Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies

  • Servings: around 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Super simple and healthy Oat Cookies that the kids will enjoy making and eating.


Now firstly I want to point out that this recipe is NOT Gluten Free. Whilst I am Coeliac and most of the food eaten in our household is Gluten Free, Stella still has oats for brekkie in her Porridge and Bircher. As a result of this, I know she loves them so I thought why not make her a cookie that is healthy enough for her to snack on all day long.  However, I have included a gluten free option as well.

I only wish that I could eat oats. Oats are one of the most nutritious grains.  They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.  They have a low glycemic index, maintaining blood glucose levels keeping you fuller for longer.  Whilst most people who are gluten intolerant are fine with Oats, I would recommend that Coeliacs steer clear of them. Many Coeliacs do not react to oats in terms of feeling any physical symptoms however irreversible damage can still occur, in other words they can be toxic to people with Coeliac disease. 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