Homemade Pancake Mix

Who doesn’t love pancakes for brunch on Saturday morning? Or how about for dinner Sunday night? Growing up, we would have pancakes for dinner once a month. It was quite an occasion with Dad putting on his dress suit and bow tie and acting the goat if we had friends over – such great memories – pancakes will always have a …

 

 

Easy Grapefruit And Lemon Marmalade

So many ripe lemons and grapefruit, BUT what to do with the excess? Try making this very easy marmalade. No peeling required – just chop and go! I like to substitute some of the sugar with Earthbound Raw Manuka Honey which gives a lovely flavour and produces a thick gooey marmalade. The secret to making great jam is to get …

 

 

Hemp Update

On 12 November 2017 the sale of hemp seed foods for human consumption was passed by the New Zealand Food Standards Code, however, we are still waiting for domestic laws to change which is very, very slow going. Apparently we are still about a month away from the sign off which hasn’t stopped inventive chefs around the country coming up …

 

 

No Bake Pizza Bread

When you make bread at home you know exactly what goes into it, no preservatives or additives to ensure a viscous loaf. Making bread is something that millions of people do every day all over the world, it’s relatively inexpensive and the process brings people together, there’s something about making bread that feels nurturing and satisfying. This recipe is very …

 

 

Pumpkin Maple Fudge Cake

Our guest blogger this week is our beautiful friend and hardworking entrepreneur Michaiah Simmons whose blog inspires and guides others who have struggled with depression, mental illness and losing a loved one to suicide. Check out her website here. In her spare time, when she’s not being superwomen, she loves getting creative in the kitchen. Michaiah found out she was allergic to gluten when she was …

 

 

Homemade Natural Yoghurt

A big part of regaining gut health is eating a diet filled with plenty of probiotics, one way to do this is to make your own yoghurt, there’s a lot of different ways you can do this. You can order a starter or use a commercial yoghurt as your starter and use a crockpot, dehydrator, yogurt maker or your oven …

 

 

Mum’s Spicy Apple Cake

Yum! This is the tastiest, delicately spicy, melt in your mouth apple cake ever, made with Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice it won’t last long. I have such fond memories of Mum baking this cake with the fragrant smell wafting around the kitchen, nothing tastes better for afternoon tea with a nice hot cuppa, especially during the colder …

 

 

Natalie’s Paleo Protein Bars

Do you need a pick me up that’s healthy, has plenty of protein and tastes great? The Paleo approach to eating is based on the idea that for optimal health we should go back to eating real, unprocessed, whole foods that are more helpful than harmful to our bodies. If you haven’t tried a Paleo recipe before this one from Natalie …