Chocolate and Raspberry Almond Cake {gf/df}

If the moniker were not already taken, I would totally rename this blog, ‘The Lazy Baker/Cook’. Because that is what I am. If I can’t whip it up within a matter of minutes, it doesn’t make the cut. Perhaps when I was younger I was attracted to highly intricate recipes, but not now. In a…

Raw Lime, Pistachio and Coconut Truffles

Guys! These raw truffles are like ‘whoa’! If you are a fan of anything with that citrus tang, you will absolutely love these! Lime and coconut were always best pals, and it is no different here. Yes, they taste fantastic, but do you know what? They are also green! Green food, just in time for…

Nut Free Bliss Balls

This post is dedicated to a dear friend. One who loves and cares for her own four children, plus three of her husband’s from a previous marriage graciously and without complaint. She is the one who designed this recipe, because before her life became full to overflowing, she also was a very keen baker. Even…

Paleo Muffin Master Mix

I never hated Christmas before now. Don’t get me wrong; I love celebrating Christmas, but the rush and bustle of pre-Christmas activities caught me in its grip like never before this year, and I’m exhausted. Perhaps it was because the gifts weren’t sorted until two days prior, perhaps because I was baking right up to…

Butterscotch Blondie in a jar

I got so super-excited last week about the idea of making DIY edible gifts for Christmas, that here we are again with another one! Call me naïve, but I actually didn’t realise that the whole brownie in a jar was such a big thing. News to me! Truth is, the whole idea of giving DIY gifts is…

Salted Caramel Truffles {gluten and dairy-free}

Karen and I go way back… um, let’s see now… 26 years. Yup, we met in high school. She was in year 7 and I was in year 8. We had a few things in common back then… for one; we were the children of missionaries… and sent to boarding school. We were also both…