it means I cook a lot in bulk and freeze.  One of our staple meals is bolognaise, we probably...

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Constipation secret weapon : Seedy Muffins
Occasionally kids get constipation.  For adults, it is easy to say, ‘just take some psyllium’.  Not quite so easy with children.  I can’t imagine many children gulping down this slimy beverage.  The commercial products containing psyllium are full of artificial sweeteners and additives, I wouldn't recommend them....

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Veal and celery meatballs
Ingredients 1kg veal mince 1 bunch celery - leaves trimmed and reserved for stock 2 eggs 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon coconut oil Method Finely chop the celery. Use a food processor if you have one. In a frying pan,...

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Chicken and leek meatballs
Ingredients 1kg chicken mince 1 leek 1 small bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 eggs 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon coconut oil Method Finely chop the leek.  Use a food processor if you have one. In a frying pan, gently...

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Quinoa Salad
Ingredients 400g tricolour quinoa ½ butternut pumpkin – peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces 2 large fresh beetroot – peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon coconut oil Handful flat-leaf parsley – finely chopped ½ pomegranate – seeds scooped out...

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Moroccan Lamb Shanks
Ingredients 3cm fresh ginger 2 tablespoons cumin seeds 1 tablespoon ground coriander pinch celtic sea salt 4 garlic cloves 4 lamb shanks 1 large eggplant - cut into thin slices 2 red capsicum - cut into thin slices 1 tablespoon coconut oil Method I blitzed...

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