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SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

Eleanor Ozich SWEET DELIGHTS VEGAN VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

You’ll be happy to know that this salted chocolate slice is sensationally delicious, as well as healthy. The filling contains the magical ingredient of avocado, creating a sensuously rich ganache that’s not overly sweet. There’s also no cooking required, just good, pure ingredients. I've shared the recipe in this weeks column for VIVA. If you give it a go, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below! Eleanor x

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GUACAMOLE WITH A SECRET INGREDIENT

Eleanor Ozich ENTERTAINING SNACKS & STARTERS VEGETARIAN

GUACAMOLE WITH A SECRET INGREDIENT

Have you ever added sauerkraut to your guacamole? It's sound s a little strange, but I can assure you, it isn't. The richness of the avocado marries beautifully with the intriguing texture of the cabbage. If you give it a go, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments? Eleanor x

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SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH BUTTER BEANS, SHALLOTS AND ROSEMARY

Eleanor Ozich DINNER SIMPLE LIVING

SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH BUTTER BEANS, SHALLOTS AND ROSEMARY

You may have noticed my love for tray bake dinners, because well, they're blissfully simple to prepare, and can easily feed our family of five. Here's a variation of pork belly that I make often. In a baking dish, arrange the meat, potatoes, butter beans, shallots, garlic and rosemary. Pour over a cup of good quality chicken or vegetable stock and a splash of white wine, season with sea salt and pepper, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Roast for about 3 hours at 150 C, or until the meat is deliciously succulent and crispy on top. Serve with...

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MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Eleanor Ozich BEAUTY SIMPLE LIVING VIVA COLUMN

MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Compose your very own signature scent with homemade perfume balm, it’s wonderfully simple to prepare, and can be made at home with only a handful of natural ingredients. I personally find most commercially made perfumes to be overwhelming, their fragrance cloying and artificial. One look at their ingredient list does nothing to improve my opinion, either. Once you’ve started making your own, you’ll be pleased to learn how heavenly it can be. Your homemade blend can be as simple or as complex as you choose, it’s all about developing your own personal scent profile that’s unique to your senses. You...

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AUTUMNAL FOOD // STEEL CUT OATMEAL

Eleanor Ozich BREAKFAST SIMPLE LIVING

AUTUMNAL FOOD // STEEL CUT OATMEAL

When autumn comes, our eating changes too, and although the sun is still glittering in the sky, there's a coolness in the air that is surprisingly welcome. I have a sudden desire for food that feels comforting, such as velvety oatmeal, like a soft, cashmere blanket that warms the soul. I've a fondness for proper steel cut oats too, soaked over night and cooked slowly with a little coconut oil and almond butter for extra nourishment. Autumnal food. It just feels right. 🍂 What are you craving at the moment? What kind of meals are gracing your table?

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