Chocolate Pudding Fruit/Black Sapote Recipes

Chocolate Pudding Fruit is also known as Black Sapote. It’s a delicious tropical fruit with sweet flesh that resembles chocolate mousse. I have an article on growing the tree here. [...]

Raw Dairy Free Cashew and Herb Cheese

Raw Dairy Free Cashew and Herb Cheese Raw dairy free Herb and Cashew ‘cheese’ Dairy allergic people, vegans and raw foodies don’t eat dairy based cheese. But, if you have [...]

Dandelion Jelly

How we change when we understand more about the world!  I have a chuckle when I remember weeding dandelions out of the lawn when we lived in Ballarat. That cooler [...]

Drinking in the Garden

Drinking in the Garden Drinking in the garden became a great pastime for me in March to June 2020 when we were all obliged to stay at home. Every day [...]

Home-made Lemon Mint Cordial

When our three children were little, that seems like an age away... they are now all thirty or older, I was determined they would not be exposed to artificial colourings [...]

Summer Salsa Spoons

These beautiful little spoons are a mouthful of freshness and are so easy to whip up in 10 minutes flat. I served them at a recent Edible Flowers Garden Party [...]

Home-made Turmeric Latte Mix

Why buy Turmeric Latte that's full of sugar and who knows what, when you can make your own from your own home grow turmeric? I don't drink coffee very often. [...]

Curried Lime Pickles

I’ve been asked to share this recipe for Curried Lime Pickles. Our lime harvest this year has gone into Lime Curd for Garden Party tartlets, Limecello alcohol and Curried Lime [...]

Saint Hildegarde’s Tea Shop

Saint Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine Abbess, who lived in Medieval times from 1098 to 1179. She was already an accomplished student at age 18 when she entered [...]

My favourite recipes for fresh ginger

My favourite ways to use fresh ginger Super-fast ginger beer This fermented ginger beer is quick yet sensationally spritzy! it only takes three days to make whereas my mums recipe [...]

Home-made Coconut Yoghurt

If you love the coconut yoghurt you buy at the store, you are going to love making your own for so many reasons… It tastes delicious, it’s a whole lot [...]

Petal Power

Should we really be eating the flowers sprinkled over our restaurant meals and café cakes? The reality is, that most of us will momentarily adore the beautiful effects but pick [...]

Fragrant Rose Petal Jam Recipe

I've made a video for you as I made up the rose petal jam. View it here. When I was in year 12 at school, I won a book prize. [...]

Stuffed Vine Leaves Using Edible Hibiscus Leaves

Stuffed Vine Leaves Using Edible Hibiscus Leaves Edible hibiscus, Aibika or Abelmoschus manihot,is a delicious leaf from a perennial plant, that at first I did not have a clue what [...]

How to Make Candied Lillypillies

How to Make Candied Lillypillies This recipe takes the patience and perseverance of a saint I might add! Ingredients: ½ kg ripe red lillypillies 4 ½ cups white sugar ½ [...]

Raw Food Green Breakfast Juice

Raw Food Green Breakfast Juice I am seriously into the joys of eating raw food at the moment, and loving the fresh flavours and healthy meals, straight from the garden. [...]

Lavender and Almond Biscuits

Lavender and Almond Biscuits Lavender is one of those herbs that we adore but that does give us challenges to grow in Queensland summers. The French and Tasmanians on the [...]

Warrigal Greens Saag with Paneer

Warrigal Greens Saag with Paneer Our small suburban garden is brim full of edible plants, both native and exotic. About 170 at the most recent count in fact. I’m one [...]

Ottoman Bean Dip

Ottoman Bean Dip Ottoman Bean Dip I tried to recreate a dip I tasted and loved at the Ottoman restaurant in West End Brisbane. While it tastes a little different, [...]

My Favourite Herbal Teas

My Favourite Herbal Teas I enjoy a good cup of fresh herbal tea (also known as a tisane) and have done since my early 20s when I was diagnosed with [...]

Exotic Carambola Cake

Exotic Carambola Cake Exotic carambola cake I was given a bag of organic carambola or star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) from a lady whose garden I visited in inner Brisbane. Her [...]

Delicious Organic Honey and Harissa Eggplants

Delicious Organic Honey and Harissa Eggplants This side dish recipe uses up several eggplants at once. so you’ll quickly go through the excess from your garden. White, stripy, long or [...]

