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As a passionate cook and foodie, I love experimenting with new tastes and flavours, as well as putting a healthy spin on old favourites. My cooking style is about using fresh and sustainable ingredients, organic and local wherever possible, and to make as much of a recipe from scratch as possible!... Full Bio
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New Blog! by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello everyone, this is just a quick update to let you know I'm now blogging over at The Natural Foodie . Please head on over and follow me there. Thanks for your supp ... Read on »
Raw sprouted chickpea hummus by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm a sucker for a good dip. I like everything about them, the creamy texture, the versatility and the endless possibility of flavours. As much as I like to experi ... Read on »
How to eat well while camping by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My family and some family friends have a 'Labour Day' long weekend tradition that has stretched (for some of us) for more than 20 years. In South Australia, Labour Day prev ... Read on »
Slow cooked baked beans for camping by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Baked beans are a perfect camping food. They are filling, versatile, tasty and easy to reheat, whether you only have access to a campfire, or are a little more modern with ... Read on »
A gathering in kind and reinventing an old favourite by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When you start to do most of your weekly shopping at the local Farmers Market, you get to know the stallholders pretty well. It doesn’t take long before a quick sales excha ... Read on »
Red wine and food pairing: a lesson in dessert by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After my recent weekend jaunt in the lovely Barossa Valley; visiting wineries and attending 'pop-up' breakfasts , I was hankering for another day of discoveries, namely win ... Read on »
Very peanutty paste cookies by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello, my name is Kirsty and I'm addicted to peanut paste. No kidding, when this stuff is in my house I could literally sit there and eat an entire jar in one go. I also tr ... Read on »
Home made pizza dough by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's time to talk about pizza. More importantly, pizza dough, but more on that later. Pizza is possibly one of the most recognised and popular types of food in the wor ... Read on »
Breakfast Rave & Barossa Gourmet by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I lived in Lyndoch, a small town in the Barossa Valley from the age of 11 to 21. During this time I wasn't particularly bothered about the region. I was too young to apprec ... Read on »
Miso dressed buckwheat noodle and broccoli salad by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The more I eat and cook Asian inspired food, the more I fall in love with it. Luckily Adelaide is one of those places that really has a lot to offer when it comes ... Read on »
What's been going on by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am acutely aware that it's been over a week since I last posted *tut tut*. Although you probably aren't aware of this, I do aim to post at least once per week. I like to ... Read on »
Sunday baking: Apple, Almond and Coconut Macaroon Slice by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a while since I've had the time and opportunity to have a good bake up in the kitchen, but I finally got the chance last weekend and I'm pretty ... Read on »
From scratch: olive, semi dried tomato and thyme focaccia by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s no secret that one of my favourite weekend pastimes is to get in the kitchen and cook or bake. Lately, my life has been nothing short of hectic. Work has been ... Read on »
Power Bowl by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When people find out that I don't eat meat, I often get asked "where do you get your protein from?". Well, actually that's not entirely true, depending on the ... Read on »
For mum x by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I contemplated sharing this post with you all for quite some time. I wasn't sure it was entirely appropriate for a food blog, or whether I was ready to display my other wri ... Read on »
Cooking with my ancestors: Breakfast dish by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you missed my first post of this series, I have recently acquired a hand-written recipe notebook, circa 1901, written by my great great grandfather William Kerr ... Read on »
Hazelnut molasses cookies by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few weeks ago I posted the below instagram picture of my second trial batch of these cookies. It got quite the response on my Facebook, with some people even requesting t ... Read on »
Cooking with my ancestors - a new series by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a little quiet on my blog this past week and a half. I had some minor diagnostic (laparascopy) surgery last week in order to determine whether I had endometriosis ... Read on »
Nachos. The healthy way by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mexican food has always had a special place in my heart (or should that be tummy). In my family we are quite partial to a good taco fiesta. Not just because it's easy to pr ... Read on »
Eat. Drink. Blog 2012 by KirstyD_Smith Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday everyone! Just a quick update in case you haven't seen or heard about it yet, Adelaide will be hosting the third annual Eat Drink Blog conference this year. HO ... Read on »