Pumpkin Chickpea Muffins

This recipe is a mash-up of two of my favourite muffin recipes– chickpea muffins and pumpkin muffins. They’re tasty, high in fibre and perfect for freezing and adding to school lunchboxes. Ingredients (makes about 14 large muffins) Wet Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 1 cup roasted pumpkin (mashed or pureed) 4 large eggs…

Wholemeal Pumpkin and Blueberry Scones

I love scones. When I was young my parents often used to take my brother and I out for country drives on the weekend. These excursions always involved finding a cafe or tea room serving ‘Devonshire Tea’. Those fresh, warm scones spread with sweet jam and thick cream form such a vivid and comforting childhood…

Pressure-Cooked Risotto Perfection

I’ve been making risotto for many years. So many years that it makes me feel old just thinking about it. Anyway for most of those years I’ve done it the traditional way- standing in front of the pot for about 40 minutes slowly adding stock and continually stirring. Since having children I don’t have as…

Pumpkin mini-muffins

I can’t get enough of these scrumptious mini-muffins. Pumpkin mini-muffins Ingredients (makes about 24 mini muffins) 1 1/2 cups roasted pumpkin puree 1/2 cup olive oil 3 large eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 1tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup…