Beetroot Leaf Chips – Better than Kale chips?

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Oh, I just love a lightbulb moment. I was feeling uninspired by cooking beet greens again, 3rd day in a row. I was also uninspired to add them to a salad. I was cold. It was cold outside. I procrastinated with them in my fridge a couple of days. And then it occurred to me: CHIPS! I'm going to make a call here: Better than kale chips. The flavour is so good. Something about them! May be it's that it's 'new'? Regardless, I look forward to seeing what you think. My family won't find out just yet … [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...]

10 ways to SNEAK cultured foods into your day


I often get people saying their child or partner isn't taking to cultured foods. It's time to admit that cultured foods might not be love at first sight for everyone. I don't however believe that it will always be that way, as it's something we've lost taste for, so it stands to reason that we can acquire that taste once again. Years ago when I was a cocktail bartender, I ran a swanky bar called Lotus in Sydney's Potts Point - an admission that on instagram brought old regulars out of the … [Read more...]

“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


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...]

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...]