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Apple Teff and Buckwheat Pancakes

Screen Shot 2019-10-10 at 1.32.16 AM.pngIt’s a 30,000 year old indulgence with a history steeped deep into the Stone Age.  It’s an adaption that meets the dietary requirements for coeliac using a mixed flour approach in order to let you control the pronunciation of buckwheat in this recipe.


  • 3/4 cup teff flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 eggs or equivalent substitute
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • optional
  • shutterstock_569441680.jpg1/2-1 grated organic apple, skin on


  1. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well
  2. Add grated apple and mix
  3. Combine milk, maple and eggs or egg substitute into a measuring jug
  4. Add milk mix into dry mix and stir to combine
  5. Place spoonfuls of mix into a preheated pan, you may need to add coconut oil to the pan so the pancakes won’t stick
  6. When bubbles appear on the surface and edges become golden, flip and cook the other side
  7. Serve with nut butter, Yummee Gluten Free, of course and blueberries

Add blueberries, banana or other fruit to the mix, add 2-3 tablespoons of any Yummee Gluten Free nut butter to the mix, leave out or keep the fruit in and add about 3 tablespoons of raw cacao to the mix for a chocolate version.



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Carrot and Walnut Cake

This homestyle carrot and walnut cake with cream cheese frosting is an easy recipe that is sure to become a family favourite.  Double the recipe to make an impressive celebration cake.

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Happy World Salmon Day!

If you didn’t know already,, World Salmon Day is tomorrow!  As we know Salmon is a superfood filled with a huge range of nutrients and what better way to celebrate such a wonderful food source than on World  Salmon Day.    I have however seen recently some interesting news from the Australian salmon producer Tassal, which has informed us and found that while the fish is a popular choice for Australian consumers, almost three quarters (71%) of the nation lack awareness on how to best cook it.

Pretty crazy stuff!   Lucky for us, and me, of course haha, Tassal has taken up the challenge In a mission to champion Australia’s love for the superfood.  They’ve  has also teamed up with leading nutritionist Susie Burrell to highlight how easy it is to prepare salmon for different meals of the day, while also championing the unknown benefits of eating salmon – and why it is known for being so super. 
“Fueling my family with the right foods is a key part of my role as a mum and salmon is one of the most nutrient-dense options available.  It’s one of the richest sources of omega-3 fats, its high in protein and contains Vitamin D, Vitamin E and a range of B group vitamins and antioxidants. ” she says,  “There are a few foods that offer so many key nutrients in a single-serve, which is why salmon is frequently referred to as ‘brain food’!  Omega-3 fatty acids in particular provide a multitude of benefits throughout the body.”

Despite 61% of Australians seeing salmon as a healthy and nutritious meal option,
research has shown that Aussies on average know only 2 salmon-based recipes, compared to 7 chicken and 5 beef.

With Aussies struggling to know what to do with salmon in the kitchen to take advantage of its health-boosting abilities, Tassal is commandeering a new routine to make it easier than ever for families to have the confidence to cook it.
Aussies are being encouraged to embrace the ‘5 + 5 = salmon made super’ routine – an easy and efficient method where a fillet of salmon is grilled on each side for five minutes before being served.

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The official Disaronno® wears Diesel cocktail

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As many know blue denim is the only colour I allow myself to wear, so I was thrilled when I heard Diesel was designing the bottle.  Now my bottle of Disaronno I keep in my closet doesn’t look out of place!  The launch of this epic collaboration of two Italian brand titans was such a nice event, the space, the vibe, the crowd – Belissimo!

The Saronno Italian liquer, Disaronno® is constantly changing its look, and in it’s latest incarnation, steps in to classic signature denim textile in a limited edition collaboration with Breganze fashion label, Diesel.

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(L-R): Georgia Dawes, Anna Mace & Myself at the illustrious launch

The luxurious amber liquer forms the base of many popular cocktails and potions, and is a hit on the rocks with its almond distinction using a recipe that has remained unchanged since the 16th Century.

Disaronno wears Diesel is a limited edition bottle wrapped in an eye-grabbing denim pattern, representing Diesel’s signature fabric.

The design reflects the synergies of the two brands: both are world-renowned, Italy-based companies that share a strong focus on promoting creativity and originality.

“Every year, the announcement of the Disaronno Limited Edition collaboration is an important international occasion, which we always look forward to. This year, the Disaronno bottle, with its unmistakable shape, takes on an unexpected look full of character. It is the perfect blend of Italian style and modernity,” said Augusto Reina, CEO of ILLVA Saronno Holding.

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Spiced Apple and Custard Streusel Cake

Originating in Germany, streusel is a crumbly topping of butter, sugar and flour which adds a lovely crunch to cakes, muffins and breads.  This rustic apple cake is a wonderful marriage of contrasting textures and flavours with a crunchy, cinnamon streusel topping, creamy vanilla custard centre and richly spiced apple cake made using six whole apples!

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The secret recipes of Darwin Convention Centre

Opened in July 2008, the Darwin Convention Centre is an award winning, world class venue in the tropical harbour city of Darwin.  Managed by leading venue specialists, AEG Ogden, the Darwin Convention Centre successfully hosts hundreds of events per year, which contributes over $60 million of economic return to the Northern Territory annually.  The Centre has acquired an excellent reputation for the delivery of outstanding and innovative events, first class food and excellent customer service provided by a dedicated team of passionate professionals.  Try out these recipes from the kitchens of DCC for yourself!

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