Emma-Louise Cooke

Hello there, I’m Emma & I live in Brisbane, Australia. I’m a regular customer of both Biome & Farm Fresh organics & support local, Australian made & environmentally responsible products. I mostly post simple, every-day dishes with fresh, healthy ingredients. I worry about getting older & libraries & printed books disappearing, and I check on my plants in the middle of the night when there’s a thunderstorm.

Berry Sunflower Cakes
By Emma-Louise Cooke On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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Berry Sunflower Cakes – getting ready for summer in the kitchen!

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 1/2 tspns baking powder 1/4 tspn bicarbonate of soda Small pinch salt 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1 1/2 cups (175g) berries, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup full fat Greek yoghurt More...

Stir fried chilli basil chicken & cashew omelet11
By Emma-Louise Cooke On Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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Stir Fried Chilli Basil Chicken and Cashew Omelet By Emma-Louise Cooke

What you will need: Chilli basil chicken 1 x 20ml tblspn grapeseed oil 1 large red chilli, diced Pinch chilli flakes if you prefer it a bit spicier 3 spring onions, white & green parts, sliced 1 medium red More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Spicy Lentil and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie By Brisbanite Emma Louise Cooke

Spicy Lentil and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie is the perfect Winter warm-up. Ingredients: 400g Dutch cream potatoes, diced 400g orange sweet potato, peeled & diced 1 x 20ml tblspn unsalted butter, softened 2 x More...

spicy chickpea salad
By Emma-Louise Cooke On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Spicy Chickpea Chicken & Baby Kale Salad

You will need: For Spicy chickpeas: 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained well 1 x 20ml tblspn grapeseed oil 1 pinch chilli flakes (to taste) 1/2 tspn brown sugar 1/2 tspn ground cumin 1/2 tspn dried thyme 1/4 More...

nectarine and raspberry crumble pie
By Emma-Louise Cooke On Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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Nectarine and Raspberry Crumble Pie

Ingredients to make pastry: A pinch of salt 2 x 20ml tablespoons of raw sugar 120g unsalted butter chilled and diced One and a half cups of wholemeal plain flour A large egg yolk, chilled and lightly beaten 80mls More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Apple Caramel Brioche Pudding

Ingredients:  4 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and diced into small cubes (peel if you prefer) 2 tspns lemon juice 1 x 20ml tblspn raw sugar 1/2 tspn mixed spice 1/4 tspn ground cinnamon 1 x 20ml tblspn butter More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Lemon Coconut Ginger Buns

Ingredients to make the Dough: 3 cups plain flour 1 3/4 tspns instant dried yeast (I used Tandaco Dry Yeast sachets) Pinch salt 3 x 15ml tblspns white caster sugar 3/4 cup buttermilk 80g unsalted butter, at room More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Swedish Meatballs

Ingredience: For Meatballs: 500g ground turkey Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper 1/4 tspn ground cinnamon 1/4 tspn ground nutmeg 1/4 tspn ground cloves 1/3 cup spelt breadcrumbs 1 large egg, whisked 20mls More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
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Citrus Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

What you will need: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1 tspn baking powder 1/2 tspn bicarbonate of soda Small pinch of salt 1/4 cup almond meal 20mls fresh orange juice plus 20mls fresh lemon juice, strained 2 tspns finely More...

By Emma-Louise Cooke On Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You will need: 2 cups self raising flour 1/4 tspn fine sea salt 3 x 15ml tblspns raw caster sugar 2 cups buttermilk – left at room temperature for 10 minutes 100g peanut butter of your choice, softened at More...