Banana and Coconut Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread recipe is one that I keep going back to, and playing with along the way.  It’s simple to make, reliable and has great flavour.  Looking for something a little different and borrowing an earlier idea of adding strawberries, I threw in 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries to the mixture and a few…

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I’ve had a bag of coconut flour hanging out in my pantry now for about 12 months, that I purchased on impulse one day.  I tried using it once and found it so absorbent that it ruined a recipe that the rest has been languishing until this week. A visit from my niece who is…

Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

This recipe is one that should be labelled guilt free cake really.  Take the best of a healthy sounding cake and turn it into a raw, vegan option and you’d be forgiven for thinking it may be less than fabulous.  Never fear though, with my inspiration a recipe from Bianca at Wholefood Simply, we can’t…

Spiced Carrot, Pistachio and Almond Cake with Rosewater Cream

  Recently I was invited along to a book club of the very best kind known as The Cookbook Club.  The group chooses a cookbook from which they all prepare a dish and then come together to share a meal with each other.  For anyone who is a regular follower of my blog you would…

Zesty Coconut Bread

I’m sure we all have memories from our child hood of particular foods.  For me this recipe of Coconut Bread is one that I remember making when I was probably about 10 years old.  I’m fairly sure Mum was away working and so Dad was taking us on a car rally with my two sisters…

Orange Coconut Haystacks

I’ve spent quite some time this weekend considering my options as to what I am going to contribute to this month’s The Cookbook Guru.  The challenge for August is to pick a recipe book from my bookshelf to cook from and share with the group as an introduction that may result in it becoming part…

Toasted Hazelnut, Honey and Ginger Muesli

The middle of last year I had a very disappointing revalation that I had developed an allergy to oats.  As a lover of porridge, muesli, grainy breads and crumbles this was a highly difficult discovery that I wasn’t sure how I was going to get around.  In fact I’m inclined to forget, thinking oats are…

White Chocolate and Apricot Balls

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with dried fruit and no bake treats these past few weeks and this is one creation that I thought was worth sharing.  To begin with they didn’t look like they were going to work, the flavour was too tart and citric for even the bitter loving palates.  A bit…

Spiced Vegan Orange and Almond Rumballs

As you may remember I went on a foodie tangent earlier this year when I detoxed for a few weeks.  In the process I started exploring healthier eating options and discovered an amazing recipe for dairy free, sugar free, wheat free coconut rough and a walnut hedgehog which made my taste buds sing.  Well I’m…

Coconut Rough

Coconut rough happens to be one of my all time favourite chocolate treats. I love the crunchy coconut and the creamy chocolate combined together, in fact I find it highly addictive and morish.  Now imagine being told you could make a vegan, dairy free, wheat-free version of this treat.  I’m about to break this news…

Variety is the spice of life….

Looking to spice up your familiar recipes? This is another variation for of what you can do with my Banana Bread Recipe.  Try slicing a fresh pear ( I used boscolo so it would keep its shape) and add it to your loaf.   I peeled the pear, and then cut some and added it…

Lime Marmalade and Coconut Muffins

A while back I made a massive batch of lime marmalade with a cheap box of limes that I’d bought at a market and ever since I’ve had 3 containers of the stuff in my fridge waiting to be used for something.  I’d run out of jars you see so I didn’t have anything to…