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  • 29 Oct 2014

    Dairy free, vegan chocolate fudge

    Whole food dessert recipes excite me. I’m not certain that the novelty of healthful foods being incredibly delicious will ever truly wear off. As a former junk food addict and once obese adult, the longing for sweet treats has yet to leave me. It’s a relief and a pleasure, therefore, to be able to experiment with recipes that satisfy those cravings whilst filling my body with good, strong fuel. Today, I’m sharing my favourite dairy free fudge recipe that is allergen free and filled with brain boosting fats, body cleansing antioxidants and heart healthy minerals. A treat you can really feel good about! […] more

  • 27 Oct 2014

    7 ways to encourage healthy eating

    For most families, their child’s food habits are one of the biggest sources of concern - particularly in the early years. What your child eats is important to both their immediate and long term health, it can affect their development and even their cognitive abilities. It is no surprise that food can cause a great deal of anxiety for parents. Whatever your hopes for your child, whether it’s more vegetables or any vegetables at all, there are ways to foster healthy eating habits to set them up for a long and healthy life. Interestingly, some of that involves a little understanding and a lot more faith on our part. […] more

  • 22 Oct 2014

    Carrot and courgette cake

    I recently stumbled across my old, once adored, Hummingbird bakery recipe book. I feel a little sad every time I see it since I made the decision to go paleo. Flicking through the recipes I was reminded that I’d managed to replicate their amazing brownies with surprising success. Mostly I try to innovate when it comes to paleo alternatives, however, so I thought I’d take their carrot and courgette muffins and make a delicious real food alterative. Again, the results have been very pleasing so you can expect to see a few more of these over the coming months. Even my veggie hating children loved this, making it a sneaky success. […] more

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Pumpkin brownies

    Want something a little different to do with your pumpkin flesh this year? Look no further, these delicious pumpkin brownies will go down a treat with family and friends so whether you’re planning a quiet family evening in or having a big celebration be sure to add these to your recipes list! These sweet treats have the added benefit of being both gluten and dairy free! […] more

  • 20 Oct 2014

    What baking a cake teaches a child

    As every home educator knows, children learn best when they’re having fun. Most parents, whether they home educate or not, soon become aware of this fact through watching a child’s face light up in recognition when a dull text book fact comes to life through play. It could, and has, been argued that real learning doesn’t take place in an artificial classroom environment, but through a child’s engagement with the world around them. The joy of sharing that learning with our children is unbounded, and a lot of the time we are re-learning forgotten things or discovering concepts anew. […] more

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