The Everything is Awesome Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich!

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We may have watched The LEGO Movie on the weekend – and now in our heads all we can hear is “Everything is Awesome”, which particularly relates to this Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich!  If you’ve seen this movie, think of the recipe coming from Cloud Cuckoo Land, a land up in the clouds where there are no rules, no limits, no bushy mustaches, no bedtimes, and no consistency. Reached by traveling up a rainbow, and home to the sweet and plucky Princess Unikitty, Cloud Cuckoo Land is built from every kind of piece using every type of LEGO imagination.  I’d like to think that I was channelling Princess Unikitty when I put this recipe together!  Anyway – enjoy!   Continue reading

Beast Quiche

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Most Australian guys have a problem with eating quiche, and are much more comfortably calling it an Egg and Bacon Pie – so I’ve called this Beast Quiche, because they’re not a pie as there is a clear lack of any kind of pastry in these recipes.  The first quiche I made was sweet potato and bacon and now I’ve branched out to a couple of different flavours, I’ve also learnt some lessons along the way!  So the hard work has been done in the taste testing (yes this involved putting the vegetables in raw and no before you ask this did not work!) – so fingers crossed you’ll enjoy these!

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Mean CrossFit Girls

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There’s an ugly side of girls sport, and that’s the mean bitchy side – and it rears its ugly head every now and then.

We can have all the messaging at CrossFit that it’s about building a community, leave your ego at the door, that the last person to finish gets the biggest cheer, but the sad truth is that the mean girls still try and spoil it all.

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Sunday Morning Granola (Grain Free)

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Sunday mornings are sacred – they are the day we assign to a sleep in when we can and have a pretty cruisy morning.  Sometimes I use this time to make pancakes or breakfast pizza, but some days you want something quick and easy.  There are a lot of recipes for a grain free granola around so I decided to add mine to the mix.  I use the sweetness of the dried fruit to keep the honey down as a lot of recipes I’ve seen just pour it on, the fruit is sweet enough but you do need a little something to take the edge off the roasted nuts and seeds.   Continue reading

Tors Cake

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Yes, it does feel a little indulgent to name a cake after myself – my husband started calling it Tors Cake and it stuck.  It’s a little desert that has become a favourite in our home.  It’s so simple that it’s a great one to do with kids and they get to pick the flavours!  But it’s also perfect for a single snack – or to enjoy it with a friend.  The base is gluten, dairy and sugar free and you can flavour it with almost anything!  Continue reading

MCC LOVE (Mango Chicken Coconut)

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MANGO, CHICKEN and COCONUT! Ok, so this salad was so good – it gets a big picture. You know those times when you don’t want a meal to end – this was it for me. It was like I was saying a huge hello to summer but in the healthiest way! For those of you entering the winter months, there’s no reason that you can’t whip this up for dinner too and used canned mango and serve the cauliflower rice and chicken hot. I was a little bit of a sceptic when I started using cauliflower as ‘rice’ but now I’m an enthususaistic advocate. For those of you new to cauliflower, it is full of fibre, folate and vitamin C – most importantly for the gentleman, it has been linked to reducing the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Mangoes will give you a good dose of vitamin And the chicken takes care of your protein needs. You eat this meal and it’s healthy, filling, nutritious, full of GOOD fats in the coconut milk and almonds and screams fresh and bold flavours.

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Breakfast Pizza

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Ka-Click Pop KcSsshhhh……this is best description I can write of what I heard at 8:30am at work on Thursday morning.  What I heard was a can of soft drink opening and I just thought NOOOOO you can’t be serious!  Horrified at what I heard I text messaged my husband and he wrote back “Remember that family at that forest restaurant outside Disneyland having pizza and coke for breky!!!!!”.  Suddenly I had one of those light bulb moments….Sunday morning breakfast – what about a healthy Breakfast Pizza!  I’ll come back to the fact that I am continually amazed and disgusted at what people eat for lunch in my building (21 floors of corporate sector and public service) in another post soon about workplace health and the expanding waistlines and increasingly sedentary lifestyles that are becoming the norm……

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Paleo Carrot Cake (with Zone units)

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Most carrot cakes are full of flour, sugar, spices and not a whole lot of carrot.  They are usually misleading, you think they are the healthier option but in the shop it probably has just as much sugar in it as the chocolate mud cake!  I’ve changed this up and there is a whopping 660g of carrot in this cake!   We make this nearly every week for an afternoon snack (perfect to take a slice to work) and it lasts in the fridge up to a week.   Continue reading