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

Breakfast cookies (dairy free, sugar free, (gluten free)

Sir A is still having eczema issues. It’s only on the back of his knees now, which is nice, but still not ideal. I took another look at his allergy report from 2 years ago in the hopes it’d help me avoid having to do another one. Peanuts, apparently. He’d been eating a LOT of … Continue reading

Paleo carrot cake

It’s my mother’s birthday on Sunday. I foolishly asked her if she had any requests for baking and she said carrot cake. I don’t currently have a carrot cake in my repertoire. Enter google. Thank goodness for the interwebs! After rejecting a few, I came across this recipe:¬†http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/whole-orange-and-carrot-cake-with-coconut-frosting/ It appealed to me for several reason. … Continue reading

Oaty snacks: dairy free, wheat free, sugar free, nut free, can be egg free

Two things inspired the creation of this recipe: first, Lord B is now staying at Montessori for 1 lunch a week, which will go up to two next term and end up 5 by the time he’s five – there is a strict no nut policy, which makes things awkward since he doesn’t do dairy … Continue reading

Gingerbread bean cake – gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free

A couple of months ago I began experimenting with using beans in cakes. The black bean chocolate cake was delicious, but I can’t tolerate heaps of cocoa, can’t afford heaps of cacao, and don’t like to feed lots of cocoa to my kids, either, so I set about figuring out a white bean spiced version. … Continue reading

Raw gingernut

I’ve been craving a gingery treat for a few weeks but hadn’t found a recipe that quite worked for me. By which I mean it looked too complicated, involved too many expensive ingredients, or had ingredients I don’t like to feed my family. I found a few today that I kinda liked the look of, … Continue reading

Easter treats (dairy free, low sugar, can be grain free, raw)

It seems I can barely tolerate junk food anymore. I just don’t enjoy it much, and always feel crap afterwards. But Easter is a time of great celebration and some chocolatey treats just seemed necessary. I’ve been seeing various ideas on various blogs over the last few weeks, but most of them looked too messy … Continue reading