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Cinnamon Oat Biscuit Recipe – Sugar, Dairy and Wheat-Free

  My mother gave me the wheat, sugar and dairy version of this recipe (I don’t know where she got it so can’t credit the original author). I adapted it to make this ‘free-from’ version, and everyone (including people who eat sugar, dairy and wheat!) seems to love it. This is my first adaptation ever of a cooked food recipe, so I’m rather pleased it turned out so well! (See my upcoming post ‘Why I’m No Longer A Raw Foodist’ if you want to know why I’m suddenly posting cooked recipes on this site.) I love it too, though my body doesn’t … Read More

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Butterscotch ‘Not-Chocolate’ Recipe

This is a great recipe to try if you don’t eat chocolate or want to have a break from it. Lucuma is a fabulous ingredient in chocolate making; coconut oil is a medium chain saturated fat that is said to be more likely to increase your metabolism than be laid down as fat or cholesterol; whilst coconut palm sugar is a delicious caramel-tasting, low GI sweetener. You could use yacon syrup or any other liquid sweetener instead – they’re equally delicious, it’s just that I really like the crunchy bite that coconut sugar gives.

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Coconut Oil versus Coconut Butter: What’s The Difference?

  Many people are confused about the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter, so here’s a few facts so that you know what sets them apart from each other. Coconut oil, which is solid when cold, and liquid when warm, is the fat extracted from the coconut. It is the safest oil for frying, aside from rice bran oil, as it’s so stable. Coconut butter is the pulverised whole coconut meat, made from both the fat and the fibre. It is not extracted like coconut oil, just pureed. Coconut butter has a harder texture than coconut oil, although when you … Read More

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Liz’s Very Quick Chocolate Truffle Recipe

If you’re anything like me, you often want chocolate…and you want it NOW! What you don’t want is lots of faff and time making it. Long and involved chocolate making can be lovely and creative some of the time, but when that chocolate urge is shouting loudly, SPEED is the name of the game. Here is where this delicious and ultra-quick chocolate truffle mix comes in. It can be made with either cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, and the only other ingredients you need are coconut oil, which is of course very good for you, and a syrup as … Read More

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