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

Walnut & Bone Broth Dukkah

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dukkah lamb

Bone Broth has an array of health benefits, from helping to heal leaky gut, to improving hair, skin & nail strength to join health. While a cup of warm bone broth is s perfect way to get your daily dose, why not experiment with some novel recipes?! This recipe celebrates all things lamb and dukkah! Easy to throw together and … 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

High Protein Veggie Patties

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Veggie patties

I’m always on the look out for good quality Veggie Patties as meat-free meal options and to throw in easy work lunches. However, many of the ones I see in the store have strange sounding gums and preservatives in them. I’m also often disappointed in the amount of protein in them. So I took to whipping these simple veggie patties … 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

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 anti-aging brain … Read More