Pink Apple and Jaboticaba Crisp

Pink Apple and Jaboticaba Crisp When the jaboticaba (Tree grape or Myrciaria cauliflora) bush fruits, it produces kilos of fruit and there’s a rush to get it all juiced, jellied [...]

Garden Workshop Dukka

Garden Workshop Dukka Garden Workshop Dukka Dukka is a middle eastern dry dip made from a nut and seed base, flavored with herbs and spices. To make it will take [...]

Strawberry Fruit Leather

Strawberry Fruit Leather When strawberries are prolific and cheap like 10 kilos worth I bought at the market in October, put them to good use. If you are not ‘jammy’ [...]

Linda’s Famous Lemon Myrtle Cordial

Linda's Famous Lemon Myrtle Cordial Linda’s Famous Lemon myrtle cordial Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice or a combination of lemon and lime juice 4 cups water 2 cups white sugar [...]

Rosella and White Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

Rosella and White Chocolate Cheesecake Slice Rosellas, (not the feathered type) are really delicious to eat once cooked or preserved. A couple of bushes of these hibiscus relatives provides so [...]

Raw Zucchini Wraps with 3 Sauces

Raw Zucchini Wraps with 3 Sauces Our Christmas Raw Zucchini Wraps Before Christmas we headed up to the Sunshine Coast for the day. Feeling a little peckish around lunchtime, we [...]

Raw Dairy Free Cashew and Herb Cheese

Raw Dairy Free Cashew and Herb Cheese Raw dairy free Herb and Cashew ‘cheese’ Dairy allergic people, vegans and raw foodies don’t eat dairy based cheese. But, if you have [...]

Raw banana and avocado choc mousse

Raw banana and avocado choc mousse This is a gloriously smooth and delicious way to celebrate raw food while using up your ripe bananas and soft avocados. It's all dairy [...]

Drying Your Own Grapes

Drying Your Own Grapes Grape success! How to dry your own grapes for year round use. Since buying a dehydrator, I have been enjoying drying the surplus from the garden [...]

Raw Wing Bean Salad

Raw Wing Bean Salad This salad is crunchy with a Thai twist. Ingredients: 250 grams wing beans, washed and sliced on the diagonal 1 carrot peeled and grated coarsely 3 [...]

How to use your banana bounty

How to Dehydrate Your Excess Bananas How To Use Your Banana Bounty (Dehydrating bananas) When our ba=nas produce fruit, they really go to town. And why is it that all [...]

Baked Apples with Rosella Sauce

Baked Apples with Rosella Sauce My mum loved baked apples, and living in Gippsland, Victoria , where the seasons were cooler than here in Queensland, we'd thoroughly enjoy the warm [...]

Stuffed Giant Zucchini

Stuffed Giant Zucchini

Get Me Over The Virus Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing

Get Me Over The Virus Salad With Creamy Almond Dressing This salad serves 2 with generous helpings Dressing: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup almond butter Juice of [...]

Kale Chips

Kale Chips Kale chips: tasty heaven in a leaf! Kale chips are essentially dried kale leaves with a flavour added then dehydrated or dried in a cool oven. The flavour [...]

Kale frittata

Kale frittata Kale is one of those old fashioned vegies related to cabbages that just keeps giving, month after month. It also gives us so much in the healthy food [...]

Buddhas Hand Citron for Home Made Limoncello

Buddhas Hand Citron for Home Made Limoncello When I was at the Maleny Real Food Festival, Elizabeth brought in this Buddha's  Hand citron and gave it to my friend Martin [...]

Crispy gluten free savoury biscuits. They happen to be raw too!

Crispy gluten free savoury biscuits. They happen to be raw too! I first came across the recipe for dragon crackers in this amazing book: Raw by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne [...]

Thai Coconut Soup

Thai Coconut Soup Raw Thai Coconut Soup Soup Ingredients: 2 young green drinking coconuts, open and use the soft flesh and the coconut water from inside 1 Tablespoon fresh finely [...]

Yandina Ginger Festival Smoothies recipes

Yandina Ginger Festival Smoothies recipes The first recipe is for Indonesian Jamu or health drink. We had this first when we arrived at a yoga retreat centre in Bali. I [...]

