Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a part of every Australian’s childhood (I would hope) but to many outside of Australia the mention of this delicious cake brings a look of confused intrigue to their face. The Lamington is a soft, golden, Australian cake covered in rich chocolate and coconut. Sometimes you can find it filled with cream or jam (my favourite). As I mentioned previously, Lamingtons date back to 1927, these days they make regular appearances at parties, […]

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Vegan cauliflower cheese

Who else hated cauliflower as a child? To be honest, it’s still on the bottom of the vegetable list for me. What can I say? I like a vegetable with a bit of colour and taste. However, that doesn’t mean cauliflower can’t be made edible. Whether it’s salt, oil, or sugar, there’s always a way to jazz up a bland vegetable. Cheese has been the saviour of cauliflower since 1861 when the first recipe for […]

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The best granola recipe

I’m a big breakfast fan. The thought of missing breakfast brings a tear to my eye. But you know..sometimes there just isn’t time in the morning to whip up a killer breakfast. Does that mean you have to skip it? No! Homemade granola swiftly chucked on top of yoghurt is the way to go. Inspired by my favourite chef Ottolenghi’s granola this recipe is easy to make and also loads healthier (and cheaper) then the granola […]

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Bread Ahead Easter baking class

Easter may be over but does that really mean it’s the end of Hot Cross Bun indulging? I say no. Really when you break it down a Hot Cross Bun is just a fruit bun with an embellishment on the top. Remove the religious significance, ignore social judgement and enjoy that bun year long. Better yet, make your own! Over the long Easter weekend I attended an Easter baking class held by my favourite bakery […]

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Game Changer Pesto Recipe

Easter is a hop, skip and jump away so it’s time to get cooking! I’ll be taste testing all the Hot Cross Buns London has to offer (OK some) and letting you know which ones you simply must try. In fact, I’m such a Hot Cross Bun fanatic that I’ll be attending an Easter cooking class by London bakery Bread Ahead to perfect my bun making skills. The only association I can make between the […]

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Dealing with Depression

I have been dealing with depression and chronic pain for around 10 years now. I’ve been reluctant to write about this as it’s a bit of a taboo subject. But it shouldn’t be, globally more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. We need to talk about it more and encourage others to seek help. As a child I was very social, played a lot of different sports and was always full […]

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Taste testing weird British foods

After my round-up of weird Australian foods I think it’s only fair I give some weird British foods a go. Over the past month I’ve been taste testing all the British foods that I’m slightly confused and intrigued by. Don’t be hurt by my opinion, if you love mushy peas, that’s great, you do you. Remember: “We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no […]

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Citrus Tart Recipe (Paleo)

Autumn is well and truly here in London. Scarfs and beanies are being taken out of storage, umbrellas are making a daily appearance and the leaves are gathering in clusters on the streets. But I’m not transitioning to a soup and porridge diet until the last rays of spring disappear for good. So, to say goodbye to Spring, I’m sharing a citrus tart recipe with you. I love citrus desserts, there’s something so satisfying about […]

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