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Squishy sumptuous Marshmallows!

Kids (and adults) loooove marshmallows! Except they come with a staggering amount of nasty sugar! YUCK! Here is a lovely, healthy, alternative that I use regularly for my family. I use it to make crispy treats (with puffed brown rice) for the kids cakes, I roll them...

Homemade superfood chocolate (2 ways)

Homemade superfood chocolate (2 ways)

My kids love Dark chocolate but it still contains sugars and the ones that don't, contain other additives hahaha! I give them 1 block of choc a day. They love it and it dawned on me that this was the perfect opportunity to sneak some superfoods into their bods. Plus,...

Banana and ‘choc’ rye flapjacks

Banana and ‘choc’ rye flapjacks

Sundays have me visualising all four of us in bed, with tea and a stack of flapjacks. I can do this now with a guilt free conscience. Thanks to trial and error and a few unsuccessful tries at making healthy flapjacks! Eventually though, I have a full proof recipe to...

Gluten Free Brownie birthday cake with homemade ‘Choc’ shards

Gluten Free Brownie birthday cake with homemade ‘Choc’ shards

OOOO yes please! This beauty was something I whipped up for my Hubby's birthday this year. It was such a winner! Its a combo of my homemade brownies, whipped coconut cream and homemade chocolate! You just can't go wrong. Except if you over cook the brownies and dry...

100% rye bread

100% rye bread

I can't take credit for this recipe. I am always on the lookout for good recipes to try out and tweak. This recipe comes from the Eureka rye flour range. It worked perfectly and is a nice change from my usual wholewheat/rye sweet potato bread (which is a little...

Pineapple and rooibos cough jellies

Pineapple and rooibos cough jellies

Pineapple is one of the strongest natural cough mixtures in Nature's pharmacy. The bromelain is potent. Pharmaceutical cough mixtures often contain terrible ingredients, that fix the cough but damage other areas of the body. Next time you or a family member start...

Falafel, falafel, falafel

Falafel, falafel, falafel

One of those words and dishes I just can't get enough of! Falafel. Tasty balls of chickpea goodness. Of Middle Eastern origin. Just plain, yum! Here is what you will need: 1 cup cooked Chickpeas (try to avoid canned chickpeas, that have brine added which means added...

Pumpkin Fritters that won’t kill you..

Pumpkin Fritters that won’t kill you..

South African Sunday lunches would not be the same without the iconic 'Pumpkin fritter', sadly that usually includes a ton of white sugar, white flour and sometimes even caramel sauce to drizzle over. Shoot me now! My husband loves fritters but there is no way on this...

Banana ‘Cake’ – Gluten free, sugar free.

Banana ‘Cake’ – Gluten free, sugar free.

There are always overripe banana's. One day they are perfect, the next day they are mushy and brown! Its a win win situation though. Either you eat them as is or you transform them into a magical loaf or cake or muffins that your children will eat mouthfuls of,...

Plum Jellies

Plum Jellies

What kid, or adult for that matter, doesn't love jelly sweets. Here is a version of pure fruit juice jellies that I like to make for my family. All the goodness of whole fresh fruits and none of the disgusting synthetic sugar! Under normal circumstances I am not a fan...

Kombucha…Kombuc-HUH?

Kombucha…Kombuc-HUH?

My new favourite find this month has been KOMBUCHA! Kombuc-HUH? Kombucha, kombucha, kombucha, such a fun word! Okay I feel better now. Fermented tea! Have you ever? Dating back some 2000 years, this probiotic rich drink has taken the health industry by storm! With the...

NO BAKE Peanut butter cheesecake!

NO BAKE Peanut butter cheesecake!

YES, you read that correctly! PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE! This recipe happened purely by accident really, It was that 'end of the month' grocery cupboard scenario, where you look in and wonder what the heck you can make! My cream cheese had turned the corner. I had...

dunk ’em rye rusks

dunk ’em rye rusks

Who doesn't like dunking rusks in a cup o' tea or coffee (black with no sugar)? if you look at the store bought brands, you are most definitely ingesting loads of unnecessary sugar, white flour which is chemically bleached, disgusting synthetic oil and so on! Not...

Cocoa and date crispy treats!

Cocoa and date crispy treats!

