Oat, Peanut Butter and Fruit Cookies

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cookies

Wow. The last couple of weeks have been exhausting. My father passed away at the end of June and it’s been a tough time in the weeks since. Emotionally tiring yes, but also physically draining with all the lifting, moving and packing. Not to mention the decision fatigue… so many things to decide. I tried to take time out for … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Superfood Zucchini Fritters

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zucchini fritters

I love a good fritter. Zucchini fritters, carrot fritters, pumpkin fritters, mixed-veggie fritters, you name it. Fritters are so versatile – perfect for fancy homemade brunches, satisfying packed lunches for school or work, not to mention easy and kid-friendly breakfasts and dinners! PLUS they’re REALLY easy to make. When I make fritters, I’m usually making them as a vegetarian protein … Read More