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Martyna Candrick
Stories written by Martyna Candrick
Martyna is a Polish-born Australian recipe developer and food blogger, whose food philosophy focuses on additive-free, allergy-friendly meals prepared without breaking the bank or over-complicating things. Martyna's creativity and passion for good food shines through in many of the delicious and easy to prepare meals which she cooks, styles and photographs for her blog, Wholesome Cook. Fresh cream-filled eclairs are her only weakness.

Garlic-Eggplant Tarts with Zucchini

Garlic-Eggplant Tarts with Zucchini

Tart dough slathered with a garlic and eggplant sauce is the perfect vessel to enjoy zucchini, asparagus, and a runny egg yolk.…

Strawberry and Lime Mousse Sponge Cake

Strawberry and Lime Mousse Sponge Cake

Strawberry mousse is gloriously sandwiched in between gluten-free cake, covered with vanilla bean whipped cream and then topped with delicate rose petals.…

Almond Milk Vanilla Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges

Almond Milk Vanilla Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges

Without cream, these panna cottas come with a softer texture. Try steeping chai tea in them for added flavor. Serve with blood oranges.…

Crispy Corn Fritters with Coconut Flour

Crispy Corn Fritters with Coconut Flour

These gluten and dairy-free Corn Fritters are an absolute breeze to make and oh so good to eat. Crispy and flavorful, perfect for summer.…

Coffee Cream Eclairs

Coffee Cream Eclairs

Eclair, profiterole, cream puff, whatever you like to call it, they are a treat. Not too sweet with waves of whipped coffee cream and chocolate ganache. …

Mushroom, Fennel, and Truffle Oil Risotto

Mushroom, Fennel, and Truffle Oil Risotto

Risotto, when done right, can be a truly comforting dish. Check out the tips for making perfect risotto and a fennel, mushroom and truffle version to boot.…

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

Jamaican Jerk is a classic. The spices also go well on fish, roasted vegetables, and meatballs. If you prefer, you can cook your wings on a barbecue, too.…

Grilled Cauliflower with Eggplant Jam and Tahini

Grilled Cauliflower with Eggplant Jam and Tahini

This Grilled Cauliflower dish is an absolute stunner and is served with a pop of pomegranate and chili flavor.…

Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

Made with leftover potatoes, these waffles are a fancy alternative to a traditional hash. They are a special treat served with a prosciutto relish.…

How to Make Cultured Butter at Home: Three Ways

How to Make Cultured Butter at Home: Three Ways

Old-fashioned cultured butter is easier to make at home than you think. …

Green Vegetable Curry

Green Vegetable Curry

Fragrant, green vegetable curry with quinoa can be made in fifteen minutes - that's faster than takeout. …

Spiced Plum Streusel Cake

Spiced Plum Streusel Cake

When life gives you plums, make Spiced Plum Streusel Cake.…

How to Make Strained Yoghurt Cream Cheese

How to Make Strained Yoghurt Cream Cheese

Learn how to make yoghurt cream cheese and the best ways to enjoy it.…

Baked Salmon Filo Parcels

Baked Salmon Filo Parcels

Baked salmon filo parcels with cauliflower mash.…

Raw Strawberry Chocolates

Raw Strawberry Chocolates

Raw strawberry chocolates that are dairy-free!…

Lentil Coconut and Ham Hock Soup

Lentil Coconut and Ham Hock Soup

Comfort dish lentil soup, fragrant with kaffir lime leaves, chilli and shredded coconut.…

Zucchini “Pasta” with Coriander and Cashew Pesto

Zucchini “Pasta” with Coriander and Cashew Pesto

This fragrant coriander pesto makes for a wonderful dressing for quick, shaved zucchini “pasta”. …

Flourless Coffee Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

Flourless Coffee Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies

Basic brownies are great, but coffee and raspberry only serve to enhance the chocolatey flavors in these super rich and fudgey treats.…

Healthy Caramel and Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Healthy Caramel and Pumpkin Spice Fudge

This candy is dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan but still rich and full of decadent flavors.…

Berbere Beef

Berbere Beef

Berbere spice mix is an Ethiopian flavoring made up of cumin and coriander seed, which are familiar from North African spice mixes, as well as a more localised blend of pepper, ajowan, fenugreek, allspice.…

48-Hour Lamb Shoulder Nachos

48-Hour Lamb Shoulder Nachos

This dish requires a lot of forethought, but not a lot of effort for a major payoff in terms of tenderness and flavor.…

French Waffles with Cointreau Whipped Cream

French Waffles with Cointreau Whipped Cream

Try adding fresh blueberries to the batter or for a more indulgent treat, some chocolate chips.…

Basque Octopus Salad

Basque Octopus Salad

While flash frying is great for baby octopus, poaching medium to large octopus is a much better choice to achieve a soft, non-rubbery texture. …

How to Make Your Own Ranch Dressing

How to Make Your Own Ranch Dressing

This simple ranch dressing is light and tangy, and a perfect topping for salads or dipping your favorite vegetable sticks into. …

