Jammy Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Jammy Almond Thumbprint Cookies

by Nicky Skinner January 18, 2019 2 min read

These jammy almond thumbprint cookies couldn’t be easier and are just perfect for all ages! Sometimes the simplest cookies are the best in my opinion.
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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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Almond Caramel Fudge Slice

Almond Caramel Fudge Slice

by Nicky Skinner November 08, 2018 2 min read

I thought it was time to share something a little more decadent...one can never have too many raw caramel slices in ones repertoire!
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Popcorn Slice

Popcorn Slice

by Nicky Skinner October 09, 2018 1 min read

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Mocha Peanut 'Pick-me-up' Bars

Mocha Peanut 'Pick-me-up' Bars

by Nicky Skinner September 24, 2018 2 min read

Here’s one for the grown-ups! For all those who need a little pick-me-up during the day, this one is for you!

I adore anything that incorporates my two favorite things; chocolate and coffee. This bar take it even further and adds in some peanuts for a nutty flavor too!

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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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Chocolate Peanut Protein Bites

Chocolate Peanut Protein Bites

by Nicky Skinner July 13, 2018 2 min read

I whipped up these protein-packed bites using NuZest Chocolate Clean Lean protein powder, but you can use any kind of protein powder you like.

As you can see, my chocolate coating skills leave a lot to be desired, and I've since had recommended to insert a toothpick and roll the bite in the chocolate to get an even coverage all around. Try that and let me know how you go.

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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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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Raspberry Muffins

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Raspberry Muffins

by Nicky Skinner May 13, 2018 1 min read

I made these after craving some of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread one afternoon. I love muffins with little bursts of fruit flavor, so added some raspberries and they took these to the next level!

Gluten free, egg free, dairy free and refined sugar-free, these got a rave review from hubby who said they were literally the best thing I've ever made! High praise indeed.

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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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Fudgy Black Bean and Peanut Butter Brownies

Fudgy Black Bean and Peanut Butter Brownies

by Nicky Skinner March 28, 2018 2 min read

I've been experimenting with more legumes in my diet of late (my body seems to have been craving them postpartum!). I used to make a deliciously dense and fudgy black bean brownie, that although claimed to be 'gluten-free' and free from flours, was packed with brown sugar so gave a decent sugar dump!

I thought I'd have a go at making it lower in sugar, so I subbed the cup of brown sugar for a banana (adds a lot of natural sweetness) and a touch of rice malt syrup. It's also egg free and dairy free for all those allergies out there.

I think this version is still as awesome, but won't send the kids into hyperdrive at lunchtime!

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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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