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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.

Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

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I have to thank my fabulous neighbours for introducing me to these delicious cheesy poofs. These cheese balls are best when eaten a few minutes after they come out of the oven, however, my son still loves them a few hours later in his school lunch. The dough can be made in advance and frozen into balls ready to be baked from frozen when needed.

Chocolate Chick Pea Cake: Gluten Free + Grain Free + Dairy Free

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This is my take on a traditional Mexican cake made from chick peas. I love baking with basic pantry items as I often have them on hand and they are usually inexpensive. This cake uses only 5 ingredients and is very quick to put together. It is delicious served warm, but will develop a lovely dense texture if left to cool completely. This recipe uses a food processor, but a stick blender will also work. […]

Slow Fermented Wheat Sourdough: No-Knead Method

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Bread-making used to be an intimidating idea for me. But over the years I have learned that it is fun and very rewarding. I have made many terrible and inedible loaves of bread in process, but each time learning something new. Sourdough bread-making may seem like an ambitious place to start, but it is actually very simple and more forgiving than yeasted bread-making. The rise times are much slower, the temperature doesn’t matter as much, and […]

Starting and Maintaining a Healthy Sourdough Starter

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This is Part 1 of the Sourdough Post that will be up within the week. I figured I should break up the post into two parts as it was getting rather long and some of you may already have a sourdough starter going. For those of you who don’t, you can either follow the instructions in this post for starting your own, or you can try to hunt one down from a friend or a […]

Apple & Cardamom Mini Galettes (Gluten Free & Wheat Pastry Options)

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When I was a kid my mum had a café, which was well known for having the best sweet and savoury pies in town. I spent many, many hours watching her in the kitchen, mesmerised by the process of creating something so beautiful from a handful of simple ingredients.