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No-Bake Chocolate Slice

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest slices I know. Its adaptable too as the original recipe called for honey and chocolate chips, however I have used maple syrup and omitted the chocolate chips for straight-up cocoa powder to lessen the sugar amount of this slice. You can add nuts and omit the cranberries for raisins or any other chopped dried fruit. Recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Slice:  1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup maple syrup (or other sweetener) 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit, cherries, raisins etc) 2 cups uncooked oats 1 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp vanilla extract Melt the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple...

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Peanut Butter and Banana Granola

I nearly always have a batch of homemade granola in my pantry, its something that I normally just throw together without measuring the ingredients as I've made it so many times. However I've had friends ask me to give them the recipe so it was about time I sat down to write this one out. I love my peanut butter and banana chocolate smoothies in the morning ... so in continuing with this theme I thought it would be awesome to make a peanut butter and banana granola, with a few chocolate chips chucked in for good measure! This granola did not disappoint! Recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Granola 1 mashed banana 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup maple...

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Feijoa Smoothie

Its feijoa season! Now that autumn is well and truly settling in, feijoas are in abundance and make for a nice change when the stone fruit season is over. Kids love them and they are easy to pop into school lunch boxes. Feijoas are high in fibre and vitamin C, and also contain anticancer properties. This morning I thought I'd pop them into my Nutri Ninja with a whole peeled orange and blitz it up for an easy morning drink. I just used cold filtered water (you could probably use coconut water) and if you wanted it extra cold, you could throw in some extra ice cubes. Recipe: 1 orange, peeled and separated into segments 4-5 feijoas, depending on size, peeled and...

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is something I make at least once a week for my kids. Its a great way to use up soft, spotty bananas and it is quick and easy to make. Have it plain, or with lashings of Olivani or jam. You can add chocolate chips to jazz it up, or even almond slivers or 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut. My original recipe called for egg, which I replaced with a flax egg (TBS ground flax + 3 TBS water), it also called for white flour and white sugar which I of course replaced for wholewheat flour and brown sugar.  Recipe for Vegan Banana Bread: 3 spotty bananas, mashed 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 flax egg (1TBs ground flax...

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Molasses Cookies

Molasses is one of our favourite sweet spreads, my 6 year old loves it on pancakes and I drizzle it over my peanut butter on toast. But our new favourite way to incorporate this iron and calcium rich food into our diet is through some vegan molasses cookies! These cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. They are made with wholewheat flour and brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon and allspice. A healthier cookie that doesn't lack in flavour, move over chocolate chip cookie, molasses is the new fav! Molasses Cookies 2/3 cups Olivani (or other dairy free spread) 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 flax "egg" (1/3 TBs ground flax +...

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