Who doesn't remember sticky marshmallow rice crispy treats? I could shove those things in by the handful and play a game of 'chubby bunny' even If I was alone. I didn't care, those things were addictive! When you add the sugar from the marshmallows and the sugar in...

Chickpea fudge!

Chickpea fudge!

When i made the first batch, it was really just to have an extra snack option lying around for me because there was NOOOOOOOOOO way my hubby and kids were going to like this, maybe Kian but definitely not Kiara and Daniel. How wrong was I!!! I made the first batch two...

Birthday CAKE!

Birthday CAKE!

Every single year for the past 5 years I have made the cakes for my kids birthday parties (with lots of help from the two granny's and sometimes friends as well, teamwork). I will do this for as long as they still want birthday cakes, and I will do it gluten free and...

Grain Free Brownies..(that don’t taste like cardboard)

Grain Free Brownies..(that don’t taste like cardboard)

I am allllllll for gluten free, wheat free, sugar free, caffeine free..I do draw the line at certain 'dairy free' (i will not stop eating cottage cheese or mozarella white cheese) and egg free (I like both and I already cut out the rest so there!) but these brownies...

Frozen Yoghurt cups!

Frozen Yoghurt cups!

These spectacularly pretty and tasty frozen cups are so easy to make and they go down so well on a hot day! Super safe for the whole family!   Here's what you will need: 1 cup raw oats 1 cup sugar free muesli (I like alpen sugar free) 1 cup natural nut butter or...

Nice-cream

Nice-cream

Sneaky yet satisfying..that is my motto when making things for the kiddies and my hubby! I gave up sugar 12 years ago so I can't stand anything sweet, honestly it makes me cringe! On the flip side, my family adores sweet treats! Especially ice cream! Store bought ice...

Wholewheat Sweet potato Bread

Wholewheat Sweet potato Bread

I honestly have to make this bread at least once a week! My family loves it! I don't have any due to the wheat and I am still trying to perfect the rye version of this, so I will keep you posted! It is a lovely alternative to store bought breads which contain so many...

mango & pawpaw sugar free cupcakes..

mango & pawpaw sugar free cupcakes..

My kids adore cupcakes, all kids do I'm sure! So much so that when my munchkins are faced with these delectable pint size cakes they hoover at least 3 in! Wham! So i have had to devise a sneaky sneaky way to make cupcakes without all the disgusting toxins and...

Garden tomato pasta sauce

Garden tomato pasta sauce

I find it very rewarding to flounce into my garden in the morning and pick some fresh veg to use in my dishes for the day. Today I found an abundance of tatsoi and ripe tomatoes, just like that, overnight! I often don't feel like having meat in a dish but I have to...

Bulgar Tatsoi mince Patties

Bulgar Tatsoi mince Patties

Not only is the title a mouthful, so is the patty! YUMMO! The kids and I experimented last night and came up with these. My daughter is a super fussy eater and she asked whether we could have them every night because she 'loved loved loved them!'. P.s when your...

No bake energy balls

No bake energy balls

½ cup walnuts, ½ cup almonds, 1 cup medjool dates or normal dates soaked in rooibos tea until soft, 1/3 cup + 2 tsp cocoa, ½ cup shredded coconut, pinch Himalayan salt.   Grind walnuts and almonds together until a dough forms,  add a little bit of rooibos tea if...

Homemade Nut butter

Homemade Nut butter

You will need 2 cups of unsalted nuts ( I like to mix cashew and almond) A blender   In a flat over dish, spread the nuts out and roast them at 150 degrees for about 10minutes. This helps release the natural oils and adds a yummy toasty flavour! Transfer the nuts...

Berry & honey jam

Berry & honey jam

500 gram fresh strawberries, sorted, rinsed, hulled & sliced in half 250 grams fresh (or frozen if you can't find) blueberries/raspberries 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice ¾ cup (252 grams) raw honey or agave Preparation In a pot over medium-high heat,...

Fullproof Christmas pudding Recipes (sneaky yet satisfying)

Fullproof Christmas pudding Recipes (sneaky yet satisfying)

Panic is setting in...Christmas is 13 days away and a menu needs to be drawn up, recipes sifted through, horror ingredients bought! So tasty, yet so damaging! Well not this year folks, scooch on over! Grab your pen and notepad! Here are 3 full proof Christmas pudding...

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