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Easy No-Sugar Choc Chip Cookies

Easy Choc Chip Cookies (with NO refined sugar or flour) This recipe has been going through my test kitchen for weeks, with tiny little tweaks each time to get it juuust perfect. It now has the seal of approval from BOTH my little gremlins. They contain no refined sugar or refined flour so are secretly […]

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Easy Bliss Balls

Raw energy, bite-sized snacks made without refined sugar = WIN! 1/2c roughly chopped medjool dates, pitted1c almond meal1T cacao powder1T coconut oil (melted)shredded/dessicated coconut Place dates, almond meal and cocao powder in a blender and pulse to combine.(If you don’t have medjool dates, you can use normal dates that have been soaked in hot water then […]

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Spiced Banana Muffins

Spiced Banana Muffins3 ripe bananas, mashed (I use up frozen over-ripe ones)2 large eggs1/2c oil1t vanilla essence1t Pepper & Me sweet grind spice blend2c self-raising flour Mix together mashed bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla.Add in the remaining (dry) ingredients and mix well.Bake at 180C for 15-20 mins.Makes approx 1 dozen standard-sized muffins.

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Summer = strawberries, smoothies and squeezy pops

Hurray!! It fiiiiinally feels like summer!! One of our favourite things about summer is strawberry-picking, and our favourite place to go is Garelja Bros Strawberry Gardens. The aroma of juicy sweet strawberries surrounds you the minute you hop out of the car, and there’s no entry fee! Just pay $6 per kilo of strawberries that […]

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“Why is there dirt in the fridge?!”

Mika turned 2 recently, and we threw her a Fairy Garden Party at home. Having had to cater to all sorts of allergies/intolerances in everyday life, I thought it would be a good idea to make something fun that would cover all the guests by being entirely “allergy-free”. One of the items on the themed menu […]

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Apple Roses

A little time-consuming, but they look stunning and taste great! Ingredientsred apples (sliced thinly with skin on, use a mandolin if you want to keep the thickness exactly the same)1T sugar1c lemon juice (plus enough water to cover the apple slices)pre-rolled puff pastrycinnamonmaple syrup MethodMix apple slices in a large bowl with the lemon juice and […]

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Vanilla Bean Buttercream

My all-time favourite, super easy buttercream recipe that goes on EVERYTHING. 150g butter (room temperature)2-3c icing sugar2T hot water1t vanilla extract1t vanilla bean paste Beat the butter until soft and fluffy – it should get lighter in colour.Add half a cup of icing sugar at a time. Adjust the texture with enough hot water to […]

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Spiced Carrot/Pineapple Cake

3c finely grated carrot1 tin crushed pineapple (drained)3 eggs1t vanilla1c oil2c self-raising flour1c raw sugar1T flaxmeal (optional)1t baking powder1t cinnamon1t nutmeg0.5t salt Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl, then add dry ingredients and combine.Bake at 150C for approx an hour, or when an inserted skewer comes out clean.This will make one layer, or […]

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Chocolate Cake (gluten/dairy/egg free)

I’m not 100% sure where this cake recipe originated from but it is my go-to recipe for cake that everyone can enjoy (we have lots of friends with various allergies/intolerances, and this covers them all). 1.5c gluten-free self-raising flour1c raw sugar0.5t salt1t baking soda0.25c cocoa0.5c oil1t vanilla1T vinegar1c water1T flaxmeal (optional) Sift all dry ingredients […]

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Dairy-Free Banana Cake

3 large mashed bananas (defrosted ones are perfect for this)3 eggs1t vanilla1/2c oil (I use sunflower)0.5c raw sugar1.5c self-raising flour1T flaxmeal (optional) Mix together and bake at 180C for 30-40mins, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. This will make one layer.Serve dusted with a little icing sugar. If you’re not […]

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