180 ANZAC Biscuits

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anzac biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits are something that I really love, and identify with as an Australian; each year commemorating those who have fallen in defence of our beloved country. Last year I made this version. But I thought I’d change things up this year for something a little different… This year I’ve teamed up with 180 Nutrition to bring you these Superfood … Read More

Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns

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hot cross buns

It’s that time of year again… Easter! Which means chocolate, but also Hot Cross Buns! Well this year, I’ve got something interesting for you; Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns – something a little different :D.  But definitely something DELICIOUS! Guten-free, primal and perfect if you’re looking for a different take on the traditional HCB. Recipe Type: GF, … Read More

Rocky Road – GF, DF, RSF

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rocky road

Rocky Road. Another Aussie icon. Marshmallows, nuts and other goodies coated in chocolate. How can you go wrong? Well, that’s easy; all the sugar and added preservatives, stabilisers and emulsifiers that are found in so many of the chocolates, marshmallows and lollies out there these days. Here’s my take on this Aussie favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, but … Read More

Marshmallows – Just 4 Natural Ingredients

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marshmallow

The Marshmallow. A key ingredient in Rocky Road, camp-fire songs and dreamy hot chocolates. Well, thanks to Jo Whitton over at Quirky Cooking, I found out that marshmallows are actually REALLY easy to make, and only require just 4, all natural ingredients! You can of course add extras for flavour and colour, but at the heart of it is just … Read More

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

How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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smoothie

Conceptually, smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are simple enough to make – ingredients, blender, that’s it. Nutritionally, however, many people get it wrong quite often. If you want a smoothie to sustain you, help control blood sugar and fuel your day then it’s important your smoothie is nutritionally balanced. Here I teach you the key principles of making a nutritionally balanced … Read More

Metabolism-Boosting Gingerbread Latte

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gingerbread latte

Ginger and Cinnamon are both excellent metabolism boosters and make a delicious combination in this gingerbread latte. Serve it hot or cold, it’s equally as delicious Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, Paleo, V Serves 1 Time 5 mins Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice) (optional) 1-2 t coconut oil or coconut cream 1 t spice mix handful of ice … 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