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Easy Pumpkin Soup

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 kg pumpkin, remove skin and seeds, then chop into large chunks 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to season   Instructions Combine all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in a sauce pan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and […]

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Persimmon Scones Recipe

Did you know that the persimmon is a Japanese fruit? The Latin translation of persimmon is, ‘fruit of the Gods’. I hadn’t baked with persimmons before and I’ve always loved scones, so I gave making persimmon scones a go. At the moment, they’re in season in New Zealand, so why not try this recipe with […]

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Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Oats are not my favourite food, but after reading about the health benefits, I want to incorporate it into my diet. In general, I aim to eat more protein and fibre, and less carbohydrates. Oats are high in carbohydrates, but I was excited to find out that they are also high in protein. They can […]

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Caramelised Banana Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are very versatile. You can sprinkle them on sweet or savoury dishes or use it for chia pudding! The nutritional profile is impressive. One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds has:   Energy: 140 calories Protein: 4 grams Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s) Fiber: 11 grams Calcium: 18% of the RDA Manganese: 30% of the RDA […]

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Miso-Tahini Squash Soup

The weather is getting colder and that means it’s time for heart-warming dishes like soup! Miso is a fermented soybean paste commonly used in Japan. Miso can have many health benefits, such as improved digestion, beneficial bacteria for a healthy gut, strengthening your immune system and lowering cholesterol. Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste or […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Curry

I can’t remember the last time I cooked an Indian meal. Last week we had a couple come and stay with us, and we had homemade Indian meals for two nights in a row. I had parathas for the first time and it tasted so good with curries that I can’t get it out of […]

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Zucchini Noodles – Asian Style

I enjoy using a mandoline so much that I made zucchini noodles again! If you don’t own a mandolin or spiralizer, simply grate them and the texture will just be finer. If you are good and fast with knife, julienne them (cut into short, thin strips). I tweaked the recipe for zucchini noodles a bit […]

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles Recipe

I finally got a chance to make zucchini noodles! To make this dish, you will need either a mandoline or a spiralizer. This kitchen tool is great and I am looking forward to using it more often in the future! It makes grating and slicing a breeze. This dish an excellent choice if you are sensitive […]

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Broccoli, Apple and Celery Salad

I have been thinking about making a simple green salad, but I want something not made up of leafy greens. The next simple green salad I can think of is with green apples and celery, so this is what I made. I find this salad is more than just an ordinary celery salad. This has […]

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Banana Bread with Coconut Flour

Banana bread is one of my favorite baked goods since I was young. Now that I get to make it myself with wholesome ingredients, I am more in love with it. It’s so versatile that I can create a variety of flavors. I can have it as breakfast, toasted and topped with yoghurt and fresh […]

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