Watercress, Spinach & Pea Soup

I don’t usually have a diatribe before the recipe, but feel this is relevant today as it was when this recipe came into being in March 2014 … (written in April 2014) Twenty two days ago I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy – my uterus, ovaries and cervix were all removed with key hole surgery. After a four hour operation and three days in hospital, I am on a very steady and beautiful recovery and recuperation. Over the last four weeks, my food has been as much a part of the healing as the preparation, operation and rest. I now truly see … Continue reading Watercress, Spinach & Pea Soup

Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake

In honour of my birthday today, I felt to share the most light and lovely gluten free orange & almond cake that was dreamt up by my dear friend Michelle. She is a baker extraordinaire and her gluten and dairy free recipes are simple, easy and scrumptious. I’ve slightly tweaked it by adding coconut, but you can leave that out if you want to 🙂 Ingredients: 3 eggs Zest and juice of two oranges 160 grams dairy free margarine 1/3 cup coconut sugar 250 grams almond meal 2 teaspoons vanilla powder 2/3 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup shredded coconut 100g flaked … Continue reading Gluten Free Orange & Almond Cake

Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

This gluten free fish and seaweed soup is an evolution from the sea vegetable soup I’ve made before. I felt to add some more spice and flavour to it … 1/2 cup dried sea vegetables/seaweed (I use The Healing Ingredient sea vegetable salad) 1 cup filtered water 1 large brown onion, sliced 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 star anise 4 bay leaves, dried or fresh 250g fresh white fish, cut into 3cm cubed pieces (I used blue eye cod) 100g fresh green prawns, shelled and de-veined and cut into 3cm pieces 2 cups filtered water Soak the seaweed in 1 … Continue reading Gluten Free Fish & Seaweed Soup

First Sydney Curry Paste

After some grocery shopping today with Maxine, we realised that all the pre-made curry pastes in the supermarket have sugar in them, so I felt to make one up! 4 garlic cloves 1/2 large red onion – roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried chilli 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons cumin seeds or ground 2 teaspoons coriander seeds or ground 15 or so curry leaves 1 star anise 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped lemongrass 2 tablespoons of water Blend all of the above in a small blender till you have a fine paste. The twist on this recipe tale is that I … Continue reading First Sydney Curry Paste

Lime & Coconut Dairy Free ‘Cheesecake’

I don’t have a photo but felt to share this with you because Dante Holmes has asked about it on the Facebook page … This recipe is for a small dish I have that is 20cmx20cmx6cm – if you need it for a bigger dish, double or triple the amounts … 2 cups of blended nuts – I use almond and macadamia but you can use whatever you want 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 2 tablespoons of coconut manna (or coconut butter) Melt the oil and manna then mix with the blended nuts. Press this mixture into the bottom of … Continue reading Lime & Coconut Dairy Free ‘Cheesecake’

Gold Coast Gob Stoppers

My father is in hospital on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and I am by his side every day supporting his healing – which is healing for me too. It is a wonderful time for us both. The hospital food is hit and miss with nutritional value and like airplane food, you really don’t know what you are going to get until you lift the cover! I’ve been taking in soup to support his diabetes diet. He has a sweet tooth but needs to keep his blood sugar levels in check so I’ve made him a treat that has … Continue reading Gold Coast Gob Stoppers