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18 Feb, 2016

Healthy banana flapjacks

By |February 18th, 2016|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Who can't resist a flapjack?  That oaty texture and full whack of sugar from brown sugar and golden syrup as a kid has certain comforting memories.  Well, stop a second...Why can't you still have that, but a healthy version with a twist (without all those empty calories and sugar), but just as tasty. Yes, this [...]

  • sesame seed topped white bread rolls on a rack
17 Feb, 2016

Quick n easy bread rolls

By |February 17th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

What could be more satisfying that producing your own dough and baking a loaf or batch of bread rolls.  The smell that fills the house is tempting enough.  There really isn't that much to bread making and if you've never tried, this simple six step recipe will have you well on your way.  I have [...]

  • 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

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.  [...]

  • apricot, cinnamon & olive oil cupcakes with italian meringue frosting
15 Feb, 2016

Healthy alternative for cake decorating

By |February 15th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Have you ever wished you could find that perfect, healthy alternative to cream cheese or sugar frosting?  But there's only so much you can change right?  Full-fat to low fat cream cheese, but that makes the icing sloppy or reduce a bit of sugar out of guilt, but then that affects the taste.  You could [...]

  • apricot, cinnamon & olive oil cupcakes with italian meringue frosting
15 Feb, 2016

Italian meringue style icing

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

Have you been looking for an alternative to cream cheese or sugar frosting on your cake decorating?  Conscious of those pesky calories?  Well, I came across (not my idea unfortunately), but I have embraced this low calorie replacement in the style of Italian meringue and yes, you can flavour it and pipe it, just like [...]

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14 Feb, 2016

Apricot, cinnamon and olive oil cupcakes

By |February 14th, 2016|Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These cupcakes 'under the bonnet' are healthy versions of cupcakes, without scrimping on taste.  I have replaced butter with yoghurt and rapeseed oil and replaced refined sugar with xylitol (natural sugar alternative) and reduced flour by 50 per cent, replacing it with ground almonds.  As for the icing, I've used an Italian meringue style frosting [...]

  • 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 [...]

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  • hamper of chocolate, banana & vanilla muffins
6 Feb, 2016

My four favourite muffin flavours

By |February 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I simply love muffins, any time of the day.  Some recipes can be hard to replicate that fluffy centre and to avoid being dry or under-baked.  If you follow my simple base recipe for muffin batter, you can't go wrong.  Even better is that I've modified the ingredients, so you can make 'free from' muffins [...]