Kid friendly

Lime & Raspberry Coconut Loaf

If ever there was an easy vegan loaf it’s this one. Inspired by my partner’s ex wife’s partner’s mother (we like to keep things in the family!) I’ve added in the lime & raspberries with lime drizzle over the top. In its plainest form it’s completely delicious – so if you have neither lime nor […]

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Recipe: Goji berry smoothie

This is without a doubt the prettiest smoothie around and the tastiest! Plus it comes with the powerful nutrient punch of goji berries – known for their stratospheric levels of antioxidants, huge amounts of vit C, all the 8 essential amino acids, heaps of iron and plenty more. They also make a great snack or lunchbox […]

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3 pumpkin soup recipes you won’t get tired of

Doesn’t everyone have their own version of delicious pumpkin soup? Some use lemon. Some put in curry … I think every cafe in the country has their favourite recipe. Here are three takes that are a little different. Cumin Roasted Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Ingredients Roasting veges and turning them into soup is a winner whatever root […]

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Vegan Chocolate Brownie

This is one bold recipe! Tweaked by me. Inspired by Dana at The Minimalist Baker (a truly heavenly place to hang out on the interwebs). There’s just enough drys in here to give structure to the gooey fudgey deliciousness inside. And it’s not overly sweet, which means your toppings can have more of a stage. […]

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Chewy chickpea cookies

I’m loving these high protein gluten-free cookies. They’re super easy to make, great for the lunch box and perfect for a mid morning cuppa. Warning: eating only one is a little tricky. The chia seeds act as an egg substitute bringing essential omegas and slow release energy, whilst also being another source of protein. But […]

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Iron-rich truffles kids will love

And mums and dads! Here we combine iron rich foods – prunes, walnuts, raw cacao, pumpkin seed butter + dates – for a power packed nutritious snack. Serve these with a blueberry smoothie and you’ve got the important vit C to aid the iron absorption. Pumpkin seed butter is my new best friend. It’s full of […]

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Pea pesto

Time on Instagram is well spent when I come across dishes as appealing as this quick cheesy pea pesto by Pepe Josephine at @pjantbased. This is an easy option for when there’s not a lot of veges in the house but for a bag of peas in the freezer. We all have those times, right? […]

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Cranberry hazelnut chocolate bark

There’s no small amount of oil in this. I’m leaving the moderation of fat intake up to you. But it’s Christmas and this is beyond delicious. Proceed with caution. Cranberry Hazelnut Chocolate Bark Ingredients ¼ cup hazelnuts ¼ cup large coconut flakes ¼ cup cranberries ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup cacao/cocoa ¼ cup maple […]

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Chocolate Cranberry Granola

Chocolate for breakfast is really ok. Seriously ok in fact. And what I love about this combo is that no one (as in smallish child) notices the buckwheat or the flaxseed. Or the fact that it’s no where near as sweet as those ‘healthy’ cereals from the supermarket. And the base ingredients are cheap and […]

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Vegan waffles

We were firmly a pancake family on Sundays. That was until our lovely American neighbours moved in across the street and we learnt about waffles. We’ve been cranking them out ever since. This recipe is slightly adapted from Heather Crosby’s of Yum Universe. It’s a lot lower in fat than your standard waffle recipe so […]

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