“Free From Lots” Crackers – Sweet or savoury

“Free From Lots” Crackers – Sweet or savoury

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

No bake Coconut Butter cups

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?

What health craze don’t I like?

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

Coconut Yoghurt

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...]

You want HOW MUCH for activated almonds?

You want HOW MUCH for activated almonds?

Activated almonds are awesome. We've been soaking and low heat drying almonds for about 4 years now and have not looked back. You can taste and feel the difference. I've got a whole post on them from a couple of years ago here if you fancy checking out some flavours. In my first week back from holidays I bought a few 'packet' organics with a view to buying me some time to replenish my home made stocks of various things like fermented veg, activated nuts and nut spread, stock. I was shocked! I … [Read more...]