Lamington Cupcakes – Paleo

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lamington cupcakes

The Lamington. An Aussie icon. A spongy cake coated in chocolate, coconut, and if you’re lucky there’s a divine little jam surprise in the middle (although I don’t think that’s traditional, but I like it anyway). Here’s my take on this Aussie favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, but certainly NOT Fun-free! The coconut flavour comes right through in … Read More

Dairy-Free Baileys

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baileys

I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage once in a while, with my drinks of choice being Campari & Soda or Baileys on Ice as a night-cap. However, Baileys can be a problem for those who have issues with dairy (be it an intolerance or choice not … Read More

Mango and Lime Cheesecake

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lime cheesecake

Mango & Lime Cheesecake! It’s Christmas time! For me, this brings back memories of my Grandma’s CWA lemon cheesecake that she would make every year for dessert on Christmas Day – the base was crushed Nice biscuits with butter and the filling included lemon jelly, lemon juice, condensed milk, cream cheese and other things then it was set in the … Read More

Sugar-free Chocolate Bark

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chocolate bark

Did you know that chocolate (especially this chocolate bark) is actually quite good for you! The raw cacao kind is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, monounsaturated fat, and vitamins E, B2, B1, B5, B3 and B9. The issue with many chocolates out there is the sugar content and addition of preservatives and emulsifiers like lecithin and dairy. I am IN LOVE with … Read More

Choc PB & J Pancakes

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PB & J pancakes

What is it about peanut butter and jam? They just go together so well, a match made in heaven I believe it’s called. And chocolate, well chocolate makes everything more delicious right? Enter my creation of Choc PB & J pancakes! Like most of my pancake recipes they are just a variation of my base pancake recipe. With protein, complex carbohydrates and … Read More

Sweetener-free Carob Fudge Bliss Balls

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Carob fudge

I’ve been experimenting with Carob lately, and really liking the results. My first creation, Carob Bark is one of my favourite after-dinner treats at the moment, but these Carob Fudge Bliss Balls are right up there too!  They really do have that fudgy texture, and for me, I love having the buttons in there for a slight ‘crunch’ factor. Carob … Read More

Carob Bark

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carob bark

I’ve been experimenting with Carob lately, and really liking the results like this Carob Bark and my Carob Fudge Bliss Balls coming in a few weeks! Carob powder, like cacao powder is a dark brown in colour and it’s often used in similar sorts of recipes. However it has a very different flavour. Carob is actually naturally quite sweet and … Read More

Mango Pancakes

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mango pancakes

I bought my first mangoes of the season at the markets on Saturday and thought, what a perfect way to christen them with these Mango Pancakes! These pancakes are a cool take on my base pancake recipe, with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats (not to mention stacks of flavour!) these will help regulate your blood sugars throughout the morning and keep … Read More

Raw Red Velvet Mud Cake

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raw red velvet

I make some pretty amazing Red Velvet Bliss Balls (the recipe is in my Bliss Balls ebook), if I do say so myself. They’re rich and decadent but at the same time quite light as they use beetroot! Recently on social media I’ve been seeing a lot of chocolate mudcakes-type recipes and it got me thinking about my Red Velvet … Read More

Jaffa Pancakes

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jaffa pancakes

These Jaffa Pancakes (choc-orange) are a cool take on my base pancake recipe, with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats (not to mention stacks of flavour!) these will help regulate your blood sugars throughout the morning and keep any cravings at bay! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 1 Time 10 mins Ingredients for 1 person 2 T buckwheat flour 2 … Read More