Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Bread

Possibly one of the most delicious ways to eat zucchini ever – with coffee and chocolate! This recipe made enough for a loaf (which is more cake-like than bread consistency) and a tray of twelve mini muffins, perfect for the kid’s lunch boxes. I made it without eggs but I’ve included both recipe options so you can choose which one suits. The …

 

 

Figs Four Ways

It’s fig season! These delectable little bundles of joy are ready for picking and best of all eating. I love them fresh off the tree, but there are so many delicious ways to eat them. Here’s my favourite four, quick and easy fig recipes. Simple but totally moorish .. cut your figs in half length ways and sprinkle over some …

 

 

Tomato And Zucchini Relish

This year my garden has yielded an excellent crop of tomatoes and zucchini; so excellent that they’re still coming and I’m busy inventing new ways to use them. One of my favourite condiments is tomato relish, especially when it’s homemade! This is my version with the addition of zucchini which blends into the relish perfectly and bulks it out without …

 

 

Glenis’s Roast Vegetable Frittata

Mum’s frittatas have always been a hit, ever since we were kids we’d have one every few weeks, it’s a great way to use up vegetables that need to be eaten and it’s an inexpensive dish when using home raised chicken eggs. This recipe also freezes well so you can make extra and have one on hand. Ingredients 3-4 cups roasted vegetables  …

 

 

Trisha’s Plum Clafoutis

This recipe is absolutely divine! Thanks, Trisha from Naturally By Trisha for sharing with us. “So many plums, what to do with them all? I’ve bottled some and frozen some for sauce making come autumn. We’ve made plum, crumble and orange blossom water poached plums, and plum cordial. However, I’ve been wanting to make a baked plum custardy thing so did …

 

 

Quick Pink Pickled Onions

Don’t you just love pickled foods? That sharp refreshingly acidic taste is just the best. This recipe uses both lemon juice and organic apple cider vinegar for a more complex tangy taste. I like to keep it very simple, but if you’re wanting to spice it up a little you can add a combination of whole garlic, bay leaf, sliced ginger, …

 

 

Natalie’s Sunflower Seed Nutella

This recipe from holistic nutritionist Natalie Brady is a saviour for those with nut allergies who’d like a chocolatey nutty spread. Her delicious seed “Nutella” is sweetened with maple syrup and uses sunflower seeds and cacao powder as the base. “Who doesn’t love Nutella! Well, when you have a nut allergy like me your options are slim to none. That …

 

 

Ann’s Eggless Blueberry Muffins

These wholesome eggless blueberry muffins are quick and easy to make and only take 25 minutes in the oven. Grant’s mum Ann used a recipe from Dr Caldwell Esselstyn that has applesauce to bind and thicken, honey to sweeten and whole-wheat and oat flours for plenty of fibre.  You can use either frozen or fresh blueberries, but my preference is fresh, …