Apple and Hazelnut Muffins

I must give credit where credit is due…. My lovely mother helped me create these scrumptious muffins following my first disastrous muffin attempt (think oat porridge with raspberry mush).  My mum is a FANTASTIC cook and has been learning about combining healthy ingredients (through me of course hehe) to develop delicious creations. Sometimes, mothers know best – especially when it comes to cooking! These muffins are so close to perfection…

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Mini Chocolate Easter Eggs

Since I was a child, my memories of Easter have always involved devouring one main sweet that is placed inside the small triangle at the tip of the food pyramid and labelled as ‘Eat Sparingly.’ If you haven’t guessed what that is yet, I am talking about CHOCOLATE! Yes, that smooth, succulent, sensual sweet you would find on Easter egg hunts as a child, and the junk food you turn…

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Guilt-free Banana Bread

As the cool Melbourne breeze sweeps the city, the desserts are becoming warmer and warmer… Ahh the joyous feeling when you curl up on the couch watching bad TV (Kardashians anyone?) with a cosy blanket, a cup of tea and a small sweet. It was 25 degrees in Melbourne today so I may be getting ahead of myself, but I’m sure the chilly nights will be occurring soon enough! And…

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Chocolate Peppermint Slice

Mmmm peppermint. I love it in biscuits, cakes, ice cream, mousse and anything else it may be included in. The fresh taste always leaves me delightfully satisfied and I can never get enough, resulting in the disappearances of my entire slice in a record 3 hours… woopsie! My chocolate peppermint slice is a light and fluffy option if you’re feeling like something minty. And who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint…

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Mini Coconut Cream Cakes

I woke up this morning feeling a little creative. Someone recently asked me about an alternative for nuts in a dessert base so I decided to do a little experimenting with rolled oats. I wasn’t quite sure how this recipe would turn out, but the combination of coconut cream with chewy oats is fantastic! The oat base holds just as well simply by adding a little rice malt syrup and…

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Tiramisu Squares

This is probably one of my favourite recipes. I literally cannot keep my hands off them. Between my mother and I, they are usually gone in less than 24 hours… eek. Seriously though, it is amazing what you can do with a couple of cups of cashews; once blended, the creamy texture that magically occurs makes you feel like you should be EXTREMELY guilty for eating. Especially when fresh coffee…

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Banana and Walnut Pancakes with Chocolate Date Sauce

Mmmm breakfast, the most important meal of the day… It can be difficult to include nutrients into your daily morning fix when you are bustling around town with things to get done! Melbournians are known for their on-the-go lifestyles (similarly to New Yorkers) and a simple sugary option always seems attractive in a rush, however energy levels will stay down and your stomach will be yearning for more. Banana and…

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Goji Berry Double Choc Brownies

Don’t you hate the feeling when you walk into a café and see those large chunky brownies dripping in sweet chocolate elegantly placed in lovely glass containers? You consider buying it for a second but deep down you know it will probably be over half your daily calorie intake and opt for a muesli bar instead. Café style brownies are what inspired the creation of my goji berry double choc brownies….

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