Salted date caramels

Okay so I got you in here with ‘salted caramel’ didn’t I? Well I’m glad you came because these date caramels (made by moi!) from recently released Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook – Eating Well – are not only delicious but they are also paleo, vegan, gluten-, dairy-, egg- and sugar-free!!!

So as well as this gem of a recipe I am also sharing some pretty pics from the book which is all about eating healthy all the time, so you will never have to diet again.

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Hot chocolate on a stick

As I was making these I was imagining a beautiful white winter wedding with the bride draped in faux fur and snowflakes drifting from the sky. In reality, most Australian winter weddings are probably in lovely crisp sunshine but a girl can dream can’t she?

Either way, your wedding guests will love these orange-spiked hot chocolate favours. So simple to make and so delicious when melted in a big mug of warm milk.


For the recipe check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride.


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Couscous and dill crusted snapper

Yay! Another Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook I worked on has been released and this one is a goodie! It’s called Express and all the recipes are fast, fresh and on the table in less than 40 minutes.

What’s also cool about this book is that chapters are divided up into recipes for one person, two people or the whole family plus of course there are speedy desserts.

It’s the perfect weeknight staple cookbook and of course the pictures are stunning as always. I am sharing a few of my favourite images from Express today plus a recipe for couscous and dill crusted snapper. Yummo!


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Tomato and tamarind chutney

This chutney makes the most of the abundant summer tomatoes that are around at the moment. If you are lucky enough to have a farmer’s market nearby you might even be able to pick them up by the case.

Package the chutney into jars as wedding favours for your guests or just make a big batch for friends and family. They will be super impressed with this tasty tomato chutney spiked with tamarind and cumin. It is delicious with barbecued meats, in sandwiches or with cheese.


For the recipe, check out my guest post over at Polka Dot Bride.

Tamarind not your thing? Why not try this Roast tomato jerk chutney or this Peach and tomato chutney?


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Sale time!

It’s our biggest sale ever! For 5 days only you can get 20% off almost everything in the emerald + ella store!

Now is the time to grab those gorgeous handmade bowls you have had your eye on…….

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