Gluten Free Banana Bread

2 large bananas mashed
1c gluten free whole egg mayonnaise (essential for the eggs and oil in this cake/bread)
3/4c raw sugar
2c gluten free self raising flour

Preheat oven 180 Celsius. Line loaf tin with baking paper. Place all ingredients together and gently fold. Pour into tin and bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool a little before cutting and enjoying warm.

Cream Cheese Icing
250 cream cheese (room temperature)
4 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp grated lemon rind
Mix all 3 together until blended and smooth

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Cheesy Mexican Bean Tortillas

Ingredients: 6 tortillas
Mexican salsa
420g can Red Kidney Beans,drained
420g can Sweet Corn Kernels,drained
1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese

Method: spread tortillas with salsa.
Mix beans and kernels together and spoon evenly over tortillas.

Sprinkle each tortilla with 1/4 cup grated cheese and carefully fold in half then into quarters.
Place onto a lined oven tray and cook in a preheated oven at 190 Celsius for 10 minutes.
Serve with more salsa or if preferred sour cream and chopped avocado

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What if????

Hi there, it’s been so long since I’ve used this site that I’m not sure where to begin hence my weird title “what if?”.
I won’t say I haven’t been busy in the kitchen as that is an inevitable task regularly undertaken not always willingly. I’ve been lazy with the update to this blog. We all get that way at times due to various reasons but what if we didn’t can you imagine what we could achieve.
“What if” is such a big part of my life. What if I took time out and did something for myself instead of my family, what if I caught up on sleep instead of doing household chores. What if my kids didn’t have to wear odd socks because the matching partner hadn’t disappeared in the yet to be folded mountain of laundry again.
This year I have decided to be a better person for me, to do stuff that makes me feel better about myself which hopefully results in my kids being happier and healthier beings also.
I’ve been a mother for the better part of my adult life and feel a little lost or unaccomplished so I really want to turn the what if into a positive. Suggestions are welcome from one and all and please watch this space for future recipe posts.
Health, friendship and happiness to all xx

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Apple & Custard Pastries

3 large red apples cored and cut into 6 thin slices
3-4 just thawed puff pastry sheets cut into quarters
1 TBS per square of pastry store bought vanilla custard
1 egg beaten for brushing of pastry
Sugar for sprinkling over top

1. Preheat oven 190 Celsius,slice apples and place 1 TBS of custard on each square of pastry.
2. Arrange apple slices evenly on squares. Overlap pastry meeting in the middle and seal with a toothpick.
3. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from tray.
5. Remember to remove toothpicks before serving. Could be served with custard, cream or ice cream.

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Vegetable Pancakes

4 cups grated or diced vegetables eg: cauliflower,carrot,zucchini,onion
4 eggs beaten add salt & pepper if desired
1/3-1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup plain flour
1/4 cup bacon pieces

Mix all ingredients together, mixture will be very thick.
Fry in butter or margarine. Pancakes should be a very light golden colour on each side.

I can’t say how many this recipe makes as my eldest( he’s 17) was doing the taste testing as I was cooking them. We still managed to feed 8 of us and had approximately 8-10 left over which I stored in a Tupperware container in the fridge. To chunk this meal up I served it with a hot chicken and drizzled the pancakes in homemade salsa. Yum!!

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Long time coming

Hi Everyone,
I just wish to apologize for taking so long to get back with more recipes. This year has been very chaotic for us as a family and for me these past few months more trying then any in a very long time.
But I think I’m finally ready to be human again. As I write this post I’m watching 2 of my children sleep. One has crawled in beside me softly snoring and the other lays across our feet like a loyal animal would. The things they do when dad is away. I’ve many recipe ideas to share with you, some are even gluten free. These will begin to be posted minus photographs later today after we are well rested, kids are at school and other appointments are out of the way. Best wishes to all and happy hump day for those of you sharing my Wednesday! Oh and on a sporting note QUEENSLANDER!! Go you beautiful boys in maroon 🙂

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Tuna Spinach Mornay

To serve my hungry family I double the below amounts for all ingredients. I apologise but have no photo of this recipe to view.

50g butter
1 medium onion (150g) sliced
1/4 cup plain flour
2 cups milk,warmed
150g baby spinach leaves
425g can Tuna in Springwater drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 small can sweet corn kernels drained
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Chicken&Sweet Potato Quiche

Dee's Chicken&Sweet Potato Quiche

Dee’s Chicken&Sweet Potato Quiche

4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup cooked chicken shredded(or filling of your choice)
1/2 medium sweet potato sliced
1/2 cup cheese grated
1/2 cup scone mix
1 small onion diced
salt & pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Place mixture into a greased quiche dish or a silicon flan dish and cook at 180 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm.

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