School holidays: fun! (sarcasm font)

Well it’s the winter holidays. It’s cold and wet and the boys declined attending the extra week that their preschool offers, so they’re home for 2 weeks. I love them dearly, but with the demands of their little sister I can’t give them amazing amounts of attention and it’s pretty hard having things set up … Continue reading

Muffins take 2 – gf, df, rsf, nut free, soy free

I was getting bored of my muffin recipe and also had to make Lord B cut back on the oats as he was reacting to them, so I tweaked it a bit. The beauty of this kind of baking is that exact measurements are not required and you can experiment with different ingredients. You’re never … Continue reading

Lord B turns 5

Kinda crazy to think I’ve been an active parent for 5 whole years now. I say active, because I was technically a parent from the moment he was conceived, only I didn’t have to do much till he was born. Well, I guess being semi healthy, and then labour and stuff, but ya know. I … Continue reading

Choc chip buckwheat cookies (rsf, gf, df option)

  So I saw this recipe a couple of weeks ago. Why on earth would one want to make only two biscuits at a time??? What a waste of power! When I bake, I like to make enough to put some away for the rest of the week, or to freeze for feast day treats … Continue reading

Mostly healthy caramel slice (rsf; gf, df, ef options)

Oh the artiness of my food photography. How green with envy those “professional” bloggers must be. For Father’s Day this year, I decided to put on a High Coffee for my husband and father. They’re both hard to buy for and we always go to Nanny and Grandpa’s house after Mass on a Sunday anyway, … Continue reading

Wheat free sourdough

I’ve had a couple of people wanting my sourdough recipe lately, so figured linking them to it would be much easier than searching messages for instructions or rewriting it each time I’m asked. Which may be never again, but if it’s not, I’m covered. Making your own bread means you can avoid all the crap … Continue reading

My favourite kitchen appliances

Since learning a few things about nutrition, I’ve come to consider a few kitchen items a necessity.

Yummo lunch – kumara salad

Kumara, Henderson’s bacon, Abella buffalo feta, avocado, sauerkraut, bean “hummus”, karengo (nz seaweed).

Detoxing life – where to buy funny foods

I’ve been busy, ok? I was sick for like 3 weeks (fricking ridiculous – note to self, don’t stop taking floradix in winter) and then in Dunedin for a week (hopefully I’ll get to that today too). So, you’re trying to cut out the sugar, refined grains, and general processed foods. Or your might not … Continue reading

PANNA COTTA EASTER BUNNY (dairy free, gluten free, sugar free)

While on the Easter treat theme… I got this bunny mould for a few dollars and was stuck for what to put in it, then remembered I haven’t made panna cotta for ages. (I did also make a very solidly chocolate bunny out of cocoa butter, cocoa, and maple syrup. We haven’t finished it yet.) … Continue reading