Category Archives: fruits

citrus roasted (or grilled) chicken

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Do yourself a big favour and roast a chicken at least weekly – it’ll turn into more meals than you could ever imagine! Enjoy is as is, or shred it and start creating – salads, pastas, soups, sandwiches, tacos, rice dishes – roasted chicken gets along with everything – kind of like Switzerland!

mango cubes

Stock pile in-season fruit and make a purée that can be easily frozen in ice cube trays for use in all sorts of recipes – smoothies, sauces, curries and baking.

cake with olive oil, almonds & citrus

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Olive oil is the new fat for a healthier cake! Trade the butter, lard or vegetable oil for olive and you’re on your way to transforming many a cake recipe – add a whack of citrus and almonds, and you’re halfway to Tuscany!

biscotti with almonds, cranberries & cornmeal

cranberry cornmeal biscotti

Biscotti is a cookie that is easy to make, lasts for weeks and is the perfect companion to a cup of coffee, tea, chai or hot chocolate – dippin’ and dunkin’ never had it so good!

shrimp, grapefruit, scallions & garlic

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Grapefruit and seafood is such an obvious pairing considering the citrus quality, so why it’s not more common place, is a mystery. Think lemon and switch it up with grapefruit instead for something a little different – lemon and seafood is classic but with grapefruit, makes it clever!

banana bread with olive oil, cranberries & chia seeds

banana bread with olive oil dried cranberries & chia seeds

Banana bread is a classic quick bread with so many possibilities! The add-in possibilities are endless as is your choice of flours, fats and sweeteners. So next time you have over-ripe bananas headed for a batch of bread, don’t miss the opportunity to make it memorable!

dutch baby pancake

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Make pancakes in one fell swoop with this classic dutch baby recipe! You’ll never make pancakes any other way again!

apple sauce in the slow cooker

apple sauce in the slow cooker

Apple sauce from scratch could not be easier, especially when your method of choice for cooking is in your slow cooker. Once you master the basic method, have fun with different seasoning and fruit combinations to come up with your own signature blends!

apple pie with a tortilla crust

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Tortillas are for so much more than the obvious – so this my attempt to get us all to look beyond the roll and the fold, as in burritos and quesadillas and start to think of tortillas as pre-rolled dough. It is dough-like by nature, so why not use it as such – kinda halfway to pastry.

apple almond spice cake

Apples, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg folded into a simple cake batter – fall just doesn’t get any tastier!