Dark Chocolate Bark

You all know me now, I have a major sweet tooth and love dark chocolate. If I deny myself chocolate and go cold turkey, it just doesn’t work for me. After 3 days I’m a raging lunatic and end up buying … Continue reading

Crunchy Popcorn Crumbs – Gluten Free

In the back of the pantry, I found a half eaten bag of popcorn from last week. It was stale, though instead of throwing it out I decided to blitz it up to make breadcrumbs. This mix makes a great … Continue reading

Heavenly Healthy Spread

This week I am trying to squeeze more heart healthy monounsaturated fats into my diet by way of avocado’s and nuts. Why? Well I’d like to live a long, healthy and happy life and these nutrients are a proven effective … Continue reading

Chocolate and Sweet Potato Cake Gluten Free

I’m always told that I cook with strange ingredients and yes, it’s true. They never complain though once they try it, instantly converted into a ‘strange ingredient’ user as well. This Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake is gluten free and packs a … Continue reading

Easy and Nutritious Macadamia and Pistachio Biscuits

Biscuits, normally full of processed flour, sugar, fat and preservatives – making them a pretty empty way to stack on the kilograms. When we eat sweeties, we try to pack them full of the most nutritious ingredients that we can. … Continue reading

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate Beetroot Cake – Gluten Free Five years ago, I came across a strange combination at an organic cafe that caught my eye. It was a Beetroot and Chocolate cake. I was intrigued and had to sink my teeth into a … Continue reading

Black Sesame and Coconut Icecream

This recipe was born after looking at my kitchen bench. For some unknown reason, there was a packet of black sesame seeds, a jar of palm sugar syrup, rice malt syrup and a can of coconut cream sitting on my bench that … Continue reading

Little Love Bites – Goodness Bars

These little beauties are packed full of fibre for a healthy digestive system and bursting with flavour. The good thing is, you can create any combination of ingredients that you like, you’re not limited to what we have here. Cut … Continue reading

The Truth about Coconut Oil

If there is one food product that has exploded onto the health food scene over the last 12 months, it’s coconut oil. Added to chocolate bars, pour it on your cereal, eat it with a spoon, or pour it on … Continue reading

Banana and Honey Smoothie Icypoles

As you probably know, we both have a soft spot for icecream. Any chance that we get, we make sure we have a batch of icy poles ready in the freezer to prevent any big icecream binges. Making your own … Continue reading

A Sunday of food

So today I was tired, and I just wanted to stay home. So I did. And this is what happened… 1.Fresh basil and mint from the garden blended with sugar to make the most delightful flavour explosion. 2. Too hot … Continue reading

Panna Cotta

Want a dessert that tastes delightful AND is easy to make? Look no further. This uses ingredients that  most people always have on hand, and literally takes 5 minutes to make. It does take time to set in the fridge, but it’s … Continue reading

Pineapple Coconut and Mint Juice

We live near the beach and love a morning swim. We love coming home and whipping up a refreshing juice to start the morning, as the weather warms up and Summer is almost upon us. Recipe Makes 2 tall glasses … Continue reading

Coconut Chocolate Mousse

It’s light, its fluffy and it tastes delicious. Even better still, it takes about 3 minutes and only uses 3 ingredients. With no eggs or milk, this mousse is dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans. Make sure you … Continue reading

Lovely Lemon Tart

This is my go-to recipe. My go-to when I need a birthday cake, go-to when I need a dessert for a dinner party that I need to be able to make the day before because I’m busy, go-to when I … Continue reading

Baked Bananas

Perfect for dessert, morning tea or afternoon tea. This sweet, yet healthy dessert is super easy to make. Baking the bananas intensifies the natural sugars, making it the ultimate healthy sweetie, just don’t go overboard on the syrup if you … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Sesame Smoothie

Yum. Sesame seeds. These little delights are packed full of nutrition. We add them to everything. Stir fry’s, salads, casseroles, baked vegetables and now…smoothies. The Chef often grabs a handful at work (in the Japanese kitchen) as a little snack … Continue reading

The Healthiest Banana Icecream You’ve Ever Seen

I saw this presented by Matt Preston on Masterchef and was a little sceptical. It sounded too good to be true, so of course my inquisitive cooking mind had to give it a go. The only ingredient he used was bananas. Healthy, simple … Continue reading

Smoothie Cubes

Strawberries are in season and The Chef and I keep coming home with kilo’s and kilo’s of strawberries as they are such a wonderful price at the moment. We just love them. Unfortunately they don’t last forever though, so I … Continue reading

Healthy Choc Peanut Milkshake

If I could eat mountains of chocolate, I would. It’s difficult to deny that chocolate flavour is divine and addictive. So, as a way to steer away from chocolate bars – high in fat and sugar, I find simply adding … Continue reading

Tangelo Gelato

Words, recipe and photographs by: The Nutrition Guru. Ok so my soft spot is for icecream. I just love it. My boss has recently let me borrow an icecream machine so I am in heaven, and so is The Chef with … Continue reading

Natvia Competition for You, YES YOU!

We both  have sweet tooths and are always looking at ways to make desserts and sweet treats more healthy. When making desserts, we often replace the butter with olive oil to decrease the saturated fat and increase our intake of good monounsaturated fats. We also like to … Continue reading

Little Pumpkin and Olive Oil Cakes

We just love pumpkin. Pumpkin scones, pumpkin pasta, roast pumpkin and steamed pumpkin. And now, PUMPKIN CAKE! This cake was born because my mother had given me 2 whole beautiful organic pumpkins fresh from her garden. What better way to make … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE MUG PUDDING

A decadent chocolate treat that is a healthy alternative to normal chocolate puddings…AND super easy to make This is a little beauty This recipe is a ‘one bowl wonder’ only taking 5 minutes of your time. Best thing is, there’s hardly … Continue reading

Jeffa’s Jaffa Chocolate Potion

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This delight isn’t one of our low fat low sugar recipes, although it certainly is a delicious little treat. Following our healthy eating philosophy, a small amount of ‘naughtiness’ once in a while is not going to hurt. Consciously choosing to eat a wide … Continue reading

A healthier Egg Custard Tart? Are you for real? YES WE ARE!

There’s a debate at the moment in the nutrition world. Butter vs margarine. The answer is complex, and would take hours to go into. Due to requests from readers, we have in fact developed a recipe that uses margarine instead of … Continue reading