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Paleo Chocolatey Goodness

Paleo Chocolatey Goodness

Do you ever get that ‘let’s eat junk’ mood? I am sure you know what I am referring too. Thankfully (miraculously) our pantry is now junk free but we still need treats! In my mission to only put the good stuff into our bodies sugar definitely doesn’t feature, but it’s everywhere, especially in anything remotely … Continue reading

Delicious and Nourishing Chocolate Coconut Custard

Delicious and Nourishing Chocolate Coconut Custard

When I think of custard I think cream, oddles of added sugar and unless it’s some gourmet brand additives and preservatives. Well this one isn’t! In fact this delicious chocolate coconut custard is a dessert full of nourishing ingredients without heaps of saturated fat and added sugar. The recipe is very simple to follow and … Continue reading

Tasty Date Scones

Whenever I eat date scones I think of my lovely friend Anna in Wellington who loves a good date scone, especially ones with a decent orange flavour. I have fond memories of catching up over a coffee and a scone in one of Wellingtons lovely cafes or at one of our homes. I have often … Continue reading

Cracking Crêpes

Cracking Crêpes

A couple of weekends ago we went out to lunch to this gem of a cafe, Le Trèfle which recently opened in Killarney Heights. It is located in the square adjacent to a great playground so mums and dads you can sit and drink your coffee and watch your children safely racing around. If it … Continue reading

Flourless Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

I’ve been experimenting with making cookies without refined sugar. The main issue with reducing  the sugar content in cookies is it changes the crispy nature of a biscuit so these are really somewhere between a pancake and a cookie as they don’t have the crispy outside that normal cookies have but they are moist in … Continue reading

Coconut and Mango Ice Blocks

Coconut and Mango Ice Blocks

Sometimes simple really is the best!  I made these ice blocks as I had some coconut milk left over from making us all a curry on Sunday and didn’t want to waste it. I will however be repeating these again as they are creamy, refreshing and quite delicious. For those of you trying to keep … Continue reading

Date, Coconut and Tahini balls

Date, Coconut and Tahini balls

These balls are simply divine and so easy to make! They are dairy free, gluten free and free from refined sugar a delicious treat and so simple to make that you can get the children involved too. Freddie and I made some before heading round to a friends for dinner the other night in about … Continue reading

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice-cream

Banana and Peanut Butter Ice-cream

Freddie described this as “this is too delicious Mummy!” and I’m totally with him (just had a sneaky spoonful before starting to write this). The best thing is it is free from refined sugar, naturally sweetened by the bananas and the yummy butteryness of the peanuts. It is also dairy free. What makes this recipe … Continue reading

Christmas Kitchen Fun – Gingerbread House

Christmas Kitchen Fun – Gingerbread House

Well what a lot of fun! Freddie, with a small amount of help, completed the mammoth challenge of creating a gingerbread house.  Having never made one myself I decided that this was not the time for experimenting and used the recipe and templates on kidspot. It provides recipes for the gingerbread and icing and detailed … Continue reading