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

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

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

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