Sweet Potato and Date Bites (flourless, sugar-free, and vegan)


Recently I experimented with flour-free, refined sugar-free baking.  Now that I’m pretty comfortable baking without eggs and dairy, I thought why not push the boundaries. I mean surely you can remove eggs, milk, butter, flour, and sugar and still make good muffins right?

And so I put on my apron and started throwing things in the bowl. I didn’t come out with muffins, but I came out with something which is equally delicious and dare I say it, even more morish. Behold these bite-size muffins which are mildly sweet, chewy and every little bit is delicious. They are completely flourless, egg-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make.


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Interview with Maz Valcorza from Sādhanā Kitchen

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Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Maz to interview her about the launch of her new cookbook Uncooked.

To say that I was excited about this interview is an understatement. I’ve been a huge fan of Maz and her cafe, Sādhanā Kitchen (Sydney’s first organic raw foods cafe) for a long time.

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Now, the Raw Food Jedi is sharing some of her secret to raw food success through her new book. I had a great time during this interview; Maz is such a passionate and lovely person to talk to. We talked about her journey to veganism, Sādhanā Kitchen, and her new cookbook –  it was awesome. I also had fun creating the interview trailer video with my old friend Valourine. Hope you like it…. 

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Vegan Degustation at Marque

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So a couple of weekends ago I was treated to a surprise anniversary dinner at Marque.

“Is it Red Lantern?” I asked as we drove along Crown Street. It was a rainy Saturday and I had my new white coat on.

We parked on the side street and walked along Crown Street. “Is it Billy Kwong?” I probed… No response. Hmm, probably not Billy Kwong since they don’t do small group bookings, I thought. “Is it Marque?” I asked, as we walked past Billy Kwong. He smiled. I was right.

And so we stopped outside the unassuming front door of Marque. I was so excited.  I still remember the last time I went there, as a non-vegan. It was amazing and I couldn’t wait to re-live the experience, this time as a vegan…. 

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Superhero Fried Rice

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This is not your ordinary fried rice. This is supercharged, superfood fried rice.

It has all the energy and nutrients a superhero needs to fight the villains and save the day. It’s clean and fresh tasting, simple and easy to make, and 100% delicious, if I may say so myself.

This recipe came from my craving for good ol’ Chinese fried rice, while still wanting to eat healthy. What, isn’t fried rice healthy? Umm, no, not the sort you get from takeaway shops anyway. MSG and pig fat isn’t exactly health food.

But this version is :)… 

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Review of Billy Boil Thermal Cooker and $15 Discount Code Giveaway

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My first hand review of the Billy Boil Thermal Cooker: This video was fun to shoot because I had no idea what the outcome would be.

Thermal cooking was originally conceived for camping and caravan travellers but it was quickly adapted for everyday home cooking as an energy efficient cooking method. It certainly is quite effective and it’s definitely a must-try if you do a lot of cooking and you’re looking at cutting your electricity or gas bill…. 

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