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The Perfect Fish and Chips The Perfect Fish and Chips

Ingredients For the Chips Chipping potatoes as required Salt to taste Garlic clove skinned and halved   For the Fish 1 cup Glutinous rice four Salt to taste Chives Garlic clove skinned and halved   Other Olive oil    Process Day Before Chips The day before cooking the meal, peel, slice and rinse the potatoes. […]

Sautéed Mushrooms Sautéed Mushrooms

500 grams different varieties of mushrooms, diced Salt to taste 1 tablespoon chives 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon chili   Heat pan and oil Add mushrooms, salt, chives, turmeric and chili Cook to your preferred taste   Note: Mushrooms soak in the oil. You may find additional oil is required.

Marinated Chicken in Honey Marinated Chicken in Honey

500g chicken sliced Salt to taste 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons dried chives or 1 ½ tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped ¼ leek washed and diced   Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Place in fridge (24 hours for […]

Rum and Raisin Icecream: Dairy Free, Gluten Free Rum and Raisin Icecream: Dairy Free, Gluten Free

The original recipe, ‘Purely Vanilla Icecream’ comes from ‘Go Dairy Free’by Alisa Fleming Bob and I being chocoholics, I had a play with the recipe.   3 cups unsweetened dairy free milk alternative. (I use pea milk – known as ‘Like Milk’ in Australia) ¾ cup sugar (I use raw) 10 tablespoons cocoa (I use […]

Fried Rice (Fresh Vegetable version) Fried Rice (Fresh Vegetable version)

¼ leek or onion chopped 4 garlic cloves chopped in ¼s 1 tablespoon chives (dried or fresh chopped) ½ cup rice (best boiled with a clove of garlic chopped in ½ and salt to taste, rinsed after cooking and well drained. I cook early that morning to assist in the dying process) 1 tablespoon olive […]

Our New Favourite Fruit Our New Favourite Fruit

Sumo Citrus Sweet, large, seedless and so easy to peel, Sumo Citrus is the best citrus fruit we have ever tasted. For a person not that enamoured with citrus, that says a lot! Woollies is the place to find them.   Initially cultivated in Japan, their history is quite an interesting read for those who […]

Tuna Potato Patties Tuna Potato Patties

For those with food allergies or intolerances, this is a meal where dairy and wheat can be easily substituted for other products. I use Like Milk (pea milk) and rice flour for a dairy free and wheat free alternative.   1 large can tuna 4 large potatoes pinch of salt, to taste 2 tablespoons margarine […]

Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups Chicken and Mango Lettuce Cups

As the weather warms, light summery meals are back in vogue! Today, I tried a new recipe from a weightwatchers magazine. No, we aren’t on a diet! With some good recipes, the dietary books are still worth a look. Without any substitutes required, it was already gluten free and dairy free food. A few small […]

Sundays in Newcastle, NSW Sundays in Newcastle, NSW

Sundays are market day. GF pies and GF straight from the baking to you. We were in tastebuds heaven!?   Tonight home made passata for the Italian focus for this week’s meals.

Book Recommendations Book Recommendations

With a bit more time on my hands I have been trying new recipes. I love this book plus the two magazine series and highly recommend them if you are looking for something new and have special dietary requirements.   Go dairy free provides everything from information on being in a dairy free diet to […]

Bean Salad Bean Salad

This is a hard vegetable salad that lasts 2 – 4 weeks   1 fennel, diced 2 very firm capsicum (red, yellow or orange work well for colour contrast), diced 5 – 10 stalks asparagus, chopped ½ leek chopped 5 sticks celery, chopped Broccoli, 2 cans of beans (cannellini, borlotti, black, red, chickpeas and so […]


5 cups oats 1 cup quinoa puffs ½ cup millet seeds ½ cup linseeds 1 packet pine nuts ½ cup dried cranberries 1 packet dried cherries 1 packet dried blueberries ¼ cup dried dates (chopped) ½ cup dried pineapple (chopped) ½ cup dried pineapple (chopped) ½ cup dried apricots (chopped)   ¼ – ½ cup […]

Fennel and Rice

Fennel is an interesting vegetable, and one that until I met Bob held no appeal. In his bean salad, the fennel taste a little like aniseed. In this dish, the combination of coconut milk, white wine and prosciutto assist in creating a very different flavour.   Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste 4 garlic cloves […]

Pasta Sauce Pasta Sauce

Hint: I pre – cut all ingredients, combining the salt/herbs/chives/leek/shallot/garlic/chilli/vegetable stock  in a small bowl, capsicums in another, mushrooms and spinach are left draining in the strainer.   Cooking time: 3 -5 hours depending on stove top heat used. (You can add corn/maize flour to thicken after a couple of hours if you want to […]

Stir Fry

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt to taste 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 shallot, chopped ½ leek, chopped Asparagus (15 of the small or 6 of the large) chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1 bunch broccolini, chopped ½ large or 1 small Chinese cabbage/wombok, sliced 200 grams mushrooms diced 3 ½ tablespoons sesame oil 2½ tablespoons […]

Sheep Milk Powder

Yes, we found it! Sheep Milk Powder from Germany. The price is on par with Australia, and the order was processed and delivered quickly.

Fried Noodles

3 cups corn pasta ½ jar peppers (capsicums) drained and diced 2 dessertspoons dried chives ½ can corn drained 1 can champignons drained and diced 1 can asparagus drained and chopped 1 can sausages (hot dogs) drained and chopped ½ teaspoon ground chilli powder 1 clove garlic crushed Salt and pepper to taste (we use […]

Fried Rice

2 cups water 1 cup rice 1 can drained capsicum ½ can drained corn 1 can champignons drained and diced 1½ teaspoons chicken stock 2 teaspoons dried chives 1 clove crushed garlic 1 teaspoon chilli powder Pinch salt Enough oil to baste the pan Bring water to boil. Add rice, chicken stock, salt. Cook 15 […]

Sautéed Chicken

Sautéed Chicken 4 dessertspoons maple syrup Shallot chopped Dessertspoons dried chives ½ cup sheep yoghurt 1 teaspoon parsley Clove garlic crushed ¼ cup Queen Bee sticky white wine (or white wine of choice) Salt and pepper to taste (we use celery salt) ¼ cup olive oil Breasts chicken sliced and skinned of fat Place all […]

Rum Slice

2 cans condensed milk 2 cups coconut + extra for the top 2 heaped dessertspoons margarine (I use nuttalex original where possible) or butter 2 packets nice or arrowroot biscuits (gluten free equivalent works well as well) crushed 2 cups rum (beware: I have discovered Bob comes along and adds more!!!) 400 grams highest cocoa […]