creamy lemon curd ingredients

 

Creamy Lemon Curd

Having a lemon tree growing in the garden is the best thing ever. Since we moved house one of the things I miss most is the Meyer lemon tree, it was one of the best we’ve ever had and produced an abundance of beautiful, sweet lemons several times a year.  Luckily up the road at the dairy they sell yummy home grown lemons during the season that are almost as good. Lemons are so incredibly useful. Of …

 

cauliflower buffalo bites

 

Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

The humble cauliflower is now in season, this is one of my favourite winter veges due to it’s versatility and health benefits, it’s packed full of Vitamin C, contains Sulforaphane which has been shown to slow cancer cell growth and it’s an excellent source of Choline, mainly found in organ meats and eggs, Choline is essential for good brain health and getting it from a plant based source, recent research has shown, is far better …

 

bliss balls

 

Amazing Amazeballs

After last weeks delicious but sugar happy jam recipe I felt like a sweet snack that didn’t contain a heap of added sugar, I came across this recipe for Amazeballs that Wendyl created to highlight using Fairtrade and Tradeaid ingredients whilst keeping added sugar out of the picture. This recipe uses just the sweetness from the dates and a tiny bit of 70% cocoa dark chocolate. The nutrition of the dates, almonds and coconut milk makes this a …

 

Feijoa, ginger, lemon, bag of sugar on a timber chopping board

 

Best Ever Feijoa & Ginger Jam

This year we’ve had an abundant crop of Feijoas from the six trees that we planted only a year ago, we’ve given many bags of Feijoas away but they keep coming, and as I really dislike waste (especially food waste) I’ve been looking for an easy but tasty recipe for Feijoa Jam that doesn’t involve peeling or scooping out the flesh. Luckily I happened to mention this to Grant’s mum Ann and in the mail a …

 

French quiche pie with spinach

 

Anzac Homity Pie

  The women of New Zealand worked hard during the two World Wars to feed, clothe, and take care of their families when food was rationed and just about everything else went towards the war effort. While they probably never gave it a thought back then, their ingenuity and resourcefulness is a great example of how to reuse, recycle, and reduce – the three activities at the forefront of green living. Meat was also rationed, …