Sunday, January 12, 2014


Super easy, tasty snack idea: 


This is the bomb! Super quick, hassle free, yummy snack!

Grab a handful of fresh medjool dates, rip each date in half length ways, remove the seed, and insert a couple of macadamia kernels. Repeat with remaining dates.

Thats it!

Enjoy =)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Chewy Choc Chip Biscuits. Gluten & Dairy free.

I've been eating way too many of these.....

Finally an easy choc chip biscuit recipe that I can actually eat...... it's a little too easy....

Preheat oven to 180c.

Place in thermomix:
200g almonds
Blitz on speed 9 for 10 seconds.

30g Coconut oil
Blitz again on speed 9 for 10 seconds.

Add in:
80g Rapadura
1 egg
1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
Pinch of ground himalayan salt
Mix on speed 4 for 10 seconds.

70g dark dairy free chocolate, cut into small pieces
Mix on reverse, speed 4 for 5 seconds.

Roll tablespoons of mix into balls, place on lined baking tray (allow room for spreading), flatten and bake for 10-15 mins or until browned.


Kylee =)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gluten Free Flour Mix

Gluten free flour can be super expensive and can also contain sneaky ingredients. About a year ago I started making my own. It's so easy, especially with the help of my thermomix. If you don't have a thermomix don't despair instead of milling your own grains just buy them already in flour form, ready to mix (if your having trouble finding ground chick peas, it's also known as besan flour). 

I use this mix in my pancakes & cakes. I'm yet to try it in bread.

Place in thermomix:
200g chick peas
Mill on speed 9 for 2 mins (this will be extremely noisy, like painful noisy, you may want to wear some earplugs!)

Place into a clean glass jar.

Place in thermomix:
100g brown rice (or buckwheat)
Mill on speed 9 for 1 min.

Add to glass jar, along with
200g potato flour
150g tapioca flour.
Place lid on jar in shake.
See so simple!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banana Bread (Dairy, Gluten, Grain & Nut free)

So we moved into our 'new' house nearly 3 months ago, crazy how fast time goes by. We are loving living here, it's so great being near the water, I feel like it's a different world sometimes.

Anyway, I'd been neglecting my cooking, but I've started getting back into it lately. My little Miss PJ has eczema all over her arms and on her torso, so we've been seeing our local naturopath, Tove, who has got PJ and myself (as I'm still nursing) totally off dairy. Miss A suffers from reoccurring ear infections (aka glue ear) so she is off gluten, which Tove says is just like glue! We are also limiting our nut intake so Miss A is off her almond milk and now on organic soy.
Therefore I've kinda been forced to get creative in the kitchen again.
So enter banana bread, it's dairy, gluten, grain & nut free, but unlike some others it's still yummy.

Preheat oven to 160c.

Place in Thermomix:
6 fresh dates, pitted
Blitz on Speed 8, 5 seconds.

3 ripe medium sized bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 eggs
1 tbs pure maple syrup
Blitz again on Speed 8, 5 seconds.

3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp himalayan rock salt, ground
1/2 tsp cinnamon
30 seconds on Interval setting.

Spoon into a greased and lined loaf tin. Bake for 35-45 mins, or until a knife comes out clean.


Kylee =)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jaffa Custard

Last week I attended a Thermomix cooking class with my Mum, and also run into a good friend there (with whom, at one point, I got the giggles!) 

It was a fun night, the first TM cooking class for our area and I thought the girls did a great job.

One of the recipes we got to sample was Jaffa custard, it was delicious! But on the ride home (thanks mummy!) I could feel my stomach cursing me for consuming custard made on full cream dairy milk.

I make the TM Everyday Cookbook custard recipe on almond milk all the time so I thought I'd give this Jaffa one a go. It was awesome!!!

Place in TM bowl
100g dark organic chocolate
Grate on Speed 8, 10 seconds
Remove from bowl and place aside.

Place in TM
Zest of one orange
60g rapadura
Blitz on Speed 9, 20 seconds.

50g cornflour
2 eggs
500g of your choice of milk; almond/dairy/cashew
Cook for 6 minutes at 90c, Speed 4

Add back in:
Grated chocolate
Cook for a further 2 minutes at 90c, Speed 4.

Enjoy =)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Green Soup - Deliciously healthy.

I'm back....we've had a crazy couple of months in our household. And can't see any normality on the horizon anytime soon, looking forward having more cooking time one day in the future!
Anyhoo this soup is delicious. And so very healthy. It's based on Sarah Wilson's 'Cheesy Green Mish-Mash Soup'.
It could easily be made on the stove top and whizzed with a stick blender, if no Thermomix is available.

Place in Thermomix:
1 Onion, peeled and cut in half
2 garlic cloves, peeled
Speed 6, 7 seconds.

Scape down sides and add:
40g Coconut oil
Cook 3 mins, 100c on Speed 2

2 zucchinis, roughly chopped
2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
Chop on Speed 6, 10 seconds

1 medium head broccoli, roughly chopped
Chop on speed 6, 10 seconds

2 tbs Thermomix vegetable stock 
1 ltr water 
(or a litre of your choice of stock)
Cook 17 mins, 100c, Speed 2

Small handful rocket
Small handful Corriander
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Blend on Speed 6, 10 seconds.

Serve hot! You can add some grated cheddar cheese to serve if you wish, but it's totally yummy without it.

Enjoy =)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cashew Crepes

Earlier this week my cupboards were looking pretty bare as I was wondering what to feed Abigail for lunch. I decided on pancakes but I didn't have any almond milk for my normal Pancake recipe. I did however have 5kgs of cashews! So...... I introduce to you my cashew crepes....

Place in Thermomix:
100g cashews
Speed 9, 25 seconds

600g water
Speed 9, 45 seconds

200g gluten free flour
40g macadamia oil
4 eggs
Pinch salt
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
20g rapadura (omit for savoury crepes)
Speed 5, 30 seconds.

Cook crepes in frying pan on high heat.

Serve with honey and fresh fruit.

Enjoy =)