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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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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.

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Banging Brussels

Gone are the days when these little green gems were boiled to death before the chicken even hit the oven.  This recipe takes Brussel sprouts to a brand new level of delicious.  Great during the cold winter months when they’re in season, as this recipe punches sunshine, personality and flavour into every mouthful.

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Smoked Walnut Dukkah

Every Winter I always have an abundance of Walnuts & there’s nothing like a jar of freshly blended dukkah.  I sprinkle this mix over soft cheese for platters, salads or hot pasta for flavour & texture.  As a marinade with oil over grilled fish or chicken. When roasting potatoes or veggies a spoonful over 5 minutes before I remove them from the oven. Otherwise, lovely with fresh bread and warm olive oil.