breakfast, cookies

healthy vegan date + pecan breakfast cookies

February 9, 2017
Healthy Blueberry & Pecan Breakfast Cookies | vegan | gluten free | refined sugar free

Is there any better way to wake up and know you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you on the kitchen bench? These healthy vegan breakfast cookies are more than happy to sit there until morning, to be eaten with a hot cup of coffee or dunked in a ice cold smoothie bowl. Even more perfectly, to be grabbed on the way out the door and passed to hungry toddlers in the back seat! Ya know? These cookies are really simple to through together. They’re super tasty and pretty crumbly, so consider yourself warned – there will be oats and pumpkin seeds everywhere if one is given to a toddler. It’s worth the happy silence though.

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chocolate, small treats

raw chocolate blueberry vegan fudge

January 29, 2017
Raw Chocolate Blueberry Vegan Fudge

It was a just a little under a year ago when Mike and I watched That Sugar Film. We went through the cupboard the very next day and that was the start of my journey and excitement around health. The first week or two of quitting sugar cold turkey is a damn roller coaster. One day you’re cranky as anything, the next feeling a bit weepy, then a craving will hit and all you want is CAKE. Then, A-HA moment, I can still eat cake – I just have to make them a little differently. I became the go-to raw cake person, making them for family parties and kids birthdays, even selling a few. I still love making raw cakes but regular cashews in that quantity can be pretty heavy on your digestion so I’m having fun branching out to other little treats lately.

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bread, breakfast

vegan wattleseed banana bread + two minute caramel sauce

January 17, 2017
Wattleseed Banana Bread | vegan & refined sugar free

Banana bread makes my soul sing. So, as you can imagine, I was very happy when the weather finally cooled down enough for me to make some. I just can’t bring myself to bake in the heat, it doesn’t make sense to my cook brain! The sun is back with a vengeance today, but luckily I made a double batch of this awesome banana bread so we’ve got some for snacking over the next few days.

This version of banana bread is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, uses chia eggs to bind it and water to moisten so it’s also vegan. It would be very easy to sub a gluten free flour mix and make this recipe gluten free as well.

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breakfast

coconut chia granola (oil free, vegan, sugar free)

December 31, 2016
Coconut Chia Granola

Granola that has everything you want from granola. Crunchy clusters? TICK. Oil and sugar free? TICK. Easy to make? TICK. Perfect amount of sweetness? TICK. Absolutely freaking delicious? TICK TICK TICK! You guys, make a batch today and start the new year right. One of the things I love about the granola recipe is that it’s not too expensive. I love using maple syrup in, well, anything sweet to be honest, but damn it’s costs a pretty penny don’t it? Enter rice malt syrup. It’s like the cheaper cousin of maple syrup, a little less sweet and little less nuanced but still a total darling. I find in a recipe like this Coconut Chia Granola there’s often enough flavour going on that you don’t miss the essence of maple syrup.

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cookies, small treats

raw vegan gingerbread cookies

December 22, 2016
Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

My favourite thing about Christmas? Gingerbread. No contest. These Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies have upped my Christmas gingerbread game! They take minutes to come together, then a couple more to cut out the shapes. Then a little time in the freezer, which isn’t even totally necessary if you don’t mind them being a little squooshy. Plus they’re only 10 ingredients, and that’s including spices and salt! It’s a Christmas miracle. Continue Reading…

cake

raw mango macadamia cheesecake

December 15, 2016
raw-mango-macadamia-cake

Mango is about as summer as it gets. Add mango to a raw vegan cheesecake and you’ve got SUMMER! Then, add some crunchy macadamias and you’ve got Aussie Summer!! I know, I know, it feels like I’m rubbing it in for all you lovelies over where the sun currently don’t shine (much). Dude, get your mind outta the gutter, I’m talking about the Northern Hemisphere. BUT I’m not rubbing it in. I’m getting you excited for what is to come. Also, if you can get some frozen mango from your local market then you can probs make this right now! So it’s all good yeah?

I based this Raw Mango Macadamia Cheesecake on an Aussie summer classic – a Mango & Macadamia Weis Bar! Have you ever had a Weis bar? It’s an ice cream bar, made up of tangy mango sorbet and a strip of creamy vanilla ice cream studded with crunchy Australian macadamias. Continue Reading…

bars

vegan chocolate date & pecan oat bars 

November 27, 2016

Okay. Full disclosure. Up until about two weeks ago I’d never heard of an oat bar before. They’re just not a thing we do in Australia. Are they just an American thang? 💁🏽

Oats are a fairly new romance for me. We’ve known each other our whole lives but the relationship really started to blossom in the last few years! Oh the crunchy golden granola, thick luscious overnight oats, porridge topped with toasted coconut and homemade Nutella!! I’m so glad we found each other at last. Continue Reading…

muffins

one bowl vegan sugar free chocolate & banana mini muffins

November 11, 2016

 

I’ve got one word for you, and if you’re the sensitive to words type then get out nowwwww….

MOIST!

These sweet little baby muffins are so ridiculously moist, so easy and so adorably mini. Plus they’re vegan and completely free from refined sugars. Plus they taste like normal muffins! What’s not to love?

One of the reasons I like to make my recipes simple and pantry staple friendly is because I have to. I’m currently in a single income family of three and we don’t have crazy money to throw at things like maca powder and hemp hearts. Hell, I can barely afford blueberries. That’s not saying I wouldn’t like to try them some day, but let’s all find me a million dollars first ‘k? Continue Reading…

small treats

welcome + almond butter tahini chocolate truffles

November 4, 2016

Well, hello and welcome to my first post.

I’m keeping it simple here, not too many words and not too many photo’s – you guys don’t need crappy iphone photo after crappy iphone photo, amiright! Once I figure out how to fix my actual camera though, you all better watch out! {Edit: camera has been fixed!}

Here’s my first offering. Deliciously easy chocolate truffles. These came about one day when I was seriously craving chocolate, but bliss balls just weren’t doing it for me. I needed that smooth & creamy chocolatey mouth feel. Enter these little morsels of goodness. They’re the perfect amount of sweet for me, a bit like an earthy version of dark chocolate truffles. Continue Reading…