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 […]

My Made Muesli Bars: Bowl me over Granola, Take #4

Based on this winning muesli bar recipe: Here are mine! My modifications on the original recipe are some superfood touches: goji berries, flax seed powder, and hemp seed powder. Link of the day: Goji-Cranberry Chocolate Shake

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 […]

Easy Chocolate Almond cookies- no flour, no butter = better batter!

My friend Cath is always a willing taste-tester, so while she was on holiday I subtly sent her a recipe I wanted to try. Luckily the recipe tickled her taste buds too, and she made these no flour, no butter almond chocolate cookies. Unfortunately she was baking in the Big Smoke, about 500km away, so I […]

Bowl me Over Granola Take #3: Man made muesli bars

So we’ve tried Cath’s Granola Bars, Mom’s Granola Bars, Super Seedy Bars… yet to find the perfect granola bar combination of healthy and delicious. Ladies, we may have to admit defeat. Delicious, healthy, high protein, sugar free, gluten free healthy fat granola bars do exist. And they were man-made, a ‘la my sister’s boyfriend, Tim. […]

Clean Eating Date & Oatmeal Cookies – Gluten Free & Sugar Free

With sticky date caramel, you don’t miss the refined sugar one bit! Ingredients: 1 cup chopped dates 1/4 cup nuts & seeds 1/4 cup water 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup quick oats 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon Directions: Preheat the oven to 180. […]

Low Calorie Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Anyone else out there continuously tempted by the slabs of carrot cake in the cafe windows? The proverbial carrot in front of the nose rings true… time to grab the dangling carrot; make it healthy and make it delicious! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose (or whole wheat) flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup packed […]