Ashley Alexander@gatherandfeast

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Mega Berry Pavlova w/ Lemon Curd👇

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Ashley Alexander

INGREDIENTS!! 🥔🍃🍠✨ an abundance of potatoes!!👌🏻 I haven’t shared one of these ingredient images for a little while ☺️🤗 these are for a delicious Smokey Warm Potato Salad with Crispy Quinoa! a NEW recipe coming your way this week!✌🏻❤️ ash x  #gatherandfeast


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mega berry PAVLOVA ✨🍓 NEW step-by-step recipe video 🎥 I just uploaded the FULL version of this to my IGTV (click the IGTV circle in my profile to view)✌🏻

I was hoping to have this edited before Christmas but unfortunately time got away -- but if you’re here in Aus this recipe would be perfect for the Australia Day holiday weekend coming up -- or save for another time 🤗 you can also grab the written recipe over on my website👌🏻

has anyone else made the Pav yet? enjoy + let me know if you have any questions. Ash x #gatherandfeast


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Chocolate, Vanilla & Plum Ice-Cream Sandwiches stacked high! 😍✨ If you missed it, I created this delicious RECIPE for the guys @montagueofficial to celebrate the CROC EGGS™ Plum season here in Australia. The recipe is over on Montague’s website✌🏻 Hope you guys enjoy! Ash x #montague #CROCEGGSPlums #MontaguePartner #gatherandfeast


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NEW smoothie + granola RECIPE 😍👉🏻 cacao & custard apple smoothie bowl with chocolate quinoa granola ✨ RECIPE below + over on my website 🤗 this bowl was inspired by my recent trip to Peru (SWIPE across) using one of the most decadent + delicious fruits - custard apple (or ‘cherimoya’ as it’s known in Peru). if you don‘t have access to custard apples, pears or pineapples are also a great alternative👌🏻 enjoy! x

INGREDIENTS

Smoothie
2-3 large frozen bananas
1½ cups almond milk
½ cup custard apple (cherimoya) or pineapple
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 tbs cacao powder​

Bowl Toppings
Fresh custard apple (cherimoya) or fresh pineapple
Cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate
Toasted coconut flakes​

Cacao Quinoa Granola
2 cups cooked quinoa
3 cups puffed quinoa or millet
2½ cups flaked coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds
½ cup cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch sea salt
⅓ cup coconut oil
½ cup pure maple syrup​

METHOD

Smoothie
To create the two-toned smoothie look - add 1 to 1½ frozen bananas, 1 cup almond milk, the custard apple/pineapple, and vanilla powder to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a bowl or glass.
In the same blender (no need to rinse) add the remaining frozen banana, almond milk, and the cacao powder, and blend until smooth. Add this mixture to the same bowl or glass and gently swirl together. *If you’re not worried about creating the two-toned look simply blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth then pour into a bowl or glass.
Top the bowl with granola, fresh fruit, toasted coconut, and cacao nibs. Enjoy!

Granola
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
Combine all of the granola ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir well until combined.
Spread the mixture onto two paper lined baking trays.
Place the trays into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, stirring the granola halfway through its baking time.
Once baked, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge.
This granola also tastes delicious served with milk of your choice and fresh fruit.

Enjoy! Ash x #gatherandfeast


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*NEW RECIPE* 🍑✨🍃 Plum, Peach, Nectarine & Halloumi Salad with Fresh Herbs - using a variety of these juicy the MONTAGUE tree™ stone fruit from @montagueofficial 😍 I recently served this salad at a few Christmas gatherings and it was a huge hit! But I mean, who doesn't love stone fruit & halloumi?! 🤗 I've copied the RECIPE below. Hope you enjoy! Ash x

INGREDIENTS

6 the MONTAGUE tree™ plums, seeded & sliced into eighths
4 the MONTAGUE tree™ white peaches, seeded & sliced into eighths
4 the MONTAGUE tree™ yellow peaches, seeded & sliced into eighths
2 the MONTAGUE tree™ white nectarines, seeded & sliced into eighths
300g halloumi, sliced into 1cm slices
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup basil leaves
1⁄2 cup mint leaves
1⁄2 cup parsley
1⁄2 cup roasted & salted macadamia nuts
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt & black pepper to taste

METHOD

Arrange the sliced stone fruit onto a large serving plate or bowl.
Pan fry the halloumi until golden brown on each side.
Add and arrange the halloumi over the stone fruit.
Sprinkle the red onion, basil, mint, parsley, and macadamia nuts over the stone fruit and haloumi.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.
Enjoy! #gatherandfeast #montague #MontaguePartner #theMONTAGUEtree


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sweet + chewy ‘loaded dates’ 😍✨🍫 a QUICK & EASY delicious treat👌🏻 simply grab a medjool date, remove the pit, and fill with your favourite toppings - here’s a few ideas… what’s your fav?

