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Sautéed zucchini with rocket & toasted pepitas

Grilled zucchini salad

Zucchini is such a wonderful vegetable. It’s subtle flavour makes it incredibly versatile – you can do just about anything with it – add it to pasta sauce, curries, stir fries, lasagne, pasta bakes, risotto, soup, fritters, patties, slices, savoury baked things and sweet baked things – cakes, muffins.. even pancakes. You can slice, grate, and stuff zucchinis, make zoodles or thicker style zucchini noodles slithers using a vegetable peeler. Zucchini is nice served with so many things – red meat, poultry, fish, seafood, tofu and pretty much any cheese and any vegetable. Plus, you can eat it raw or cooked.

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Autumn

Banana Rice Porridge

This porridge was introduced to me years ago by a dear friend Tara. We were living together and she would cook up a batch of this rice concoction most mornings. At the time I wasn’t really a fan.. I thought it was a bit strange, and much preferred our homemade crunchy nutty muesli with real ‘umph’. But over recent years I’ve experimented with so many variations of ingredients.. and have created many different recipes for rice porridge. I now I can’t live without it! (Thank you Tara xx). I make this often, for my partner and I. He too is a fan. Apparently this porridge has “almost ruined” Weet-bix for him, almost, he says. hehe.

What’s so good about rice porridge?

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Autumn

Zucchini, carrot & banana cake (Yummy Banana cake with ‘hidden vegetables’)

Rustic, wholesome, delicious, nourishing and not overly sweet..

This recipe was inspired by a very bright 9 year old client. This little fashionista was very very fussy about eating vegetables. Her mum was understandably concerned that she wasn’t getting adequate nutrition. One thing that she loved to do was bake cakes.. and so we created a recipe together..

She called it “Yummy banana cake with ‘hidden’ vegetables”.

To bake this cake, and see whether it actually tasted OK was the perfect challenge. So, amongst a few other things this was my little client’s homework.. and 2 weeks later she returned with a beaming smirk.

Why this cake is so good..

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