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Curried Butternut Soup with Chickpea Croutons

Curried butternut soup is possibly the only good thing about winter! In fact, soup in general just makes the cold a whole lot easier to swallow doesn’t it? But there’s something about butternut soup specifically that’s particularly soothing to me. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that it was my mom’s… Read more »

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Plum Crumble with Chinese 5 Spice

This plum crumble fills your home with a weirdly intoxicating Cherry Fizz Pop scent that’s just so nostalgically magical! If you have a batch of overripe plums sitting pretty in your fruit bowl, do not miss the opportunity to turn them into this satisfying dish. So simple to make, but incredibly comforting, this sweet and… Read more »

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Irish Nachos with Guinness Onions

Irish nachos are really just nachos with potatoes instead of tortilla chips – any excuse for more comforting carbs right?! I added a couple of extra twists with caramelised Guinness onions and fresh corn salsa. Plus I opted for sweet potato since we devoured this during the week, and I prefer to keep indulgences for… Read more »

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Chorizo Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa

Chorizo tacos because chorizo makes everything better! Some say it’s bacon, others opt for chocolate, but chorizo is my saviour! So intensely packed with spicy, savoury flavour, chorizo tacos are umami level 10. The gentle earthy sweetness of peppers is intensified when caramelised in the chorizo’s oils, and that fresh mango salsa is such a… Read more »

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Kale Chips – The Crispiest, Crunchiest Kind!

Kale chips are made all the better with the use of a hair dryer – no joke. The secret to crispy, crunchy kale chips is to blow dry your kale! Hilarious, I know, but blow drying your kale on the lowest heat and strength after rinsing it ensures that its as close to bone dry… Read more »

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Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

My overnight oats with peanut butter and banana are the perfect breakfast on-the-go. And yes, I added some chocolate too. Why? Because chocolate, peanut butter, and banana are a holy flavour trinity of course! And who even needs an excuse for a touch of chocolate at any given moment? Overnight oats are ridiculously easy to… Read more »

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Banango Smoothie Love Bowl

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and as much as I love the extra opportunity to show how much I love and appreciate the special people in my life, I try not to buy into the complete commercialization of the day. So while last year, I rustled up some homemade tapas for my love, this… Read more »

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Chocolate and Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

  An Ice Cream Cake is possibly one of the most simple desserts you’ll ever make. But pull it off well and it’ll also be among the most beautiful and delicious – especially on a warm day.     So when it came to preparing a dessert for my 8 guests on Christmas Eve, it… Read more »

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Messy Mojito Cupcakes

Mojito cupcakes – because why should you have to choose between your cake and your cocktail??? With the festive season coming up, these tasty morsels are sure to make a quirky, unique addition to your year-end, Christmas, and New Years spreads.   I made candied lime slices to top the cupcakes with, but you could… Read more »

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Homemade Muesli

Homemade muesli is everything! I love oats, but when the weather heats up, a steaming bowl of creamy oatmeal just won’t do. This is where my homemade muesli does the trick.   Muesli is actually SO simple to make. Plus, the homemade version is always healthier than the processed sugary kind you find in stores…. Read more »