D4 Restaurant Wellington

Put Guinness down to dine at D4

D4 is not your typical Irish bar and restaurant. Firstly you’ll hear no Dirty Old Town playing on loop and secondly you’ll see more suits and ties than football tops. Popular … Continue Reading →


Baked Dumpling Rolls are a fusion of dumplings and spring rolls, together they make a crispy, meaty, bite sized morsel. They are naturally gluten-free and since they are baked they are healthier than normal deep fried rolls. They make a great starter, snack or light lunch or dinner. Click through to get the recipe.

Baked Dumpling Rolls with Ginger Chilli Sauce

Baked Dumpling Rolls are a fusion of dumplings and spring rolls. Together they make a crispy, meaty, naturally gluten-free bite sized morsel. Why not right? That’s why cooking is fun … Continue Reading →


Healthier Lemon Curd Slice: A creamy, tangy and sweet slice. It contains no refined sugar, minimal or no butter (up to you) and has a gluten-free almond crust base. Plus it requires no baking. www.isleofflora.com

Healthier Lemon Curd Slice (GF, DF)

This healthier lemon curd slice is lusciously smooth, creamy, tart and sweet. It only uses 7 key ingredients so it’s kept simple. Plus there is no baking involved so all … Continue Reading →


Sweet potato, rocket & lentil salad

Sweet Potato, Rocket & Lentil Salad

With spring comes warmer weather, more daylight, new life, motivation to be active and a sense of excitement that summer is just around the corner. If you are like me, … Continue Reading →


No bake chocolate salted caramel pie

No Bake Chocolate Salted Caramel Pie (GF, DF, Vegan)

There’s something so satisfying about the taste combo of salty and sweet. That pop of salt on your taste buds simply just works! Like chocolate and salted caramel – a … Continue Reading →


Wellington Food Show

Wellington gets tasters from The Cake Tin

  Wellington foodies enjoyed an array of food and wine over the weekend as part of The Food Show Wellington held at Westpac Stadium. Held over three days, the national … Continue Reading →


Simple Gluten Free Scones

Simple Gluten-free Scones (DF / Vegan)

As a child the first thing I learnt how to bake was scones. Edmonds cookbook cheese scones to be precise. I remember feeling so excited as I watched them rise … Continue Reading →


Maca Smoothie bowl 7 watermark

Maca Blueberry Smoothie Bowl (GF, DF, Vegan)

Smoothie bowls are a great way to get a healthy dose of vegetables, fruits and nuts. I love to top mine with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and even crushed corn … Continue Reading →


Raw Muesli Bars

Raw Muesli Bars (GF, DF, Vegan, sugar free)

These raw muesli bars contain only 7 base ingredients, are super easy to make, contain fibre and protein and contain no refined sugar. Sounds good, right? They are super tasty … Continue Reading →


Best Gluten Free Sponge Cake

Best Gluten-free Sponge Cake (GF, DF)

This recipe is an adaptable favourite that really is the best ever gluten-free sponge cake recipe you’ll try. It is simple and really versatile and can be used as a base for many desserts. Continue Reading →


Simple guide to gluten free living

Simple Guide to Gluten-Free Living

There was a time when I would eat pasta and pizza (often both!) everyday. I was living in Italy at the time so this wouldn’t happen everywhere, but it was … Continue Reading →


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Eat Gluten-free in Southeast Asia

Eating gluten-free in Southeast Asia AVOIDING gluten while travelling can be a challenging task especially when you might not even be able to read the menu let alone ask for … Continue Reading →


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Shadow Puppets Phnom Penh

Shadow Puppets Phnom Penh THESE photos were taken in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and show scenes from a traditional Khmer shadow theatre show performed by Sovanna Phum Arts Association. This particular … Continue Reading →


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Top Ten Tips Southeast Asia

SOUTHEAST Asia is one of the most culturally diverse and cheapest travel destinations in the world, but before you go here are some handy tips that I picked up after … Continue Reading →


SPEEDY GETAWAY:  The varying bays of the Perhentians are easily explored by boat.

Perhentian Islands – the Good and Bad

DARK clouds cast shadows over the sea and I watch the rain fall in the distance as it makes its way inland. The usually clear view out to Perhentian Besar … Continue Reading →