Zucchini & Corn Friiters

Zucchini & Corn Friiters

by Nicky Skinner June 10, 2019 1 min read

These super easy fritters are great for dinner or the lunch box. Packed full of goodness and perfect with some hummus, coconut yoghurt or sweet chilli sauce.

Double the recipe if you've got a big family to feed :)

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Oat & Sunflower Butter Cookies

Oat & Sunflower Butter Cookies

by Nicky Skinner November 29, 2018 2 min read

The incidence of nut allergies seems to be on the rise. I see it at work as a nurse with the increasing children of children who come into the hospital with degrees of allergic reactions, from mild rashes to full-blown anaphylactic shock.
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Mini Kumera & Corn Chickpea Frittatas (egg free)

Mini Kumera & Corn Chickpea Frittatas (egg free)

by Nicky Skinner October 25, 2018 2 min read

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Recipe of the Month

Recipe of the Month

by Nicky Skinner August 27, 2018 2 min read

I don't know about you, but lolly cake was always the slice I gravitated towards as a kid and teen, but when I became more health conscious and realised that malt biscuits, condensed milk and Eskimo lollies were less than nourishing, I tried to make better choices. But the other day I decided nobody should have to miss out and decided to healthify it.

Like the majority of my recipes, they are many easy substitutions such as a different nut butter, nut or dried fruit. It's adaptable to your own tastes and I've tried it with chopped dates, dried blueberries and walnuts and it was fabulous!

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Raw Caramel Slice

Raw Caramel Slice

by Nicky Skinner June 03, 2018 2 min read

I realised the other day I didn't have a Caramel Slice recipe on the website (despite making this one numerous times) and in my humble opinion, every good website needs a Caramel Slice recipe ;) I’ve remade this classic decadence using only wholesome and natural ingredients, as I always found the original very sickly sweet. Just me?
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Sweet Potato Brownie with nut butter icing

Sweet Potato Brownie with nut butter icing

by Nicky Skinner April 25, 2018 2 min read 2 Comments

These brownies are so delicious, full of vitamin A and plenty of fiber, but without the sugar hit. I've tested it myself, and people never guess they're loaded with veg! (except my husband, who knows me too well!).  I often put an extra kumara on the bottom rack of the oven when I'm cooking a roast for dinner, specifically so I can make these the next da
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream Pots

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream Pots

by Nicky Skinner April 12, 2018 2 min read

A feast for the eyes and for the lips, these delicious pots of goodness are not only awesome for you, packed with healthy fats, but also great for your gut!

Made using gelatin powder to give it a beautiful jelly-like texture, gelatin has been reported to improve gut health and digestion, protect joints, improve sleep quality, lift mood and improves cognitive abilities, improve skin health, heart health, maintain strong bones, AND help keep you feeling fuller longer!

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Salted Peanut Butter Cups

Salted Peanut Butter Cups

by Nicky Skinner March 14, 2018 2 min read

My best friend growing up was originally from the US, so I was introduced to American candy early! When we moved cities away from each other, I missed my supply of Reeces Pieces Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter M&M's. 

Nowadays, these chocolate candies are way too sweet for my taste buds, however, this version you CAN enjoy in moderation, without the trans fats and refined sugar.

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Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

by Nicky Skinner February 28, 2018 2 min read

I'm all about eating in season. There's nothing better than a juicy ripe tomato in summer or a new season apple right from the tree. And as I'm sure you're aware it's the height of blueberry season, so while they're fresh and cheap I thought I'd create a blueberry lunch box loaf everyone will love.
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Gut Friendly Bounty Bars

Gut Friendly Bounty Bars

by Nicky Skinner January 28, 2018 2 min read

Some of you may not be familiar baking with collagen and think that it's just an ingredient in your face cream. However, collagen is also the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity and when it comes to our joints and tendons, in simplest terms, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. Collagen has many benefits when ingested including improving the health of skin and hair, reduces joint degradation, helps heal 'leaky gut', it can boost metabolism, improves liver health and can protect against cardiovascular disease. Sound like something you want to incorporate into your families diet?
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Gingernuts

Gingernuts

by Nicky Skinner October 26, 2017 2 min read

They say ginger is fabulous for morning sickness and since I've been getting some peculiar second trimester nausea, I thought I'd try to recreate the traditional Griffins Gingernuts which are made using traditional white flour, white sugar and vegetable oil.
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Coconut Coffee Cake

Coconut Coffee Cake

by Nicky Skinner October 20, 2017 2 min read

One for grown ups this week! Despite what the name suggests, there's no caffeine in this cake, just delicious nutty cinnamon swirls.

Perfect along side your coffee or tea, this cake can also be made without the topping for a simple snack, but in my opinion needs the extra layer for depth of flavour.

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