Italian Ricotta and Spinach Pie

I have fond memories of visiting Mamma Lucia Cheese in Brunswick as a child. I would watch the men and women in their hairnets stirring the giant pots through the display window while mum and Nonna ordered funny smelling cheese from the Italian woman behind the counter. We used to come home with a big…

The YUMMIEST Chocolate Bikkies – you can’t stop at just one!

After one successful “no sweetener” biscuit attempt I HAD to experiment with flavours. The logical first choice was obviously chocolate. These biscuits also happen to be VEGAN, and Low FODMAP (~1 tsp carob powder per biscuit) and can easily be made PALEO. So, if you have any issues with dairy, wheat, gluten or eggs these bikkies…

Creamy, Savoury Porridge with an Egg on Top

This morning I got up late. Late enough that I wasn’t sure whether to have breakfast or lunch. So I had both, in one. This bowl of porridge is a breakfast/lunch fusion combining my daily early morning ritual (porridge) and standard lunch protein fix (eggs). Perfect for people who want a salt fix (or don’t have…

Energy Balls

I recently got my hands on Luke and Scott’s “Clean Living” and I couldn’t wait to try out a new recipe. “Cacao-nut Crunch Clusters” caught my eye but I didn’t have all the ingredients so I modified it a little hehehe. Here’s my version! Choc-nut Energy Balls 2 tbsp coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup…

Gingerbread Guilt-free

I got a little into the Christmas spirit today with a slightly healthier version of the classic winter biscuit. My version is a little crumbly, and uses oats and coconut oil in the place of wheat flour and butter – let me know what you think! Gingerbread gluten-free, guilt-free, dairy-free 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup…

A Healthy Thanksgiving Staple

I know Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday and the scorching weather in Australia at the moment doesn’t really call for pie but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to try something very “thanksgiving” this week when my instagram feed was so full of thanksgiving-ey goodness. (Have I said thanksgiving enough yet?) My impatience to…

Beautiful Bircher (dairy free!)

With the weather getting warmer and the mornings getting brighter I’m feeling less and less like my usual warm porridge. Bircher muesli is an easy quick breaky that you prepare the night before and can take on whatever flavour you like depending on what you add to it! Traditionally made with milk or yogurt, Bircher…

Guilt-free Grain-free Great-tasting Muffins

Exam time is upon us in Australia and procrasti-baking is my specialty! Here is a naturally protein-packed snack which feels naughty – but is packed with goodness to keep those brain cells buzzing through long study days. Double Choc Grain-free Protein Muffins grain free, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, lactose free, nut free, low…

Healthy Halloween

We don’t really do halloween in Australia but I wanted an excuse to be festive this morning so I whipped up some Pumpkin Pancakes! These are low GI, gluten/wheat free and low FODMAPS with a base made from oats and mashed pumpkin Egg serves not only as a binder but as protein to power you through the…