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AMARANTH PORRIDGE W/ COCONUT, GINGER & TUMERIC

This is the most delicious porridge and tastes like a golden turmeric latte with warming ginger, coconut milk and yoghurt topped with almond butter. I often make a double batch which lasts a couple of mornings and occasionally even lunch. We’re a dairy loving…

June 19, 2018
Baking

DARK CHOC, PISTACHIO & CINNAMON LUNCHBOX COOKIES (GF, DF)

These cookies are delicious and literally only take 5-10 minutes to prepare. I’ve been known to make them while packing a lunchbox in the morning (if I haven’t hit pause on the alarm!). They’re super versatile, you can mix them up with any nuts,…

June 7, 2018
Baking

LEMON, COCONUT & FAIRY FLOSS CELEBRATION CAKE

Here’s a wee pink number I recently made for my niece’s third birthday. I also made it for mum’s 70th (sans the floss) and boy was it a hit. It’s so simple, everything is just whizzed together in a food processor. I’ve adapted it from…

August 1, 2017
Baking

THE ULTIMATE COCONUT ROUGH BANANA BREAD (GF,DF)

This is the best banana loaf I’ve made hands down – gluten-free or regular. I make it every week (sometimes twice!) for lunchboxes and mid-afternoon snacks. Packed with coconut, it’s super moist, with the lightness of 4 eggs and almond meal. Although it’s not overly sweet, it doesn’t…

June 26, 2017
Baking Dessert

CHOCOLATE COURGETTE CAKE WITH JAFFA AVOCADO GANACHE

I’m trying (at times!) to really limit my gluten intake to combat some thyroid issues. I’ve been experimenting a lot with different flours to make sure my cakes are still light and fluffy. Don’t worry there’ll still be plenty of decadent goodness coming your…

May 2, 2017
Baking

CHEWY LIME & WHITE CHOC COOKIES (GF)

Thank goodness limes have come down in price! We’ve planted a tree but I think we’ll need to wait another season for fruit (annoyingly) I adore limes for their sharp flavour and versitility for both sweet and savoury dishes. These chewy little morsels are…

April 4, 2017
Baking

HONEY, SEED & CACAO LUNCHBOX BARS

Many hands make light work! Here’s a recipe for some lovely energy-packed lunchbox bars my daughter Gwynnie and I made for our dear friend Pippi who started school a couple of weeks back. We’ve used seeds and oats but you could substitute with any dried fruit, nuts…

March 12, 2017
Baking Dessert

LIME, BLACK SESAME & BLUEBERRY LOAF CAKE

Here’s a delicious twist on the classic lemon and poppy seed loaf, this lime, black sesame and blueberry loaf is incredibly moist with crunchy sesame seeds, topped with an easy blueberry drizzle inspired by the wonderful Little & Friday. Serves: 8 -10 1½ cups plain…

March 1, 2017
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CARAMEL BUCKWHEAT CAKE WITH HONEY & CHERRIES (GF)

Caramel is one of my all time favourite flavours. While I’ve called this a caramel cake, it’s actually not in the true sense it’s just that the coconut sugar gives it an intense heavenly caramel flavour and dense texture. In the loosest sense it’s…

February 19, 2017