So here’s an amazing way for you to eat chocolate. I love making this recipe. It is simple, tastes delicious and allows me to eat homemade raw dark chocolate in under 3o minutes. Vegan Almond Dark Chocolate. A little piece of this a few times a week really satisfies. The toasted almonds give this chocolate a bit of wow factor – some crunchy goodness amongst all of that velvety, dark richness. I use pure maple syrup to sweeten my dark chocolate and you can use raw honey if you don’t need a vegan option.
There’s no secret that I’m a sucker for smoothies, especially smoothies with peanut butter in them. I bought a peanut butter and jelly smoothie once at Liquefy in Mount Gravatt and fell in love with this taste combination.
At this time of year when the weather is getting colder, it’s always nice to make some real, homemade chicken noodle soup. I’m not talking about the stuff you buy from the supermarket, add hot water to and stir for 5 minutes. I’m talking about real, old fashioned, home cooked soup made with chicken bones to create a nourishing chicken broth that is flavoured with vegetables and some gluten free pasta.
This is a powerhouse smoothie! I have been eating so much beetroot lately and, of course, it has now found its way into my smoothies. Beetroot has such an earthy flavour, it is alkalising, and I recently learned that it is fabulous for your liver.
This is one of my all time favourite snacks. Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips. These are so easy to make and are a guaranteed hit. I have been making these for a long time and they always get gobbled up. These little beauties are gluten free, dairy free, paleo friendly and vegan.
When the weather starts to cool down I love making soups. I’ve certainly made a lot of soups since I got my Thermomix in 2012. The Thermomix is such a wonderful appliance when it comes to preparing and cooking soups. It makes my life easier and it’s so easy to put a delicious and nutritious meal on the table in under 25 minutes.
As the weather gets colder here in Brisbane, my mind turns to warming drinks and simple foods that I can eat to help boost my immune system. I’ve been hearing and reading much lately about the amazing benefits and healing properties derived from eating turmeric.
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed how much I love organic beetroot juice. It certainly features often on my account. I love the taste and the colour bowls me over every time. Whenever I’m drinking my beetroot juice I always think of how much good I’m doing for my body.
My youngest boy, Charlie, turned 4 a couple of weeks ago and he was so excited about his birthday party. My challenge the past three years has been to reinvent the way I put on a child’s birthday party. For me, that means creating a sugar, dairy and gluten free party that has delicious and and wholesome foods that the kids will really enjoy.
I’m so excited to share my Paleo Hot Cross Buns recipe with you! Hot Cross Buns are one of my favourite things about this time of year. They smell amazing and look so yummy. However, I haven’t enjoyed your standard hot cross bun since I stopped eating gluten, dairy and sugar over two years ago. I just had to make up my own recipe so I don’t feel like I’m missing out when everyone else is enjoying this Easter fare.
It’s Sunday morning and I’ve just gotten back from running some errands. The kids are at their grandparents and my husband is out, so it’s my perfect opportunity to peruse the cupboard to see how our food situation is going. Things are looking a little bare and it becomes immediately apparent that I need to need to make some breakfast fare for us for the week ahead.
I promised I would post the recipe for these Nut Free Banana Date Muffins some time ago and now I’m finally delivering on my promise! I love these Nut Free Banana Date Muffins because they are free from nuts, gluten, dairy and cane sugar, so they are ideal to take to school as a lunch box treat.