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Macnifique – what does that mean?

I LOVE macarons. In fact, for a short while,  I was slightly obsessed. I have many books on the subject and for quite some time it was the only thing I baked.

If I had started this blog 12 months ago all you would be looking at is macarons, but I seemed to have controlled my obsession (It’s not cured, I can assure you of that!)

My intention for this blog is to share recipes, techniques and ideas. But also to showcase what I can do (and probably what I can’t do as well) and keep a record of what I’ve made because, being honest, I can be a little forgetful sometimes!

Now I may have passion for pastry and baking and all things sweet, but recently I’ve been trying to live a healthier life style. Exercising, eating right and keeping a good balance.

My fiance is somewhat of a fitness freak. He got me into eating honest, unprocessed and nutritious food. We don’t exactly eat ‘paleo’ – primal probably best describes our eating habits. Good, clean, well made food.

How does that fit in with patisserie, cakes, and sweet things you ask? Not very well to be honest! But we both enjoy a treat and we reckon that if we eat well 80% of the time, those few blow-out treats wont do all that much harm… I just need to learn how to cut it down to 20% of the time!

So expect to see some healthy recipes on here (just please don’t feel obligated to make any of them!) But I promise I would only ever post tasty and delectable dishes, so you can be sure there will be plenty of decadent and blood-sugar level spiking delicacies!

I hope you enjoy!

Leave me a message, make comments and let me know if you would like to see more (or less) of something!


  1. Michelle says:

    are all of your recipes gluten free?

    • Tali says:

      Hi Michelle,
      Not ALL of my recipes are gluten free. But since I’ve starting eating more of a Primal diet I’ve started exploring more gluten free recipes. So stay tuned for lots more gluten free delights! I’ll be sure to mention if a recipe isn’t gluten free. 🙂

  2. Cellina says:

    I love that you’re in love with macaroons, as I am, too! I thought I had to be the only one! I really like the way you write and look forward to reading more of your cute posts 🙂

    • Tali says:

      Hey Cellina!
      Its always nice to hear from a fellow Mac-lover! I promise to have more Mac-related posts in the not too distant future… dare I say next week…I’m very please to hear that you’re liking the blog! 🙂 Please do come back for more!

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    Karen here – mom to Jared and Nicole, if you still remember me!!

    I am loving your blog and am in awe of your amazing cooking and writing talent. Keep up the excellent work!

    I eat gluten – free ( for the past two years already) so I was thrilled to see your GF banana bread recipe. I have been meaning to give it a try, but every time we get down to two ripe bananas in this house, someone eats one, and I have to put it off! However, I have promised myself to bake it once I get home from my week long holiday, at the end of March. I looks so easy to bake, and I sure it will be a great hit.

    Looking forward to more great GF recipes in the future here. Your pics make everything look so perfectly wonderful!

    • Tali says:

      Hi Karen! Of course I remember you!
      I’m flattered that you’re enjoying the blog! I can promise many more GF recipes 😀
      For the banana bread – you could always stash your single ripe banana in the freezer until another comes along! Let me know how it turns out!
      Have a great holiday! x

  4. Can I add raw sugar to this banana bread recipe?

  5. Name says:

    Are you still updating?

    • Tali says:

      Hi there. I have every good intention of getting back to regular blogging very soon, life just kinda got in the way for a bit there. I promise I have lots of delicious treats to share with you all! I appreciate your patience.

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