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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 (60 so far) and I’d love you to subscribe.

Green Pea and Courgette Zucchini Soup

ACTIVE TIME 10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 25 MINUTES

SERVES 6 PEOPLE

When courgettes are abundant in the garden and farmers’ markets, this vibrant green pea and courgette zucchini soup is a great way to use up some of the bounty.

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Chilli Con Carne Spice Mix

ACTIVE TIME 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 10 MINUTES

MAKES 1 JAR

I invented this recipe for chilli con carne spice mix because I love the fragrance of freshly ground spices.

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Spicy Bean Burgers

ACTIVE TIME 20 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME HOURS

MAKES 6-8 BURGERS

These spicy bean burgers are delicious, tender and very much appreciated by vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike!

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Nanaimo Bars

ACTIVE TIME 30 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 1.5 DAYS

MAKES 40 PIECES

On a recent visit to a café just north of Nanaimo, I chose one of their Nanaimo Bars because it was made with dates instead of sugar, and it looked so good!

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Plum Cake

ACTIVE TIME 15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 1 ¼ HOURS

MAKES 12-16 SLICES

Now that we can have a bit of ‘two metre distant’ socialising with friends and family, I look forward to being able to share this wonderful plum cake!

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Stir Fried Prawns with Brown Rice and Broccoli

ACTIVE TIME 10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 3 HOURS

SERVES 3-4 MEALS

Many years ago, my lovely friend Merry Yang shared her tips for stir frying in a Thermomix. When I tried them in this delicious stir fried prawns dish, I was amazed and impressed with the result!

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Sauerkraut

ACTIVE TIME 10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME 4 DAYS

MAKES 1.3-1.8 LITRES

Homemade sauerkraut is a fabulously healthy and tasty condiment. It’s also an excellent (and inexpensive) source of live probiotics.

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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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