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
Ginger & Lemon Crunch
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
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
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
Its Feijoa season in NZ, and this recipe is a great way to make the most of this tasty delicious fruit. Another quick and easy family favourite.
As promised, here is a delicious FEIJOA recipe to try this Feijoa season. I love feijoa’s and at home we are lucky to have two feijoa tress which means we have an abundance of feijoa’s to get through each year.
Feijoa’s are only around for about 3 months usually from mid-March so you have to get in quick and make the most of them with various delicious feijoa recipes. And if you can’t get through all your feijoa’s, they also freeze well. Read More
A well balanced, fresh and light Mexican inspired dish that the whole family will enjoy – combining crunchy fish, fresh salad/salsa and coconut yoghurt dressing.
A nice easy meal which we enjoy at home is Fish Taco’s. Taco’s are definitely one of my favourite Mexican dishes as well as a family favourite in our household so I’m excited to share this recipe with you and I’m hoping you will also enjoy these as much as we do.
There are three parts to this dish – a crunchy fish, fresh salad/salsa and coconut yoghurt dressing combo – they all complement each other so well. Yet it is also fairly versatile and I have included a few notes below re some changes you can make to the dish ingredients. Read More
Lemon & Coconut Slice
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
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.
An easy overnight Bircher recipe, perfect for the warmer months.
I have a couple of go to breakfast options in the morning and this is definitely one of them especially on those days when I don’t have much time in the morning. It only requires a small amount of preparation the night before and its good to go in the morning topped with your choice of fresh fruit.
This recipe is a great combination of plant based protein, essential fats and complex carbohydrates which are slowly digested keeping you fuller for longer. The soaking of the ingredients also means it is much easier to digest helping to increase nutrient absorption. Much better than a store brought cereal for breakfast which is often full of added sugar and refined carbohydrates with minimal nutrients.