Category Archives: sweet treats

Is Sugar Really Poison?

It seems like sugar is really in the firing line at the moment, is this really justified?  My answer is a resounding YES The Word Health organisation recommends that adults consume no more than 10% of their daily calorific intake from sugar, in real terms this is about 9 teaspoons for men and 6 teaspoons… Read More »

My six tips for a guilt free Easter

Easter is one of my favorite long weekends because it revolves around food.  It can however, also be a time when we over indulge; eat a little too much chocolate, drink a little too much wine, have another slice of cake or that extra hot cross bun and just one more glass of champagne and… Read More »

Homemade Chocolate fudge

Chocolate Treats This Easter I will be making these fantastic chocolate squares.  Packed with good fats from the coconut oil, magnesium, iron, manganese and antioxidants from the Cocoa powder, and lots of gut healing goodness from the Gelatin.  So no guilt here! (Original recipe by FOOD Savy)  I have changed slightly as the original was… Read More »

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns I think Hot Cross buns should soft, sweet and spicy, this recipe inspired  by Nigella Lawson, is exactly that.  Although these are not super healthy they contain a lot less sugar than commercial buns and also no emulsifiers, artificial flavours or preservatives. Makes 16 small buns 150ml milk 50 grams butter zest of 1 orange… Read More »

Back to School Bars

Back to school bars This delicious slice is my alternative to LCM bars. My daughter and I just played with the ingredients, add whatever dried fruit you personally like – up to one cup total. Use coconut oil to make it dairy free. Use another puffed grain instead of rice. This is really choose your… Read More »

Homemade “no nasties” Marshmallow

Homemade Marshmallows These are delicious, the gelatin is great for your gut and if you use Marshmallow root they are good for soothing gut mucousa. I have included a couple of variations on a theme here – once you master the basics you are only limited by your imagination. Perfect to top a hot chocolate in… Read More »