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And I’m not even Paleo: A delicious 5-minute healthy chocolate mug cake

The gorgeous 5-min healthy chocolate mug cake, image courtesy of An Edible Mosaic.

The gorgeous 5-min healthy chocolate mug cake, image courtesy of An Edible Mosaic.

I recently discussed my concern that the language we use in relation to particular diets (vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free etc) may contribute to furthering the stigma against those diets, because they focus on which foods are absent, rather than which delicious ingredients are included.

This 5-minute chocolate mug cake from An Edible Mosaic proves my point.

It fits the paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free criteria. And it’s delicious. AND nourishing, with ingredients such as eggs, cacao, ground nuts and seeds. Continue reading

Upside-Down Lemon Pistachio Cheesecakes

Well I don't get to use my shot-glasses for alcohol anymore, so...

Well I don’t get to use my shot-glasses for alcohol anymore, so…

After my budget rage earlier this week, this is a little more cheerful! I made these little upside-down lemon pistachio cheesecakes at my Mostly Fructose-Free Mother’s Day High Tea last Sunday. Now that I’ve discovered these unbaked cheesecakes, I don’t need to go back to the old days of making them with refined white sugar and thickened cream. Plus these are super easy.

As these cheesecakes use greek yoghurt, they also provide a sneaky way to get my son, and my husband, to eat this nourishing product (which they otherwise don’t like). Continue reading

All aboard the Activation Train

Like a face-lift for nuts...

Like a face-lift for nuts…

I’ve hopped on too. How embarrassing. Poor Pete Evans copped a lot of flack in 2012 for activating his almonds, but now it seems to be the latest food trend, one that until recently I thought was a load of nonsense. It’s that word! Activated. It makes them sound like little ticking almond bombs. Maybe if we used a different one? Awakened? No, now they sound like born-again almonds. For the purposes of this post, let’s use invigorated! Very enthusiastic. Continue reading

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