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Lemon and Ginger Eton Mess

A gorgeous take on an old traditional dessert.  The crumb makes such a difference – this is yum! 

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Pork and Smoky Beans

A very quick, beautiful and versatile dish that can be served with breakfast, brunch, or as a side for dinner.  If you’re a vegan / vegetarian, just leave out the bacon or add a soy alternative like sgaia.  This recipe is also divine, served crumbled with some feta cheese or with regular cheddar and finished under the grill – totally up to you.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Stack w Dark Choc Shard

I’m all about a fabulous, wow looking dessert but don’t get me wrong, I want to create it quickly so I can get my spoon and tuck in. ALSO, and this is the big thing, I don’t want it to travel straight from my lips to my hips, so if possible I’d like it to be low on carbs too!!

Too much to ask?  Not with this delectable light, airy and crispy creation.  Using wonton skins, the pastry is as light as a feather and also the chocolate content is only just enough, leaving you with that sweet taste and wanting more.

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Cashew Nut Pesto

I make this pesto every week, why, because it can be used with so many different dishes. Try it in sandwiches, on pizza, with grilled meats or drizzle through a good soup. Fabulous on an anti pasta platter or tossed through some pasta or mashed potato. Even for breakfast on hot toast with avocado……oohhh… somebody stop me!

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Popsie’s Banging Tomato Chutney

Whether I grow 1,2 or 5 tomato plants, at the end of the Summer season, I always have enough tomatoes for my whole neighbourhood, which luckily for me is a good thing.  Homegrown tomatoes (or any for that matter), especially freshly picked and full of the sun are the perfect ingredient for this sweet n easy chutney. This recipe belonged to my children’s grandfather, Popsie, who was a fab home cook and my best friend.