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...]

Sticky Pecan & Hazelnut tart

Sticky Pecan & Hazelnut tart

This gluten free, fructose free, casein and lactose free beauty is my adaptation of that classic, uber sweet sticky pecan tart that we've all surely enjoyed in the past? Being gluten free isn't an affliction and there's no way we're missing out on the smell of pastry in an oven or the caramelisation of nuts bubbling away in a tart like this. No siree! My inspiration was the cover of a local newspaper lift out, Good Food, a few months ago, of a rather incredible looking walnut and macadamia … [Read more...]

Introducing… The Choko Cleanse

Introducing… The Choko Cleanse

Happy April Fool's Day! Hee hee ;-) Have a fabulous day and shhhh. Let's give lots of people a giggle!!! Alexx xx p.s But seriously, if you like choko or haven't cooked it because you have no idea what to do with it, then I actually do have a recipe for it, because I adore it! http://alexxstuart.com/livinglavidachoko   … [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...]