Lemon Cheesecake

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lemon cheesecake

When you’re following a low FODMAP or SIBO-Biphasic protocol, there aren’t a whole lot of fruits and sweet things to include. But if you know me, then you know I love to have a little something after dinner. I was taken back to memories of a CWA lemon cheesecake that my Grandma used to make for on birthdays and special … Read More

Macadamia Mylk

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A low FODMAP, SIBO-friendly, this Macadamia milk-alternative is  sooooooo deliciously creamy! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Makes ~1L Time 5 min Ingredients: 1 C macadamia nuts 4 C water Method: Place the macadamia nuts and water in your blender and allow the nuts to soak in the water for at least 2 hours (4 is better). Blend, blend, blend! Strain the … Read More

Choc-Chip Fudge Bliss Balls – Low FODMAP & SIBO

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choc chip fudge balls

When you’re following a low FODMAP or SIBO-Biphasic protocol, there aren’t a whole lot of fruits and sweet things to include. After some tweaking and testing though, I’ve come up with these divine little balls of fudge goodness! You would have no idea that they’re completely sugar free and get the tick from the FODMAP family as well as SIBO … Read More

Pancakes – The way you like!

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Since I’ve been following a low FODMAP/SIBO protocol, I’ve been experimenting with the same pancake base but varying flavour combinations. The first back were last month’s Savoury Pancakes. But I’ve had such fun inventing: Lime and coconut pancakes Lemon and ginger pancakes Turmeric Latte pancakes Chocolate pancakes All the recipes use the same base ingredients just with different flavour additions. … Read More

Naughty Black Galliano Bliss Balls

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With my Dutch background, it follows that I am an absolute sucker for anything aniseed and liquorice flavoured! Including Galliano :P. Understandably, these Black Sambucca Bliss Balls won’t be for everyone but for those who do like liquorice, they make for an awesome ‘night cap’! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Serves 12 balls Time 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 C almond meal 1/4 … Read More

Turmeric Latte Bliss Balls – Sugar Free

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With Winter fast approaching, it’s time to give our immune systems a little boost to help keep those winter lurgies at bay. There are many foods that can help your immune system; ginger, garlic, lemon, chilli. Turmeric is another. Turmeric Lattes are all the rage at the moment, as is the spice in general (last week I sent you my recipe for … Read More

Anzac Biscuits – My Take

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anzac biscuits

I haven’t had ANZAC Biccies in AGES especially since avoiding gluten, dairy and high sugar foods in general. Then someone asked me if I could come up with a ‘healthy’ ANZAC biscuit recipe for them. Well, with ANZAC day coming up shortly I figured why not have a go! After a few tries, here’s what I’ve come up with. Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, … Read More

Date Caramel

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This decadent caramel recipe is divine and perfect for use in any recipe where you’d normally use caramel! It’s refined sugar free and dairy-free! Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo Makes about a cup of caramel Time 5 min Ingredients: 1 C dried dates, soaked in warm water for at least 15 mins 1/2 C coconut cream pinch sea salt Method: … Read More

Sugar-free Cookie-dough Bliss Balls

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I first saw these sugar-free cookie dough bliss balls on nutritionist Jess Cox’s instagram page and IMMEDIATELY took a screen shot and noted to make them. On the weekend I went over to Jess’s website and made these divine, gourmet, sugar-free, filling treats and CANNOT get enough! I like them so much I wanted to share them with you here, but … Read More