Chocolate Custard Tart

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This is a decadent gluten free, grain free and optionally dairy free tart perfect for allergy friendly indulgence. It's a bit of a project the first time as you get your head around everything but it's actually really easy and I adore the custard making ritual if I have time to do it properly and not in the thermomix (Shhh, I don't want to hurt the thermomix's feelings) Each first Sunday of the month, my family has a get together lunch, to make sure we all catch up at least every month. Most … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yoghurt these days can mean an ingredient list like this, a best selling 'low fat' yoghurt - talk about weirdo packets of fakeness! My rule is, if I have to look something up with google to see what it is in an ingredient list, then it is not a food I could make in my kitchen and therefore processed and not real food (while there might be real food ingredients in the mix). There are ingredients in here that are documented to be known irritants to gastrointestinal tract, liver, … [Read more...]

Salted Carob Bliss balls

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People ask me if I've got a bliss ball recipe quite often. I can't really answer why I don't. I really don't love how sweet they usually are.  I was looking at a new one released the other day for Mum which she wanted for her golf round and we were shocked to see a 20g ball had 7g of sugar - Yes, that's 35% sugar! Remember sugar can creep up because it's rather addictive to us. All of a sudden it's 3 dates, a piece of fruit, a 'wholefood' biscuit a veggie juice with apple in there too... and 50g … [Read more...]

7 conscious low tox choices I made travelling – and one I forgot!

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I live a super low tox life these days. When travelling though, it can be challenging. These were some of the thoughts I had while away in Tasmania these past 3 days about how to lower the toxic load when travelling and staying in built modern enviroments. It's important not to stress or feel like you've failed if you don't achieve 'perfection' - whatever *that* is! Sometimes it's just not possible due to time or something else. We have to remember to ditch guilt and just do the best we can. … [Read more...]

Week 3 – 30 Days shaping the world

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I've just wrapped the weekend getting my food activist on at the "Changing the Way we Eat" conference, with my talk 'Shape your health and the world with your shopping basket.' So many awesome speakers and great to meet Guy Lawrence from 180 nutrition who was also speaking about the amazing role of strength straining and wholefoods in cancer and tumour reduction. So inspiring! Anyway, here are a few ways we as a collective are shaping the world, while we shape our health this month. All … [Read more...]

Simple gluten and nut free biscuit cookies

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HEY ALL, CAN YOU HOLD OFF ON BAKING THESE UNTIL NEXT WEEK? KIM, WHO MAKES LOTS OF MY RECIPES HAS FOUND THE MIX SUPER WET AND IT REALLY SHOULDN'T BE SO WHEN I'M BACK IN SYDNEY TUESDAY I SHALL RE TEST AND RE-POST WHEN I'VE WORKSHOPPED IT PERSONALLY TO ENSURE THEY'RE AS THEY WERE WHEN I BAKED THEM AND IN THESE PICS! WE DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT LITTLE BUNNIES EVERYWHERE AND WASTE PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS ON A BAKING FAIL. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, ALEXX XX HERE ARE THE VANILLA SHORTBREADS OR THE … [Read more...]

Going LOW TOX in the context of reproductive health

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This week, we're talking reproduction.  I welcome biomedical scientist Martin Mayer back to discuss why infertility is on the rise, along with a very interesting case study of a woman with a peculiar long term reproductive 'region' illness. The thing that will strike you hopefully too here, is that the problem isn't a difficult one to articulate. The solution isn't either. That's the scary part. Why is this sort of thing not front page news? This post is not in any way designed to offend or … [Read more...]

Easy gluten free birthday cake for 20 people

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My default is easy, emotional, rustic and quite frankly hap hazard. When it therefore comes to making a little person's birthday cake and 'themes' are bandied about, I get worried. I won't use the weirdo icing to get the 'right' colours.  I won't use strange icing pastes to get that super smooth look. It's just not me. So, for the dinosaur theme, I got to thinking. I also had to think fast because i'd burnt a cake that morning and was running out of time. This is the cake that was born. It's … [Read more...]