Chocolate and Strawberry Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate and Strawberry Zucchini Muffins Another recipe which packs some veggies in. This also has less sugar than most muffin recipes, uses wholemeal flour for extra fibre and contains olive oil instead of butter. This recipe was inspired by the Dark Chocolate Cake recipe on the wonderful blog by Catherin Katz Cuisinicity. Makes about 18…

Cranberry Ripe Slice

  Cranberry Ripe Slice   Another great one for lunchboxes.   Ingredients 200g shredded coconut (desiccated coconut could also be used, but the texture will be a little different and you may need less milk to bring it together) 100g caster sugar 30g dried cranberries (pulsed in a food processor or chopped roughly) 2 tbsp…

Pumpkin Chickpea Muffins

This recipe is a mash-up of two of my favourite muffin recipes– chickpea muffins and pumpkin muffins. They’re tasty, high in fibre and perfect for freezing and adding to school lunchboxes. Ingredients (makes about 14 large muffins) Wet Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 1 cup roasted pumpkin (mashed or pureed) 4 large eggs…

Chocolate Muesli Slice

  Chocolate Muesli Slice This slice is a little bit indulgent, but still full of good things and high in fibre. Ingredients 1 cup coconut oil 1 cup cacao or unsweetened cocoa 3 tbsp honey 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup shredded coconut 2 cups nuts (I’ve used a mixture of walnuts, macadamias and almonds…

Dumpling and Wonton Workshop at Roam Cafe

  Recently I had the good fortune to attend a dumpling and wonton workshop with Mia of Roam Cafe in Geelong. There were 9 of us in attendance at this first workshop. Firstly Mia told us about the fillings we would be using; prawn, pork and vegetarian (with omelette). Mia had prepared the fillings previously…

Wholemeal Pumpkin and Blueberry Scones

I love scones. When I was young my parents often used to take my brother and I out for country drives on the weekend. These excursions always involved finding a cafe or tea room serving ‘Devonshire Tea’. Those fresh, warm scones spread with sweet jam and thick cream form such a vivid and comforting childhood…

Double Chocolate Oat Bikkies

Double Chocolate Oat Bikkies These bikkies were a hit with everyone (except for my daughter who would rather eat a dried smear of toothpaste on the bathroom sink than something that I have baked). This recipe was inspired by Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies over at Kitchen Treaty. Ingredients:   ½ cup coconut oil ½…

Miracle Diet

Miracle Diet? What if I told you there was a diet that was formulated, after rigorous analysis of high quality scientific data, to ensure optimal health and reduced risk of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer? What if I also told you that it was endorsed and promoted by qualified…