Australia Day Recipes!

Healthy Meat Pie


  • 300g sirloin steak (or your favourite cut will do)
  • 150g grilled mushrooms
  • 2 onions (pan fried until golden and soft)
  • 1 cup cooked spinach
  • 4 cooked carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen thawed peas
  • 3 tbs gravy powder
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and pepper


1. In a hot frypan place a little oil, season the steak with sea salt and pepper and cook it for 2 mins on each side until rare. Set aside to cool.
2. Mix together in a large bowl steak (and any juice in the bottom of the bowl), mushrooms, onion, spinach, carrots and peas. Sprinkle over the top gravy powder and combine.
3. Place mixture into 4 oven safe ramekins.

4. Cut circles of puff pastry to fit ramekins, and brush with beaten egg.

5. Cook in a fan forced oven on 180 degrees until golden brown.
Healthy Lamingtons from "The Healthy Chef - Teresa Cutter" 


6 organic eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
2 tablespoons raw honey or sweetener of your choice (organic maple syrup, few drops stevia etc)
¼ cup (60 ml / 2 fl oz) macadamia nut oil or  your choice of (cold pressed coconut oil, butter or olive oil)
½ cup (70 g / 2 ½ oz) coconut flour (see notes)
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
1 cup (150 g / 5 ¼ oz) fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup (75 g / 2 ½ oz) shredded or desiccated coconut for rolling

Chocolate ganache:
100 g  good quality dark eating chocolate  70 % cocoa – finely chopped
100 ml coconut milk or pouring cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 160 C / 320 F.
  2. Whip the eggs, vanilla and honey for 10 minutes until light and creamy.
  3. Pour in the macadamia nut oil with the eggs still whipping and mix well.
  4. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
  5. Pour lamington cake mix into a square 22 cm baking tin lined completely with baking paper.
  6. Sprinkle the raspberries evenly over the top.
  7. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes before lifting out from the tin to completely cool.
  9. Divide cake into 25 mini squares.


Make your chocolate ganache:

  1. Heat the cream or coconut milk in a small pan until almost boiling.  Turn off the heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and allow to sit for 2 minutes without stirring.
  3. Stir the mix until you have a smooth silky ganache.
  4. Spread or dip each square of leamington with a little chocolate ganache.
  5. Roll in coconut and place onto a tray lined with baking paper to set.

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