Simple quick icing

Toddlers and kids of all ages love decorating cakes and DD is no exception. As I make cakes with little sugar (always useless than a recipe says) a thin frosting is perfect for sticking decorations on a cake without overloading on sugar. I make this icing a little extra runny than stated to get a … More Simple quick icing

Tender Beef Tenderloin

Cooking an extra thick piece of tenderloin steak and finding that balance between too burnt/crusty on the outside and cooked on the inside and still keeping it tender was something I found difficult till I discovered this trick. Ingredients Thick 2-3cm tenderloin steak (nb. if thicker will need to tie it for even cooking) Olive … More Tender Beef Tenderloin

Chocolate cookies

Out of the blue came the request for chocolate cookies and there was no way I was going to say no… mmm chocolate. These are very chocolatey meaning you can reduce the sugar by a lot and still enjoy them. Can also add peanuts if you like that combination.   Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil … More Chocolate cookies

Roasted Vegetables

I was looking for a different way to prepare vegetables and stumbled across this recipe. Luckily we had made a trip to a larger supermarket which had the fresh herbs so were well prepared. Definitely a recipe worth repeating, and is easily adaptable with season as the vegetables used are very interchangeable. I have made … More Roasted Vegetables

Watermelon iceblocks

Ingredients 1  cup watermelon 1/2 cup rice milk 2-4 tablespoons coconut oil sugar to taste (2 tablespoons) vanilla optional Instructions Blend all ingredients till smooth. Pour into iceblock/popsicle moulds. Freeze for 4 hours. Enjoy   DDs approval “It’s yummy”

Kale Chips

I never would have imagined ever hearing a toddler say they love kale! But that is exactly what happened with these and Miss 2 ate the lot. Ingredients Kale Olive oil Salt   Instructions Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Rinse and dry kale. Pour 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil into a bowl (enough to … More Kale Chips

Stovetop Popcorn

I had never made popcorn in my life, but it is an occasional snack that DD loves and difficult to find popcorn that doesn’t contain milk products or salt/sugar overload. All the popcorn making packets I can buy are also designed for microwave use – which we don’t have. How hard can it be? My … More Stovetop Popcorn