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Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns Fruit Buns Sweetpea Darlingheart-11

Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns or Spiced Fruit Buns

These are ‘hot cross buns’. After a little healthy discussion, or what some may call a heated debate (between a 7 and 9 year old) about what we should call these little fruit filled, cinnamon scented gems, it was decided that we could probably get away with calling them hot cross buns, as long as […]

March 28, 2018

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Pumpkin Moon Salad with fresh herbs Sweetpea Darlingheart -1-2

Roasted Pumpkin Moon Salad with fresh herbs, feta and almonds

And just like that, it was Autumn. As I sit here listening to my new favourite music discovered over the weekend – a swedish/icelandic duo called My Bubba {if you like whimsical folk music you will love them} – I am bathed with the sense of the seasons changing. There is a new lustre in […]

March 15, 2018

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mango turmeric chia pudding sweetpea darlingheart breakfast gluten free

Mango Turmeric Chia Pudding with cherries + small victories and good things.

I’ve been talking a lot to my friends recently about energy levels. It seems that everyone is feeling tired, and wondering where the start of the year has gone. Ailments have been cropping up, people have just generally not been feeling their best. It can be really hard to find that balance of doing enough, […]

March 7, 2018

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No-Bake Nut Truffle Squares

The weather here this past week has been seriously crazy – super hot followed by really cold, and lots and lots of rain. Melbourne’s weather has a reputation as being changeable, but this past week has been stranger than most. I have found that lots of people I’ve been talking to are really struggling with […]

December 7, 2017

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gingerbread granola sweetpea darlingheart bowl healthy gluten free

Gingerbread Granola + space for the quiet times

I don’t know quite how it has been such a long time since I’ve been here. Life happened I suppose; mine and all the others around me. Busyness, in many ways – a week here and a week there, lots of little commitments which leads to time getting away from you. And then with the […]

November 29, 2017

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Warm salad of pan-roasted vegetables – fennel, silverbeet, cabbage + fetta

Having a vegetable patch means even when you think there’s nothing to eat, hopefully you can make yourself some kind of proper meal. The cupboards or the fridge might look pretty bare, but if you’ve got something green growing somewhere, then you can toss up a quick salad at the very least. I am a […]

October 11, 2017

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apple ricotta cake gluten free hazelnut cacao nib recipe sweetpea darlingheart

Apple + Ricotta Cake; inspired by Italy

I do love to tell a story; mostly to myself, just something private, inside my own mind. My usual way of dreaming up a story is by using a food to inspire the dream. Something about a food will flicker in my imagination and craft around itself a scene; a feeling, a place and a […]

September 27, 2017

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Salmon Nicoise Salad with avocado and violets

Salmon Niçoise Salad with fresh Violets

At home, especially on the weekends, lunch often looks a little something like this. Something green (from the garden, if something’s going), a little protein and almost always a carrot. Good simple fare, not always glamorous, but tasty and nourishing. But this salad bowl was something a little bit different all thanks to my husband, […]

September 21, 2017

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afternoon tea banana bread orange raspberry chocolate recipe sweetpea darlingheart

Raspberry, Orange + Chocolate Banana Bread

There are a few recipes that I have searched for in my extensive collection of cookbooks in the past, and always had trouble finding. Healthy muffins or loaf cakes, and good banana bread that’s not filled with sugar, are some of the recipes that you would think you would be everywhere, but I have found […]

September 6, 2017

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salad peas fennel radish mandarin yoghurt lemon dressing recipe sweetpea darlingheart

Spring Salad – radish, sugar snaps, hot smoked salmon and mandarin

Sometimes all you need is a little sunshine, a good tune on the radio, or the answer to a question you’ve been wondering about for a while. A little ray of hope, a signal of some kind; confirmation that whatever you have been doing, or whatever it is that you feel like you know (even […]

August 30, 2017

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