Anti-Aging Face Cream

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anti aging

Don’t want strange nasties rubbed all over your skin? Neither do I. So I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade body products from Body Butter and Body Scrub to a DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray. My friend Erin over at the Herb Spa makes almost all of her own skin and hair care items so I’ve been picking her brain a … 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

Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower

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Tomato and herb baked cauliflower

This Tomato and Herb Baked Cauliflower tastes divine by itself and with roast or grilled meat by my favourite is as leftovers in lunch salads! Our lovely cruciferous vegetables appear abundantly at the local farmers markets in the autumn and winter months here in Australia. The nutritional benefits these veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts provide include antioxidants and … Read More

Vegan Sausage Rolls

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vegan sausage rolls

Vegan Sausage Rolls often leave a lot to be desired as far as I’m concerned, both from a nutritional perspective as well as a taste/flavour perspective. Regularly crumbling and falling apart and frequently lacking flavour. Commercial vegan sausage rolls are often filled with  fillers and binders, making them less attractive to a real food nutritionist like myself. The key thing … Read More

Gluten-Free Pastry

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gluten free pastry

One of the hardest things to find when going gluten-free is a good gluten free pastry recipe. I’ve tried so many over the years and find these two to be the best on the market. You can use these pastries for rolling sausage rolls, topping pies, making tarte-tatins, tasty galettes and quiches. Change the type of oil depending on whether … Read More

The Perfect Roast Beetroot

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roast beetroot

I used to find that beetroot would always dry out when I tried to roast it in the oven. And then I leant this trick from my good friend Zuzia (thanks Zuz)! Now every time I make roast beetroot, it’s perfectly moist, soft and buttery!  Recipe Type: GF, DF, Paleo, V Ingredients: 1 whole, raw beetroot 1 sheet aluminium foil … Read More