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Almond and Cacao Energy Balls

I am someone who needs to eat smaller portions, but more regularly throughout the day. These date balls have been a lifesaver. They are absolutely delicious and so healthy too! This batch made about 28 date balls. This recipe is from Deliciously Ella. Ingredients 200g almonds (1 cup) 400g medjool dates (2 cups) 4 tablespoons… Read more »

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Grain-free Apple Spice Coffee Cake

I decided yesterday I felt like baking a cake, and so I decided to try one of Danielle Walker’s recipe’s. As much as we can, Andrew and I try and eat more or less according to a paleo lifestyle, cutting out refined sugars and carbs however, we obviously don’t always stick to it. I was… Read more »

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Homemade Chicken Pie

Ingredients for short crust pastry  340g flour 150g unsalted butter, diced 80g water Pinch of salt Ingredients for pie filling 450g diced Chicken Thighs 50g butter 140g diced carrot 70g diced leek 70g diced onion 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 heaped tbsps of flour 50ml white wine 250ml cream A pinch of salt and pepper… Read more »

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Week night dinner: Bolognese

This is your normal bolognese mince, but with a gourmet hearty twist. Don’t let the word g.o.u.r.m.e.t put you off – give it a try, it is not difficult and I think you will welcome the flavour burst you create through using these added ingredients. Ingredients: 500g Beef mince Pasta, shell shaped Olive oil, 2… Read more »

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A traditional South African dish: BOBOTIE

What is Bobotie?  Bobotie is a delightful South African dish that is filled with beef mince, spices and aromatics with an egg topping. It is a favourite in most South African homes, and it is traditionally served with a side of yellow rice with raisins in it. Why is it a traditional dish? It’s commonly… Read more »

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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Ice lollies

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chocolate almond milk, cow’s milk, or non-dairy milk of your choice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Full-fat recommended for creamiest results) Method In a small sauce-pan over medium-low heat melt the chocolate chips, stirring constantly, until completely melted. Add in the… Read more »

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CHOCOLATE CHIP GREEK YOGURT PANCAKES

These chocolate chip pancakes make a perfect light and healthy breakfast and are packed with extra protein from the greek yogurt! The full recipe will make about 14 pancakes, but you can easily half the recipe to make enough for two people.  Enjoy! Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins INGREDIENTS 2… Read more »

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Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup fresh dates, pitted 3/4 cup coconut oil, olive oil, or butter 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoon coconut flour 2 cup blanched almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup pecans, finely diced 1/2 cup dates, finely diced Instructions… Read more »

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Juice #1: The Rehydrater

Juice #1: The Rehydrater Ingredients:  1 cucumber 4 celery stalks 2 small granny smith apples 1/2 lemon Method: In a single gear juicer, add all of the ingredients together and blitz! Add more or less of each ingredient to your own taste and enjoy! Some facts about the ingredients: This is a juice recipe that… Read more »

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Homemade beef burger patties

  Ingredients 500g lean beef mince 1 t Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped handful fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 t thyme leaves 1 t salt ½ t pepper 1 egg   Instructions 1. To make your own homemade burger patties, combine all the above ingredients together and mix well…. Read more »