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THE ULTIMATE COCONUT ROUGH BANANA BREAD (GF,DF)

This is the best banana loaf I’ve made hands down – gluten-free or regular. I make it every week (sometimes twice!) for lunchboxes and mid-afternoon snacks. Packed with coconut, it’s super moist, with the lightness of 4 eggs and almond meal. Although it’s not overly sweet, it doesn’t…

June 26, 2017
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CHOCOLATE COURGETTE CAKE WITH JAFFA AVOCADO GANACHE

I’m trying (at times!) to really limit my gluten intake to combat some thyroid issues. I’ve been experimenting a lot with different flours to make sure my cakes are still light and fluffy. Don’t worry there’ll still be plenty of decadent goodness coming your…

May 2, 2017
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CHEWY LIME & WHITE CHOC COOKIES (GF)

Thank goodness limes have come down in price! We’ve planted a tree but I think we’ll need to wait another season for fruit (annoyingly) I adore limes for their sharp flavour and versitility for both sweet and savoury dishes. These chewy little morsels are…

April 4, 2017
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HONEY, SEED & CACAO LUNCHBOX BARS

Many hands make light work! Here’s a recipe for some lovely energy-packed lunchbox bars my daughter Gwynnie and I made for our dear friend Pippi who started school a couple of weeks back. We’ve used seeds and oats but you could substitute with any dried fruit, nuts…

March 12, 2017
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LIME, BLACK SESAME & BLUEBERRY LOAF CAKE

Here’s a delicious twist on the classic lemon and poppy seed loaf, this lime, black sesame and blueberry loaf is incredibly moist with crunchy sesame seeds, topped with an easy blueberry drizzle inspired by the wonderful Little & Friday. Serves: 8 -10 1½ cups plain…

March 1, 2017
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CARAMEL BUCKWHEAT CAKE WITH HONEY & CHERRIES (GF)

Caramel is one of my all time favourite flavours. While I’ve called this a caramel cake, it’s actually not in the true sense it’s just that the coconut sugar gives it an intense heavenly caramel flavour and dense texture. In the loosest sense it’s…

February 19, 2017
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BLACK DORIS, ALMOND & ORANGE CAKE

Long weekends call for cake in our household. I’ve whipped up this simple one with beautiful week-old plums from the Grey Lynn Farmers market. This light, fresh Plum & Almond Cake is ideal for a picnic in the sunshine or stashing in a lunchbox as…

February 5, 2017
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DARK CHOCOLATE, PECAN & CHERRY SLAB

Happy New Year from chilly San Francisco. We’re lucky enough to be adventuring here again visiting family (while also longing for some Kiwi heat!). Here’s a delicious recipe for a simple, no-bake chocolate biscuit slab. We devoured it Christmas day but it’s so good we’re…

January 1, 2017
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MRS HOLYOAKE’S GOLDEN SYRUP CHOCOLATE SPONGE

This recipe is an absolute childhood favourite and was created decades before I was born, yet we devoured it every single birthday and Christmas growing up. It was originally created by Mrs Holyoake during Sir Keith Holyoake’s reign as NZ’s Prime Minister from 1957…

December 1, 2016
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TANGELO & PASSIONFRUIT BAKED CHEESECAKE

I’m craving comfort food at the moment and it’s tangelo season so I’ve whipped some into my favourite passionfruit cheesecake. The sumptuous combination adds a vibrant yet lighter touch to an otherwise rich dessert. You can use fresh passionfruit but I’ve totally cheated and bought mine. Enjoy x 250g plain…

October 4, 2016