Chocolate Mousse or Cheesecake special occasion desserts

If you’ve seen my last few posts, you’ll have noticed I’ve been hanging out on Steemit a bit recently. This is a new blogging platform, where you have the potential for being paid for your posts. It’s still in Beta, so still in development, but the advantage of getting in early is that you can start to build your audience. Mostly when I come across new recipes I like the look of, I pin them […]

Fruit & Nut bar (grain free)

Suitable for GAPS, SCD, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, low carb or other whole food diets. This recipe is a new variation on my Real Food Chocolate and Fudge recipe. The focus in that recipe is the chocolaty or fudgy texture. But this one is more about all the other goodies in it, and the creamed coconut base is just to hold it all together. Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Fruit and Nut Bar I’m calling it […]

Healthy Real Food snacks – Chocolate and Fudge

Suitable for GAPS, SCD, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, low carb or other whole food diets. I first discovered creamed coconut (also known as coconut butter) in a faded orange box, in the international section of our local supermarket, many years before it became trendy. It made the most amazing sugar free date or apricot fudge, and was very popular in our house. It wasn’t always easy to find, so when one of […]

Mix & Match Smoothie

This smoothie can be adapted to use different bases. Zizz all together in a blender and enjoy. Remember to sip slowly and “chew” it. (For AIP, you might not be able to use all of the combinations) (If you’re in NZ and looking for sources, some of these products are available through our Nature Foods online store, and are linked to for your convenience. If there’s anything else you can’t find, ask us.) Your base […]

Fudgy coconut date pudding

This is a variation of the strawberry fool recipe. It doesn’t need extra sweetener, as the dates give a nice flavour plus sweetness. 4 fresh dates, chopped 250ml (1 cup) coconut cream 1-2 Tbs creamed coconut (optional) 250ml (1 cup) plain, unsweetened yoghurt (preferably thick) – if you want this to be dairy free, use coconut yoghurt Chill the coconut cream for a couple of hours. Beat till it starts to get thick, then add […]

White Christmas slice

We recently discovered dried strawberries. Not the sugar coated, preservative laden things you might have seen in the supermarket, but ones where strawberries are the only ingredients. I found them in Hardy’s Health food shop. They’re so sweet, it’s hard to believe there’s no added sugar. Anyway, I got thinking about how they would be a good substitute for glaced cherries in some Christmas recipes, and had a hazy memory of something called White Chrismas. […]

Winter Warmer Soup

This is a quick and easy way to make your daily stock more interesting, when you can’t be bothered making a vegetable soup.    Have a mug of this warming soup at first signs of a flu or cold, or when you’re feeling the winter weather. If you get sick, sip throughout the day. 1 litre of chicken, duck or turkey stock 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped 4-8 Tablespoons creamed coconut juice of 1 […]

Chocolate Spread

I’m very excited that the stock of our new product – creamed coconut – has arrived today! One of the first things I did was whip up a Nutella type chocolate spread for people to sample, but free of dairy, sugar and even nuts! 250gm (1/2 a 500ml jar) of creamed coconut 125gm coconut oil  2 Tablespoons raw cocoa powder (it doesn’t have to be raw, but raw tastes better) 2 Tablespoons honey (or your favourite sweetener) 2 teaspoons vanilla essence Zizz it all […]

Chocolate & fudge recipes

Holidays like Easter or Valentines Day can be a challenge for those on restricted diets. Here are some ideas for chocolate replacements. And the links at the bottom have some non food ideas. Most people on gluten or starch free diets will be able to tolerate cocoa butter, as its fully fat. You need to melt it before using in these recipes. The easiest way is to chop it up finely, then put it in a bowl […]

Coconut date truffles

Makes 12 small balls (make them small as they are very rich). 100g (4 oz) creamed coconut (this comes in a block and is very firm) 3 fresh dates Cut the creamed coconut into chunks, then process in a food processor till mealy. Cut the dates into chunks, add and process till mixed together. Roll into small balls and refrigerate till hard. Take out of the fridge again to soften up about 15 mins before […]