Green Health Breakfast Smoothie

Green Health Breakfast Smoothie Green health breakfast smoothie We have a green smoothie mo st mornings and some afternoons too. I dash into the garden and grab a bowlful of [...]

Guest Chef Helen Pratt’s Buffalo Pannacotta with Blueberries and Lemon Biscuit

Guest Chef Helen Pratt's Buffalo Pannacotta with Blueberries and Lemon Biscuit Chef Helen Pratt’s Buffalo Yoghurt Pannacotta with Blueberries and Lemon Biscuit Blueberries are best just by themselves. I would [...]

Making your own fresh flax meal

Making your own fresh flax meal I've used flax or linseed for years. As a kid we oiled our cricket bats with it. Now it's more likely to be pruchased [...]

Scrambled Eggplant

Scrambled Eggplant Scrambled Eggplant Ingredients: 1 large eggplant such as Market Supreme. 2 large fresh eggs Salt and pepper Olive oil or coconut oil Slice the eggplant into 1 cm [...]

Wicked whole Baked Pumpkin

Wicked whole Baked Pumpkin For a wicked Whole Baked Pumpkin Thai style: 1 smallish organic Jap pumpkin lid cut off and seeds scooped out 1 can coconut milk 2 tablespoons [...]

A vegetarian’s delight

A vegetarian's delight Alejandro, tell us about your home town and the food that influences you. I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina with not much food influence to be [...]

Raw Beetroot Pesto Dip

Raw Beetroot Pesto Dip This is a delicious dip to use up fresh raw beetroots. Rather than being bland and mushy, as many cooked beetroot dips tend to be, this [...]

Cheezy Kale Chips

Cheezy Kale Chips Ingredients 4 Bunches of kale- washed and stripped from stems and torn into roughly 4-6cm pieces (keep stems for juicing) 1 cup of soaked cashews. Soak 2 [...]

Fresh Vegetable Pasta with Red Pepper Cashew Sauce

Fresh Vegetable Pasta with Red Pepper Cashew Sauce Fresh Vegetable Pasta with Red Pepper Cashew Sauce This is more of a favourite at home than cooked pasta. The joy is [...]

Strawberry Chia Puddings

Strawberry Chia Puddings Strawberry Chia Puddings You'll need a blender for this recipe. 1 cup strawberries or other seasonal berries or fruit (Any fruit works well) 1 cup milk (You [...]

Spiced Yoghurt Cheese- Labna

Spiced Yoghurt Cheese- Labna Collect and set up your equipment first. You'll need a colander. A bowl to sit the colander in to collect the whey A piece of muslin [...]

Macadamia Flax Crackers with GG Global Gourmet Sumac and Sesame Topper

Macadamia Flax Crackers with GG Global Gourmet Sumac and Sesame Topper So, you dont want to turn on the oven? Maybe you have a dehydrator languishing in the cupboard? While [...]

Chocolate Pudding Fruit Shake

Chocolate Pudding Fruit Shake Recipe for the Choclate Pudding Fruit Milkshake 1 cup milk (eg organic cow milk, almond milk, soy milk etc) flesh of 1 small chocolate pudding fruit [...]

Rosella and Passionfruit Punch

Rosella and Passionfruit Punch Rosella and passionfruit punch 500 g rosellas hulled and seeded 1 cup lemon juice or a combination of lemon and lime juice 4 cups water 2 [...]

Carrot and Turmeric Soup

Carrot and Turmeric Soup Turmeric is an amazing spice. It grows so easily in pots or in the ground in warm climates. Its a potent anti-inflammatory rhizome that really can [...]

Raspberry, Coconut and Orange Blossom Chia Puddings

Homemade Ferments – Red and Green Sauerkraut

Homemade Ferments - Red and Green Sauerkraut Not all sauerkraut is created equal. Unless yours is home-made or ‘fresh’, the bottled varieties from the supermarket probably don’t have a squeak [...]

Mushroom Powder & Cream of Mushroom Camping Soup

Mushroom Powder & Cream of Mushroom Camping Soup Soba Noodle & Cream of Mushroom Soup Super simple and easy for camping and hiking or a quick soup at home. Serves [...]

Miso Vegetable Soup

Miso Vegetable Soup For one generous serve: 1.5 cups filtered water 1 dessertspoon miso 1 button mushroom sliced thinly 6 slices of dried shitake mushroom 1/4 cup carrot cut into [...]