Hazelnut and Choc-Hazelnut Macaroons (sugar-free/gluten-free/dairy-free)

By making these biscuits I could bring the downfall of Christmas in my family. Chocolate, the downfall of Christmas? I know…. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. Introducing anything new to our family’s Christmas is risky. I got weird looks with these stuffed eggs last year; but everyone loved them. This year, I mentioned More…

Christmas Dessert: Layered Cherry-Yoghurt Pana Cotta

…to be jelly…. or a whole raft of other deserts. That’s why I thought I’d come to the rescue with yet another low fat Christmas dessert Recipe. Back to savoury soon, I promise. Cherries are the perfect Christmas fruit. Here, in McLaren Vale, they’ve just come into season, I can buy organic ‘seconds’ from the More…

Cashew Finger Cookies

Crispy, golden buttery cookies made from all natural ingredients; without the butter, sugar or flour.

Cinnamon Stars

I predict cinnamon is going to be a 2011 ‘superfood’. More and more I’m seeing this tasty ingredient appearing in mainstream media touting it’s abilities. Did you know that there are claims that cinnamon: can have favorable effects on brain function and memory soothes the stomach, and may help prevent ulcers suppresses the bacteria that More…

Blerrrgh-free sprouts for Christmas

My mum always said to try things I didn’t like once a year. For many Christmases this meant trying brussel sprouts. Every year I confirmed my suspicion that they were mushy and bitter and not worth eating. All this changed when, mid-winter, I purchased some sprouts at the farmers market and munched on one raw. More…

Sage and rosemary roast turkey breast roll

Coming from a traditional English family, turkey is a must for me at Christmas. A whole turkey is massive and if you’re trying to eat lean then it may not be your first choice. In the past my experience with turkey breast rolls is that they can be very dry, so I spent a lot of time researching timing and techniques to make the meat as moist as possible.