Gluten, nut and dairy free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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These lunchbox friendly, super nutrient dense apple cinnamon muffins were born through my popular coconut cupcake recipe. I wanted to keep the same principle but add more fibre, omega 3s and protein so that it was a super sustaining lunch box item for my son - so I did a little play around and this variation was born. They are grain, gluten, nut and dairy free. They are very low in natural sugars. AND they still taste like a delicious treat - Important, don't you think? AND you don’t need to … [Read more...]

2 minute Teff bread

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I wanted something 'bread like' and all I had was the Teff flour I've been experimenting with. I had bacon on the go in one pan and a salad sorted, so it also had to be instant. The experiment began and resulted in this super simple pancake like, airy soft 'bread' that is great to toast up over a couple of days and spread smashed avocado, paté or dips on top, or even perhaps pop under the grill for a couple of minutes with pizza toppings. Consider it a quick new little feather in the cap for … [Read more...]

Turmeric Movie Popcorn

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Friday is movie night & what is a movie without popcorn. I cringe at the thought of the amount of microwave bags and movie theatre buckets I went through in my childhood and early 20s. Real popcorn is free from all the weirdness and there is LOTS of weirdness including a teflon coated bag and lung damaging food colourant.  Real popcorn is a super cheap treat. Best of all? Real popcorn is just so darn easy to make.   What you'll need A big stainless steel pot or large crock pot … [Read more...]

The inaugural lunch box – And Lunch Box Tips

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So after 3 years of joyfully helping people with back to school lunch box ideas as the occasions arose, today it was my turn to pack my first lunch box. I was a little nervous in the lead up to the first day of the little man's school life. The past year he went through that super shy / social freak out phase. Despite it eventually subsiding say after that first swim lesson of term or hour of a party, I wondered whether today would be really hard. I was braced and ready. We'd talked about how … [Read more...]

Fool proof chicken liver pate

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Pâté has got to be one of the most nutrient dense and delicious things you can regularly enjoy. Personally I don't make it or eat it if I can't find organic, pasture raised for ethical reasons. The choice is yours but things to consider are... Why organic when it comes to chicken? Three reasons Free range is a loose term and can still mean heavy antibiotic use, cramped quarters and little time outside. Most chickens are fed grains with genetically modified corn and soy in their mix. Bad … [Read more...]

5 ideas to use up your leftover almond pulp

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Our culture is a little milk obsessed. With so many opting out of dairy for allergy or dietary preference, instead of opting out of milk altogether, they're turning to alternative milks. Almond milk is the fastest growing in popularity. I'm not a huge fan of packet almond milks nor of drinking massive quantities of the stuff. Fine, if you fancy a drop for your tea or coffee, or a little for a smoothie, but if you eat lots of good, real food, there is no need to 'supplement' with almond milk so … [Read more...]

Ultra Crunchy Gluten free Biscuits – or cookies

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These are super crunchy biscuits or cookies depending on where you are in the world. Crunch is something you often miss as a gluten free person but there's absolutely no need if you get a couple of cracker and biscuit recipes up your sleeve to fill the void. I hope you enjoy them. NOTE: If your batter looks too liquidy, just add a 1/4 cup of nut meal or dessicated coconut to thicken it up a bit.   What you'll need 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil) … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yogurt 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, cause … [Read more...]