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

Paleo Sausage Rolls

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paleo sausage roll

I find making my own pastry time consuming and and pretty ‘hit-n-miss’. Pretty much all pastry also needs egg which doesn’t agree with me. Plus I’m all about whole foods where possible. So, getting creative in the kitchen, I just put together this quick and easy 2-minute paleo sausage roll the other week and it turned out pretty good! All … 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

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

Carob Quinoa Porridge

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carob quinoa porridge

Since I’ve been following a low FODMAP/SIBO protocol, I’ve been experimenting so many different recipes. When it comes to breakfast, you can see my savoury and sweet pancake variations and my Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge. But today I’ve got a variation on another winter warmer for you! Carob Quinoa Porridge! Quinoa is a pseudograin that provides complex carbohydrates and protein. Hemp … Read More