“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...]

Zesty Asian Coconut Dressing

Zesty Asian Coconut Dressing

I was in Mauritius with my family over Christmas - mum's side of the family is Mauritian, so we visit every 3 years or so, with aunties, uncles and cousins all still over there! It's such a privilege and a curse living with family around the world. On the one hand grateful to visit such beautiful places and on the other, so sad to not be able to just 'pop in for a tea' when you want to catch up. Thank gosh for skype! Here's my little man living free as a bird for a month with my hubby - lots … [Read more...]

Octopus Stew

Octopus Stew

Octopus. One of those ingredients you perhaps love when someone does it 'properly', ie when you don't cook it. Does it end up too rubbery? Not sure how to cook it? Not sure why it's awesome? Octopus grows fast and has a short life cycle, making it a great sustainable choice when procured locally (watch for frozen imports, especially baby octopus). The problem with Octopus is that people often end up with chewy, unpleasing textures when cooking it too long or not long enough. If you were to … [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...]

2 delicious and easy fermented vegetable recipes

2 delicious and easy fermented vegetable recipes

Fermented vegetables are all the rage, but the truth is many of us have been enjoying them for years and centuries for so many awesome reasons. Read my why and how of fermenting post that will bring you up to speed on the basics, including the reason for today's many chronic health troubles, the reason fermenting is a powerful tool in your corner to reverse and prevent disease, the tools and tricks you need to get started and the hygiene tips that will ensure more predictable success with your … [Read more...]