When I was younger I always thought I was being so healthy opting for banana bread over something like chocolate cake but the reality is most store bought banana cakes are just as sugar laden as chocolate varieties.
Despite this I’m totally obsessed with banana bread so on my quest to create a delicious and healthier version I experimented with egg, dairy, refined sugar and gluten alternatives.
Instead of egg I have used chia eggs, almond milk instead of cows milk, rice malt syrup and coconut sugar instead of white sugar and almond meal instead of regular flour.
The method below uses a thermomix (more…)
Today is Harmony Day, by definition today is about “celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common. The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.”
I LOVE that this day exists, the message is beautiful and hopefully it helps to open the eyes and hearts of others to the diversity of their peers, colleagues, acquaintances and passers by. It is an opportunity to talk to our children about (more…)
When you’re craving some delicious ice cream and you don’t have any in your house and your local grocery store doesn’t even stock any dairy and soy free options what do you do?
Make some banana ice cream that’s what! Not just any ordinary banana ice cream, macadamia and cinnamon banana ice cream! Yes those are literally the only three ingredients in it.
The ice cream is best served immediately but can be stored in the freezer for later consumption (as if that’s ever really going to happen though, left overs? I don’t think so).
This is a thermomix recipe can be (more…)
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So by now you all know one of my favourite things to do is to create healthier ways of enjoying the foods I love most, especially sweet snacks! For the last week I have been making as many healthier swaps as possible, inspired by the delicious low calorie and naturally sweetened Ocean Spray Low Sugar Cranberry Fruit Drink.
Being mid-way through February it is the perfect time to have a gentle reminder to stay on track with our healthy lifestyle, as by now many of those well intentioned New Years resolutions (more…)
Vegan Shepards Pie, need I say more? What’s not to love? The always popular Shepards pie but a vegan version with low Gi sweet potato, I t sells itself really! Plenty of veggie goodness with a host of different textures topped with naturally smooth, creamy and sweet, sweet potato. No nasties, extra protein from the chickpeas, you could also use 4 bean mix and/or lentils. Super easy, pretty quick, great for freezing and my whole family loved it!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 can chick peas
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 carrots
- 1 cup diced mushrooms
- 1 brown onion
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1/2 (more…)