Chocolate Custard Tart

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This is a decadent gluten free, grain free and optionally dairy free tart perfect for allergy friendly indulgence. It's a bit of a project the first time as you get your head around everything but it's actually really easy and I adore the custard making ritual if I have time to do it properly and not in the thermomix (Shhh, I don't want to hurt the thermomix's feelings) Each first Sunday of the month, my family has a get together lunch, to make sure we all catch up at least every month. Most … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yoghurt 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, … [Read more...]

Salted Carob Bliss balls

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People ask me if I've got a bliss ball recipe quite often. I can't really answer why I don't. I really don't love how sweet they usually are.  I was looking at a new one released the other day for Mum which she wanted for her golf round and we were shocked to see a 20g ball had 7g of sugar - Yes, that's 35% sugar! Remember sugar can creep up because it's rather addictive to us. All of a sudden it's 3 dates, a piece of fruit, a 'wholefood' biscuit a veggie juice with apple in there too... and 50g … [Read more...]

Simple gluten and nut free biscuit cookies

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HEY ALL, CAN YOU HOLD OFF ON BAKING THESE UNTIL NEXT WEEK? KIM, WHO MAKES LOTS OF MY RECIPES HAS FOUND THE MIX SUPER WET AND IT REALLY SHOULDN'T BE SO WHEN I'M BACK IN SYDNEY TUESDAY I SHALL RE TEST AND RE-POST WHEN I'VE WORKSHOPPED IT PERSONALLY TO ENSURE THEY'RE AS THEY WERE WHEN I BAKED THEM AND IN THESE PICS! WE DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT LITTLE BUNNIES EVERYWHERE AND WASTE PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS ON A BAKING FAIL. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, ALEXX XX HERE ARE THE VANILLA SHORTBREADS OR THE … [Read more...]

Easy gluten free birthday cake for 20 people

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My default is easy, emotional, rustic and quite frankly hap hazard. When it therefore comes to making a little person's birthday cake and 'themes' are bandied about, I get worried. I won't use the weirdo icing to get the 'right' colours.  I won't use strange icing pastes to get that super smooth look. It's just not me. So, for the dinosaur theme, I got to thinking. I also had to think fast because i'd burnt a cake that morning and was running out of time. This is the cake that was born. It's … [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...]

Lemon custard tart with sweet short crust pastry

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Lemon custard is so delicious. The zing of the lemon  cuts through the richness and when set with gelatin and poured into delicious short crust pastry, it all comes together for a happy dance in your mouth! I've tried this on my benchmark friend who edits Australia's most successful magazine and she says: YES! Sensational gluten free short crust pastry. So now, I bring it to you. This can be made with any filling you fancy - raw cheesecake filling, savoury filling, berry or chocolate mousse … [Read more...]

Double Decker Chocolate Bar

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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...]