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Chunky Chocolate Banana Bread

Chunky Chocolate Banana Bread makes 8-10 slices Ingredients 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 whole banana, sliced down the center 180g dark chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, whisked 1 tsp cinnamon 120g melted butter 1 tsp vanilla essence Method 1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease & line the base side of a loaf pan. 2. Combine flours, sugar, cinnamon, chocolate & mashed banana in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk butter, eggs & vanilla together & pour into dry ingredients. Stir well until all combined. 3. Pour into pan & place the sliced banana into the center of the loaf. Bake for 45-50 mins or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out

Vegetable Stack

3 large eggplants, cut into 1 cm thick rounds 3 red capsicum (peppers), halve each capsicum, stalks removed & seeds discarded 2 fresh mozzarella balls cut into slices 1 large handful of fresh basil leaves sea salt Chili Basil Oil 3 handfuls fresh basil leaves finely chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tsp chili flakes 1 tsp salt 1. Preheat the oven to 180c & prepare the chili basil oil. Place all the ingredients into a jar, shake well & set aside. 2. Place capsicum onto baking trays, drizzle with a little olive oil, salt & bake for 35 - 40mins. Once cooked, transfer to a heatproof bowl & cover with plastic wrap for 10 mins. Peel, discard skin & drain excess water from capsicum

Spaghetti with Grilled Baby Octopus

1.5kg baby octopus, cleaned and cut 500g Barilla n.5 spaghetti pasta 2 small birds eye chilies, thinly sliced 1/2 cup olive oil 2 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced juice of 1 lemon salt to season In a bowl place octopus, chili, olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, garlic & season with salt. Combine well & place into the fridge to marinate for 1 hour. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions, drain & set aside. Grill the octopus on high heat in a grill pan for 3 to 5 minutes per side. Turn off the heat, add the cooked pasta to pan & mix together. Serve with a extra drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy x

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