Posts in Dairy Free
Peach and Nectarine Sorbet

Peaches and Nectarines are now in season and there are so many ways to enjoy them. I love making fruit sorbet in summer and have included both of these fruits in this recipe. This recipe does not require an ice cream maker and there are only 5 ingredients needed for this healthy, fresh dessert! Peaches and Nectarines are both rich in fibre, vitamin C and Vitamin A.

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Nut Free Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls are one of the easiest and nutritious snacks to make. These bliss balls are nut-free, making them perfect for people with nut allergies. Most schools are a no no for nuts which means you can send these snacks along to school as a healthy lunch box treat. As well as being nut free, these bliss balls are also gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I have used dates, cacao, orange rind and vanilla to sweeten them.

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Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls are very "on trend" in the world of Instagram.  They are more than just a beautiful thing to look at - if you combine the right ingredients they also taste damn delicious.  Packed full of nutrients, dietary fibre and anti oxidants.  I love Smoothie Bowls as they force you to sit down at eat.  Too often we are running around at the beginning of the day and dont sit down to appreciate our food.

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Kumara Nachos with Salsa

Nachos originated in Mexico in 1943 - made from fried tortilla, cheese and jalapeno's.  Nowadays, Nachos are topped with anything from refried beans, black beans, beef, chicken, lettuce, guacamole and many different types of cheeses... the list goes on.  I wanted to make a version that were grain, dairy and legume free to suit anyone who is Paleo.  This recipe is pretty budget friendly, you can pick up minced beef and kumara (sweet potato to all the non Kiwi's) for a great price year round and same goes for avocado's.

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Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls

Ferrero Rochers are one of my favourite sweet treats so it was only was a matter of time until I decided to make a more wholesome version. This recipe is for 8 Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls that are raw, indulgent and guilt free. The balls are sweetened with dates and maple syrup and the topping is made of coconut oil and cacao to sub out dairy. The centre has a smooth hazelnut like flavour that literally melts in your mouth.

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No Bake Ginger Slice

Our Mum has been making ginger slice ever since we can remember and it is a sweet treat that we now both love, it brings back childhood memories of afternoons spent in the kitchen baking.

We teamed up with Alison's Pantry to create some recipes using their products and thought why not create a ginger slice minus the refined flour and butter.  We think we did a pretty good job - this slice is gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugar and no flour in sight!

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Cauliflower and Broccoli Pizza

Looking for ways to get your kids to eat more veggies? Try this Cauliflower and Broccoli Pizza and let them build their own pizzas.

Over the last few months I have been trying to cut out gluten and bread from my diet, which is hard when you love pizza so much. I usually use our cauliflower pizza base but I decided to change the recipe slightly and add broccoli so I can increase my vegetable intake.

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Kiwifruit Pops

Kiwifruit Pops are a fun and delicious way to enjoy fruit. Ideal for kids parties! New Zealand Kiwifruit season is from April through to January, meaning they are abundant and well priced. Kiwifruits are rich in vitamin C, which is what we need more of during Winter to keep away those cold and flu's. Kiwifruits are high in fibre, anti oxidants, vitamin A, E and K.

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Raw Chocolate Nectarine Tart

Nectarines have to be one of our favourite stone fruits, they can be used in salads, smoothies, desserts and meat dishes. We like to eat ours raw so that they are juicy and to emphasise the delicious flavour of the fruit. The “Hunny” nectarine, grown right here in New Zealand by Yummy has been used in this tart as it is a lot sweeter in flavour than your average nectarine, meaning we would not have to sweeten the tart with any liquid sweeteners.

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Peach and Apple Pie

We love the new Collection Cosmetics 'Pretty in Peach' lipstick so much we've whipped up a delicious Peach and Apple Pie recipe in its honour. This is a brand we discovered at the supermarket and love how affordable it is (the lipsticks are $16.50) and our favourite part is its not tested on animals. Collection Cosmetics is from the UK and is sold throughout New Zealand at Countdown Supermarkets.

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Nectarine and Strawberry Sorbet

We are a little bit sorbet obsessed and with Summer on the way we have been busy in the kitchen coming up with new flavour combinations to satisfying our cravings for a cold sweet treat.

Sorbet is traditionally made with castor sugar, however we have swapped this out for Chelsea Coconut Sugar – an unrefined sugar option that has a beautiful toffee like taste.  The mixture of tart lemon, toffee sugar and the sweetness of strawberries and nectarines make for a taste explosion!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Lib and I created this recipe for our Auckland and Wellington food workshop and wanted to share it with you all, so when she came over to Sydney last week we made the cake again and photographed it.  Best part of our job! The flavour of this cheesecake reminds us of Nutella and that is thanks to the hazelnuts and cacao.  This vegan cheesecake is extremely filling and full of good fats from the coconut oil, walnuts and cashews so you only need a tiny slice at a time to feel nourished.

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Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

Today is our blogs 3rd Birthday! 3 whole years since we started on this crazy journey of sharing recipes with you!  We did not start our blog with any intention of being where we are today - meeting all of the amazing and incredible people we have, working with brands we have been fans of for years, signing a book deal with the biggest publishing house in the world (still blows our mind), getting to travel to dream destinations or running our own cooking workshops and have people turn up! None of that ever crossed our minds but we are so happy it has and feel greatful every single day to be able to do what we do! So thank you for coming along on this ride with us.

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Lib and I first made this recipe a few years ago with the inclusion of peanut butter.  It's hard to believe that the main ingredient is avocado! The mousse is a perfect substitute for traditional dairy mousse, it is so creamy, thick and rich in chocolate flavour.  A great topping for cakes instead of frosting, spoon onto slices of banana or have by itself after dinner.

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Chili, Ginger and Garlic Cabbage

My best friend's father Michael first cooked me this dish, many years ago.  I had never tried cabbage before (I had always thought it smelt a bit funny) but as soon as I ate this, I was hooked.  This is now one of my favorite meals, it's also the cheapest - read the ingredients list to see why.  Super tasty, full of flavor, low carb, low fat, no fuss and you can whip it up from wo to go in 10 minutes.

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