Prunes in Spiced Port Syrup

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Prunes in Spiced Port

I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage and treats for dessert once in a while. One treat that I like to whip up in winter or around Christmas time (because of the spices involved) is this Prunes in Spiced Port Syrup recipe. The mulled wine-type flavours just … 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

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