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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Growing up in Oregon, there was a ‘candy patch’ on the way to town. The ‘candy patch’ was actually a blueberry patch…but apparently when I was growing up I referred to them as candy. I love blueberries. Having moved to Australia, I haven’t had fresh blueberries in about six years, because I have always visited … Continue reading

Cherry Ripe Bars

Cherry Ripe Bars

I’ve lived in Australia for six years. I think that part of anyone’s adventure into a new country/culture is to discover their food…that being what types of candy is on offer. One of the first candy bars that I fell in love with in Oz, is what they call a Cherry Ripe. It’s basically like … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cake Cherry Bars

What happens when you buy a bag of cherries? You make things with chocolate and cherries and then try not to eat all of them. I made these on a fluke as a dessert for a person’s invite for a swanky dinner night. They ate them and liked them. Andrew ate five the next day. … Continue reading

Mocha Fudge Bars

Mocha Fudge Bars

For some reason, I’ve always been TERRIBLE at baking brownies…but I thought that maybe I could make a brownie that didn’t include flour and I’d be a winner. I dreamed of a mocha flavoured gooey brownie..or something along those lines. I was skeptical when I saw what I concocted in the food processor. I was … Continue reading

Cashew Choc Chip Cookies

Cashew Choc Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t? I have a chocolate chip recipe that uses so much butter and sugar that you could drown in it…they’re also really good. But in an effort to replace some of the old hats with new ones, I’ve twisted the recipe around and threw cashews and oats in. Stay … Continue reading

Punkin’ Pie

Punkin’ Pie

I preface this recipe with IT’S NOT gluten or dairy or refined sugar free. It’s got all the above and it tastes divine. I didn’t know if I should even post this recipe, because it kinda goes against the premise of the blog and cooking food my body likes. My body doesn’t really do well … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Blame it on the hormones of a woman..but chocolate and peanuts are fabulous together. There really isn’t much to say about these chewy balls, except that they’re great, have healthy stuff in them, and grown-men will eat them..including my man who hates dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls ~12 balls 1.5 c. raw, unsalted, peanuts … Continue reading

Chocolate & Pear Cake…and best frosting…

Chocolate & Pear Cake…and best frosting…

I love LOVE LOOOOVVVEEE dipping graham crackers in Betty Crocker Frosting. In fact, whenever I go home I’m instantly overwhelmed with the baking aisle of my local Safeway…because there are so many tubs of icing/frosting there. They’re also pack full of crud, nasty stuff that no one should really be eating all the time (sometimes, … Continue reading

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

I love PB cookies. The best part is the criss-cross stamp in the middle of them.  I love the gooey centre and the taste of peanut butter…maybe that taps into my inner-American..I’m not sure. Anyways, here’s my twist on PB cookies that I’ve made with some omega-3s thrown in and some PB as well… Not … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers

Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers

There’s something about dark chocolate…it makes anything taste better. The combination of chocolate and a ripe banana..frozen..on a stick…well who wouldn’t? This is an instant party pleaser, a good snack, or fun for kids. Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers ~4 bananas 250gm/8oz dark chocolate or a mix of dark and dairy-free white chocolate 4 ripe bananas … Continue reading