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Mediterranean smashed avocado on roasted flat mushroom

Posted on November 25, 2013

mediterranean-smashed-avo

Sometimes I feel like a really light breakfast that is carb-free and packed with veggies. Mind you, it’s usually after I’ve had a massive pizza feast the night before, but still – my mind is in the right healthy headspace.

I’m actually a big believer in getting at least one serve of veggies in at breakfast time, especially on the weekend, as that’s when I’m usually prone to ordering more cheekily than usual (um, hello battered barramundi and chips!).

Do you fall into the weekend naughty eating trap too? No? You’ve probably got more self control then.

Anyway, this recipe combines many of my favourite things – mediterranean flavours, mushrooms and buttery ripe avocado – and also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Winning!  (more…)

Herby avo salsa with corncakes & bacon

Posted on November 18, 2013

avosalsa-corncakes

Have you been enjoying my Monday posts with breakfast dishes featuring avocado? I’ve been loving coming up with them!

The breakfast pizza is particularly going off on Pinterest and the avo with pesto combo has been a hit too.

Today I present you a scrumptious stack with three ingredients that are the very best of friends; corn, avocado and bacon. A threesome match made in heaven, if you will! (more…)

Poppy’s 3rd b’day watermelon ‘cake’

Posted on November 15, 2013

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I’m not going to get all sentimental about how my baby girl is 3, but really, I can’t believe it! 3 years went really fast.

Poppy’s favourite things to eat recently are watermelon and icing (from cupcakes or donuts). So when I saw this amazing idea on my amazing friend Viola’s blog (go check it out) I was all set for her birthday cake.

You see, this isn’t a cake at all….

It’s a big square of watermelon covering icing.

Pretty cool, huh?! (more…)

Avocado & smoked salmon breakfast pizza

Posted on November 11, 2013

breakfast-pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Yes please! And even though this is a rather healthy version of pizza, it’s still a super fun way to start your day.

Avocado and smoked salmon are such good friends in the flavour department; the creaminess of the avocado is perfectly complemented by the salty, smoky fish – and when they’re combined with a runny egg yolk and earthy kale there’s absolutely no way your day will be anything short of fabulous. I promise! (more…)

Avocado, pesto, lemon and rocket on olive sourdough

Posted on November 4, 2013

avo-olive-toast

Avocados, how do you eat them?

I’m a big fan of them at breakfast with eggs or mushrooms. Or simply slathered onto toast with vegemite. I just find them so easy to grab and use.

I guess it really helps that the Northern Rivers region is absolutely brimming with avocado farms as well as locals growing and selling them out the front of their properties at honesty stalls.

They are so abundant that I simply cannot imagine my kitchen without them.

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