Cookie meets cake…with a crisp outer shell and a chewy, gooey centre. Ridiculously delicious, this brownie is definitely high on the wholefood indulgence scale. If you’re cutting down on sugar, you can substitute some of the coconut sugar with granulated stevia – just know that you’ll lose some of the delicious caramel flavours. Warning – share this one with friends, or wear your fat pants. Either / or.
refined sugar free
Even if you’re at the top of your smoothie bowl game, you probably haven’t tried cauliflower in your creations. When raw and frozen, it’s actually quite tasteless (and full of vitamins that can be lost in cooking). Use it to thicken your next smoothie and sub out some of the usual frozen banana for a lower sugar option.
By the time Christmas rolls around in Australia it is 35 degrees and the traditional dishes in Europe are out of the question. Enter Christmas in July where you can enjoy all of the delicious Christmas foods without suffering heat exhaustion. Trifle is always a Christmas favourite. Some of the weird biscuit bases my mum used were pretty questionable, so I’ve skipped those, and the booze, to create a delicious dairy-free alternative that everyone can enjoy (including the kids).
For something small and simple but impressive, these canapes are my go-to. Just a few ingredients, and can be made in under 10 minutes.
Parsnips are one of my least favourite veggies – mainly because my mum used to overcook the hell out of them and feed them to me only at Christmas – which left less room for dessert. Using them in cookies is totally okay by me though – in fact, when grated and mixed with shredded coconut, you’d never know it was in there. Parsnips are packed with vitamin C in addition to an impressive range of other micronutrients. Winning!
Tea smoothies are nothing new, but pimping them up to make them a breakfast worthy-dish takes them to new heights. You can make this one the night before and store it in a thermos for a warm start in a flash.
If your patient enough to soak these oats in milk the night before, that 5 minutes of prep makes this recipe incredibly creamy. As a sufferer of anaemia, I love to add molasses as a sweetener because it provides a dose of iron. Aside from that, it’s reminiscent of gingerbread cookies, which needs no further explanation! So, good.
How I haven’t tried making one of these before is beyond me. Think the lusciousness of velvety hot chocolate, in a thick nourishing porridge that will get you warmed up even on the coldest of mornings.
When berries are out of season in winter, frozen ones are a much more economical way to get your fix. Heat and mash them into these delicious warm bowls of juiciness on a chilly morning.
Winter puddings aren’t complete without an apple pie of some sort. My mother-in-law would pick blackberries in the countryside, and put them in her apple pies. While I don’t have a blackberry bush around the corner, the sharpness of rhubarb compliments the sweet apples perfectly. Significantly less pastry than most pies, but deliciously satisfying all the same.