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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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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Top 5 Weirdest Australian Snacks

Since moving to London I’ve realized we eat some pretty weird stuff in Australia. Apparently I’ve been living a sheltered life where everyone frequently consumes Twisties, Fairy Bread, Cherry Ripes, Bubble O Bills and Lamingtons. If you’re enthusiastically nodding your head right now, you’re Australian. If you think I just listed different species of birds you’re definitely not Australian and you’re about to be enlightened. These foods are magically weird. Vegemite doesn’t make the list […]

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Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Summer is finally on it’s way and I’m ready to soak up the sun rays. This is the prime picnicking season so why not whip up a pesto chicken sandwich to enjoy in the sun? This recipe is quick and easy to make but the key to making it standout is using quality produce. I popped in dried tomatoes to avoid the dreaded soggy sandwich but feel free to go wild with fresh tomatoes if […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easter is just around the corner! For some it may mean enjoying a long weekend and for others it may mean a little bit more. Either way, Easter can’t be enjoyed without hot cross buns. Sure, I understand why people may shun the bun loaded with sultanas so I’m doing you a favour and replacing the misunderstood dried fruit with chocolate. We all remember that dreaded moment as a child when you eagerly took a […]

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Top 5 London Coffee Shops

Hello there, I’m Tara and I’m a coffee addict. There was once a time when I thought enjoying the taste of coffee meant your taste buds were dead. Oh how things have changed. I now hunt down the top coffee shops in every city I visit and feel a cloud of doom descending when I think a day might go by without a coffee. Do I have a problem? It’s debatable. Problem or not, at […]

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