Dearna Bond
Creator of ToHerCore.com

Dearna Bond

Dearna is a passionate foodie and food photographer, and loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for both via her food blog and online photography courses.

Growing up in an Italian family, Dearna spent her school holidays in her grandfather’s huge, organic garden harvesting vegetables for the family to eat, or cooking with them in the kitchen with her Nonna. The idea that food is best when fresh and seasonal was instilled in her from a young age, and she loves experimenting with different flavours and recipes using fresh, unprocessed produce.

When not in the kitchen cooking, or photographing food, she loves nothing more than a hike out in nature with her partner and friends.

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Low-Carb Green Veggie Soup with Halloumi Croutons

Don’t be fooled by this seemingly unassuming green soup! These vibrant bowls of vegetarian keto-friendly soup are deceivingly delicious, in large part due to the combination of cream, pesto and halloumi which combines fresh, creamy and salt flavours to turn this soup into something really special. J ...

Keto Fish Fingers with Chimichurri Mayo

Freshly baked fish has long been a favorite of mine, and these fish fingers are reminiscent of one of my favorite childhood meals, only much tastier and perfect for a keto diet! They taste best fresh out of the oven, with a squeeze of lemon and dunked into this delicious and easy chimichurri mayonna ...

Keto Chocolate Caramel Slice

This re-imagined version of Caramel Slice, a childhood favorite is the perfect little treat for when you need a little indulgence without the massive sugar hit. This tasty keto fat bomb is the ideal high-fat treat if you keep your carb intake low. This slice is quick and easy to make, but a few tips ...

How To Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I’ve been making homemade ricotta for a few years now – it’s a relatively easy process once you get the hang of it and tastes so much better than the store bought Italian ricotta. Once you try it yourself, you’ll be hooked! This recipe will make roughly 500 g ricotta, depending on how much liquid yo ...

Low-Carb Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous

We love Mediterranean flavours in our house, so this dish is always a welcome meal as it’s packed full of delicious flavour. It also comes together really quickly to make a great option as a light mid-week meal. When serving as a meal, we usually top with a little flaked fish or top with a fried egg ...

Gut-Healing Fermented Carrots

These fermented carrots are by far my favourite way to make fermented vegetables. Great for gut health, fermented veggies also make a crunchy, tasty topping to most savoury meals – I throw some on my stews, salads, and curries before serving, or enjoy them as a side with fish or meat. The recipe bel ...

Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza

Great news! We joined forces with yet another talented recipe developer and food photographer! I'd like to welcome Dearna Bond who will be creating healthy keto vegetarian and pescatarian recipes for our site. Let's start with this cheesy veggie keto pizza! Pizza is a definite crowd pleaser, and thi ...