Rice Bowl with Kimchi

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This has been my go-to meal for the past 6 months. I posted about it half a year ago but thought I would give it a proper feature on the blog considering I eat it so often and never seem to tire of it. I will happily eat it at 6am for breakfast or as a lunch or even dinner. It is a versatile meal and loaded with nutrients. It is also very quick to make. A few friends have also served this over a bed of quinoa or millet for a different variation. The Kimchi recipe is fabulous and well worth the effort. We cannot live without this delicious fermented condiment in our kitchen. I have 12 litres of finished kimchi to empty out of the fermentation crock as I type this. Read More

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 from Vic. In addition to being generally awesome, she is also an incredible cook. How lucky am I to have her in my life! Hop on over to her blog for the recipe.

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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. Read More

Fermentation Workshops

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I am stoked to be teaching a series of fermentation workshops over the next little while. I have teamed up with Hadley from The Remedy Project and Vic from Love Mamas to create some fabulous workshops around health and wellness. There has been a huge amount of interest in these workshops and I am thrilled to continually find out how many people are excited to get involved and learn a new skill in natural fermentation of different foods and beverages. The next class I will be teaching is an introduction into the basics of fermentation but I am working on a few other workshops that I will release details for in the coming weeks. If  you are interested in learning about fermentation, as well as some rather fascinating and important information on the health of the gut and the importance it plays in immune function, we are offering another workshop on the 13th of March in Wellington. See the details below and here is a link to the ticket sales (which are selling out fast, by the way!) 

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Naturally Fermented Ginger Beer

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Ginger beer is one of the easiest and low maintenance naturally fermented drinks and, in my opinion, rather fun to make (science geek right here). The flavour is intensely beautiful to boot! I prefer to make my own because I can reduce the sugar content while maintaining that great flavour. But my favourite part is being able to add different combinations of fruits, herbs and spices to the mix when it goes into the bottle. Read More

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 of food styling. I have given the option for a Lemon & Rose Water Syrup instead, but they are also delicious as is. However, here is the recipe for the Tangy Honey Sweetened Lemon Curd just in case it needs to be done. Read More