• paleo golden apple flaxjacks
17 Feb, 2016

Golden apple flaxjacks

By |February 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I have been trying to perfect a recipe for flaxjacks, after several mitigating disasters - mainly batter consistency was wrong and there was a lot of flour in the recipes.  Do not confused these with flapjacks...it's no typo!  These are in essence pancakes, but 'free-from' including any flour.  A single serving (3 pancakes) is only [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Fruit n nut muesli breakfast bars

By |February 15th, 2016|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These are a million times better than those available in the supermarket, full of empty calories, sugar and fat.  This is the healthy, no-bake alternative to granola or muesli bars.  It is packed with dried fruit (natural sugar) and nuts/oats for protein and energy.Fruit 'n nut breakfast bars - A no-bake and easy to make, [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Health rusks

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Health rusks - These are like muesli bars and slightly crumblier than buttermilk rusks. You can always swap ingredients for an even healthier version...i.e. replace the butter and sugar for oil and natural sugar alternatives. - sugar, butter (melted), bran flakes (crushed), self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sultanas (or raisins), milk (at room temperature), [...]

  • buttermilk rusks (Karringmelkbeskuit) ouma rusks
15 Feb, 2016

Buttermilk rusks (karringmelk beskuit)

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Buttermilk rusks, karringmelk beskuit in Afrikaans are probably the most popular choice and most traditional flavour when it comes down to a rusk.  A true staple in most South African's diet, or at least they are to the expats I know.  These are hard 'double-baked' biscuits and make the perfect dunkers/dippers in tea and coffee.  [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]

  • pancakes with sugar and lemon
8 Feb, 2016

Pannekoek (pancakes)

By |February 8th, 2016|Breakfast, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Pannekoek (pancakes) - This is a traditional pancake mix for large flat pancakes, similar to crepes. They are best served warm with maple syrup and some fresh berries or savoury topping of your choice. - plain flour, egg (beaten), baking powder, water, salt, rapeseed oil (sunflower, olive oil or butter), Put the dry ingredients into [...]

  • baked chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins

By |February 6th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins - Using my tried and tested healthy muffin base mix, I've created muffins from my favourite flavours. I have used raw cocoa (doesn't have added sugar) and like dark chocolate, coconut sugar instead of processed, refined cane sugar, balanced with natural sugar from the banana. This also bulks out the [...]

  • cinnamon, oat and raisin muffins
4 Feb, 2016

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins

By |February 4th, 2016|Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins - Taking my healthy muffin base mix, I've created the classic flavour combo of apple, cinnamon and sultanas. I choose sultanas over raisins as they are plumper, have more sweetness, yet less sugar. For the final touch and for added texture, I sprinkle rolled oats on top, before baking (omit [...]

  • raspberry and almond muffins
17 Sep, 2015

Basic healthy muffin mixture

By |September 17th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Basic healthy muffin mixture - Here I've created a basic and easy 'base' recipe for healthy (some call them skinny) muffins around 200cal per muffin. You can adapt this to be sweet or savoury and use whatever fruit or vegetables you wish. Eat these as a breakfast alternative, a healthy snack or something a little [...]

  • no-bake chocolate peanut cups
28 Aug, 2015

No-bake salted chocolate peanut cups

By |August 28th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

No-bake salted chocolate peanut cups - When a treat is needed, what could be more decadent than a salted chocolate and peanut cream cheese cup. - dark chocolate chips (at least 60% cocoa), peanut butter, low fat cream cheese, oil, sea salt flakes (large if possible for decoration), In a large mixing bowl, stir together [...]