The Simple Substitute Series: Healthy Baking Swaps

In almost all my recipes, I make ingredients swaps to turn indulgent favourites into healthy indulgent favourites: from muffins to pancakes to brownies and beyond. In fact, I actually find it impossible to follow any recipe ingredient-for-ingredient, and always find myself making subs as I go. Basically, the “bad guys” to sub out are white […]

Gluten Free, Low Fat A-MAIZE-ing Savoury Muffins

  MIELIES, as we call them in South Africa; the much over-looked naturally gluten-free staple of many African countries. Did I mention gluten-free and cheap? (Seems somewhat of an oxymoron, as most gluten-free foods cost a wheatless fortune!)   Ingredients: 2 cups mielie meal 4 cups water salt and pepper to taste 1-2 tsp cayenne […]

Berry Yummy Muffins

I ran past a bulging bramble berry bush, turned back, gorged, then came back with a Tupperware. In summer, exotic bramble berry bushes suddenly spring into bursts of red berries, that ripen to black. The plants are near impossible to eradicate from natural bush, so I feel that my berry picking is is fact an […]

Even Better Barley Bircher Muesli

Oats, step aside, barley has replaced you in the “Grain of Fame” – I love the texture and nutty flavour in salads and soups; next obvious step was to breakfast-ise it as Barley Bircher Muesli. The ingredients and method are similar to the original¬†Bircher Muesli, with the exception that you should precook the barley before […]

Better Bananabutterbread snackcess

Practice makes perfect… The differences between Bananabutterbread Round 1 and the tasty treat feast above? Caremalized (a fancy way of saying fried) banana Gluten Free sourdough rye bread Homemade Macadamia Nut and Seed Butter Why this version isn’t as good? – I forgot the cinnamon ūüė¶ Link of the day: The Snack I’m Ashamed Of… […]

Another Nutty Butter: Macadamia (3 ingredients)

So nutty and so nice…   Ingredients: Olive oil/ oil of choice Macadamia Nuts Mixed Seeds (optional) Salt (optional) Directions: Lightly toast your nuts and seeds in a pan or in the oven. Then…blend ’em baby… blend more, a little more, OK, now pulse, alternate speed, scrape sides, more oil, blend again. Stop when you […]

Brownies for Breakfast

Believe it. Ingredients 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yoghurt 1/4 cup skim milk 1/2 cup Herbalife Formula 1 Chocolate Flavour plus 1/4 cup cocoa powder OR 1/2 cup¬†Cocoa powder 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup honey 1 egg 1/3 cup applesauce 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 avocado Wheat bran for extra fibre (optional) Directions […]

Yin Yang Date My Balls (Sugar free, gluten free, vegan, raw)

Balance can taste amazing. And it can be packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats. ¬†Did I mention that these little gems are also naturally sweetened, gluten free, lactose free, vegan, AND raw? Hippy checklist covered! 10 minutes to make. Kapish. ¬† Ingredients 1/2 Herbalife Formula 1 Vanilla/ Cookies and Cream/ Chocolate 2 cups pitted […]

No Bake Bite-Me Bars

Refined sugar free, gluten free, can be veganised (omit chocolate chips). No guarantees on the fat-free-front, but these no bake bars are such a hit with, well, anyone who has taste buds.¬† Ingredients: 1 cup sugar-free peanut butter 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup unref√≠ned coconut oil¬† 2 cups dry oats¬† 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 […]