Free interactive recipe book


We’ve collected some of our favourite treats and combined them into a Midlifexpress Interactive Recipe Book

Included is a selection of vegetarian meals, sweets and drinks.

Please note: For best results please view in Adobe Acrobat Reader as the book has interactive elements that may not work in other readers.

Earl Grey Tea Cake

 |  by  |  Sweet

Want to try a cake that actually tastes like tea?

Or combine a cup of tea within a cake?

Then try an Earl Grey Tea cake.

1 cup (140g) chopped fresh dates
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda
3/4 cup (180ml) brewed earl grey tea
2 apples, peeled and grated
1 1/4 (185g) self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup (135g)…

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Sue’s oaty delights

 |  by  |  Sweet

I love oats. Here’s a fibre-filled biscuit I call Oaty Delights. It’s my adaption of what was originally an Anzac biscuit recipe. However, I’ve deviated so far from the original over the years that it’s become a new invention.

I  often vary the amount of oats, golden syrup and butter so it’s best to experiment.

Preheat oven…

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Janine’s chocolate cake: The best in the southern hemisphere

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Here is another sublime creation from my neighbour Janine’s kitchen. Yes, you read the recipe right. It features four feisty Caramello Koalas. It is indeed the best chocolate cake this side of the equator.

Janine says, “I made this cake 20 years ago when I was a student and first living out…

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banana pancake

Banana pancakes with no added sugar, for one person

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You can vary the consistency of the mixture to make smaller, thicker pancakes or bigger thinner ones. I like the small puffy ones, with fresh fruit on the side – orange, berries or mango. Yum.

1 banana (or 2 if small)
1 egg
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon, or ginger
a sprinkle of…

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apple crumble

Mostly Mesolithic Apple Crumble

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This superb apple crumble features in my forthcoming book The (Mostly) Mesolithic Diet. It was a favourite of all discerning dire wolves, marauding mastodons and a sturdy species of opportunistic hominids.


Fruit layer

4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thickly

1/2 cup sultanas

Juice of one orange

Approximately 2 tablespoons water

Crumble Topping

I cup…

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berry crumble

Almost mesolithic mixed berry crumble

 |  by  |  Creative, Sweet

This bright and bibulous berry crumble is from my forthcoming eBook The Mesolithic Diet for Mind and Body. I call it an “almost” Mesolithic concoction because, while the mid-stoneage denizens were an inventive lot, they almost certainly had no dairy industry. Nevertheless, they did forage for nuts and berries and fruit, and evidently honey and maple…

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Guava-rose tapioca pudding

 |  by  |  Creative, Sweet

Tapioca is one of those old-fashioned desserts that rarely sees an airing these days. Yes, it’s that pudding that looks like frogspawn! Adored by some of us in childhood and loathed by others. I confess to being in the latter category – having had it perhaps once, and not fancying…

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