Chicken Roulade, Clove and Sage Onions, Chicken Crackling and Crispy Roast Potatoes

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dinner | June 12, 2017 | By

This Chicken Roulade, Clove and Sage Onions, Chicken Crackling and Crispy Roast Potatoes dish is my modern interpretation of traditional roast chicken like my Grandmother used to serve when we were children, and is a sponsored post for Countdown.  It is dairy, egg and nut free and very easily adapted to be gluten free.  It is an awesome dish to pull out for a special date or dinner party or if you just like a bit of a challenge 🙂

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Chicken Chickpea Soup with Sausage and Spiced Tomato

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Food and recipes, soup | May 13, 2017 | By

Chicken Chickpea Soup with Sausage and Spiced Tomato

This Chicken Chickpea Soup with Sausage and Spiced Tomato is a hearty soup with a few different components…they aren’t all necessary if you wanted something a bit simpler.  We have a great big log burner which I just love on cold days as the top opens up for cooking on.  So I often have pots of stock, soup or stew on the go 🙂  I made the base for the soup from scratch but feel free to substitute ready made chicken stock (or water) if that’s easier for you.

The Chicken Chickpea Soup with Sausage and Spiced Tomato is a sponsored recipe I came up with in conjunction with Countdown Supermarkets.  I used Kings Vegetable Soup Mix (bonus: it’s on price lockdown at Countdown), making soups super affordable this Winter.  I’ve got a 9 year old in the house eating like a teenager so I’ve been keeping a big pot of soup in the fridge to pull out for hearty afternoon teas when she gets home super hungry after school.  I do sometimes crave something ‘Winter-y’ with an injection of flavour though, so I’ve added a spicy punch to this soup and a few added healthy elements like kale and mushrooms.

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Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad

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dinner | April 16, 2017 | By

Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad

This Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad is egg free, dairy free, nut free, and easily adapted (as I did) to be gluten free.  

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Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken

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dinner | April 6, 2017 | By

Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken

This Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken is super crunchy and is also dairy free, egg free, and nut free.  I used Hubbards gluten free cornflakes, but anything crunchy will do!  I served it with steamed rice, veges and a spicy soy sauce (granted, the sauce wasn’t a huge hit with the kids haha but I really enjoyed it!)

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Egg and Dairy Free Dumpling Soup

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dinner | September 20, 2016 | By

This Egg and Dairy Free Dumpling Soup is made from a chicken broth base with lots of fresh vegetables.  For those who are gluten free, I’ve added a wheat free option which I made for my middle daughter who is allergic to wheat on top of lots of other foods. It’s also a really fun meal for the kids to help with..you might want to check the sealing of the dumplings though before cooking….you will thank me later! One of our favourite family meals is Dumplings, so I make lots and keep half for the next night. We will have them in a broth the first night then boiled and pan fried the next with rice and steamed veges, so it feels like we’ve had two quite different meals.

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Crispy Roasted Pork Belly with Orange Caramel Sauce

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dinner | August 25, 2016 | By

Anyone who knows me well knows I am a mad lover of anything crispy pork belly….I served this Crispy Roasted Pork Belly with Orange Caramel Sauce alongside rice and an Asian style salad courtesy of some amazing organic vegetables and fruit I was given by Just Organic to review.  The zinginess of the salad is a really good match for the fat in the pork, and I love all the different textures 🙂 This is dairy, egg, nut and gluten free and can easily be adapted to be soy free too.

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Lemon Chicken Salad with Basil Dressing

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salads | August 24, 2016 | By

This Lemon Chicken Salad with Basil Dressing was basically a throwing together of a bunch of yummy
goodies I was given by Just Organic to review…everything was so fresh and amazing, I didn’t want to do too much to it!  I was also given some mung beans which I sprouted with my 4 year old daughter…this is a really fun activity for preschoolers and we didn’t need to wait too long!  They were ready to eat in 3 days 🙂

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Asian Spiced Duck

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dinner | April 7, 2016 | By

This Asian Spiced Duck with Rice and Chinese Orange Sauce is everything I love about Duck: melt-in-the-mouth, juicy, sticky, and flavoursome.  It’s also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Nut Free.  My middle girl is also soy-free so I do a plain roasted duck breast for her. She’s fine with that as she’s not at all adventurous as she has some serious food aversion issues:(  But you could just leave the soy out if it’s a problem and glaze it with the orange sauce.

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Gluten free stuffed roast chicken

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dinner | October 15, 2015 | By

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I’ve had quite a few people asking lately if I have a gluten free recipe for a proper stuffed Roast Chicken. So I put my thinking cap on today to see if I could recreate one that my most allergic child could eat. This isn’t easy as she can only eat about 12 foods and rice and quinoa are the only two grains she’s ok with. But she can eat chicken so it would be awesome if she could eat the stuffing too! I’m so glad I did though because it was pretty sensational! In fact, I’m not sure I’m going back to my former bread-ladened traditional one.

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