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vegan anzac biscuits

vegan anzac biscuits

~ a recipe by The Health Chef – Teresa Cutter. This vegan Anzac biscuit recipe will give you a healthy option when you are looking for an afternoon sweet snack.   Ingredients   1 and 1/4 cup blanched almonds, skin off  (see notes) 1 cup flaked almonds 1 cup coconut flakes 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup macadamia nut oil 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 1 tablespoon water   Method   1.  Preheat oven to 120C.   2.  Place blanched almonds into a food processor or blender and pulse several times until a medium to fine textured meal forms.  Sieve meal into mixing bowl and place larger bits back into food processor to pulse and then sieve again.  Don’t overgrind as the meal will turn into almond butter! 3.  Add the flaked almonds and coconut to the almond meal.   4.  Combine honey and oil in a small saucepan and heat gently.   5.  Mix the bicarbonate soda and water in a glass, and then pour into the honey mixtures.  Keep stirring with a wooden spoon until the honey begins to froth and changes colour.   6.  Add the honey mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until well combined.  Add a little water if needed to combine the mixture.   7.  Use a 1 tablespoon or melon baller to scoop the mixture into small cookies.  This recipe will yield about 18 – 22 cookies (if you can avoid eating the mixture as you go along!).   8.  Bake the cookies on a low pre-heated oven at 120C for about 30 minutes, or until golden.   Notes   The blanched almonds in this recipe are required …

what not to do when you’re sick

what not to do when you're sick

  I was off sick last week.  Too infectious to work yet well enough to not be lying on the couch for 4 days straight.  There’s only so many movies, reality shows and cooking programs a girl can watch in a day! So needless to say, after catching up on all of my favourite blogs, tv shows and movies, finishing off my library book and having run out of drawers to reorganise, I was bored. 50 shades of bored. Bored with a capital B. O. R. E. D.     I rang in to work and got the voice mail, only to find out later they’d been in the kitchen trying out some new recipes of Mario’s.  That would be right!  Of all the days I’m not in the office, they decide to taste test their way through the new menu at Mario’s restaurant.  Hrmph.   Seeing green with envy, frustrated by boredom and spurred on by just enough energy to pull out a baking tray, wooden spoon and mixing bowl I decided that I needed to do something about it.  After all, surely I needed a little pick me up to go with my afternoon lemon and honey tea to help nurse me back to health?!   So there I was, all excited that I had the energy to do some cooking and that I had everything I needed right at home, with no need to go to the grocery store, to make a batch of … muesli bars.   muesli bars in the making?     I’d seen plenty of recipes in the past for muesli bars so I figured I’d ditch the …

Easy Peasy Muesli Mix

Easy Peasy Muesli Mix

– submitted by Cat Ingredients   5 cups chopped mixed dried fruit and nuts* 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup dessicated coconut 2 crushed oat or vita brits 175 g butter, melted 4 tablespoons maple syrup     Method   1. Preheat oven to about 160C 2.  Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.     3.  Spoon mixture into a paper-lined baking tray and press gently with hands to flatten the mixture slightly.  It helps if you wet your hands with water first to avoid the mixture sticking.  Bake until golden, approximately 30 minutes.   * Use whatever dried fruits and nuts take your fancy for this muesli mix.  For my version I used dried pear and apricots, cranberries, sultanas, hazelnuts, pistachios, blanched almonds and macadamia nuts.      

fancy some morning tea?

fancy some morning tea?

  We’re pleased to announce that we have reached yet another key milestone on the Kitchen Angel journey this week.  In fact we were successful in achieving it sooner than expected!    Drum roll please ….   We’ve secured a flagship store in Brisbane where the Kitchen Angel product range will be sold direct, where we will hold baking demonstrations and of course, have the obligatory coffee bar.    We’re so excited and can’t wait to share all of the details with you.  But until then, we thought we’d throw in a little teaser.  Rather than tell you where it is, we thought we’d run a competition to see if you can guess where our store will be.  Here are your clues:   1.  It’s approximately 3 km from the Brisbane CBD 2.  We’re in a commercial precinct 3.  Steinway, Boston & Essex – we love the sound of them   The first person to guess the exact location (street number, name and suburb) will win a free morning tea for 2 people at our new store.  Simply add your answer as a comment to this blog post.    This competition is open to Brisbane residents only (unless you are willing to donate your prize to a family, friend or colleague who lives in Brisbane) and does not include the cost of travel.   You can enter this competition once daily.  This competition ends at midnight AEST on Wednesday, 6th June.  The winner will be announced on Facebook and will be contacted via email.   So while Mario is elbow deep in the design and construct phase, he’s got the rest of us scouring  food providores, magazines and …

things we’re loving right now

things we're loving right now

  •  Amisfield Pinot Noir  … it goes down a real treat.  The other night I had it with stuffed quail, prosciutto and green beans.     •  Yoga.  It really does make you feel like everything will be okay. • Smash on Fox 8 … there is a reason to stay in on a Saturday night!! • Brisbane in winter.  We may not have ski slopes, but there is definitely something to be said for beautiful sunshine in the cooler months! • Chilli infused pistachio biscuits     pasta al pistacchio infused with chilli   Namaste.