Natural Skincare – Making Healthy Natural Changes in all aspects of our lives……

Did you know there are approximately 10,500 chemicals commonly used in skincare and beauty products?

More importantly, according to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) only 13% of these have been tested for safety over the past 30 years? Finding that out was a kind of ‘what the?!’ moment for me. 

Image from depskin.com

Image from depskin.com

‘Healthy, Natural Changes’ doesn’t just refer to diet, it also means making healthier, more natural choices in other areas of our lives. The amount of chemicals … Continue reading

HNC Mini Banana Muffins

Everyone loves a good muffin, am I right? This is a beauty – gluten and dairy free, but loved by everyone. You can mix it up however you like – keep them plain, or add some chocolate chips, blueberries or strawberries. Almond meal keeps them nice and moist, and is a good source of protein and healthy fats.

banana muffins

 

INGREDIENTS

  • One and a half cups of Almond Meal (Or one cup of Almond meal, half a cup of LSA)
  • 1/2
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Healthy Easter recipes…..damn delicious too!

Healthy Easter recipes. An Easter without the crazy sugar highs and lows? An Easter with beautiful, delicious whole foods and yummy treats? You betcha! Here is a collection of some wonderful healthy recipes for you, that are delicious and perfect for that Easter feast. Some wonderful ideas of my own and other fantastic and very clever blogger friends.

healthy easter

 

Now, if you missed my Easter chocolate post, you can find it here. It includes my delicious raw chocolate recipe, and Continue reading

Chocolate Fruit Delights

A great option for children’s parties, or any celebration for that matter, is chocolate covered fruit! The best of both worlds, am I right?fruit dessert healthy dessert

This is so simple, it doesn’t really need a recipe as such, but will just explain how I made these so instead of just drooling over the picture, you can make them yourself!

FOR THE CHOCOLATE COATED BANANAS- 

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 bananas

1/2 cup of dark chocolate (chocolate chips are easy or just a good … Continue reading

Sesame Salmon Salad

Sesame salmon. A winning combination! This is one of our favourite meals. It is actually quite easy, looks pretty impressive and tastes great. A great dinner party dish! (Trust me – we don’t eat meals that look like this every night!!) I love the Japanese inspired flavours and salmon is my favourite fish. You can easily serve this with some steamed rice on the side.

salmon

SERVES 4 ~ GLUTEN FREE ~ DAIRY FREE ~ NUT FREE ~EGG FREE

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Delicious Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream… Who would have thought?? If there is one thing I have been absolutely blown away by since becoming dairy free, it’s how damn versatile the Cashew nut is!

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You can make delicious creamy cashew milk, cashew cream, ‘cheesecakes’ all with the little cashew nut. My favourite would have to be Cashew Cream, in fact I make a batch of this every week now, and it’s become a staple in this … Continue reading

Thai Inspired Chicken Soup

This is a super simple, mildly flavored ‘Thai inspired’ Chicken Soup.

thai inspired chicken soup

Our little guy was sick over the weekend. So, out came the arsenal to help our immune systems! Lots of greens, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemon and chicken broth which luckily I’d made just during the week. Garlic, ginger and turmeric are all fantastic anti-inflammatory, anti-viral herbs that are a great inclusion in your diet especially over the winter months.

Usually, when there’s some illness floating around, I make The Continue reading

Easter is coming….better hop to it! Recipes and Ideas for a healthy Easter

I know….corny title right? Couldn’t resist a bunny joke though.choccaramel

How fast is this year going? I guess I have had my head stuck in baby fog…breastfeeding, baby cuddles, nappies, sleep – or lack of!! It’s been a lovely 6 weeks and I can’t believe how much she is growing already.I have been seeing Easter ideas in my newsfeed now for weeks so thought I’d better get onto it for you. This is my first in a couple of Easter … Continue reading

Choc Caramel Bites

Chocolate. Caramel. All from whole, natural ingredients. The best kind of treat. Need I say more?choc caramel

 

You can make these in many different ways, depending on equipment you have. Some ideas to get you started:

  • Use a mini muffin tin with mini muffin cases
  • Use an ice cube tray (they will pop right out with a sharp knife)
  • Silicone moulds – you can get some online for Easter from Happy Tummies 
  • Use a baking tray with baking paper on
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