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  • Boat Christmas Party Catering today for the cool folk jimmybrings
    5 days ago by brownpapernutrition Boat Christmas Party Catering today for the cool folk  @jimmybrings  . They're GUARANTEED a cracking night! This was only about half of it... lamb shoulders, more cheese, more goods didn't make it in shot, my arms aren't long enough! Wish I could've stayed on le boat. Only 18 more days and a squillion more kilos of food to cook but you know, who's counting.... Love ya, Jacq
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  • PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD LOAF I heart this loaf oh so much
    6 days ago by brownpapernutrition PUMPKIN GINGERBREAD LOAF: I heart this loaf oh so much. Made it last year at Chrissy and now as this Christmas comes upon us (so bloody fast too!) I can’t decide if it’s this or the yummy Chai Spice Carrot Slice to go with our vanilla bean (homemade baby) ice cream?!?! The struggle is reeeeal friends. The loaf is gluten free and the icing is a cashew butter base - so good! Recipe link in bio ! Love ya, Jacq  #glutenfree   #gingerbread 
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HOT CROSS COOKIES

Jet and I were thinking Easter food, as you do pre-Easter of course, and how to make small presents for people and these lovely HOT CROSS COOKIES came about. They’re super easy, only a few tweaks on a traditional cookie recipe but hold super well and look much like a Hot Cross Bun! Also a great combo with the delish Easter Spice Loaf for morning or afternoon tea.

HOT CROSS COOKIES

Makes 16 cookies

175g butter (can swap for coconut oil, hardened, if dairy free)

3/4 cup coconut sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup raw cacao (optional)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoon mixed spice

1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup flour

3/4 cup currants

1/4 cup organic turkish apricots, chopped

Preheat oven to 170C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk until creamy, add egg, vanilla, spices, cacao, baking powder and bicarb and whisk together until uniform consistency. Add oats, flour and dried fruit and mix until it forms a dough. Take approximately 2 tablespoons of mixture, roll in a ball and press cookie down on the tray, repeat for the remaining mixture. Bake in oven for 12-14 minutes. Cool completely on tray then store in airtight container…or eat, take your pick!

Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, is an accredited nutritionist, author, founder of Brown Paper Nutrition and recently launched vegetarian meal delivery service Brown Paper Eats She is passionately committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Jacqueline is mum to her 8 year old boy - Jet.

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