Recipes

Creamy Low Carb Courgetti

Do you ever get a craving for a creamy pasta-style dish but you would rather not eat wheat or gummy gluten free pasta dishes for that matter? When I was vegetarian I had a huge array of pasta dishes to choose from….oh how delicious and easy they were to make but they did contribute to […]

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Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash Bake

If you have ever wondered what to make with butternut squash (or butternut pumpkin for my Aussie and Kiwi readers) this post should help you out. I love this curvy little vegetable even if it doesn’t promote itself much; it is rather understated considering its nutritional value. Did you know a butternut squash contains nearly as much potassium […]

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DIY (Recipe) Elderberry Cough Syrup

This cough syrup is super easy to make, tastes great and can be used for adults or children alike. Elder also known as Black Elder or by its Latin name Sambucus nigra is from the Caprifoliacea family. The flowers of this plant are used for feverish conditions especially where the lungs or whole respiratory tract […]

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almond butter cups

Almond Butter Cups

almond-butter-cupsAn American classic, these almond butter cups are awesome for a little treat or as a home-made present. This recipe is based on one from Carefree Candies but uses almond butter and a few tweaks.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Coating 
Cocoa x 6tbsp
Coconut oil x 3tbsp
Stevia extract (to taste) 1/8 – 1/4 tsp
Maple syrup (to taste) 1tsp
Sea Salt, fine x 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract x 1 tsp (more…)

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DIY Coconut Yoghurt

What is it about coconut that tastes so amazing? I could eat it all day long; whether its in a soup, an oil, a yoghurt or a pina colada! As far as recipe experiments go this one was alot of fun to eat afterward. Next on the list is almond yoghurt – it’s currently in the Easiyo but I am having difficulty making it thick enough. Any tips welcome!

Ingredients:
Coconut milk or Coconut cream tins x 3
Greek yoghurt x 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence x 1 tsp
Coconut sugar (optional sweetness) x 1 tbsp  (more…)

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cranberry muffins

Cranberry Muffins

cranberry-muffins

Still got some leftover cranberries from Christmas time? I made my own cranberry sauce for Christmas Day (which was super easy surprisingly) and still had some that I’d frozen and wanted to use. So when my son asked me to make Googleberry muffins I thought “aha cranberries”. If anyone apart from Noddy knows what a Googleberry is please let me know!  (more…)

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lemon kickstarter

Lemon & Green Juice Morning Kickstarter

If you’re looking for a quick and easy get up and go juice then you have to try this one! It’s easy, zingy, refreshing and massively detoxifying. If you’re after a detox click the box on the right there for your free guide. You’ll need a basic blender, or a fancy one if you prefer […]

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mince pies

Mince pies

Last week I attended a cookery workshop run by Cook With Me Kids with my family. We went to the beautiful Taste Kitchen Academy in Suffolk and between ourselves and another family managed to mess up the entire kitchen! We had alot of fun.

kids-at-table

The recipe was as follows and I’ve since tried it with half wholemeal flour. It could also work with coconut, rice or almond flour. (more…)

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peanut butter cups

Peanut Butter Cups

An American classic, these peanut butter cups are awesome for a little treat or as a home made present. Recipe is from an amazing book I’ve found called Carefree Candies.

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brownies

Pumpkin & Chocolate Brownies

brownies-biggerHappy Halloween everyone!

We are getting into the spirit of Halloween here by carving a pumpkin (a combined Granny/Grandson activity). I got the easy job of using the leftover pumpkin so I decided to make brownies with it. I’m always trying to reduce butter and sugar in recipes and this one contains no butter at all. It does have sugar but I did manage to reduce the excessive amount in usual brownie recipes by 1/3.
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