Weekend Essentials: Banana Loaf

“People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child” After a gruelling Ultimate Circuit class in Haddins on a Friday morning or any work out in any country this little number can be celebrated. Enjoy a slice or three and kick back in a leisurely fashion. The recipe is similar to…

Healthy Buns with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I ordered an organic vegetable box from Ripe  it arrived full of delicious vegetables, all locally produced. Inside the box there was organic beetroot. I have always been curious to bake healthy buns using beetroot, so I gave it a whirl and the results were surprisingly very satisfying. So, don’t knock it till you…

Coconut + Cinnamon + Raisin Loaf

Todays recipe is Coconut + Cinnamon + Raisin Loaf. All three go hand in hand in creating  a loaf that you would happily eat in one sitting. However, that is not recommended for health reasons but don’t let me stop you. I found it tasted nicer the second day so try and save some. Wrap…

Sweet Potatoe Chocolate Brownies

Next time you are looking for a rich, chocolatey, fudgey, decadent treat, bake sweet potatoe chocolate brownies. They are a magnificent combination and you will find it hard not to eat the tray. I made a batch yesterday, needless to say there isn’t much left. The recipe is gluten-free using a small amount of coconut…

Carrot & Coconut Muffins

Once the weekend hits, it is always nice to bake up some delectable treats to munch on. These muffins didn’t last too long in the fridge, they were gone by Sunday! This recipe is gluten-free, grain free, low sugar content, good fibre source and best of all homemade. When baking with coconut flour, remember to…

PWO Smoothie

“To nourish someone is to feed them deeply something that’s very good for them”, Alice Waters. The beautiful hot weather is back and at times it can get a bit much; you do not even have to lift your finger and your sweating bucket loads! Therefore, it is imperative to stay hydrated and keep your…

Summer Banana Soft Serve

The hot weather is back so it is imperative to stay hydrated throughout the day. Ice creams or popsicles are another great way to cool off. Ditch the store made ice-creams and try making your own banana soft serve. These are exceptionally easy to make a full of natural ingredients. A delicious, creamy treat for…

Vegetable Layered Pie Dish

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world”,  J.R.R. Tolkien A vegetable layered pie is sort of like a lasagne, crust-less quiche, casserole sort of dish. Instead of sheets of pasta I used beautiful layers of vitamin pumped vegetables. You can prepare this on a…

Coconut Loaf French Toast

“The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit”, St Frances de Sales So it’s the weekend and you feel you deserve a treat? Perhaps “Coconut Loaf French Toast” might tickle your fancy? Grilled banana, homemade roasted almond butter made with love and drizzled in a raw…

Coconut Loaf

This Coconut Loaf is a healthy, nutritious alternative bread. It is gluten-free and contains substantial amounts of fibre. Hence the reason the recipe requires 7 eggs. The recommended daily intake of fibre is between 18-25grams. By consuming coconut flour you can increase your fibre intake which will also reduce the absorption of sugar into the blood stream…

Raw Bounty Squares

I love the idea of a “Bounty Bar”, mostly because it contains coconut. There is no other reason. This fuelled my attempts to rustle up my own version minus all the added preservatives. I made squares not bars because squares were easier to cut. It is simple as that. You can roll the mixture into bliss balls too…

Chocolate & Pumpkin Cake

Love, Bake, Munch. This cake recipe is low in fructose (if you use rice syrup, fructose is sugar), gluten-free and grain free. It had a rich chocolate taste which really satisfied my chocolate craving taste buds. I baked it on a Sunday as a weekly treat but it would make a great birthday cake for a…