Pink Lemonade & a Giveaway!

My lovely husband is outnumbered. We have 2 very girly daughters, even our puppy is a girl, that’s 4 to 1. Everything in our house is pink! Gender-biased much? Yes… and I do realise I chose to call my blog “Hot Pink Chilli” – I succumbed to ALL THE PINK! So has this lemonade – which goes down like a home-sick mole … Continue reading

Why eating junk is *literally* a nightmare!

I’m at the business end of 2 weeks in paradise. Where I’m pretty much eating ALL the food. Despite a culturally rich heritage in whole foods and saturated fats, the beautiful Fijian people have, much like every other traditional culture, put their coconuts down in favour of popular western foods: canned vegetables, soybean oil and … Continue reading

10 Minute Icecream

I bowed to the marketing pressure and bought one of those groovy little icecream makers which makes (depending on where you live…) frozen paddle pops/ice lollies/icicles/popsicles in 10 minutes – help a foodie out here, what are they even called? I woke up with a sore throat this morning and thought a frozen smoothie would hit … Continue reading

PB & J Pancakes

Growing up we had a fabulously flamboyant Texan friend who was the epitome of Southern American cliché. His name was Uncle Hayseed (yep, that’s legit!) and he was never seen dressed in anything else other than denim jeans, crocodile leather cowboy boots, solid gold belt buckle bejewelled with real diamonds, rubies and sapphires, his crisp white … Continue reading

Dairy Free Custard

It’s a bit rainy and chilly here on the ‘Unshine Coast’  today so what better way to warm up than with some afternoon custard?! This is one of those embarrassingly easy recipes which makes me feel like a bit of a fraud since all I did was swap ingredients out from the “Every Day Cookbook” … Continue reading

Make your own yoghurt

Yoghurt is fermented milk, fermented by live cultures – good bacteria which feed off the sugars in milk making it an easily digestible whole, live food. That said, yoghurt should contain only 2 ingredients: milk and bacteria (aka cultures, probiotics, good pathogens). Commercially made yoghurt by giant so-called food companies can contain anywhere up to … Continue reading

How to Quit Sugar

One particular family holiday stands as the one when we ate. And ate. And… ate! I was 14 years old and had my first experience with self-induced, over-indulgent vomiting. Yeuch! I just remember eating non-stop on all the good stuff. Chocolate bars, pastries, ‘caramel’ chocolate, more junk food that was safe to consume in probably … Continue reading

Coconut Lime Chicken

The heavy metal detox my dentist put me on since having my amalgams removed includes pretty much the most satisfying and best tasting food I’ve ever eaten since I’m getting 60-70% of my calories from fat. Not any old fat, the good stuff: avocado, raw cream, grass fed butter, pasture fed bacon, coconut oil, grass … Continue reading

Chocolate, Children and Chuppahs

Better late than never… ages ago the lovely Jo from Quirky Cooking tagged ME for a Kreativ Blogger Award. What an honour! Especially considering it was her blog in the first place that got me onto my current food path, the road known as HEALTH, 3 cheers for Jo! The idea is that I tell … Continue reading

Raw Halva Bites

Being dairy-free often prompts the ‘ol “How do you know you’re getting enough calcium?” question. We have all been brain-washed to believe that dairy is our best source of calcium and that, for optimum bone health, we should all be consuming 3-4 serves of the stuff daily. Well I am here to tell you that … Continue reading