Recipe

Fermented Lime & Chilli Paste (Makrut Lime Kosho)

Kosho is a (traditionally Japanese) condiment or spicy paste that is used to liven up & add flavour to a wide variety of meals. Combining the double whammy of citrus and chilli, this fermented blend usually features the north Asian fruit Yuzu. Here, we’ve swapped the yuzu out for makrut lime, better known as kaffir

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5 Ways to Drink Turmeric

Long prized for its health-boosting and purported medicinal properties, turmeric (curcuma longa) is a flowering plant in the ginger family. This heat-loving perennial is easy to grow at home if you can provide the right growing conditions. But beware- growing turmeric is addictive, and the harvests can be huge! Turmeric is a natural source of

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The Best Way to Freeze Vegetables

Being able to preserve your harvest for later use is just as big a part of self-sufficiency as growing the produce. Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food in such a way as to stop or greatly slow its spoilage, and prevent foodborne illness while maintaining nutritional value, texture and flavour. When crops

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Miso, Mushroom & Green Bean Bake

Miso, mushroom & green bean bake is a fresh, modern take on green bean casserole, which Americans will know as a traditional thanksgiving side dish. Green bean casserole is usually made with tinned mushroom soup, as it was invented during the 1950s by Campbells specifically to boost sales of their tinned soup. Here, we freshen

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Roast Zucchini w/Nasturtium Leaf Pesto

Whether you’re looking for a light meal, an unusual side dish or something different to make from your own produce, these roast zucchini w/nasturtium leaf pesto fit the bill! Tasty yet vitamin-rich, this neat little dish packs a serious punch of greens. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser for vegetarians, roast zucchini w/nasturtium leaf pesto showcases

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Warm Passionfruit Souffle

Discover the delightful taste of a homemade warm passionfruit soufflé! This classic dessert is fairly bursting with tropical flavour- and it’s all the sweeter when made with fresh fruit from your own backyard. Enjoy the satisfaction of using your own passionfruit while creating a treat that’s both sweet and tangy. It’s a simple way to

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4 Ways to Get the Most from Fresh Herbs

From basil to rosemary to coriander and everything in between, fresh herbs are like fragrant treasures that add depth and complexity to dishes, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. They are fantastic to have in the garden, attracting beneficial pollinators to vegetable plants, adding visual interest and filling the air with sweet scents. At the

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Grilled Figs w/Cinnamon Cheese + Blackberry

Take fancy dessert to the next level with our grilled figs w/cinnamon cheese + blackberry coulis! Figs have been a delicious delicacy for many centuries, and are thought to be one of the first fruits cultivated by humans. Integral to the history and ritual of ancient cultures, the fig has endured the test of time

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Quick Fruit Ice Blocks- Pineapple, Mint & Mango

There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice block on a hot day, and there’s nothing better than enjoying your home grown fruit at the same time. Whether you’re an adult or a child, ice blocks are always a fun treat- and you’ll happily bypass the sugar-laden commercial versions when you see how easy these are

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Double Pumpkin Pudding

This recipe for double pumpkin pudding is quick, easy, & delicious. Ever better, it uses leftover roast pumpkin, so nothing goes to waste! One part of this double pumpkin pudding is pumpkin and banana flavour and the other part is cacao flavour. Hence the ‘double’ in the name. I couldn’t choose which flavour I liked

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Banana Peel Cacao Cake

Did you know you can eat banana peels? I didn’t either, until recently. I immediately started to think about what I could make with them. My mind went straight to sweets, and after some trial and error, I decided this banana peel cacao cake recipe was good enough to share with you. When you are

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Kidney Bean Bowl

Hearty, filling, & easy to make with lots of ways to change it up! This kidney bean bowl is perfect for veggies that need using up, helping you make sure nothing goes to waste. The only thing that is a constant ingredient in this kidney bean bowl is the tomato sugo (aka passata), which brings

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Shiso Furikake (Perilla Spice Blend)

You may never have heard of furikake- but there’s a good chance that one taste will convert you! Furikake, aka perilla spice blend, is a Japanese dry spice blend that is best known as a topping for rice. It comes in a variety of flavours, and often includes ingredients like dried fish, nori (seaweed), salt,

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Creamy Purple Yam Pudding (Ube Halaya)

Creamy purple yam pudding, also called ube jam, ube pudding, and ube halaya, is one of the coolest desserts you’ll ever make! At once striking, delicious and versatile, this is definitely one to make when you want the wow factor. A traditional Filipino dessert, ube halaya is a sweet, creamy pudding dessert that is made

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Carrotcake Oatmeal

This is a ‘carrotcake’ oatmeal that you can vary to your hearts content, which makes it easy to eat every day without getting bored. Just switch up the nuts, the dried fruit, the spices or the sweetener, & it’ll taste completely different! Make it the way you like it and use the ingredients that take

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Red Currant Rice Pudding

Some dishes just brings warmth to your soul… this red currant rice pudding is one of those dishes. It brings back good memories of being at my grandparents house as a child. When the weather was cold, the kitchen was warm, in more ways than one. So much love in one bowl of food is

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Green Mango Salad

A seasonal salad with a sensational taste! This is a great Thai-style basic green mango salad that you can eat as a side, a starter or a main. It’s versatile, so you can add any meat, seafood or tofu that you like, and turn it into a main meal. In fact, green mango salad is

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Old Bay Crispy Chicken with Ranch Dressing

Spicy chicken wings are one of the ultimate party foods; great for sharing, fantastic finger food, and easy to make. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or a big bbq, Old bay crispy chicken with ranch dressing might just be the new & unique taste you’re looking for. If you’re Australian, you may not be familiar

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Beetroot Pancakes

These beetroot pancakes can be made sweet or savoury- they’re both fantastic. And look at that colour…nothing ‘beets’ that colour! These beetroot pancakes are something I make on a regular basis, especially when the beetroot needs harvesting and using up. When I make these, I always split the batter in half and make one half

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Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes

These stuffed artichokes are more than just a meal—they connect me to my heritage and are a reminder of big family dinners at my grandmothers house. A traditional Sicilian dish, this is one that Nana would cook only occasionally, which made it all the more special. Sicilian food is like the tortoise of the culinary

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