PB & Cake (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake)

PB & Cake (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake)

It's unlikely any kind of a surprise to you that when I go to a supermarket I am usually stalking for new (to me) ingredients to inspire some creativity in the kitchen, I loathe doing proper grocery shopping but indulging in new ingredients is a real pleasure for me.  What may surprise you is that between the ages of four and twenty I flat out refused to eat peanut butter or anything associated after gagging on it just once; what can I say I can really hold a grudge, even against inanimate objects, I'm still not talking to brussels sprouts!

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Chaotically beautiful

Chaotically beautiful

At the beginning of a new year I feel that swirling of hope for change, hope to move closer to my centre and my truest self.  I no longer lean towards strong resolutions because more than not they feel like defeat, more than not the reek of someone else's standards for what a happy life should look like, and just don't fit with the way real lives actually pan out.

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Candy Cane & White Chocolate Tiramisu

Candy Cane & White Chocolate Tiramisu

It's probably no surprise to you that the reason I adore the holiday season has less to do with gifts and more to do with all the glorious food.  And of course the thing I enjoy most about food is the fun of creating something new to share with you. The mood took me this morning to make real an idea I've had since I discovered Lindor Peppermint and White Chocolate truffles, a reworking of one of my favourite desserts, the perfectly named tiramisu or pick-me-up which is something many of us could use in the hectic whirl as we rush towards the end of the year.

I hope you enjoy this pepperminty pick-me-up as much as I do.

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Pretty peanut & honey ice-cream

Pretty peanut & honey ice-cream

On our second day of what promises to be at least a four day stretch of 40c plus temperatures there isn't much in the way of doing anything other than lying still cursing the suns rays on my mind.
But, of course, there is one bonus to being trapped inside by the insane heat that is the hallmark of Sunraysia summers, and that of course my lovely friends is ice-cream.

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Gingernut crumb chicken burger

Gingernut crumb chicken burger

Another one of the recipes I've popped up on Instagram previously, these mini-burgers were created after a cooking show marathon on Netflix made me curious about trying to use biscuits in a different way.  I'm sure there are lower no-processed ways to get the same sweet crisp gingery coating but we don't always have to be hyper vigilant about our food, especially when it's made in bite size proportions.

makes four snack sized burger

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Peach and Honey Mascarpone "Bruschetta"

Peach and Honey Mascarpone "Bruschetta"

Lately I've been sharing a few of my simpler food creations on Instagram and neglecting the recipe vault here. While I'd love to share completely separate recipes on each feed I just don't have the resources to manage that and I thought it couldn't hurt to share them here as well. I mean you might not even be following me on Instagram or Facebook, so why should you miss out on this deliciousness!

Here's one of my favourite snacks, full of nourishing and delicious ingredients with none of the feeling of sweets deprivation.

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