Apricot balls – a healthy treat

Apricot balls recipe

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post in our Preparing for a healthy, paleo Christmas series, our son Paul’s favourite treat is apricot balls. My Mum used to have a bowl of these on the table every Christmas, just for him. Sometimes they were the bought variety. Other times they were a home-made recipe with sweetened […]

Christmas cake – without grains!!!

Christmas cake recipe

We’re down to just fifteen days till Christmas, and as promised in yesterday’s post, (number three in our series of preparing for Christmas) it’s time to do a Christmas cake recipe. Australia is a very multi-cultural nation, and as such I think it is sometimes difficult for us to describe a national Christmas tradition. The […]

Zucchini Flats – a convenient snack

zucchini and almond flats

Do you sometimes feel like you just want to snack on something crunchy and savoury? Here it is then! Zucchini and almond Flats. Like the label says, they’re `real veg squished into snacks’. Nice tasting, great texture, and conveniently in a package ready to go. There is a whole range of flavours in the product […]

Apple cinnamon cookies – a healthy paleo snack

I recently saw a quote that said. `A cup of tea without a biscuit is a lost opportunity.’ I think that is just a way of saying that there is something nice about relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit (aka cookie). Add friends and it’s the perfect mix!!! Anyway, recently I have […]

Water kefir – natural probiotics for a healthy digestive system

natural probiotics

I was introduced to kefir (dairy) while visiting a friend in America last year. She talked a lot about the health benefits of fermented milk products, so I came home ready to learn more about it. I knew about probiotics and was already taking a probiotic supplement, but didn’t know much about natural probiotics that […]

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin pie muffins

With Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and American Thanksgiving coming up soon, it’s time to break out all things pumpkin. We have a Canadian living & working with us at the moment so I was looking for something to add to our celebrations….without grains and sugars of course. I tried this recipe this morning and it is […]

Tacos – without the grains

This is a great, grain free, gluten free recipe for young and old. You can make it up ahead of time and freeze or made up earlier on in the day for that nights dinner. Serve it in lettuce cups with all the trimmings. If you’re not dairy free, top it off with a bit […]

Lovingearth drinking chocolate

This one is a real treat!! Save it for when you want a nice rich, smooth taste of a yummy hot chocolate. It does have coconut sugar in it, but none of the regular nasties (aka. additives with numbers and un-pronouncable names). For Melbournites, we got ours from Heath Food Thyme at McAdam Square, Croydon […]

Amey’s Berry Cake

I was enjoying some hands on grand-parenting time recently – the girls and I were having a Saturday morning cook up.  Miss Ames (9) decided that she wanted to create her own recipe from scratch. She wanted to make her own special cake and it didn’t take long for her to have written up a […]

Apple & Banana Muffins

Apple and banana muffins

For those of you who are looking for a nice baked treat here is a quick & easy muffin. Another great one for the school lunchbox. They freeze well…..but if you leave them on the bench for long they will be gone in a flash!! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour ( or 2 […]