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Basil kale cashew and walnut pesto Hey Bernice paleo gluten free dairy free and sugar free pasta dip recipe
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Pesto – Basil, Kale and toasted Cashews and Walnuts (Paleo, Gluten Free and Dairy free)

I had heaps of basil (cause I planted heaps in my new veggie patch and can’t keep up with the major over-supply!).
With a bag full of kale, and plenty of nuts to choose from I set about experimenting with different quantities of each to come up with this great Paleo, gluten free and dairy free pesto recipe.

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Christmas Ice cream Plum pudding

It is only fitting, in Australia, we have an alternative to traditional plum pudding … ice cream plum pudding.

I first tried this at my mother-in-laws house for Christmas a few years ago. I am not a big fan of traditional plum pudding (unless I smother it in custard and brandy butter – which is guaranteed to smother my body with the equivalent in fat stores!). But this version is absolutely amazing, and so much more appropriate for a southern hemisphere (hot) Christmas.

Basil Lime dressing salad seafood
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Salad dressing heaven… basil lime vinaigrette

I made this salad dressing on the weekend to serve on the garden salad with lunch. Our guests loved it and asked for the recipe … so here it is.

I must credit the ‘finding’ of this recipe to my parents (I’m not sure which one it was, so will give them both the credit). Mum always seems to have this in the fridge ready for anything that needs ‘dressing’. It is actually part of recipe (Warm salad of seared scallops, crispy potato cake and basil lime vinaigrette), they loved the dressing so much, they just make the dressing on its own now.

It will keep in the fridge for about a week to ten days, and is best removed from the fridge for a little while before serving.