Salmon & Kumera Cakes

Salmon & Kumera Cakes

Salmon & Kumera Cakes

  • Servings: 25-30 Cakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

Ginger & Lemon Crunch

Ginger & Lemon Crunch

  • Servings: Around 18 small pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and easy, tasty slice using two flavours that complement each other so well - ginger and lemon.


This recipe uses one of Hunter Gatherer Gourmet’s Paleo cake mixes for the base – The Ginger cake mix. I have tweaked this in order to make more of a crunchy ginger base (vs. a softer cake base). The best thing about this recipe (and these mixes) is that you will not be able to tell that this is a healthy, unprocessed and refined sugar free crunchy ginger base.

I combined this with a creamy raw lemon icing which includes the addition of a lemon essential oil which takes this flavour to the next level. Of course if you don’t have lemon essential oils on hand, I have provided alternative options. But I would highly recommend the addition of this oil!”  Read More

Feijoa Crumble

Feijoa Crumble

Feijoa Crumble

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy and delicious dessert that is healthy enough to have for breakfast or morning/afternoon tea. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and also a nut free option.


I’m wanting to make the most of feijoa season and you’ve seen how much we love Feijoa’s from previous posts, so I’ve created this tasty Feijoa Crumble recipe. A perfect warming after dinner healthy treat which is great to satisfy those sweet cravings during these cooler nights we’ve been experiencing lately in NZ.

Just like the traditional crumble but without the sugar, butter and white flour – a healthier but still very tasty alternative. Read More

Healthier ANZAC Biscuits

Healthier ANZAC Biscuits

Healthier ANZAC Biscuits

  • Servings: Around 12 biscuits
  • Difficulty: easy
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A healthy, allergy friendly version of the classic ANZAC Biscuit.


A very important Kiwi (and Australian) holiday is coming up this Wednesday – ANZAC Day.  A healthy version of the classic ANZAC biscuit is a great way to celebrate this significant day.

For those of you not living in NZ or Australia, ANZAC Day occurs on the 25th of April each year. It is a national day of remembrance that honours those who have served and died in all wars. Read More

Lemon & Coconut Slice

Lemon & Coconut Slice

Lemon & Coconut Slice

  • Servings: At least 16 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick and easy healthy sweet slice combining two of my favrouite ingredients - Lemon & Coconut.


I love anything flavoured with lemon and I’ve mentioned before how much I love coconut – this recipe combines both. Definitely a great baking combo! We always have lemons on hand at home and I use them throughout the day, starting the day with a glass of water with lemon juice, with Avocado for breakfast, over salads and in my herbal teas. In terms of Coconut, I also use this throughout the day, when I have Bircher in the morning and over salads for lunch/dinner. I also obviously love creating recipes which include both ingredients. Read More

Salted Caramel and Buckwheat slice

Salted Caramel and Buckwheat slice

Salted Caramel and Buckwheat slice

  • Servings: 18 bite sized squares
  • Difficulty: easy
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A decadent chocolate, buckwheat and coconut base with a salted caramel layer on top - a tasty and simple treat the whole family will enjoy yet full of nutrient dense ingredients.


I always love experimenting with raw slices and I love coconut, chocolate and caramel. So why not combine all three which go together so well. I created this decadent recipe and also included some very nutrient dense ingredients to boost the appeal even more.

The inclusion of activated Buckwheat means that this recipe is bursting with nutritional benefits. Buckwheat is a gluten free wholegrain and with the increased awareness of gluten free diets, this powerful wholegrain is becoming a very popular ingredient in gluten free recipes and used in many interesting ways. You will find that I often include Buckwheat in a lot of my recipes especially my healthy refined sugar free (RSF) sweet treats.
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Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

  • Servings: 2x dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick, easy and tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy.

Stella (2 years) absolutely adores muffins (as do the rest of the household). I wanted to create a healthy sweet treat for her that I could make in bulk and freeze. The bonus about mini muffins is that they don’t take long to defrost.

For baking I steer clear of white flour and sugar and find much healthier & nutritious alternatives. For example white flour alternatives I tend to use in my baking include almond flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, quinoa flour etc and I’m sure you are aware of the substitutes for sugar.

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Easy Berry Smoothie

Easy Berry Smoothie

Easy Berry Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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An easy snack or breakfast on-the-go when you are short on time.


I always love to whip up a smoothie when I’m short of time or on the go. And Berry smoothies are definitely my ‘go to.’

This creamy berry smoothie is so quick and easy and super tasty.

You can use fresh of frozen berries. I usually use frozen berries. Frozen berries also result in a much thicker smoothie which I like.

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