Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Choc Choc Chip Pea Protein Muffins with Fluffy Protein Frosting – Paleo, nut free, dairy free and Vegan options

Chocolate Swirly Goodness! 

I know Easter is over but I had a few choc chips to use up. But don't panic, these little babies are super healthy and I've added options to keep the sugars low if that's important to you. We try not to get too caught up in the mega low carb craze as they're essential for brain function and energy to get us through our busy days. The extra energy it gives us is vital when it come to getting 100% out of our workouts which in turn uses up the extra carbs we've ingested anyway. I know not everyone agrees with me and there is the school of thought that your body uses healthy fats as energy as well which is true. I've found coconut oil to be a great energy source I can't deny that but any excuse is a good one to enjoy healthy carbs ;-)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Chocolate, Choc Chip Easter Bun Brownie - Vegan

I know Easter is nearly over but I wanted to share this recipes because it contains lots of real chocolate! Our favourite way to use up some of the left overs is to add it too brownies which is really what this recipe is. It's really a brownie that I decorated to look like Easter buns. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Carrot Cake Protein Easter Buns - Grain free, gluten free and diary free with a vegan option

Yeah! I know, another Easter Bun recipe but hey, why not... It's Easter this weekend and there's something about presenting food in it's traditional shapes and flavours. Even if the original recipes have been stretched to their limits.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chocolate Nut Covered Truffles - raw vegan

How could I not do something wicked for Easter treats (that's not really wicked ;-) ) and not share it. This is an adapted version of the Elegant Raw Chocolates I did a few years ago. They are quite easy to make and the results are well worth he effort. The secret to good raw chocolate is good quality ingredients. I've use the chocolate paste and butter that I get from Raw Pleasure. It's much easier to get now than it used to be but if you live somewhere that doesn't have a shop that carries this sort of ingredients then don't worry as I've put links on the ingredients to the shop I get them from. They're very good and get stuff out almost immediately so you could have it before Easter if you're quick. Maybe I should have told them I was doing this post to warn them. Actually I'll do that when I've finished. 

I'll keep this post short and sweet and get straight to the point. Head down to the recipe and have at a go at these. They would be amazing piped over a roasted Hazelnut which was what I really wanted to do but ran out of time getting them. These are walnut and almond. I also filled a few dates with an almond and covered them! Verdict! Yum! ;-) 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Choc Chip Easter Buns - Gluten free, Dairy free with a Grain Free and Vegan option

With Easter upon us there's no better reason to bake up a batch of something healthy that resembles an Easter Bun! Take into account the fact that one of the 2 people most likely to enjoy this creation has no time for lumps that are made from fruit in any baked item!! Be it dried or fresh. Follow that up with a quick peek in the fridge which revealed a half bag of chocolate buttons, (left overs from Christmas) that has somehow survived the after dinner cravings of my main man. Yes, he has been sneaking the cooking chocolate! Now that's desperate I tell you! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Banana Muffins with Anzac Crunch - Paleo and Dairy free

I know Easter comes before Anzac Day but I'm a bit out of sorts this week so I decided my blog might as well stick with my Karma! I have something I'm working on for Waffle Day as well. Apparently that's this Saturday but I've seen lots of stuff on social media already, maybe it goes for the whole week.

Anyway who can't resist a good Banana Muffin, topped with a splash of sweet, crunchiness you can't go wrong. There are pretty simple to make and the Anzac Crunch is great by itself. I've used this recipe I did a few weeks ago. I've been an a real crispy, sweet, crunchy, streusel binge lately, they're on and in everything.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bio Pro Chocolate Caramel Stars – Raw vegan Protein Cookies

I am not supposed to be here posting a recipe for you guys and my online cookbook but I am. I really like it here in the morning chatting away like a crazy women to who know's. I mean, I may just be chatting away to myself some days with the crazy creations I come up with and I'm brave enough to post. I never post anything that I don't like! (don't ask my why I said that... derr, I'm crazy but not that bad!) but it seems that there are a lot of  people out there that are looking for healthy alternatives and if my little recipes help just one person then my day has been made!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Almond Crunch Cookies 1 & 2, super crisp and crunchy or firm, soft and chewy! - sugar free, vegan and Paleo

A little tanned around the edges but I've addressed that in the recipe! They still taste yummo and the crunch is perfect! 

Take 2 for these little babies!! I made them for the first time on Monday but I didn't get them perfect. They tasted great and kept well in the fridge (must have been ok as they boys have eaten them all) but when they were out they were way too soft. This batch is super crunchy (almost too crunchy but that's what happens when you leave them in the oven for too long!) but I will make it clear in the recipe how to avoid that ;-) These are almost an 'I quite sugar' cookie. (my condolences to those that are following such a diet) as I used rice syrup instead of honey or maple syrup but both would be just as good and to tell you the truth the nutritional benefits of the almonds and cinnamon compliment the healthy sweetness you get from natural sweeteners such as coconut sugar, honey and maple syrup that it really doesn't matter. It's not like cookies are the main staple of your diet, there just a little snack or treat to help get you through the day and lets be honest they do contain a fair amount of good nutrition which is a bonus. For a fructose free version of this cookie check out the notes I've added below the recipe for substitutes.