Raw Chocolate Fudge
A decadent and crunchy fudgey slice full of chocolatey goodness. Free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Make yourself a batch here!
This is my “go to” favourite treat that I make on a fairly regular basis. Its another super simple healthy recipe and definitely satisfies those sweet / chocolate cravings. Its something I always freeze and therefore have on hand for when those 3pm pangs hit.
This popular treat that my whole family enjoys is free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar so a great allergy friendly treat. The slice requires no baking and barely any preparation as it’s predominantly made in a blender but you do have to take into consideration the chilling time. The waiting is the most difficult thing about this recipe as you just want to dig in!! Read More
Finding out you are pregnant is supposed to be an exciting time. But for some women they find it overwhelming as there is so much information out there about what do, what to eat, and what to avoid – a lot of it is contradictory and confusing and therefore very challenging for expecting Mums to know what to do.
Food is important not only for the development and life of a growing baby but also for the mother. As a result, a healthy diet should be a priority for the mother. However, as we all know, it is VERY hard to worry about what we are eating especially in your first trimester when you may be feeling unwell a lot of the time. Before getting pregnant, many women probably think that when they get pregnant they will eat lots of healthy foods – fruit and veggies, green smoothies etc. However, when you discover you are pregnant, these thoughts can go out the window depending on how you are feeling. Many women experience morning sickness through the first trimester (and some beyond) and often the last thing that you feel like are green vegetables. Read More
A healthy kids snack or lunchbox treat. These muffins are full of wholesome ingredients and still ensures the kids tummy's are satisfied. They're also a great snack for the big kids (I love them too)!
Stella loves muffins and I would assume that most other kids do. We often make this recipe at home so I thought I should share it to all the other mums who’s kids also love muffins. And its not just for kids, its for the big kids too – my husband and I also enjoy snacking on these. So they don’t seem to last very long.
AND they are also fun to make with the kiddies. Stella absolutely loves making these with me, she’s turning into a real foodie. Read More
Cacao & Coconut Granola
My Cacao and Coconut granola is chocolatey, crunchy, full of superfoods and super simple to make! This breakfast has definitely become a family favourite in our household
I love making my own granola. And whipping up your own granola is super simple and its such a great alternative to many of the store bought granola’s which are full of unnecessary unhealthy ingredients.
The best thing about making your own granola is choosing exactly what you like to go in it and you can use what you have on hand so you can change it up each time you make it.
This recipe is full of superfoods and healthy fats. The base ingredient is raw activated buckwheat. A great gluten free option full of fibre, protein and vitamins. I have chosen to use coconut oil which is nutritious and has a light flavour – feel free to mix this up with another healthy alternative. Read More
Easy Gluten Free Kids Pizza Base
An easy dinner option that the kids will love.
Who doesn’t like pizza…..? I’m sure most of you reading this love pizza’s. And if you don’t, your kiddies will.
This is a super simple allergy friendly pizza base. It only takes around 5-10mins for the base and is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan and soy free. And another 10mins once the toppings have been added. So quick and easy when you are short on time or if your kiddies are hanging around you wanting dinner ASAP. Its quicker (and healthier) than ordering pizza for delivery!
Raw Bounty Bar
Tasty, creamy and coconut-y goodness covered in homemade raw chocolate. A tasty and healthy treat - perfect to indulge yourselves!!
I know I’ve mentioned it numerous times before but I LOVE coconut. I use it in so many of my recipes and I don’t know what my life would be like without my coconut!! I’m sure I have it on a daily basis – both in savoury and sweet dishes. Stella is also taking after me and always gets the thredded coconut out of the pantry and as a result loves my coconut treats I make.
I grew up eating the sugar filled, processed Bounty Bars and decided that I’d recreate a healthier version of these – I do love recreating healthier versions of popular treats. This recipe also ticks all the right boxes – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and of course super tasty! Read More
Banana Oat Cookies
Super simple and healthy Oat Cookies that the kids will enjoy making and eating.
Now firstly I want to point out that this recipe is NOT Gluten Free. Whilst I am Coeliac and most of the food eaten in our household is Gluten Free, Stella still has oats for brekkie in her Porridge and Bircher. As a result of this, I know she loves them so I thought why not make her a cookie that is healthy enough for her to snack on all day long. However, I have included a gluten free option as well.
I only wish that I could eat oats. Oats are one of the most nutritious grains. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They have a low glycemic index, maintaining blood glucose levels keeping you fuller for longer. Whilst most people who are gluten intolerant are fine with Oats, I would recommend that Coeliacs steer clear of them. Many Coeliacs do not react to oats in terms of feeling any physical symptoms however irreversible damage can still occur, in other words they can be toxic to people with Coeliac disease. Read More
A healthy take on the classic Lemon Slice.
I think I’ve mentioned this before but I really LOVE lemons! And lucky for me, lemons are in season as its winter in NZ. Our lemon tree is full of lemons which means our fruit bowl is over-flowing with lemons waiting for me to incorporate into more tasty and healthy recipes that I can share with you all.
I used to love the classic Lemon slice so I decided to recreate this dish into a healthier version which was still super tasty. I removed the sugar, butter and refined flours and replaced these with healthier alternatives which resulted in a healthier yet still very delicious Lemon Slice which got the tick of approval from the family. Read More
Salmon & Kumera Cakes
A simple dinner that the kids will love - packed full of wholesome goodness.
So I’ve been a little busy recently with the new addition to our wee family. But I’m still getting to the kitchen when I can to experiment with a few recipes. I just haven’t found the time to post. While I was in nesting mode (towards the end of my pregnancy) I prepared a few meals for Stella (2 1/2 years) and James & I. The idea of worrying about meals each night with a newborn was and is not ideal.
This recipe is the perfect meal for kids which is healthy, nutrient dense and it freeze’s well. These Salmon & Kumera cakes are so simple to grab form the freezer and place in the oven for 10-15mins. They also don’t take very long to prepare and Stella loves them! Read More
Banana & Blueberry Bread
I’ve always loved banana bread/cake. I remember eating both throughout my childhood, however, I would hate to think of all the refined ingredients and sugar that was probably used to make these recipes. As a result, I wanted to make recipe that was not only healthy but of course super tasty – so that you wouldn’t even know it excluded the usual refined ingredients in most store brought banana breads. As a result, this banana bread is healthy enough to have for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Not only is it gluten free, its also dairy free and refined sugar free. I have also included an egg free option. Read More