Monthly Archives: December 2013

Fig & Caramel Cake

This recipe was inspired by a Paleo Sticky Date Pudding recipe I saw over at THE MERRYMAKER SISTERS, if you have not checked out those ladies yet you need to ASAP. They are fab, they cook amazing creations and you will want to lick your computer screen when you cast your eyes on some of their goodies. I was going to make their Sticky Date Pudding for my sister’s surprise birthday dinner but I don’t like to follow recipes so I changed it up a bit to suit the tangent I went off on which took me to figs instead of dates. You could make these as mini puddings too and I think it would make about 10.

Warning! This is NOT a low-sugar dessert! Obviously it doesn’t contain any of that highly refined nasty white stuff but natural sugar is still sugar. I guess what I am saying is that this is a SOMETIMES cake, not an ALWAYS cake and prepare for a bit of a buzz if you, like me, are used to minimal sugar generally.

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Cashew Sour Cream or Cheese

Sometime you just need a bit of ‘sumthin sumthin’ and this is that something. We have had this on TACO’S, drizzled on PIZZA or MEATZZA or just as a bit of something to dip other stuff in to…. By ‘other stuff’ I mean food, nothing weird. Don’t be weird. It’s a great alternative to sour cream if you can’t do dairy and the ‘cheesy’ version just works.

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If you are a woman or know a woman….

This post is for you.

We are across the fact that anything we eat ends up inside our body & can do damage or provide nourishment. Same goes for the things we apply topically to our skin, deodorant, shampoo, moisturizer, make-up, shaving cream etc. Have you ever thought about the the things we put in/on one of the most sensitive areas of our body? Yep, that’s where I am taking you. Tampons, pads, ‘lady products’.

Wait! Men, don’t flee yet. I promise this won’t get gory or awkward! I am sure there is a woman in your life you care about. Your mum, sister, daughter, girlfriend. Stick with me for her sake. You might learn something too. (more…)

Top Deck Chocolate

I love chocolate. I really, really do. It makes me happy in my heart. These days it tends to only be the homemade variety or some good quality dark chocolate that ends up in our house. This has been one of my favorites so far. Loaded with magnesium from the fabulous raw cacao & some healthy fats from the deliciously smooth cacao butter & coconut oil, this gear is good. Real good. Like you might need to hide it from yourself in the back of the freezer behind the dog mince to stop yourself eating it at breakfast time. Not that I did that…. BUT if I did there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that. Besides, if no-one saw me it never happened, right?!

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Mango Mojito Sorbet

Summer is here and you know what that means? Mangoes! Hip hip hooray! Summer time fruit is the bestest! Cherries, peaches, nectarines, lychees & man-man-mangoes! They are brilliant in salads, made into a dressing, turned into a dessert and best of all, they go perfectly with my other love, coconut. Heaven! This recipe is quick, easy & can be done even if you don’t have an ice cream maker.

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