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Amaretto Darkness Protein Truffles

Amaretto Darkness Protein Truffles

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Nuts, Protein, Protein Chocolates, Special Diet |

They say you shouldn’t mix water with chocolate.  They are usually correct.  But not always Last week, I decided I would spend seven days … a whole week … abstaining from all things chocolate.  No chocolate, no cacao, not even in my post-workout protein shake.  I would not even work with chocolate in the kitchen.  No melting, tempering,...

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Omega-3 Protein Bread

Omega-3 Protein Bread

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Protein, Protein Bread, Savouries, Special Diet |

I’ve not yet posted a protein bread recipe, have I?  NOOOOOOO.   Well, I have now, and I’m excited.  I hardly ever post any savoury recipes, despite the fact that I love to cook, not just bake treats and patisserie.  OK, this is technically either sweet or savoury … I mean, it’s bread, isn’t it? I don’t eat much bread...

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Amarena Caramel Tart

Amarena Caramel Tart

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fruit, Jams & Preserves, Tarts & Patisserie |

I like a little ambiguity in life.   Maybe that’s why I love the darkest, most bittersweet chocolates. Warm chocolate ganache over cold gelato.  Zesty, pucker-up citrus with smooth, warm, nutty chocolate.   Hot, spicy chilli with silky, luscious mango. I must confess I do particularly love tart and sweet together.   Like tart cherries in a sweet...

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Amarenata

Amarenata

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fillings, Fruit, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet |

I remember gorgeous blue and white vases, with the word AMARENA emblazoned on them, with me staring up at them in wonder.  What child isn’t fascinated by beautiful, tantalising displays of sweet seduction in a pastry shop?  I know it wasn’t just me.  Most Italian pasticcerie, even here in Melbourne, Australia (so so far away!), had at least a...

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Raspberry Paleo Muffins

Raspberry Paleo Muffins

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Fruit, Muffins, Protein, Special Diet |

Well, here I am supposedly taking a short break from blogging because … well, partly because I’m a bit flat out with the other job at the moment.  You know, the one that pays the bills and stuff.   Important.  Kind of a priority. I have to confess, the self-imposed pressure to bake and then blog about it while not having time just made me...

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Rosy Peaches

Rosy Peaches

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit, Special Diet |

Clingstone peaches always remind me of my Nonna.    In summer, she was always slicing them up on the verandah to hand out to my cousins and I as we played in her front yard.  Come to think of it, she always had lovely stone fruit available and always had a paring knife at the ready in her apron pockets.  I love my Nonna and still miss her very much.  But...

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