01 - peanut or almond butter with dark chocolate & fresh raspberries
02 - peanut or almond butter with dark chocolate & a sprinkling of sea salt
03 - peanut or almond butter with fresh raspberries (my fav!)
04 - roasted walnuts with cinnamon
05 - roasted hazelnuts & dark chocolate
a sprinkling of rose petals always optional 😂 I couldn’t resist! Ash x  #gatherandfeast


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PASTA & ITALY!! 🍝🇮🇹 two of my favourite things... BUT pasta IN Italy - even better!👌🏻 just finished putting together these highlights from our trip to Milan with @barillaaus for the Pasta World Championships 🤗 we were also lucky enough to visit the Barilla factory & the Parmigiano-Reggiano producers in Parma 😍 SWIPE ACROSS to see the second half 👉🏻 what's a favourite of yours in Italy? Ash x  #gatherandfeast #ba_partner #barillaaus #mastersofpasta #PastaWorldChampionship


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toast anyone?? 🍳🥑✨ which would you choose? 👉🏻 sourdough with sliced avocado fresh basil & halloumi -- OR -- sliced avocado with a fried egg, fresh herbs & chili?! 🤗 i’m going half & half - decisiveness isn’t my strong suit 😂 hope you're all having a lovely start to your week! Ash x  #gatherandfeast


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🌿✨🤗 fresh beetroot pasta salad with peppery greens & goats cheese👌🏻 I had half a beetroot left over from my savoury pancakes (RECIPE also in the main feed) so decided to create this salad - it turned out so well I had to share it with you guys! it only took about 15 minutes to throw together, including cooking the pasta! 🙌🏻 here's the recipe... enjoy! x

INGREDIENTS

Beetroot Puree

170g fresh raw beetroot, roughly chopped
⅓ cup milk of your choice
Pinch of chili flakes
1 clove garlic
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
½ tsp flaked sea salt

300g pasta - short small shape, cooked as per packet instructions, drizzled with olive oil, & set aside to cool
A few handfuls pea tendrils
A few handfuls rocket
Small bunch of basil, leaves removed
½ red onion, finely sliced
100g goats cheese
Extra virgin olive oil & freshly cracked black pepper to serve

METHOD

Blend the beetroot puree ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet and spread onto serving plate.
Arrange the pea tendrils, rocket and basil over the beetroot ensuring you can still see some of the beautiful beet colour.
Add the cooked pasta.
Next add the red onion and goats cheese.
Drizzle the salad with extra virgin olive oil and some freshly cracked black pepper.
Serve + enjoy! Ash✌🏻 x  #gatherandfeast


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*NEW RECIPE* 🍑🍦🍪 Chocolate, Vanilla & Plum Ice-Cream Sandwiches - using these beautiful fresh @montagueofficial CROC EGGS™ Plums that are now in season here in Australia 😍✨ The recipe is over on Montague’s website✌🏻 Even if you don't make the cookies, the vanilla ice-cream with plum swirl, topped with the vanilla plum puree is a must try! 🤗 Enjoy! Ash x #montague #CROCEGGSPlums #MontaguePartner #gatherandfeast


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hot pink savoury pancakes!! 😍✨🥞 (RECIPE below👇🏻) I mean who wouldn't want to start the new year with these?! 😂🤗 "beetroot buckwheat pancakes with smoked salmon, horseradish yoghurt, avocado, red onion, fresh dill & beetroot jam"👌🏻 this recipe is pretty much my basic buckwheat pancake recipe with a few small tweaks. I stacked these for the photo because I love the look, but I usually just serve 1-2 pancakes with the toppings ☺️ these would also taste delicious as blinis & served as a canapé / little snack 😍 enjoy the recipe & HNY! Ash x

INGREDIENTS

Beetroot Buckwheat Pancakes

½ cup milk of your choice
120g fresh raw beetroot, roughly chopped
3 large eggs, separated
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
¼ tsp flaked sea salt

Toppings

Thick greek yoghurt mixed with fresh horseradish (horseradish optional)
Smoked salmon
Red onion, thinly sliced
Avocado, thinly sliced
Fresh dill
Beetroot jam
Freshly cracked black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

METHOD

In a blender blend the beetroot and milk together until smooth.
Pour into a mixing bowl and add the egg yolks, then whisk to combine.
Add the buckwheat flour, baking powder, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt, then whisk to combine.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Fold the egg whites into the beetroot batter.
Place a fry pan onto medium to high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake.
Flip and cook for a further 15-20 seconds.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
To assemble - top the pancakes with the thick horseradish yoghurt, sliced avocado, smoked salmon, beetroot jam, red onion, fresh dill, some freshly cracked pepper, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Enjoy!✌🏻😘 #gatherandfeast


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HNY beautiful people!! ✨🎉 Here’s just a few of my favourite recipes & posts from 2018 🤗 A BIG thank you for all the love + support & kind words this year! I’ve loved connecting with so many of you & I hope you’ve found value from the recipes & inspiration on G&F this past year. For me it’s been a BIG year of growth, planning, travel + diving into G&F full time. Heres to bigger & better things in 2019!!✌🏻🥳 Ash x  #gatherandfeast


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