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Here you can enjoy my family favourites and my passion for good health and real food through the recipes I create. My aim is to post a new recipe every week or so and I’d love you to subscribe.

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Luscious Lemon Tart with Hot Butter Pastry

ACTIVE TIME 20 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 3 ¾ HOURS

SERVES 12-16 PEOPLE

In 2009 I recorded a YouTube video making this wonderful luscious lemon tart with hot butter pastry, and it’s now had over 90,000 views!

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Boston Baked Beans

ACTIVE TIME 15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 4 HOURS

SERVES 8-12 PEOPLE

I have made this delicious Boston baked beans recipe for many years, and even more often since I discovered that doing all the ‘prep’ in my Thermomix makes it really easy.

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How To Soak and Cook Haricot Beans

ACTIVE TIME 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 12 ½ HOURS

MAKES 600 g COOKED BEANS

Haricot beans are cute, small, pale green or white dried beans, very popular in Europe. Haricots include navy beans, cannellini beans and flageolet beans.

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Grandma Annie’s Seville Orange Marmalade

ACTIVE TIME 30 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME HOURS

MAKES 3 x 450 g JARS

I can remember her making Grandma Annie’s Seville orange marmalade by hand every year, stirring the pot with love and cutting up all the peel by hand.

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Janie’s Luxury Granola

ACTIVE TIME 30 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 1 ½ DAYS

MAKES 35-40 SERVINGS

This lovely crunchy granola is a very satisfying breakfast as well as a great snack. It’s called Janie’s luxury granola because it is made with a wealth of delicious nuts, seeds and dried fruits, all properly prepared.

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Tasty Tomato Soup

ACTIVE TIME 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES

SERVES 4 LUNCHES

Homemade tasty tomato soup is much nicer than any commercially produced tomato soup, and of course when you make it yourself, you know what is in it.

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Risotto Cakes Arancini

ACTIVE TIME 10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 15 MINUTES

MAKES 4-6 RISOTTO CAKES

Some years ago when running our business from home, risotto cakes arancini became a very popular lunch choice, courtesy of my son Greg.

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Lemon Sesame Dressing

ACTIVE TIME 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 5 MINUTES

MAKES 200ml DRESSING

This lemon sesame dressing is a favourite of mine. It makes a quick chopped salad special or can be used to dress a leafy green salad or even a fruit salad.

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Kai’s Biscuits

ACTIVE TIME 15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 1-1 ½ DAYS

MAKES 50-60 SMALL BISCUITS

My toddler grandchild loves these little Kai’s biscuits with their hint of cheese flavour and a touch of sweetness from the dates, hence the name!

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Coconut Butter

ACTIVE TIME 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 5 MINUTES

MAKES 300g

Have you ever tasted coconut butter? It’s a slightly gritty ‘butter’ or paste in the same sense that peanut butter and almond butter are ‘butters’.

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