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Showing posts from August, 2017

Raw Nut-Free Naked Brownie Bars

These are just simple snack bars that everyone in the family can grab and take to work/ play/ school. They take a few minutes to whizz up in the food processor and contain a LOT less sugar (unrefined of course) than the store-bought equivalent and also work out a lot cheaper. I wrap them individually and store in a sealed container in the fridge

Raw Nut-Free Naked Brownie Bars 
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free, Nut-free

Makes 9

1 cup (150g) raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup (100g) milled flax/chia seed blend
1 cup (150g) soft,unsweetened pitted dates (pre-soak briefly if hard and drain)
1/4 cup (50g) unsweetened raisins (soaked briefly and drained)
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
big pinch sea salt
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
a few tbsp hot water as needed
optional stir-through add-ins: if not nut-intolerant 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds; cacao nibs; goji berries, chocolate chips

* Alternatives:
- add 1 tsp min…

Chicory (aka Endive) Pomegranate Avocado Salad

Chicory is a great salad ingredient full of character - firm in texture, retains its crunch well, slightly bitter. Apparently this common type is specifically 'Witlook' Chicory, or Belgian Endive. I've found it to be a very useful receptacle for dips of all sorts too!

Chicory (aka Endive) Pomegranate Avocado Salad
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free
Serves 2

1 head of chicory, trimmed and leaves separated
100g baby spinach and rocket
1/2 medium, ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, chopped or sliced
4-5 radishes, trimmed and finely sliced
50g (1/4 cup) unsalted walnuts, toasted or untoasted as preferred
approx 50g (1/4 large pomegranate) pomegranate arils

4 tbsp EVOO
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp pomegranate molasses
1/4 tsp zaatar
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

1. Add all dressing ingredients to a clean glass jar. Secure with lid and shake to combine. Or whisk in a bowl. Set aside.
2. A…

Raw Apple Pie Energy Bars

Super simple. Universally loved by old and young - these never last long around our house!