Quick and Easy Satay Chicken

Quick and Easy Satay Chicken

This is the perfect candidate for a mid-week dinner because all the ingredients are cooked at the same time in one pot in the oven.…

Spiced Silverbeet and Pumpkin Hash

Spiced Silverbeet and Pumpkin Hash

This Spiced Silverbeet and Pumpkin Hash recipe is easy to make and full of warm Mediterranean flavours. It can be served as a side or base to anything from falafels to fried eggs.…

Caramelised Pork Chops with Braised Greens

Caramelised Pork Chops with Braised Greens

A simple sugar-free oven-baked Caramelised Pork Chop dish that can also be made with other pork cuts such as pork belly, spare ribs or scotch fillet.…

Easy Mushroom Pâté

Easy Mushroom Pâté

This mushroom Pâté can be served alongside your favourite crackers, but it's also great for freezing as a paste and adding to soups, stews and sauces.…

Sugar-Free Yoghurt Cheesecake with a Lime Twist

Sugar-Free Yoghurt Cheesecake with a Lime Twist

If thrown together into a bowl, a majority of these ingredients would make a nutritionally balanced breakfast. And yes, this cheesecake is sugar-free too.…

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Spread

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Spread

If you prefer your nut butter sweeter, you could add some stevia drops to the blend for a sugar-free treat.…

Smoky Chipotle Lime Prawn Salsa on Avocado Mash

Smoky Chipotle Lime Prawn Salsa on Avocado Mash

If you can’t get your hands on smoky chipotle sauce, feel free to use (gluten-free) Worcestershire sauce with ¼ tsp smoky paprika.…

Salmon Salad Sandwich with Avocado “Mayo”

Salmon Salad Sandwich with Avocado “Mayo”

This rocket, salmon, avocado and wasabi sandwich is fresh, a little rustic and it packs a real punch. Make into a sandwich, wrap or enjoy as a salad.…

Lamb Shank and Mango Chutney Pies

Lamb Shank and Mango Chutney Pies

This recipe is fantastic for using up any type of leftover slow-cooked or pulled meat and the pies freeze well, so not much can go to waste.…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Feel free to top the cookies with honeyed nuts and drizzle with some melted dark chocolate. Otherwise, enjoy them like this.…

Nachos with Quinoa and Pico de Gallo

Nachos with Quinoa and Pico de Gallo

These Quinoa Nachos are super tasty and nutritious. Omit the corn chips if you prefer, but always top with Pico de Gallo, a Mexican salsa.…

Coconut and Lime Pound Cake

Coconut and Lime Pound Cake

Apart from being delicious and healthy, this Coconut and Lime Pound Cake is zingy, moist and a breeze to make.…

Poached Barramundi Fish with Greens

Poached Barramundi Fish with Greens

This simple 15 Minute Poached Barramundi recipe is a tasty and nutritious idea for a weeknight meal.…

Quick Meal – Paprika Roasted Salmon

Quick Meal – Paprika Roasted Salmon

This fancy looking salmon recipe is actually both super easy and super tasty.…

Weekend Breakfast – Noodle Baked Eggs Recipe

Weekend Breakfast – Noodle Baked Eggs Recipe

What better way to find a little break than by mopping up that runny egg yolk, slurping up noodles and enjoying a little morning read?…

Baked Spring Rolls

Baked Spring Rolls

Healthy baked spring rolls from Martyna Candrick's new e-cookbook,"My Whole Food Philosophy".…

Pumpkin, Chilli and Coconut Soup

Pumpkin, Chilli and Coconut Soup

A velvety smooth pumpkin soup velvety with an added hint of Asian-inspired flavours.…

Karpatka: Polish Vanilla Custard Slice

Karpatka: Polish Vanilla Custard Slice

Karpatka, a Polish version of a vanilla custard slice is made with sheets of choux pastry filled with a creamy, light layer of custard cream. …

Cabbage, Bean and Crispy Kale Soup

Cabbage, Bean and Crispy Kale Soup

An easy to make soup that's delicious and very satisfying no matter the season with the added benefits of kale. …

Fried Egg, Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti

Fried Egg, Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti

Fried Egg, Chilli and Tomato Spaghetti is simple fare but equally as delightful.…

Mango and Yogurt Ice Pops

Mango and Yogurt Ice Pops

Healthier than their ice cream counterparts these ice pops are low in fat and have no added sugar.…

Northern Chinese Lamb Dumplings

Northern Chinese Lamb Dumplings

If you like the juicy, broth-filled Xiao Long Bao, you will love this Northern Chinese lamb version of the famed dumplings.…

Gluten Free Chocolate Crackers with Peanut Butter Filling

Gluten Free Chocolate Crackers with Peanut Butter Filling

Warning: These chocolate crackers are quick to make and very, very addictive. Consume at own risk.…

The Best Creamy Mushroom Sauce For Steaks

The Best Creamy Mushroom Sauce For Steaks

Good steak deserves the best mushroom sauce, so what’s the saucy secret? Only 5 ingredients and a few minutes of your time.…