Romancing the Rhubarb

I have to confess I’ve never been interested in, let alone understood, Valentine’s Day.  The way I see it, if I need to have a special day set aside to remember to tell someone I loved them, I might have bigger issues to deal with than gift giving 😉  But that’s just me. I’ve never…

ANZAC Protein Bars

Well, this is unprecedented in recent history … I am posting a recipe before I’m good and ready to do so. [EDIT: I was never going to be ready.  The photos and macros have been included as of 25 April 2013.  Quite appropriate really.] But this is a special case.  Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and…

Rocher Spread (Protein)

It started with yet another craving for chocolate hazelnut spread.  I was thinking Nutella but, you know, the Nutella I grew up with.  Not that sorry, trans fatty, overly sweet, where the hell are the hazelnuts and cacao spread that masquerades as Nutella these days. Yes, I’m a little bitter about it.  No, I don’t…

Sweet Potato & Rosemary Protein Bread

Protein breads are the shizzz.  Well, they are for me.  Seeing as bread and I can’t seem to come to an understanding these days.  But protein breads are awesome.  Plus the possibilities are endless.  Sweet ones, savoury ones, all-purpose ones.   They can be light and airy or hearty and full of nutritionally dense goodness.  I…

Amaretti

I have always had a thing about Amaretti di Saronno.  You know the ones?  They are made by Lazzaroni, and come in a bright red tin, each pair of amaretti wrapped in a light embrace within a fine printed piece of paper, its edges twisted together … they are such a delicate and romantic little…

Berry Banana Protein Cake

Living with a fructose intolerance means that I am careful about which fruits I eat and how much.  Most of the time, I stick with the ones I know don’t hurt me – bananas, berries, and citrus.  I think I eat my bodyweight in berries every year and I’m not far behind with the bananas…

Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies

Dear Reader, I have sinned.  It’s been fifty-four days since my last blog post … and my guilt and remorse are of astronomical proportions. I’m sure you’ve all moved on with your lives while I’ve been in the process of having my blog site totally revamped with a brand new look and a stylish and…

Frosted Vanilla Orange Cupcakes (Dairy, Nut, and Egg Free)

As I sit here typing this post, I’m reminded full well just how debilitating food allergies and intolerances can be.  I’ve been suffering from a food intolerance attack since lunchtime and I’m not quite sure what triggered it, as I’m very careful with my diet, avoiding foods that will trigger my fructose/fructan intolerance symptoms.   I…

Chocolate Banana Protein Bread

I’ve recently been craving a sweet bread for breakfast again, but I don’t like anything cakey or too sweet first thing in the morning.  I prefer my breakfast to be infused with a natural fruity sweetness from fresh fruits … or baked into something I can eat warm.  Especially now that the mornings are getting…

Almond Milk & Loaf

Almondfest 2012 is still going strong here in the Land of CCM 🙂 Remember I mentioned making my own almond milk?  Oh mamma, how good is homemade almond milk, chilled, on a hot summer’s day?  There are no words sufficient to describe its fabulousness.   Even better than having a fresh bottle of delicious almond milk…

Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

mmm Chocolate Chilli Sweet Potato … OK that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?  Actually, it’s not so bad … No way I would dethrone the mighty mango though.  But I do buy and cook a lot of sweet potato … and despite the fact I eat a lot of sweet potato, I…

Gianduiotti (Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies)

We want more cookies at Christmas! Pretty please?  With a cherry on top? Coming.  Right.  Up. OK, it’s not like I haven’t been baking lately.  Or cooking generally.  I’ve just been a tad slack on the old “Take a picture.  Post the recipe” side of things.  Anyone who noticed me posting photos of pizza on…

Sweet Potato Protein Pizza Base

I love pizza.  It would be un-Italian of me if I didn’t, wouldn’t it? Which is a damned shame, really, considering I have to stay away from all things wheat-based. Ahhh, fructan intolerance, how dull life would be without you (cough, cough)!  Actually, it’s somewhat of a blessing in disguise.  Once you have to avoid…

Chocolate Nut Spread (Healthy)

Right, well I’ve had a fairly lacklustre week, having come down with a virus after getting my flu vaccination.  First time ever.  The only real downside is that I’ve been so sick I’ve now fallen way behind in pretty much everything I needed to get done this week … hello work deadlines, now delayed, still…