How to Freeze Fresh Chives (and how to use them) @OmNomAlly | It's incredibly easy to freeze fresh chives, so you can preserve the harvest whenever you have a glut of this flavourful herb.

How to Freeze Fresh Chives

Alison Murray DIY, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Preserving, Recipes 3 Comments

There are some pretty awesome perks to Kam working for a culinary herb grower, in fact there’s three such perks illustrated in the photo above (yum, yum, yum) that he brought home this week. Sometimes he takes requests from me, depending on what’s for dinner that night and sometimes he turns up with whatever didn’t make the production cut that …

Blender Apple Cider Vinegar Aioli @OmNomAlly

Easy Blender Apple Cider Vinegar Aioli

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Fermented, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegetarian 2 Comments

What do you do when you’re making aioli at 9pm and have completely run out of lemons? Send the boyfriend to the supermarket in the middle of the night? Nah. Give up, aioli-less and go to bed? Hah – yeah right! What we need is another liquid ingredient that tastes tangy, zingy and acidic… You guessed it, it’s apple cider …

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Bread | Om Nom Ally

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Bread + Home-made Savoury Pumpkin Puree

Alison Murray Baking, Dairy-free, DIY, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 4 Comments

While discussing my favourite foods with a friend from LA recently I discovered some generalities about Americans and Australians – notably that many residents of the US don’t seem to find a savoury pumpkin dish enticing while myself and many Australian’s find it hard to grasp this popular vegetable as a dessert ingredient. Pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg? Puh-lease! Pass me the salt, …

Gut Healing Vegetable Stock |Om Nom Ally

Gut Healing Vegetable Stock

Alison Murray Dairy-free, DIY, Gluten-free, Home Remedies, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Stock & Broth, Vegan, Vegetarian 43 Comments

I’m totally committed to my monthly ritual of making home-made stock on the stovetop or slowcooker. Sometimes it’s a flavourful chicken stock or a beef bone broth that I’m cackling over in my kitchen cauldron; other times it’s this flavourful vegetable stock that I’m simmering away. It’s become a ‘must have’ and if I run out I get very upset …

Sourdough Bread for Beginners - Om Nom Ally

Sourdough Bread for Beginners

Alison Murray Baking, Dairy-free, DIY, Fermented, Natural Living, Nut-free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 5 Comments

All week I’ve been awaiting this moment.  While playing with a jar of flour and water was fun and games, after seven days of feedings, stirrings, sour smells, bubbles and a batch of waffles I’m ready to bake up some bread. Even if it takes me all day to do it! Jokes aside, this recipe fits into my preferred method …

Sourdough Banana Choc Nib Waffles | Om Nom Ally

Making a Sourdough Starter – Day 7 + Sourdough Banana Choc Nib Waffles

Alison Murray Breakfast, DIY, Fermented, Natural Living, Nut-free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 2 Comments

By now you’re probably sick of looking at my jar of sourdough starter – and the good news is that I won’t bore you with it again today! Truth be told there isn’t much change to show off anyway; though I’m very excited that we’re ready to start baking tomorrow. Wish me luck! Today we’re going to start using the discarded amount …