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Lemon and Coconut Slice

This is a recipe for vegan, lemon and coconut slice.  The slice is nut free and refined sugar free, making it the perfect guilt free dessert or snack. The topping tastes beautiful, sweet and creamy and it has a burst of citrus.  This slice is so delicious and satisfying, you would never know its sugar free. I have made this slice twice and I usually double the recipe as it gets eaten so fast! The slice can be kept in the fridge for around a week.

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Cacao Crackle

This recipe contains my two favorite foods - chocolate and coconut.  We have featured cacao and coconut oil in many of our blog posts so if you have been reading you will be aware of the health benefits of these super foods.  If not, have a read of this post about coconut oil and this post about cacao. All of the ingredients I have used in this recipe are what I had in my cupboard.

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Chickpea Bread

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans have many nutritional benefits.  They are very high in fibre, between 65-75% of the fiber found in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, and this type of fiber remains undigested all the way down to the final segment of your large intestine.  Chickpeas also contain zinc, folate and protein which is why they are a great animal protein substitute. As I am not able to eat grains for the next two and a half weeks I wanted to find a suitable food that had the same texture as bread, was simple and easy to make and a good base for my guacamole, salsa or pesto.  I have eaten chickpea bread before but never made it and after looking online discovered how easy it was.

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Roasted Garlic and Herb Hummus

Hummus is such a tasty snack and appetizer and this recipe shows how versatile hummus can be. Hummus is a popular dish that originated in the Middle East. It is a spread, dip, or paste made of chickpeas that is usually eaten with pita bread or other flat bread. Hummus is loaded with nutrients that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Include this in your diet by using it as spread on sandwiches and wraps, as dressing to your salad or pasta, as dip for raw vegetables, or as side dish for main courses.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Whip

Our Chocolate Chip Banana Whip recipe is here thanks to inspiration from this blog post - frozen bananas, why had I not already thought of that? I love that this recipe has only three ingredients, takes 2 minutes to make, is dairy free, sugar free and sweet enough to satisfy any sugar cravings you may have.

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Rice Paper Rolls

In most Sydney sushi stores you can find rice paper rolls.  If like me you don't like eating white rice but love the crispness and freshness of sushi fillings then these are for you!

I made the rice paper rolls for dinner and doubled up on fillings when I chopped everything up so that the BF could have some left overs for his lunch.

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San Choy Bow

San Choy Bow originated from China - traditionally made with pork mince Dr Libby has added this dish to her new cook book but taken out the meat and replaced it with protein rich quinoa and chickpeas.  I made this last night for dinner and it was enough to have as a main dish.  The quinoa and chickpeas are so filling! This is a beautiful meal, so many flavors and so fresh... with the added bonus of no MSG as it's home made. I love how this dish is cooked using macadamia nut oil.  Macadamia oil is one of the healthiest edible oils and is higher in monounsaturates, the goods fats, when compared to Extra Virgin Olive oil.  The oil can be cooked at very high temperatures 210°C /410°F so doesn't burn food.

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