Raw Snickers Bars

So these are amazeballs, let’s just get to it already. I mean, within an hour of receiving the email from Changing Habits with this recipe in it, I had already whipped up a batch for dessert for Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah. (That’s how long I’ve been meaning to post this for. Since last September! … 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

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

Taco Seasoning

I LOVE Mexican food. I’m sure the versions that I eat are not authentic but jalapenos, sour cream and lashings of avocado? What’s not to love?! Unfortunately the commercially available spice mixes are nothing more than chemical cocktails that induce my asthma, make me tired, cranky, give me bad skin to name a few so … Continue reading

1-1-1 Anzac Biscuits

I’m definitely not one of those blogs that jumps on every hallmark card bandwagon creating recipes for each and every holiday BUT Anzac Day is a bit special… mostly because I’ve lived in Australia for 10 years, we now have 2 Australian children and I became a citizen 4 years ago, on Australia Day. Coming from Africa, … 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

Coco-nutty pancake stacks

Here’s a winning Hot Pink Chilli original recipe which prompted a wide-eyed “Please can I have some more?!” from my notoriously fussy Miss 3. Mom: 1 Fusspot: 0 Get your pancake on… 1/4 C Coconut Flour 4 Eggs 1 Tbsp Nut butter (I used ABC – almond, brazil, cashew) 1/4 C coconut milk pinch salt … Continue reading

Grain Free Chicken Nuggets

Depending on which blog circles you run in 😉 you may, or may not know about Natural New Age Mum’s “Just Say NO To Chicken Nuggets” campaign? The gist of it is to help you to easily make your own chicken nuggets rather than feeding your family the junk masquerading around as food by fast … Continue reading

Rhubarb Crumble

Being a Domestic Engineer with a self-employed husband somewhat dulls the excitement of public holidays. As one of my newest Hot Pink Chilli customers said to me today: “Today’s just another day for me”. Add rain and icy wind to the mix and you’ve got yourself one cabin-fevered Mama and a stir-crazy family with nothing … Continue reading