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Nourished for Life – Food & Nutrition for Preschoolers – New Event

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Buckwheat Banana & Peach Muffins – Gluten Free Healthy Treats!

  We have been making these muffins for a new childcare centre run by Thinkersinq in Sydney and the preschoolers have loved them! I also have started popping them into my kids lunchboxes as a treat. We discovered customers of our Takeaway Store at 7 Green St loved the muffins with their Campos coffee. You […]

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Sticky Date Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting (Low GI would you believe?)

I love the combination of dates with anything (nothing like a delicious date & lamb tagine). Dates also happen to be high in fibre and low GI (even though they contain lots of natural sugars). I try and create low GI sweet treats and dessert because eating low GI foods makes me feel good. I think all food […]

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The Magic of Kombucha

There is a small revolution going on in LA at the moment – grocery stores with drinks fridges full of bottles of Kombucha and no regular fizzy sugary drinks in sight. Why is Kombucha not widely for sale in Sydney? Soon we will have lots of Kombucha but the best thing, is that you can always […]

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Kids Fun Taster Packs – What’s the story?

As you know I love nutritious real food (as long as it also tastes delicious). My kids are young and growing (Poppy is 4 and the twins are 5) and it’s fun being able to share good food and my love of food with them. For a few weeks at Christmas, we were away with […]

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My carrot cake – I’m sharing

This is my favourite cake. It is easy to make, tastes great, isn’t too heavy and is full of carrots – what could be better? I’ve had lots of requests for the recipe and I love sharing, so here it is together with a few of my special tips and tricks… I use 2 x […]

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Strawberry Muffins with Buckwheat Flour and Rapadura Sugar

Who would have thought strawberries would be cheap this time of year (the plants in my garden have shut up shop for winter). In any event and while I know we are buying in from QLD, I love injecting some summer fruit into my otherwise very rainy bleak week. We have friends coming for breakfast […]

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Anzac Biscuits

I had a great Anzac biscuit baking session today which evolved out of an idea of my friend Katrina to sell delicious biscuits for people to take to friends’ places, to kids sport or the park and just because. Everyone loves eating handmade biscuits but it’s not always practical to squeeze in a bit of […]

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Hot saucy

We harvested a lot of chills yesterday. Our four jalapeño plants won’t stop producing. The best thing about having mountains of chillies, is getting to experiment with pickles and sauces and generally to get heat into everything for a while. The first batch of chillies we harvested a few months ago, were mild. The second […]

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Hot Cross Buns

Try these buns – There’s a day and half left of the Easter weekend and they are just too good to miss. As you can tell from the photos of our baking session yesterday, we didn’t worry too much about how even or perfect the buns looked – life (and attention spans) are far too […]

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Crab Linguine

My boys are quite obsessed with sea creatures at the moment – in books, on tv, at the aquarium. In New Zealand they caught a few snapper on Matt’s boat – and somehow got comfortable with the idea of eating their catch. Sharks and crabs are the current favorites. At the fish market recently, I […]

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Passionfruit Curd and Passionfruit Puddings

It’s been a good day. The production kitchen for Kamilla Johns Real Food has a new ceiling and is starting to take shape. I can’t wait to start styling the space, and creating in the kitchen. I also had an hour in my veggie garden at home in the sun this afternoon (hot and covered […]

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NZ Treats

What a week we’ve had catching up with family – We rented a house at Ferry Landing on the Coromandel on the North Island of New Zealand. There was lots going on and the kids especially loved the adventure – beach time, fishing trips and bathtime with 9 (1-6 year old) kids squished in the […]

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wtf’s for dinner?

Today has been one of those hectic crazy days. Lauren (who works with me at Kamilla Johns Real Food) and I have been flat out preparing for the fitout of our production kitchen. Due to a serious and sad accident involving a very very large truck and a ute (we were in manufacturing country), we […]

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Ideas for my homegrown sage? (best roast chicken tips thrown in)

My veggie garden is jumping out of its skin today. I have so much sage – it’s time to share some ideas and some sage! I am thinking of roasting a beautiful Saskia Beer free range chicken which I bought yesterday from DJs foodhall. Might go simple and sandwich sage leaves under the chicken skin […]

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Jammy

Things are going well. Fingers crossed, we should get the DA for the Kamilla Johns Real Food production kitchen through next week, which is a big step towards our launch – and food being delivered your way. Poppy has worked out how to put her own shoes on (although it takes a little while) and […]

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Moussaka

This is a very simple Moussaka recipe but it does take time to put together the various components. If you make a big batch it’s well worth it. I like assembling the Moussaka in a number of different sized dishes and freezing a few so that I have something perfect for a supper alone in […]

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Crumble

Back in my mid-20s when I was a crazy young lawyer working all hours my also lawyer husband and I would head out on a Friday night and would often end up drinking late with friends at our innercity terrace. One night, I brought out a perfectly cooked raspberry and pear crumble and ice cream […]

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Real tomatoes

I have loved my first year growing fruit and veg. My patch is small and experimental but has produced some interesting surprises. Homegrown tomatoes, for one, have been a complete revelation – it’s incredible how tasty they are, eaten off the vine, hot from the sun and with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes (most […]

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Eggplants

Life’s good at the moment. The beach is beautiful and we have been swimming most days. My boys went back to preschool this week (happiness for all) and my 2 year old daughter is also back in her usual routine. If it wasn’t for my veggie garden I might, say, complain about the muggy weather. […]

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