Banana & Blueberry Bread
I’ve always loved banana bread/cake. I remember eating both throughout my childhood, however, I would hate to think of all the refined ingredients and sugar that was probably used to make these recipes. As a result, I wanted to make recipe that was not only healthy but of course super tasty – so that you wouldn’t even know it excluded the usual refined ingredients in most store brought banana breads. As a result, this banana bread is healthy enough to have for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Not only is it gluten free, its also dairy free and refined sugar free. I have also included an egg free option. Read More
Ginger & Lemon Crunch
A quick and easy, tasty slice using two flavours that complement each other so well - ginger and lemon.
This recipe uses one of Hunter Gatherer Gourmet’s Paleo cake mixes for the base – The Ginger cake mix. I have tweaked this in order to make more of a crunchy ginger base (vs. a softer cake base). The best thing about this recipe (and these mixes) is that you will not be able to tell that this is a healthy, unprocessed and refined sugar free crunchy ginger base.
I combined this with a creamy raw lemon icing which includes the addition of a lemon essential oil which takes this flavour to the next level. Of course if you don’t have lemon essential oils on hand, I have provided alternative options. But I would highly recommend the addition of this oil!” Read More
Peppermint infused Dark Chocolate Bark
An impressive healthy treat which is super simple to make, no one will know it was so easy. Also makes a great homemade edible gift. Gluten free, dairy free and also a nut free option.
This Chocolate Bark looks amazing, yet is super simple to make. Something you can quickly whip up when you know someone is popping round at short notice and you want something to impress them with. It is also a good option for a decadent homemade edible gift (made with love) that again, is sure to impress. Or something to take to a dinner party when you’re on dessert or if the hostess says “don’t bring anything.” Read More
An easy and delicious dessert that is healthy enough to have for breakfast or morning/afternoon tea. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and also a nut free option.
I’m wanting to make the most of feijoa season and you’ve seen how much we love Feijoa’s from previous posts, so I’ve created this tasty Feijoa Crumble recipe. A perfect warming after dinner healthy treat which is great to satisfy those sweet cravings during these cooler nights we’ve been experiencing lately in NZ.
Just like the traditional crumble but without the sugar, butter and white flour – a healthier but still very tasty alternative. Read More
Healthier ANZAC Biscuits
A healthy, allergy friendly version of the classic ANZAC Biscuit.
A very important Kiwi (and Australian) holiday is coming up this Wednesday – ANZAC Day. A healthy version of the classic ANZAC biscuit is a great way to celebrate this significant day.
For those of you not living in NZ or Australia, ANZAC Day occurs on the 25th of April each year. It is a national day of remembrance that honours those who have served and died in all wars. Read More
Its Feijoa season in NZ, and this recipe is a great way to make the most of this tasty delicious fruit. Another quick and easy family favourite.
As promised, here is a delicious FEIJOA recipe to try this Feijoa season. I love feijoa’s and at home we are lucky to have two feijoa tress which means we have an abundance of feijoa’s to get through each year.
Feijoa’s are only around for about 3 months usually from mid-March so you have to get in quick and make the most of them with various delicious feijoa recipes. And if you can’t get through all your feijoa’s, they also freeze well. Read More
A well balanced, fresh and light Mexican inspired dish that the whole family will enjoy – combining crunchy fish, fresh salad/salsa and coconut yoghurt dressing.
A nice easy meal which we enjoy at home is Fish Taco’s. Taco’s are definitely one of my favourite Mexican dishes as well as a family favourite in our household so I’m excited to share this recipe with you and I’m hoping you will also enjoy these as much as we do.
There are three parts to this dish – a crunchy fish, fresh salad/salsa and coconut yoghurt dressing combo – they all complement each other so well. Yet it is also fairly versatile and I have included a few notes below re some changes you can make to the dish ingredients. Read More