Feijoa Loaf

Feijoa Loaf

Feijoa Loaf

  • Servings: around 12 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Make the most of your Feijoas this season by trying this super simple Feijoa loaf that the whole family will enjoy. Great for a snack or a healthy addition to the kids lunchbox


Its Feijoa season again and if you have a Feijoa tree like we do that is full of this delicious fruit, then I’m sure you are wanting ways to make the most of your own Feijoas.  We are already around half way through Feijoa season now so ensure you don’t let this fruit go to waste.  The great thing about Feijoas is that they are very versatile and you can add them to a number of dishes – both sweet and savoury.  Cakes, Crumbles, muffins, chutney, “nice cream,” smoothies, add to salads or Bircher – just to name a few.  Have a look at my recipes for Feijoa Cake and crumble. Read More

Raw Chocolate & Hazelnut Fudge

Raw Chocolate & Hazelnut Fudge

Raw Chocolate Fudge

  • Servings: 18 bite sized pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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A decadent and crunchy fudgey slice full of chocolatey goodness. Free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Make yourself a batch here!


This is my “go to” favourite treat that I make on a fairly regular basis.  Its another super simple healthy recipe and definitely satisfies those sweet / chocolate cravings.  Its something I always freeze and therefore have on hand for when those 3pm pangs hit.

This popular treat that my whole family enjoys is free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar so a great allergy friendly treat.  The slice requires no baking and barely any preparation as it’s predominantly made in a blender but you do have to take into consideration the chilling time. The waiting is the most difficult thing about this recipe as you just want to dig in!! Read More

Raw Bounty Bar

Raw Bounty Bar

  • Servings: Around 8 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tasty, creamy and coconut-y goodness covered in homemade raw chocolate. A tasty and healthy treat - perfect to indulge yourselves!!


I know I’ve mentioned it numerous times before but I LOVE coconut. I use it in so many of my recipes and I don’t know what my life would be like without my coconut!! I’m sure I have it on a daily basis – both in savoury and sweet dishes. Stella is also taking after me and always gets the thredded coconut out of the pantry and as a result loves my coconut treats I make.

I grew up eating the sugar filled, processed Bounty Bars and decided that I’d recreate a healthier version of these – I do love recreating healthier versions of popular treats. This recipe also ticks all the right boxes – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and of course super tasty! Read More

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

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

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