Friday, October 11, 2013

Sumac Avo

This is a really quick one and I'm not really sure if it counts as a recipe as there is really nothing to it. So how about we call it a quick and easy snack idea. 2 ingredients 10 seconds and its a nutritious morning or afternoon snack or yummy lunch or dinner addition.
sumac is an amazing spice I have been using it a lot lately. its a little salty but zingy and has a slight tomato flavour.
Enjoy this one.

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tsp Sumac

What to do:
  • Slice avocado in half and remove pip. Sprinkle with sumac and enjoy. 

Jersey Caramel and Chocolate Slice.

This ones easy as pie. As long as you have a good blender you can whip this one up in 5 minutes. I came across this recipe and it is a healthy spin on the old confectionary lolly "jersey caramel". My first taste, I could see the similarities in flavour but not texture, and I felt it needed another dimension. Which is why I added the chocolate layer. This one is best cut into small pieces eaten straight from the fridge or freezer. With such little ingredients you can whip this one up any time of the day or night.

  • 4 cups desiccated or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried dates

What to do:
  • Place dates and coconut in blender and blend on high speed for 3-5 minutes until the mixture holds together. If after 5 minutes the mixture still resembles bead crumbs add 1-2 Tblsp water to help it bind together. Press into a lined square baking tin and refridgerate.

Chocolate layer:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 Tblsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tblsp coconut oil.

What to do:
  • Combine coconut dates and cacao in blender and blend until well chopped and the mix comes together. Add oil and blend until well combined on low speed. Do not over mix once you add the oil otherwise it may separate. Spread chocolate layer over the caramel layer and refridgerate until well set. With a sharp knife cut into 24 pieces.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nutty Loaf

Ahhh this one is simply delicious. As I was searching the net I came across a recipe, that to me was total bliss. It was called "life changing bread". As I created this one a few months ago I have tested this a LOT, and it works every time. A delicious bread/nut loaf that is great toasted with honey. I haven't really altered the ingredients too much as everything in the recipe was wholesome and delicious so give this one a go. This bread also freezes well, otherwise store in an air tight container for 3-4 days.

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 6 Tblsp psyllium husk
  • 1 tsp hymilayan salt
  • 1 Tblsp honey
  • 3 Tblsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water
What To Do:
  • Mix all wet ingredients together until well combined. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well combined. Place all ingredients in a loaf tin and press bread firmly until we'll compacted. Leave at room temperature for minimum 2 hours until baking to allow psyllium husk to act as the binder. 
  • Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) for 20-30 min. Take the loaf out of the oven and place upside down on a lined tray, remove the loaf tin and bake for a further 30-45 minutes until golden brown all over. Allow loaf to cool completely on tray before slicing.                       Enjoy.

Monday, October 7, 2013

No Bake Coconut Pie

I think you all will know by now that since giving up dairy I have been in love with everything coconut, and this one is delicious. My father In law, in the past few years hasn't eaten any desert but I managed to twist his arm and he tried some of this pie and of course went back for seconds. its east as its no bake and would take no longer than 10 minutes to prepare then in the refrigerator to set.

  • 6 Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Water

  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Dates
  • 1 vanilla Bean or 2 tsp. extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups desiccated Coconut
  • 3 Tbsp. Raw Honey
  • 3 Tbsp. Water
  • Juice of 1 lemon

What To Do:
  • For the base combine all ingredients in a blender on high speed until well chopped and holding together. Add another tbsp. of water if its not coming together. Press base in to a lined spring form pan with an approximate diameter of 20cm.

  • For the filling place a whole vanilla bean in a high powered blender until finely chopped. Alternatively scape vanilla pod and add to other ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and blend until all finely chopped and well combined. Ensure that all nuts are chopped finely. Press firmly on top of base and sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week and in the freezer for at least a month.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Muesli Bar Slice

This recipe came about as I had a request for a lunck box muesli bars. The request was egg, dried fruit, nut, dairy, gluten and wheat free which I'm still working on. But this one is still dairy, sugar and nut free and so easy. I was always lead to believe that oats contained gluten but they do not. You just need to buy your oats that state gluten free. Freedom foods which are readily available from the supermarket, claim that their oats are gluten free as they and are not processed on the same equipment as wheat, barley and rye. Product that do not state gluten free may have traces of gluten and are not appropiate for celiac sufferes.

I think this is one of my easiest recipes yet. All you need in a whisk and a bowl. This recipe freezes and will keep in the fridge for up to a week.


  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 Free Range Eggs separated
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Sultanas
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds

  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

What To Do:
  • Separate eggs and place egg whites in a large bowl. Whisk until well aerated and fluffy. Stir in egg yokes, oil, honey and coconut until well combined. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combine. Press really firmly into a 20x20cm baking dish lined with baking paper. Place slice in a moderate oven 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until it starts to become golden on the sides.
For The Topping:
  • In a bowl stir tahini and honey together. After the slice has baked for 15min spread the tahini mix evenly on top of the slice and  sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for a further 5-7 minutes keeping an eye on the honey and tahini mix ensuring it is golden and bubbly. Allow to cool in the dish for 30 min before allowing to cool in the baking paper on a wire rack. Cut when completely cooled. Makes 12 small squares.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Green Smoothy.

What do you start yor day with??? We always cleanse with loads of filtered water, followed by a Green smoothy. This recipe is from 'The Beauty Detox Solution' by Kimberly Schneider. Its a great book if you have the time to read it. We all love it and I hope you do too.




  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 baby coz lettuce
  •  2 big handfuls spinach or kale
  • juice of 1/2-1 lemon
  • 400-450mls water
  • small knob ginger optional

What to do:

Blend fruit, celery, ginger with lemon and water until smooth. Add lettuce and spinach and blend until very smooth, at least 1 min. (It's creamier if you use frozen bananas)
So good for you and so cleansing. It will keep for 24 hours in the fridge just shake we'll before drinking. This is enough for 2 adults.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chocolate Fruit and Nut Balls

This recipe is a great snack for the whole family. There Moorish, so you may want to make a double batch. They have the goodness of dried fruit and nuts with added calcium from tahini and antioxidants from the raw cacao. Not forgetting the easily digestible plant based hemp protein powder adding extra nutrients. We are one of the lucky schools, well so it seems, as the students are allowed nuts, making it easy for us. But for those with a nut allergy or intolerance or simply have to abide by a nut free school policy, just omit the nuts and add more dried fruit of your choice. Try sultana's, raisins or apricots. Enjoy they are amazing.

  • 2 Cups of Pitted Dates (chopped)
  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 3 Tbsp  Raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Hulled Tahini
  • 1/2 Cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp Hemp Protein Powder

  • Extra 1/2 Cup of Dessicated Coconut for Rolling
What To Do:
  • Place all ingredients in a high powered food processor, and process until well combined. If the mix appears dry add 1-2 tablespoons of water and pulse until mix comes together. Roll mixture in to desired ball size and coat in coconut. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.