Mocha Chip Cookies

These gluten free biscuits are simple and easy to whip up when you’re on the hunt for an afternoon snack – plus they bake in under ten minutes so not long to wait! They are also pretty forgiving if you need to swap out an ingredient or two and chances are if you do a bit of wholefood baking, you’ll have everything on hand. Ingredients 2 1/2 C almond meal 1/2 tsp bicarb soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 120g butter, softened 1/3 C coconut sugar (or your choice of sweetener) 1 tsp vanilla powder or essence 3 Tbsp raw cacao
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Homemade Guacamole

As served on the Soul Spa events and the easiest quick snack to prepare. Serves 4 2 ripe avocados 1 lime, juiced Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh coriander leaves Chilli if you like a bit of zing Finely chop chilli and coriander on a board, then add the avocado flesh (spoon or squeeze it out), juice of the lime, salt and pepper to taste. Chop everything together until desired consistency. Serve in a bowl with crudités or scatter some corn chips on the board and eat right away! Print friendly version
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Sweet Spiced Carrot Loaf with Maple and Peanut Frosting

I served this to my most recent Soul Spa participants after engaging in  a delightful morning of yoga, meditation and deep reflection as we embraced the winter solstice. As always we enjoyed a leisurely morning tea where the cake quickly vanished! I think it’s the winner of them all so far and would love to share it with you here. (If you’d like to be part of the next Soul Spa, you can check dates and availability here.) Gluten free and entirely plant based! For the loaf 1/2 C macadamia oil 4 free range eggs 1/4 C honey 1 tsp
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Bliss Balls

Happy Saturday! Here is the recipe for the protein ‘bliss balls’ that have been served in the meditation classes. Blissful to taste, blissful for your body … on a chilly day like today just pair with a hot cup of herbal tea! Ingredients ½ cup brazil nuts ½ cup almond nuts ½ cup goji berries ½ cup pitted fresh medjool dates ½ cup coconut 1 Tbsp tahini Large pinch sea salt ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp cardamon 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder Method Process nuts in food processor or Thermomix. Add remaining ingredients binding with approx 1 tablespoon of water
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Chocolate Bounty Bars

The May Flower Blue Moon Soul Spa was special as we were directly under the influence of the full moon. We enjoyed the nourishment of Chocolate Bounty Bars at morning tea time which, contrary to what the name might suggest, were packed with powerful antioxidants from the chocolate. The dates provided a good source of iron, nuts for protein, vitamin E and healthy saturated fats for good heart health and zinc to boost the immune system. Eaten with gusto and guilt free! 90 g macadamia nuts 90g cashews 100g shredded coconut 4-6 medjool dates (I used only 4 as I
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Recipe: Fruit Seed Slice

The ingredients in this slice are rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium, which are essential for progesterone production and may help to regulate menstruation, boost mood and reduce PMS.  The dried figs, nuts and seeds are also rich sources of calcium and should be included regularly in the diet for optimal bone health and to support oestrogen production. Ingredients: 150g (1 cup) brazil nuts 160g (1 cup) almonds 160g (1 cup) pitted dates 7 dried figs 40g (¼ cup) chia seeds Grated zest of 1 orange Juice ½ orange 75g (½ cup) sunflower seeds 75g (½ cup) pumpkin seeds 1
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Recipe: Lime Pistachio Cake

Sarah’s latest baked delight for her events is a Lime Pistachio Cake adapted from a Donna Hay recipe. We haven’t changed much, just gone for a healthier sugar option. Sarah made it with rapadura; Kel with coconut sugar. Both worked beautifully, creating a rich, moist, golden-brown loaf. INGREDIENTS 150g unsalted butter, softened ¾ C (165g) rapadura or coconut sugar 1 Tbsp finely grated lime rind 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 free range eggs at room temperature 1½ C (180g) almond meal* 1 C (130g) pistachio meal* Raw honey to serve *You can grind your own nuts to a meal in
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Recipe – Almond Crescents

Kel here, with a post-Christmas reflection 🙂 I have been the family’s Christmas spirit for many years. I’m the one who puts up the Christmas tree, checks out the best brandy for eggnog and goes crazy with fairy lights (although Sarah’s husband Nic may now be the new fairy light king!). The past couple of years I’ve been busy studying summer units, which has dampened my Christmas bug a little, but not completely. I love the feel of Christmas – the anticipation, family time, eating Christmas-only treats like fruit mince pies. And the fairy lights. However, as many of you
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Recipe: Orange Almond Cake

Orange almond is a gluten free favourite, and if you’ve tried the High Aspirations offering before you know it’s moist and delicious! Something to whip up for a Sunday afternoon, perhaps… Orange Almond Cake Photo shows Kel’s version made with coconut sugar and served with passion fruit, strawberries and hazelnut ice cream 😉
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