Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Divine GFCF, yeast free, egg free Hotcross buns

Dry Ingredients:
3/4 cup sorghum or buckwheat flour
3/4 cup self raising gluten free flour ( I use glutagon)
1/3 cup of potato starch
1 teaspoon bicarb
1/2 teaspoon rock salt
1 1/2 cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg
1/4 allspice
1/4 cup fructose (optional)
1 cup raisins
1 Tbs lemon zest

Wet Ingredients
2 tsp no egg + 2 Tbs water
3/4 cup milk (nut or rice)
3 TBS oil ( I use grapeseed)
6 tsp honey
1 tsp squeezed lemon juice

Add wet to dry (which was all seived) and beat for 1 minute. Take a 1/3 cup measure and measure out your buns. Roll them in your wet hands. Use the back of a wooden spoon to make the cross indentations, wet the handle. Then into oven on 190 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cool on a rack.
Make icing with 3/4 cup icing sugar, and 1 Tbs lemon juice in a warm pan mix and fill the cross indentations. Eat and enjoy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What to do about easter....

So I am plotting and planning for easter..... we dont just go out and buy easter eggs, no siree..... so here is the plan if it helps you at all: 1) Some lovely easter pinatas from se7en. 2) Some chocolate orange truffles from Elana's Pantry. 3) Some choccie bonbons from Spunky Coconut. 4) A box of honest chocolate if possible. 5) A passover meal..... will have to post separately for that..... 6) ok maybe some sunbutter fudge too from Spunky Coconut ..... so far.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Nature Baba

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love you , you are cute cute cute!

Frozen Banana treat.

Frozen banana treats - definitely a hot weather thing!

Ok take some ripe bananas, cut them in half.

Pop a skewer through the middle.

Pour some honey and nuts over and then sprinkle some carob powder.

Freeze and eat when you want a treat.

The beauty of this is the children can make it themselves.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Simelas truth about coconut oil!

Coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Next to human breast milk it has the highest immunity properties of all substances. It is a stable GOOD fat, that helps you lose fat! Gotta love that...
Coconut oil does the following:
* lowers cholestorol
*counters fatigue
* restores sagging skin
* reverses tissue damage
* improves circulation in teh skin
* is an excellent antioxidant
* restores thyroid function
* is a natural tanning lotion
* good for cooking at heat because it is stable and does not become a trans fat
* decreases adrenal stress
* normalises blood sugar levels
* increases energy and
* increases the metabolism which leads to weight loss..... and I can hear it.... HALLELUJAH!

5 Ways to use coconut oil:
1 - Put a tablespoon per person in your smoothie each morning
2 - Make chocolate with it
3 - Use it for roasting and frying
4 - Use it in place of butter or marg in baking
5 - Use it on cuts, skin irritation , hair for moisturizing, for tanning, for dry skin to stop hair loss.

Where to get it :
You can buy coconut oil from any health shop, make sure it is virgin coconut oil and if you can choose a glass jar as you will want to put it in a basin of warm water to make it liquid.
In its solid state it is white and looks like butter, but if you add it to anything you must make it liquid first by placing the jar in warm water and the contents will turn clear and liquid , this can then be added to smoothies or recipes, it will emulsify and not leave you with coconut lumps that you would get if you add the coconut oil in , in its solid form.

Ok gotta run, enjoy!