Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

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Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

Remember those super delicious, chunky double-choc cookies from your childhood? A real treat weren’t they? Well I was craving some the other week so I decided to tweak an old recipe for sugar-loaded traditional whole-wheat flour cookies to make this version of Chunky Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies. Don’t get me wrong, these are still a treat item but they’re slightly … Read More

Teff Falafels

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teff falafels

These teff falafels are tasty, versatile and one of my favourite things to have on hand for a flavour-and-nutrient-packed lunch.  They’re also a great plant-based way to add protein to a meal. Particularly as Teff (a pseudo grain similar to quinoa) is one of the highest content grains on the market at the moment! “What is Teff?” I hear you say… … 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

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

Low FODMAP Nori Roll – Paleo

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nori roll

Did you know that seaweed is a fabulous source of iodine? Usually only found in seafoods, it is essential for the functioning of our thyroid and deficiency can cause cretinism and other neural disorders. This is just another excuse I get to use to eat a Nori Roll! And I figured there’s no reason why I shouldn’t enjoy it while … 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