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Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

I've fallen so far behind in everything in life (I know you've been there). I was supposed to introduce you to this marvellous apple and blackberry pie from Sophie Hanson's new book at least a month ago. Yet here we are. Don't let my delayed introduction put you off...

Healthyish pecan caramels make a great school holiday treat

Healthyish pecan caramels make a great school holiday treat

I'm a complete nut freak, plus I'll never say no to a sweet treat, which is why I couldn't say no when this healthier pecan caramels recipe came across my desk. Who can ever resist anything pecan? Today also happens to be Pecan Cookie Day - which is apparently a...

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

Tropical banana Nutella pancakes for Saturday breakfast

You know what makes me happy? Nutella pancakes. And you know what makes me extra happy? Banana pancakes smothered in a thick layer of Nutella and sprinkled with passionfruit and toasted coconut. Doesn't that sound like the perfect way to kick off a weekend? Saturday...

The best chocolate cake in the world – yes, really!

The best chocolate cake in the world – yes, really!

Woah, what? The best chocolate cake in the world? Are we kidding? Not kidding. 'Fast Ed' Halmagyi has a new book out and we made the liquid-centred chocolate cake from the book last weekend. It was amazing. A. MAZ. ING. In fact, calling it the best chocolate cake in...

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

In my mind, these chia biscuits are known as Olsac bickies. If linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds can get an LSA moniker, then surely my chia biscuits can be called Olsacs. Whatever we call them (and, let's face it, Olsac is never going to be a thing), these oat...

Nutrition-packed lunchbox bliss balls

Nutrition-packed lunchbox bliss balls

This is really all you need to know: these lunchbox bliss balls are DIVINE. They're packed with healthy nutrition, they're remarkably filling and they taste amazing. Let me expand on those three important points. Firstly, the nutrition. Here's what's in these lunchbox...

Easy Christmas dessert: Pandoro with vanilla mascarpone cream

Easy Christmas dessert: Pandoro with vanilla mascarpone cream

I do love Christmas (I really do), but sometimes I find it's all a bit too hard. I hate it how you slave away to make it a 'perfect day', but then you're so exhausted on the day that you barely enjoy it all. Well, this easy Christmas dessert is the kind of thing that...

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

I'll admit I have a tendency to get a bit gushy about a good biscuit, but these are lit-er-ally (as my tween says 127 times a day) the BEST peanut butter biscuits, bar none. The caps are needed. I almost called them the "BEST peanut butter biscuits EVER", but even I...

Quick chocolate biscuits that are kinda healthy

Quick chocolate biscuits that are kinda healthy

I made these quick chocolate biscuits this week and I reckon I'll be making them again and again. I modified a recipe from an old cookbook to arrive at something reasonably nutritious. As nutritious as a choccy bickie can be, anyway! What I've ended up with is a quick...

Bill Granger’s self-saucing chocolate puddings

Bill Granger’s self-saucing chocolate puddings

Try this version of Bill Granger's self-saucing chocolate puddings if you dare! I'm not even going to pretend that they are in any way welcome on a healthy diet. When you want to treat yourself, this is how you do it. An easy-breezy dish to make that packs and...

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Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

I've fallen so far behind in everything in life (I know you've been there). I was supposed to introduce you to this marvellous apple and blackberry pie from Sophie Hanson's new book at least a month ago. Yet here we are. Don't let my delayed introduction put you off...

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