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GIVEAWAY: Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook by Nicola Galloway – Giveaway Closed

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  You know those invaluable cookbooks that live on your bench and have been dog-eared dozens of times with food stains and marks found on almost every page? This new Homegrown Kitchen Cookbook by Nicola Galloway has already become that for me after only mere weeks of having it in my possession. The love and effort put into this book by Nicola is so obvious throughout and her passion for cooking good food is infectious. This […]

Giveaway: Sourdough Bread Kit

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  Photography by my lovely friend Virginia Woods-Jack I get mighty excited about making bread. It is my favourite fermented food and I never tire of watching the dough rise slowly throughout the day or the smell it creates during baking. I love how unique each loaf is when it is finished baking and pulled from the oven. Over the past couple of years I have slowly saved up and purchased a few bread-making tools […]

Nut Free Muesli Bars

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I posted a biscuit variation of these nut free bars on my Instagram page a few weeks back. You can find the recipe over on my friend’s blog Love Mamas. Vic is a hugely inspiring mother and friend and dedicates her time to helping out other mothers through her fabulous post natal care and post natal doula services here in Wellington. Not long after having Ira 6 months ago I was fortunate enough to be given a beautiful meal […]

Slow Fermented Yeast Bread – Easy No Knead Yeast Version

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  This bread recipe is the version I make using instant yeast instead of sourdough starter. For any of you who don’t have a sourdough starter, or if you forgot to feed the starter before bread-making day, this recipe doesn’t require any preparation and still produces a beautiful bread with a great flavour and minimal effort.

Lemon Cardamom Polenta Cakes

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These are so much more than a muffin and they really do taste as good as they look. Very moist, and surprisingly delicate for a polenta cake. Not dense or heavy at all and much more simple to throw together than a standard polenta cake. The rose and cardamom is a classic pairing with lemon and is delicous. The honey lemon curd cream is a bit like guilding the lily, but hey, I love a good bit […]

Chick Pea Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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I wanted to share a recipe for some delicious biscuits my friend Greta brought around for me a few weeks ago. These cookies are not what you would expect! They taste and feel like a classic chocolate chip cookie but are made with unconventional ingredients. Perfectly chewy and a great option for people on a plant-based diet or those who want a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free cookie.