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

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


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choc chilli chai

There are so many different ‘lattes’ blends on the market these days – turmeric, chai, hot chocolate, gingerbread, even beetroot lattes (yes, they’re bright pink)! But no Choc Chilli Chai… One of the perks of working in a health food store with a cafe is that I get to experiment with all these different flavours! I’ve always really enjoyed dark … 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

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

Spiced Orange Superfood Porridge

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spiced orange

Christmas in July is here with my latest creation, Spiced Orange Quinoa Porridge! When it comes to breakfast in winter, nothing beats porridge! Hence, why I have several differing porridge recipes on my site including Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge,, Turmeric Latte Porridge, Choc Chilli Porridge and today Spiced Orange Superfood Porridge! This is seriously my new favourite flavour too, it tastes … 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