Apple Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies

Many of us will be busy with showing our love and appreciation towards our other halves this month, and I thought what better time to also focus on our own personal self-love. Adding some self love in the form of good nutrition, like with these Apple Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies, can not only make our bodies happy, they also make us feel good.
 
Many of us tend to forget that we ourselves deserve endless amounts of self-love, to feel connected, to be grateful and to feel happy and alive. When you’re sending positive beautiful loving energy to your self, magic happens. And when you’re feeling down or sad, it’s amazing how quickly a little self love and correct thinking can change your whole attitude and mood. 

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Carrot Date Bites

Recipes (10)I think, of all the healthy sweet alternatives, dates have to be my number one favorite!

My heart is ever so happy when I can get my grubby little paws on delicious Medjool dates, but when not, the regular cheaper dates are just as good! They’re such a versatile ingredient, and can be used in savory and sweet dishes and desserts.

They’re also a great staple to have in the cupboard for when you feel like throwing something together to satisfy that sweet craving. These Carrot Date Bites are great to make for those such moments. Continue reading

Sticky Date and Orange Pudding

As we all wind down into the festive season, and get prepared for Christmas and family festivities, I know there are a fair few of you who are racking your brains for Christmas meals. With the majority of everyone having minimal time for error in the kitchen, this quick and easy Sticky Date and Orange pudding (with the most delicious vanilla cashew custard) is definitely one to keep in mind.  Continue reading

Tahini Chocolate Biscuits

Recipes (4) There’s nothing more satisfying than a warm cup of freshly brewed tea and a crunchy delicious biscuit. Whether it’s dunked or bitten before or after a tasty sip, tea and biscuits are a perfect match. This Tahini Chocolate Biscuit recipe has quickly become one of my favorite biscuit recipes.

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Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate raspberry squaresChocolate Raspberry Squares … of H-E-A-V-E-N!!!!! Seriously! These little towers of ‘healthy indulgence’ are out-of-this-world delicious! Their fresh and vibrant flavor shines through with every bite!

The dark ‘chocolatey’ goodness compliments the natural sweetness of the raspberries so incredibly well 🙂 It’s tough making these little treats last! Yup, they’re just that good!

These tasty creations are free from refined sugar, gluten free, dairy free, raw, high in healthy fats and vegan! Continue reading

Chocolate Nana-Nice Cream

I love chocolate! And I am so so so grateful that Raw Cacao is so delicious and so incredibly good for you. Boasting a truck load of amazing health benefits, the perfect Superfood has become a staple in my kitchen cupboard. From raw vegan cheesecakes, to raw bliss balls, to a warm cup of healthy hot chocolate, it definitely has a very special place in my heart!

It also happens to be one of the 3 ingredients used to create this delicious refined sugar free, vegan Chocolate Nana-Nice Cream. Continue reading

Pic’s Peanut Butter Factory Tour

Recipes (6)I am such an avid fan of supporting local businesses, and in Nelson, I’m so lucky to have access to an array of beautiful products made locally. From locally picked frozen berries to Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, I make a point of supporting local businesses and reducing my carbon footprint as much as I can. In these modern times I believe every little helps!

That brings me to one of my most favorite locally made products, and one that has featured in a number of my published recipes, the ever so popular Pic’s Peanut ButterContinue reading

Cinnamon Spiced Muffin Cookies

Recipes (1)As I write this post, I’m finishing off a cup of delicious hot cinnamon spiced tea, that I have recently fallen in love with. I picked some up from The Hollow, Nelson and it’s this tea blend that I used in these cinnamon spiced muffin cookies. The tea has a very strong aroma of cinnamon, spices and cloves. I love this tea for a treat, as it is naturally very sweet, however I’ve found that the cinnamon sorts out any blood sugar fluctuations. Once a pot of this is brewing, you can’t resist scoffing on some sort of delicious treat, and that’s where these ‘muffin cookies’ shine! Continue reading

Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts

Recipes (3)I love everything coconut. From coconut oil to coconut water to freshly cracked whole coconuts! I’m Loco for Coco!!! These delicious Coco-Choc Bounty Tarts have to be one of my favorite recipes! They are so decadent, and the combination of chocolate and coconut is insanely scrumptious! With the added sweet nutty base, these tarts are like the average bounty bars (minus the bad stuff, loaded with good stuff) and taken to a whole other level! 

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Chewy Granola Bars

Granola Bars! Best! Things! Ever! For me, being a Type 1 Diabetic, my sugar levels can sometimes go haywire. There are SO many things that can affect sugar levels. Hormones, periods, exercise (or lack thereof), coffee, insufficient sleep, out of routine meals, stress, and the list goes on and on. Through ups and downs, it can be a real roller coaster. The joys of Type 1!!! For me, sugar lows are the worst, and the scariest as they can drop so low so quickly, and that’s when you need something like these delicious chewy granola bars to pick them back up, and sustain your levels, without causing them to spike.

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I try really hard to manage myself to the best of my ability, but sometimes I don’t always get it right. I’ve realized that being kind to myself is the best treatment, and understanding there are sometimes things I cannot control.

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