Finding Inspiration and Simple Salad Recipe

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O.K, I admit it, I’ve been in a creative funk for the last month. I just haven’t felt inspired. Instead of churning out work I wasn’t proud of I decided to take a little break. Having recently moved to Dublin I’ve found myself spending all my energy on job hunting. This has left me feeling a little unenthused when it comes to expressing myself creatively. If you’re in the same boat, not to worry, I’ve […]

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Traditional Fruit Mince Pies

It’s a very special, festive post this week as I will be sharing my family’s fruit mince pie recipe. We’ve been making this recipe for well over 25 years now. It’s the best! Not too sweet, with a thin but crisp pastry and all made from scratch. You may think you don’t like mince pies or that dried fruit isn’t your thing but let me tell you- you’re wrong! Throw those overly sweet, supermarket mince […]

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Scones and Lemon Curd

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  The Great British Bake Off is back so to celebrate I thought I would whip up some scones. They ARE the classic English afternoon tea treat after all. These scones are extra special as they’re dairy free and accompanied by an equally dairy free lemon curd. What a pairing! My Aunty Maeve is a baking genius and when I visited her in Ireland she baked up a dairy free storm for me. These scones […]

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Coconut Rum Balls (Vegan)

The classic rum ball – Honestly not something I ever thought I would be writing about. Up until a month ago I had never even tasted one. Sure, I was aware of their existence but had dismissed it as something my grandparents would eat. The rum ball was not for me! However, recently my co-worker brought a batch in for our celebratory ‘Friday bake day’ and oh my gosh they were wonderful! No longer will […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup (Vegan)

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  Gee, it’s certainly getting chilly here in Melbourne and as I bundle up to avoid the chill a need for comfort food grows. Instead of reaching for another slice of pizza (not that there’s anything wrong with that) I decided to whip up a batch of pumpkin soup. I’ve never been a huge fan of soup but this particular soup is so creamy, filling and comforting- it’s hard to dislike! It’s topped off with […]

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Taxi Driver Apple Pie (Vegan)

Ahh apple pie, it’s the ideal winter comfort food in my opinion. Clearly Travis from Taxi Driver must think so too. The Scorsese exhibition has just opened at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) so of course I had to see it! It was absolutely amazing and if you head over to the Many Melbournes blog you can read my review! As I was exiting the exhibition I dropped by the gift shop […]

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Vegan Easter Chocolate Crackle

Chocolate crackles were one of my favourite treats as a child. Once in awhile I was treated to a box of Rice Krispies and I would rejoice over the knowledge that I could make a massive amount of chocolate crackles. They were simple and fun to make and most importantly- they were super delicious. However back in the day (and maybe still today) they were made using Copha and with a large amount of sugar. […]

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New Year and Vegan Snickers Bar

A very late happy New Year to everyone! This year is going to be an exciting one for me as I am moving to Melbourne to complete my studies and hopefully get an amazing job. I’m experiencing a mixed bag of emotions. I am someone who likes to be organised and in this situation it is impossible to predict how things will turn out. Where will I live and work? Will I make new friends? […]

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