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 …

 

 

Creamy Thai Buttercup Soup

This is my absolute favourite soup this winter. It’s incredibly nourishing, filling and creamy, yet dairy-free! Packed full of flavour with plenty of spice and protein from the addition of lentils, it’s a well rounded meal in a bowl. The coconut milk, Thai spices, turmeric, and ginger go so well with creamy, nutty, buttercup. To keep it easy on Grant’s digestive system I left …

 

 

Easy Peasy Pita Pockets

Yum! Light, fluffy, warm, perfectly cooked pita pockets straight out of the oven, sounds so much better than the dry slightly stale ones I got from the supermarket the other day. This uncomplicated pita pocket recipe of Wendyl’s uses only five ingredients and is pretty easy to make. The kids will get a good appetite breathing in the fresh, baked bread, aroma …

 

 

One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Family friendly, easy, nutritious and delicious! This one pot, slow cooker, Mexican Quinoa Bowl recipe from Holistic Nutritionalist Natalie Brady is the perfect meal to make any night of the week. It’s bursting with fresh, delicious and healthy ingredients. “All you have to do is prep all the ingredients, throw them in a slow cooker, then walk away! It’s that …

 

 

Best Ever Basic Butter Cake

Mother and daughter team Trisha and Cherry Curtis from Naturally By Trisha have been making natural products for thirty years in the beautiful Puhoi Valley, they are the creators of our gorgeous Lip Balms and Baby Balm. Trisha also has a rewarding practice in her clinic at her marae in Silverdale. She combines the modalities of classical homeopathy, rongoā māori and Ho’oponopono. This …

 

 

Quick Desert: Banana Roll Ups

Bananas have long held the hearts of smoothie makers, bakers and desert lovers, one of my favourite cakes is banana cake and growing up I used to love banoffee pie. After cutting down on my sugar intake eating the latter is not a happening thing, it’s laden with it. This quick easy desert has that gooey, creamy, caramelised banana flavour …