Just Perfect Jaffa Cake....gluten free!!

Just Perfect Jaffa Cake - is the perfect blend of chocolate and orange... and it is gluten free!!Visit www.sparklesintheeveryday.blogspot.com.au for the recipe and lots more ...more

Kale Mushroom Quinoa

This year was the first year that we planted a garden. Although it didn't do as well as I had hoped, we still got a good amount of produce out of it. Two of our veggies thrived big time though, our one cucumber plant and two kale plants. This was awesome since Steven is apparently obsessed with cukes (we literally were picking up to 7 or 8 a week for a couple weeks!) and I love kale. However, I discovered that I had no idea what to do with all the kale besides make salads....more

Kiwi Mint Dip

A tangy dip made of succulent kiwi fruits and fresh mintAs we all know that kiwifruit offers numerous health benefits and is therefore addressed as super food. It contains Flavanoids, Minerals, Fibre, Vitamin C, and repair the body from DNA change and protect against cancer - so its a good idea to include kiwi in your daily diet....more

Avocado Chocolate Frosting

Apricot Scones

It was like any other normal morning in San Francisco. Woke up, went to work, ate breakfast, and headed out around 8:45 am with a few coworkers for a quick coffee break. Most of us get into the office around 7 am and like to take a break together to get our morning caffeine (we call ourselves the “Coffee Brigade”)....more

Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

This was a special treat to myself and my family on a hot summer’s day! I had just been strawberry picking the day before so this was the first thing I knew I wanted to make with the ones I didn’t eat straight away! I hope you like it ...more

Baked Indian Curry Spiced Falafel

ow I know to some people this will be an absolute crime against Middle Eastern cuisine, but in my eyes rules are meant to be broken and when the results are this good it’s totally worth it!  I am a huge lover of falafel, and I’m a huge lover of curry and Indian food, so why not combine the two?...more

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

One day my amazing friend Natasha gave me the wonderful idea of turning my zoats into pancakes. Sadly the courgette/zucchini made the mixture far too wet, and instead the oatmeal pancake was born! If you have a Vitamix or food processor this is the quickest pancake recipe you will ever make, that I promise you! It’s so simple and fluffy yet also so filling!...more

Food for Thought: Hazelnuts

Did you know that the Hazelnut is rich in unsaturated fats, you know the kind of fat that is actually good for the heart?  Much of this fat is called oleic acid, which has been shown to lower "bad" cholesterol and raise the "good" kind. They're also packed full of magnesium and vitamin E, which has been proven to protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, such as skin cancer and premature aging. This is just the tip of the iceberg!...more

GF Chocolate Chai Latte Pound Cake

Today is the last day of my vacation and I didn’t get to do everything that I wanted to this time around. Ya know, all that fun stuff I had planned such as steam clean the carpets, wash my car, wash the dogs, visit the botanical gardens. Ok, going to the botanical gardens would have been fun if it didn’t rain the entire day I was planning on going. Instead, I spent the day baking. Yes, baking! I actually turned on my oven again this summer! And the one thing I love about baking is how your entire house permeates with the smell of what you’re baking in the oven. Today, my home smelled of chocolate. Yummy, sweet, cho –co- late. You can’t bottle that fragrance Febreze! ...more