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...]

Warm Spiced Almond Milk

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Recently I attended the wonderful Mindd Foundation conference in Sydney. It was nice to be able to focus as an audience member this time, instead of speaking I must say. I love soaking up people's wisdom, ideas and knowledge at inspiring events such as these. One of the speakers was a gorgeous online friend, Helen, from Nourish-ED. It's awesome¬†meeting your online friends finally in person. To me it feels like seeing a friend you haven't caught up with in ages. Totally comfortable, in with hugs … [Read more...]

Simple nourishing fruit jellies

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There's a beautiful little yoga class I do called Yoga Pop, with my little man each Wednesday morning at Flow athletic. At the end of the class, we share a treat with all the parents and little ones, made by yours truly. So far I've made a few treats from my book Real Treats, but this week, I wanted to shares some delicious jellies, to show mums how easy they are to make, and how nourishing they are as a treat option, with zero weirdness that you'd find in a supermarket jelly (You can read an … [Read more...]

Pomegranate and Cinnamon chia pudding

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Last month my good friend Jo Whitton came to stay with me in the lead up to her book launch which you must check out here. It's a wonderful book brimful of ideas for the allergy friendly home, whether you have a thermomix or not! I made her a few treats to take to the hotel for her stay there afterwards, so she didn't have to worry about resorting to hotel snacks - pringles and mm's are hardly options for an allergy friendly cook book author! ¬†She shared the pomegranate chia pudding I'd made for … [Read more...]

“Free From Lots” Crackers – Sweet or savoury

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It was just a regular day, I was going about my business getting some work done and then I remembered that nut free snacks for my son needed to be made, for him to take to kindy. We're gluten free, so I always send him with stuff for morning / arvo tea, to avoid vacuous 'gluten free' biscuits and crackers than are basically starch and provide virtually no nutrients - not what a little body needs! I didn't want to make another sweet thing and was keen to come up with a savoury snack that could … [Read more...]

No bake Coconut Butter cups

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I love the trick of making coconut butter from desiccated coconut. Quite in awe of the magic! Coconut butter cups are an easy, yummy solution if you want a treat but don't want to cook want to up your healthy fats want to boost your immune system want an anti fungal from nature want to cut sugar want a treat that will stave OFF hunger, rather than promoting it - PERFECT for after school hungry hoards! trying to avoid chocolate (I know, I know but some people have to, so if that's … [Read more...]

What health craze don’t I like?

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Green smoothies, or at least the ones that include kale. I don't like the taste of them. I don't like the feeling of 'suffering' to be healthy because in all honesty, I just don't find them delicious and I don't see the point in yucky food because that's where guilts, deprivation and binging will often come in. I also don't feel like it sits well with me. It feels hard on my digestion and while experts are polarised on whether raw kale is a good thing or not, I believe it's up to the individual … [Read more...]

Coconut Yoghurt

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What's with the coconut yoghurt explosion you're wondering? Or perhaps you're part of the explosion. It's part necessity for those with allergic reactions to cassein, lactose or both. It's partly to add another interesting food to the mix. It's partly because of the rise of paleo and vegan food choices, both groups avoiding dairy. So, while it's popular and that's great, if you wanted to buy it commercially, you're either bleeding cash (In Australia it's around $9 for a small, 2 serve tub) OR … [Read more...]