Passionfruit Slice

This slice has been around for years, so I have simply converted it to gluten free. My husband and parents love this slice in all its sweetness. They love the creamy cheesecake layer with the combination of a crunchy crumbly base. I have also made it for some of my non-gluten free friends and they enjoyed it too, so I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading Passionfruit Slice

Broccoli Soup

Loop de loop broccoli soup!

Many years ago (when I first got married) I used to make this tasty broccoli soup with a tin of cream of chicken soup as the base. Over the years I ditched the tin and created my own recipe. You can use white potatoes as a base or use cauliflower like I do in the recipe. Either way it’s a tasty soup. It’s great to freeze so you have a quick meal in the freezer that just needs to be defrosted and heated. Continue reading Broccoli Soup

Roast Pumpkin Soup

We love pumpkin soup in our house!  Well, 3 out of 4 anyway, so Bella is out voted.

Over the years I have made many versions, but this is our favourite. I love the flavour of roasting the vegetables first, it just gives it that little extra deliciousness to the soup. Soups are great on a cold day, but also a fabulous way to use up those vegetables that have been sitting a little longer in the fridge and either need to be used or thrown into the compost bin. I usually make it in batches so that I can freeze some so that we always have a batch of soup we can defrost and reheat. Continue reading Roast Pumpkin Soup

Parsnip Soup

Oh parsnips! How much are these gorgeous tasting veg underrated? Well, maybe I am exaggerating, but in my books they are. I love them.

So, like my traditional pumpkin soup (which I have not yet shared), here is my recipe for my roasted parsnip soup. It’s a great winter warmer, but also a good recipe to make in batches and freeze in small containers so you can have soup at any time during the year. I love taking it to work for lunch, and our youngest daughter likes it in a thermos for her school lunch during the colder months. It also makes a great gravy or gravy base too! Continue reading Parsnip Soup

Raspberry & White Chocolate Waffles

I wanted to show you in this post how versatile my waffle recipe is.

My waffle recipe is one of those basic recipes that you can change to create whatever flavour / combination you like. Given it’s cool in Sydney, my kids, if we are home, love a sweet treat of raspberry and white chocolate waffles. This was their flavour combination that they come up with. I completely understand where they are coming from, I used to love everything raspberry and white chocolate.
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Chocolate Crunch

I totally love having a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate with a biscuit that is firm enough to dunk into the tea. Especially in winter.

These biscuits are very similar consistency to my Citrus Crunch biscuits but I do roll it thicker, so they are not as crunchy. They are not overly chocolate in flavour but have a slight hint. They make a create base for cream fillings or chocolate tops. They are also not overly sweet either, but if you prefer you can cut out the sugar completely. Continue reading Chocolate Crunch

Lemonade Scones

I have quite a few different scone recipes. This one is my dad’s favourite. I have to admit I like making them as they are quite quick and easy to make. For me I do find them a little doughy, but that’s why my dad loves them. From memory though when I used to make lemonade scones many years ago they had the same slightly doughy texture so I think this is just how lemonade scones are meant to be.
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Oh My Gingie!

I love making our own fruit juices. The combinations are endless. This juice is so refreshing as it has the tang from the ruby red grapefruit, the heat from the ginger, and the sweetness from the pineapple and apple. I don’t always put apple in this juice, as they upset my stomach. The photo’s in this post are without apple. My kids prefer it with apple, and I usually use red apples as they are sweeter.
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