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Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice

  • Servings: around 16 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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A healthy take on the classic Lemon Slice.

I think I’ve mentioned this before but I really LOVE lemons!  And lucky for me, lemons are in season as its winter in NZ.  Our lemon tree is full of lemons which means our fruit bowl is over-flowing with lemons waiting for me to incorporate into more tasty and healthy recipes that I can share with you all.

I used to love the classic Lemon slice so I decided to recreate this dish into a healthier version which was still super tasty.  I removed the sugar, butter and refined flours and replaced these with healthier alternatives which resulted in a healthier yet still very delicious Lemon Slice which got the tick of approval from the family. Read More

Salmon & Kumera Cakes

Salmon & Kumera Cakes

Salmon & Kumera Cakes

  • Servings: 25-30 Cakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple dinner that the kids will love - packed full of wholesome goodness.

So I’ve been a little busy recently with the new addition to our wee family. But I’m still getting to the kitchen when I can to experiment with a few recipes.  I just haven’t found the time to post.  While I was in nesting mode (towards the end of my pregnancy) I prepared a few meals for Stella (2 1/2 years) and James & I.  The idea of worrying about meals each night with a newborn was and is not ideal.

This recipe is the perfect meal for kids which is healthy, nutrient dense and it freeze’s well.  These Salmon & Kumera cakes are so simple to grab form the freezer and place in the oven for 10-15mins.  They also don’t take very long to prepare and Stella loves them! Read More

Banana & Blueberry Bread

Banana & Blueberry Bread

Banana & Blueberry Bread

  • Servings: around 12 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

Ginger & Lemon Crunch

  • Servings: Around 18 small pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

Peppermint Infused Dark Chocolate Bark

Peppermint infused Dark Chocolate Bark

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

Feijoa Crumble

Feijoa Crumble

Feijoa Crumble

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

Healthier ANZAC Biscuits

Healthier ANZAC Biscuits

  • Servings: Around 12 biscuits
  • Difficulty: easy
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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