Superfood Zucchini Fritters

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zucchini fritters

I love a good fritter. Zucchini fritters, carrot fritters, pumpkin fritters, mixed-veggie fritters, you name it. Fritters are so versatile – perfect for fancy homemade brunches, satisfying packed lunches for school or work, not to mention easy and kid-friendly breakfasts and dinners! PLUS they’re REALLY easy to make. When I make fritters, I’m usually making them as a vegetarian protein … 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

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

Raw Chocolate Easter Eggs

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easter eggs

With Easter fast approaching, it seems that every way you turn in the shopping centres, all you see are chocolate eggs, bunnies, bilbies and hot cross buns. Most of us will have a gathering at some stage over the long weekend, want to show up with a great dish to impress the masses? Try making your own Easter Eggs! People … Read More

Homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate

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Healthy Raw Vegan Chocolate - PB Lifestyles

I find so many people associate Chocolate with ‘naughty’ foods. But chocolate, specifically Cacao, is actually very good for you. The part that is not so great about store-bought chocolate is the amount of sugar and other additives you also find in it. This is a great basic recipe for homemade chocolate that you can use anywhere you would have … Read More