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BANANA OAT HOT CAKES

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS

BANANA OAT HOT CAKES

My family are crazy about these hot cakes, which rarely make it past the kitchen stovetop. They literally stand right by the stove, watching over my shoulder as I flip the hot cakes in the pan. As soon as they have cooled just enough to handle, they are gone within minutes, a true family favourite for years to come, I am sure! 2 large bananas, roughly chopped4 free-range eggs1/2 cup organic rolled oats Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Lightly grease a large pan over medium–low heat. For each hot cake, ladle a large tablespoon of batter...

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COMMONSENSE ORGANICS & MANGO BIRCHER RECIPE

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SIMPLE LIVING SWEET DELIGHTS

COMMONSENSE ORGANICS & MANGO BIRCHER RECIPE

Growing food that is good for you and good for the Earth, it's just commonsense, really. This simple idea is the essence of the Commonsense Organics brand, and something I believe in wholeheartedly. The Commonsense family now owns six stores in New Zealand, five in Wellington and the latest in Mt Eden, Auckland, each selling a brilliant range of organic, fair trade and environmentally friendly products. Scroll down to see some photos of our typical weekend shop (with my older two sneakily hiding chocolate in the trolley, and flying paper planes in the isles, sorry customers! kids these days eh). I've also shared a scrumptious recipe...

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HONEY CARAMELIZED ONION TARTINE WITH CRÈME FRAICHE

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST LUNCH SNACKS & STARTERS VEGETARIAN

HONEY CARAMELIZED ONION TARTINE WITH CRÈME FRAICHE

You may have noticed I have a deep love for honey, and use it in many of my recipes. Naturally, I was incredibly excited when Lumojo asked if I would be their ambassador for this years Taste Of Auckland event. Over the coming weeks, I will be conjuring up plenty of honey-inspired goodness in the kitchen, and today, I share my first recipe using their beautiful beechwood honeydew honey. Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend! HONEY CARAMELIZED ONION TARTINE WITH CRÈME FRAICHE The idea of marrying sweet, caramelized onions with tangy crème fraiche is quite perfect as a topping for toast.  Small, petite...

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PLEASINGLY SIMPLE MUFFINS

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS WHOLESOME BAKING

PLEASINGLY SIMPLE MUFFINS

Here's a pleasingly simple muffin recipe that is quite forgiving. I find the muffins are exceptionally delicious with boysenberries or raspberries, their tart vibrant juice seeping in to the soft, sweet crumb. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients, and a little inspiration of what you might like to add. Combine the following in a large mixing bowl, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup rice malt syrup or runny honey, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup natural yoghurt or coconut cream, 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil. Mix using a wooden spoon, then gently sift in 2 cups spelt flour, 2...

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LITTLE GRANOLA TARTS WITH COCONUT YOGHURT

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS VEGAN VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

LITTLE GRANOLA TARTS WITH COCONUT YOGHURT

Oat, almond and maple tarts, baked until crisp, then filled with gently whipped, tart coconut yoghurt. These little vegan delights are somewhat lighter than most, the slices of kiwifruit and mint add a certain vibrancy and freshness to each bite. Easily made and quick to bake, you could top them with most varieties of seasonal fruit. Find the recipe in this week's column for Viva - The New Zealand Herald.

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