“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...]

Double Decker Chocolate Bar

Double Decker Chocolate Bar

You and I know it's Top Deck reinvented, but to avoid a law suit, let's call it a Double Decker chocolate bar, shall we? This is easy to make once you know how - and I mean easy! It's also delicious to eat. You only need 4 - 5 ingredients depending whether you use the vanilla or not AND setting it into the two layers takes all of 30 minutes before you are free to tuck in. It's also got health benefits Packed with lauric acid from coconut oil - Immune building awesomeness and perfect … [Read more...]

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Mayonnaise

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Mayonnaise

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie with chocolate mayonnaise - Yes, it's happening. So super simple to make and yummy. A great little afternoon tea treat when guests are around or a luscious dessert square served with fresh berries as we did last night around at friends - who couldn't believe the list of ingredients I rattled off when they tasted it! I love surprising friends with how delicious allergy friendly / non inflammatory baking can be! Given I am gluten free and the little man is gluten / … [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...]