Recipes

Recipes

Blender Banana Bread

This blender banana bread is easy. Delicious. Quick. Gluten and Dairy Free. Too good to be true?? Give it a go and let me know!

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I love it because you only need a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix), measuring spoons and cups and it’s ready to put in the oven. But you can use a bowl and mix it all together if you want! You will just have to smush up the bananas then combine all the other … Continue reading

HNC Green Mango Smoothie

As the weather warms up Smoothies become a quick breakfast favourite here for us. I usually throw a bit of this and a bit of that but have had some requests for some combination ideas so will get to blogging some of our favourites for you!green mango smoothie

Top tip: Always have some frozen chopped fruit on hand to help make your smoothie icy cold! The amount of liquid you add will determine how thick it is.

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Choc Peanut Butter Bites

So…..I’ve had a real peanut butter craving lately. These came about out of desperation for a mid afternoon snack! Choc Peanut butter bites The sweetness of dates combined with the saltiness of peanut butter and cacao is divine. Keep them plain, or coat them in coconut or sesame seeds – perfect for a peanut butter fan!  

Makes 18-20 balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of medjool dates (approximately 9-10)
  • 2/3 cup of Peanut butter (let it soften if you keep it in the fridge)
  • 1/2 cup
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My Winter Soup Roundup!

Brr….been a bit chilly hasn’t it?! Even here in sunny Queensland…there is nothing like a homemade, healthy soup on a cold winter’s night. Here is a collection for you – make a few new ones this year – don’t get stuck in a soup rut like I do! Combine your soup with some beautiful bread or rolls with garlic butter and you have dinner sorted. Soups are a great way to get lots of vegetables into your children too. You … 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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