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RECIPES FOR NATURE BABY

Eleanor Ozich ENTERTAINING PARENTING PREGNANCY SNACKS & STARTERS VEGETARIAN

RECIPES FOR NATURE BABY

I created some simple, summery recipes for a Nature Baby event towards the end of last year. There was a roasted garlic butter bean hummus, and candied tomatoes with feta, thyme and avocado, piled upon yummy Franjos Kitchen pregnancy and lactation crackers. Nature Baby has kindly shared the recipes on their journal, find them here. x

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TOASTED ALMONDS WITH PAPRIKA, ROSEMARY AND OLIVE OIL

Eleanor Ozich SNACKS & STARTERS VEGETARIAN

TOASTED ALMONDS WITH PAPRIKA, ROSEMARY AND OLIVE OIL

It's National Nut Day! and to celebrate, I've teamed up with Alisons Pantry to create a delicious recipe for you to try. Sweet, salty and crisp, these paprika and rosemary toasted almonds are all kinds of wonderful. It goes without saying, that nuts love salt. It brings out their delicate sweetess and enhances flavour, a nice quality sea salt makes all the difference in this recipe. You could enjoy the almonds simply as they are, or pop in to a glass jar, and gift to a nut-loving friend. Please be warned, these are tempting, and very addictive! 3 tbsp extra virgin olive...

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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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LENTIL, PUMPKIN & TURMERIC HUMMUS

Eleanor Ozich SNACKS & STARTERS VEGAN VEGETARIAN

LENTIL, PUMPKIN & TURMERIC HUMMUS

A nice change from the ordinary, this spiced pumpkin and lentil hummus brings a sense of intrigue and delight. Lemon, cumin and turmeric give warmness to this rustic dip, it’s velvety texture, quite delicious. And, yes, it goes without saying that a little toasted bread or crackers are necessary for dipping. You can try the recipe in my column for VIVA.

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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHEESE PLATTER

Eleanor Ozich SNACKS & STARTERS

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHEESE PLATTER

Beautiful, pungent, and rich, there's something about cheese that I simply can’t resist. It's not suprising that I have deep love for creating the perfect cheese board, one with varying textures, colours and flavours. Not only are tasting platters relatively simple to throw together, they can also be a conversation piece for your guests. Most will dig in with gusto, sharing opinions about which cheese they like, and those they don't. Today, I share a few simple tips to create the perfect cheese board, one that will wow each guest and make you look like a true aficionado. 1. Choose...

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