Unicorn Gummies

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This recipe is simply a result of me seeing a bunch of my friends experimenting with different ‘gummy’ recipes and so I wanted to take part in the fun too! We know that gelatin is a great source of protein and can be really helpful in gut health. And these gummies are really healthy – sugar free, dairy free, gluten … Read More

Chocolate Protein Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free)

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Chocolate Protein Muffins

What happens when you have an abundance of random flours and bits and pieces in your pantry? Well, I had a hankering for chocolate muffins, so I basically just ‘winged it’ to get them to a consistency that seemed like muffin batter. I call the result, “Clear out the Pantry” Chocolate Protein Muffins! These Chocolate Protein Muffins are also gluten … Read More

Low Sugar, Choc-Chip Walnut Cookies

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Walnut cookies

I’m celebrating Healthy Heart Week with these Low Sugar, Choc-Chip Walnut Cookies! Who knew the humble walnut a powerhouse of nutrition? I sure did, I’ve been on the walnut-train for years and here’s why: They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in the body (an important factor in the development of heart disease). Just a 30g … Read More

Dark Chocolate Jaffa Flan

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jaffa flan

I saw these flans made recently on the 2019 season of My Kitchen Rules (Channel 7). They really looked so tasty and I thought I could make a healthier version, lower in sugar and free from gluten and dairy which would be friendlier for my wide variety of friends with dietary restrictions. It has a really beautiful, creamy texture, which … Read More

Passionfruit Bliss Balls

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passionfruit

I recently tried a passionfruit bar made by Blue Dinosaur. And REALLY liked it. So much so that I took to trying to recreate it myself. So, here’s what I’ve come up with, tastes almost identical, and sooooo good! Makes ~12 balls Time – 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 C desiccated coconut 1/2 C almonds 1/3 C dried dates, soaked in … Read More

What to do with Leftover Christmas Ham!

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pannekoek

What do you do when you have leftover Christmas ham coming out of your ears? Get creative with different uses for it of course! There are so many possibilities right? Quiches, omelettes, salads, sandwiches, wraps, the list goes on. Here are some of my favourite ideas for leftover Christmas Ham!   Dutch Pannekoek with Ham & Apple (gluten-free) Many of … Read More

After Dinner (Choc-Coconut) Mint

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after dinner

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous after dinner mint? A piece of dark, mint chocolate has got to be one of the best ways to end an evening and wind down, don’t you think? I recently tried this delicious Coconut Dream Chocolate Mint by Kitz Living Foods and was blown away! Such a delicious product, and with such simple, real food ingredients! … Read More

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