Jaffa (choc-orange) slice

Our orange tree at home is thriving! And the oranges are super sweet.. So I got creative, and made a healthy treat to enjoy with a cup of  tea on a dreary Melbourne afternoon. This slice is flavoured by the sweetness of the orange and doesn’t need any sugar! Paleo, Vegan and Nut Free options included…

Making nuts EVEN better for you

“Activated” It seems to be the new buzz word in health forums and cafes boasting healthy breakfasts, but what exactly does it mean? Activated nuts are soaked in water and salt – this allows them to restart the sprouting process, increasing their nutrient value. It also removes “problematic” compounds which are difficult for our bodies…

Tangy Lemon Coconut Slice

The time of year has come, where every family member or friend with a lemon tree gladly hands you a bag of the zesty, sour fruit. I challenge you to tell me a better way to use fresh lemons than a tangy lemon slice! This recipe is adapted from Fitness Foodie’s ‘Lemon Coconut Slice’ Raw Lemon…

Real and easy custard – Paleo and Dairy free

Are you constantly separating eggs to make use of the protein rich whites? Ever wondered what to do with the left over yolks? My solution is custard – and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating this healthy version either! Paleo Almond Milk Custard 1 egg yolk to 1 tbsp tapioca starch (arrowroot) to…

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 ways

Chocolate Chip cookies are the best amiright? My go-to cookie recipe has me using a whole block of butter AND a can of sweetened condensed milk. That just can’t be healthy… So I attempted to some-what healthify the trusty choc chip biscuit that I love and included the more “traditional” recipe too. Oaty Yogurt Choc…

Did someone say pumpkin spice?

Autumn in the US has brought a flurry of #PSL pumpkin spice lattes onto my Instagram feed, resulting in copious amounts of cinnamon and warm fruity spices on my morning porridge. This is my take on the current pumpkin fascination – in a cake! Perfect for a warm breakfast, dessert or even an on the…

How to make your heart happy without “fishy” pills

Chia pudding is the perfect way to sneak in those essential omega-3 fatty acids without having to take smelly fish oil. Melbourne Spring is upon us and the uncharacteristic good weather has me pretending like its summer. Here’s a guilt-free summer breakfast or dessert full of healthy fats and yummy citrus fruits! Tropical Chia Pudding Yellow layer: 1…

How I made my own Coconut Yoghurt

Trawling through the ever-growing number of yummy food blogs I became curious about this dairy free phenomenon that is Coconut Yogurt or “CoYo”. I managed to find some at my local supermarket but it was incredibly pricey. So I decided to make my own! Coconut Yogurt You will need: 2x 400mL tins of coconut cream Make…

Vegan Roast Beetroot and Cashew Dip

Do you ever get bummed that all the yummy dips at the supermarket contain dairy? Here’s my solution. Vegan Roast Beetroot and Cashew Dip 3 small roasted beetroot, chopped1 clove garlic (optional)1 generous handful salted cashews Whizz cashews in the food processor until they are of a biscuit crumb consistency.Add garlic and chopped beetroot, a…

Healthy chocolate mousse!

This thick and creamy chocolate chia pudding tastes like a chocolate mousse but without the tummy troubles! You won’t believe when you eat it that it’s sugar and dairy free. (Serves 1-2) All you need is: 1 cup almond milk (I like unsweetened Almond Breeze) 2 tbsp + 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tbsp maple…

No pasta, pesto “Pasta”!

If you happen to own a vegetable spiraliser your zoodles will look much more authentic than mine, however a vegetable peeler still works for this tasty low carb lunch/side. Zucchini “Noodles” with Spinach and Walnut Pesto To serve 1, you will need: 2 small-medium zucchinis a vegetable peeler (or spiraliser) Peel/spiralise the zucchinis to create your “zoodles”…

White chia and almond milk pudding

A versatile snack for paleo goers, this basic chia pudding can be spiced up with any variety of flavours and toppings.   1 tbsp white chia seeds 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tsp maple syrup (could be substituted with honey or sweetener of choice) Mix well Set in fridge overnight (or at least 1-2 hours) Add…