Recipes

Zucchini Boats

I love the comfort of a lasagne or pasta bake, but I know these dishes are full of processed carbs and not exactly packed with nutrition. Zucchini boats are a great way to make a healthy version of pizza or pasta, and this basic recipe can be tweaked to include your...

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Vegan Chocolate Tarts

These delicious tarts are a perfect treat for the summer when avocados are in season! Super yummy and easy to whip up, they are always a crowd pleaser! 1 cup almonds ¼ cup dried dates ½ cup shredded coconut 2 tsp vegan butter or preferred oil ½ tsp vanilla paste 2...

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Vegan Tacos

Vegan doesn’t have to mean boring! There are so many fantastic plant-based meals out there to enjoy, whether you’re having a meat-free-Monday, or a total lifestyle change. Give these tacos a try, they’re part of a delicious and healthy Tex-Mex meal that the whole...

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GF Taco Seasoning

Our favourite story-bought seasonings can be full of chemicals and gluten.  This is a terrific and simple version of taco seasoning. It’s great for any kind of Mexican meal, and will last for months in a jar!   1 tbsp chili powder  ½ tbsp ground cumin ¼ tsp garlic...

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GF Chocolate Cupcakes

My kids have wheat allergies, so birthday parties and school cake stalls can be tricky!  So they can enjoy sweet treats like the rest of their friends, I have been working hard to create healthy, gluten-free, but still delicious alternatives.  These cupcakes have been...

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Stew: Poulet aux Pommes

I love chicken stew and this one is packed with flavour and nutritious goodies. There’s something about the natural sweetness of the apples balanced with the saltiness of the bacon that really makes the meal. My whole family loves it. 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter...

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Nuts about Chocolate Icing

I’m always looking for a healthier version of our favourite treats, and my family loves that wonderful mix of sweet and salty you get from chocolate and peanut butter.  This icing is a perfect topping to cupcakes, cakes, and brownies, it’s also gluten and dairy-free!...

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GF Pancakes

Going gluten free isn’t always easy, and this is especially true at breakfast when wheat is such a staple.  But ditching gluten doesn’t mean you have to miss out on everything (or reach for an expensive box-mix)! My kids love this recipe for Saturday morning brunches,...

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Easy Chicken Satays

My kids have gone through their picky phases, but if I put food on a stick it suddenly becomes more interesting to them! These chicken satays are delicious and so easy. Everyone loves them (though I add a good splash of Sriracha to mine!). 600 grams) skinless boneless...

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Lemon Pepper Fish Fillets

We try to add fish into our diet every week, but it’s expensive and if there’s even a HINT of fishiness then no one (quite rightly) will eat it.  My solution has been to look for high quality frozen fish. If you have a Costco nearby, that’s a good place to start, but...

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Easy Tartar Sauce

Homemade is always better than store-bought and if you have the time I highly recommend mixing this simple sauce together next time you’re having seafood.  It’s absolutely delicious and adds a real zing to your meal! 1 cup mayonnaise 2.5 tbsp of capers, chopped Small...

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Perfectly Easy Baked Chicken

I love the comfort-factor of a roast chicken: the smells of my kitchen as a kid, with mum making the stuffing, the gravy, and a myriad of roast veg.  But, I don’t always have the time or the energy to make the old-fashioned baked dinners of my childhood. This is a...

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Customisable Healthy Pavlova

Is there anything more delicious than a pav? The only problem is that it’s is absolutely brimming with ultra-refined sugar.  So, I went searching for some solutions and here’s the result: a lighter, healthier, dairy-free (but still delicious) pav everyone will love. ...

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Almond Flour Banana Bread

My kids have to be gluten-free, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with bland food! Having once worked in a French patisserie, I am a little bit addicted to almond-flavoured cakes and pastries, so using almond flour instead of coconut or GF plain flour is always a...

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Salted Caramel Balls

I love a simple no-bake recipe! These are super tasty and one of my favourite raw treats to have in the house. 2 cups cashews 1 cup shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling) ¼ cup dried dates 1 tsp vanilla paste 1 tbsp Tahini 2-3 pinches pink himalayan salt 2-3 tbsp...

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Raw Chocolate Slice

This is a regular treat in our house that the whole family enjoys.  It’s foolproof and has been made in a number of different ways using a variety of different nuts, seeds and sweeteners. The following combination is definitely my favourite. 2 cups cashews ½ cup cacao...

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Homemade Teriyaki-style Sauce

My daughter loves teriyaki chicken, but I hate to use many of the shop-bought sauces. Most are packed with chemicals, and it’s hard to find ones that are gluten-free. Here’s an easy homemade sauce that is perfect for marinating, basting, or dipping!  It’s not the most...

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Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Nothing says Autumn like falling leaves, plaid scarves, and a pumpkin spice latte.  But what if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (or the southern US) where its boiling hot at this time of year?  Here’s the perfect recipe to help indulge your pumpkin spice fancies,...

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Watermelon Salad

As the weather heats up nothing says refreshing like watermelon.  I love this recipe as an accompaniment to BBQ or a spicy curry. And if you’re making Mexican, just swap out the mint for coriander and the chillies for a sprinkle of chipotle pepper.  No matter your...

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Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Two things my kids love: Chinese food and chicken wings. This recipe ticks both boxes, is pretty simple, and absolutely delicious! And the icing on the cake (well, the spice on the wings), is that it’s dairy and gluten free! 1 egg 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce 1...

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Zucchini Boats

I love the comfort of a lasagne or pasta bake, but I know these dishes are full of processed carbs and not exactly packed with nutrition. Zucchini boats are a great way to make a healthy version of pizza or pasta, and this basic recipe can be tweaked to include your...

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Vegan Chocolate Tarts

These delicious tarts are a perfect treat for the summer when avocados are in season! Super yummy and easy to whip up, they are always a crowd pleaser! 1 cup almonds ¼ cup dried dates ½ cup shredded coconut 2 tsp vegan butter or preferred oil ½ tsp vanilla paste 2...

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