health

Tangy Sugar free Lemon Curd

A sugar free take on my Grandma's traditional Lemon Butter. I am a sucker for lemon butter and in my opinion this gluten, sugar and dairy free version is better, if not just as good as the traditional recipe! I'll admit I ate half the jar in one sitting, it was just too delicious! You can put it on toast, biscuits, use in tartlets, gluten free cake filling or add to plain yoghurt and enjoy with some granola for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup organic lemon juice (or 1/2 cup if you prefer it less tangy)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of rice malt syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Natvia

Method:

Place a saucepan over a pot of boiling water. Whisk all ingredients together and pour mixture into saucepan, stirring continuously on a medium heat until mixture starts to thicken (if you prefer it sweeter add more rice malt syrup) Once thickened remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate for half an hour. Consume, which ever way you see fit. :)

 

Rich decadent mud cake

This is honesty one of my favourites for the perfect chocolate fix! I usually make it and freeze it to last me a week or so! It's super rich and very chocolaty, also high in antioxidants and skin-loving good fats.

Gluten, dairy & refined sugar free!

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup hazelnut meal

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond milk

4 tablespoons rice malt syrup

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. Combine hazelnut meal, almond meal, raw cacao & baking powder.

3. Add eggs, almond milk, coconut oil & rice malt syrup.

4. Spoon mixture into 20cm round baking tin.

5. Bake for 35-40 mins, or until cooked all the way through.

Icing: mix 200g 85% dark chocolate with 200ml of warmed coconut cream. Icing inspired by Teresa Cutter's chocolate ganache.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar - 9 Health Benefits

One of my favourites at the moment; Apple Cider Vinegar

Over the past few months I have started taking apple cider vinegar in the mornings, after discovering its MANY health benefits!

To name a few..

1. It assists the lymphatic system

2. Helps digestion and improves flora in the gut

 3. It is full of antibacterial properties which make it great for immunity

4. Stabilises blood sugar for longer which can promote weight loss (helps you feel fuller for longer)

5. Can cure hiccups and whitens teeth

6. Rich in vitamins and minerals which make it perfect when your on a detox!

7. Helps to clear up a cold/runny nose, contains potassium which assists in thinning mucous

8. Stops dandruff, apple cider vinegar is acidic and changes the pH levels of the scalp which in turn prevents (yeast) dandruff causing agents growing

 9. Is great for the skin, can be a natural option for skin toner

How to add it to your daily diet:

1. Add 1-3 teaspoons to a glass of warm water, either before each meal or first thing in the morning!

2. After consuming, wait at least 15-30mins before eating.

If possible buy organic. Sold in health food shops and Coles supermarkets in Australia.

 

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Just as the weather starts to get cooler and warm weather becomes a pigment of the imagination.. have no fear! I have the perfect oatmeal recipe for you that will bring that warm summer feeling back into your belly β™‘

What you'll need:

1/3 cup organic oats

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon nut meg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 - 1/2 apple Handful of pepitas

Method:

Mix oats with almond milk and cook on stove. Once cooked, reduce heat and add maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix in all ingredients. Serve and top with pepitas apple and assorted fruit!

 

Breakfast Crepe

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This is my deliciously easy crepe recipe! Perfect for breakfast, perfect for when you are short for time and will keep you fill until your lunch break! 

What you'll need:

4 mushrooms

Handful of baby spinach leaves

6 cherry tomatoes

4 leaves of fresh basil

2 organic eggs

Olive oil

Salt + Pepper

Method:

1. Chop up mushrooms, tomatoes and basil.

2. Cook mushrooms in pan with olive oil until browned, then set aside.

3. Mix up eggs with chopped basil, salt and pepper.

4. Pour egg mixture into oiled pan (preferably a small pan) allow egg to cover inside of pan to create a circle shape. Once egg is cooked, carefully flip, or use utensil to place on plate (this part requires some skill!)

5. Cover one side of egg with mushrooms, tomatoes and baby spinach. 6. Fold over the side not covered to form a crepe, eat and enjoy!

 

Healthy Hot Chocolate

My favorite recipe for a healthier version of a hot chocolate that will make you excited for the colder weather!

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What you need:

1 cup coconut milk

2 heaped teaspoons cacao powder

2 teaspoons of honey (or to taste)

20g melted dark chocolate (optional, leave out if you want it to be dairy free)

Method

In a small saucepan, pour cacao and honey into coconut milk then stir together until honey is melted. Optionally add in dark chocolate and stir until mixture has heated on low heat, or microwave for 1 minute. 

Enjoy!