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Grain Free Carrot Cakes with Honey Sweetened Labne Frosting

real food essential recipes

My Grain Free Carrot Cakes are naturally sweetened and so simple to make.  They will satisfy any craving for sweet deliciousness and nourish your body with wholesome goodness.  Make these lovely grain free carrot cakes with fresh honeyed labne frosting as a healthy treat for friends and family who I know will love them as much as mine do. Something…

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Homemade Chocolate Recipe + a Free Chocolate e-booklet

healthy home made chocolate recipe

Would you like to make your own chocolate this Easter?  I have a delicious, healthy and simple, free homemade chocolate recipe e-booklet to share with you!   I’m also offering you my eBook, Chocolate Indulgence: Healthy Recipes for People who Love Chocolate for just $5 for a very limited time! This year Easter will look a little different for our…

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Simple Stewed Pears with Yoghurt + Granola

simple stewed pears

My simple stewed pears are delicious and comforting and will warm you up on these chilly, Autumnal mornings. My children love this healthy, grain free breakfast which can easily be prepared ahead and enjoyed as the weather starts getting cooler.   As the seasons change, so does what we eat.  We are beginning to move away from fruit salads and fresh…

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My secret recipe for Raspberry + Pistachio Brownies (gluten free)

raspberry and pistachio brownie

I have just bitten into the first of my gooey, chocolate-y, warm, sweet, tart, soft yet crunchy raspberry pistachio brownies. Ok, it’s my second piece. Last week, I promised my Facebook community I would share the recipe for my secret weapon – my raspberry pistachio brownies, if they took a moment to offer me some feed back regarding why they…

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Easy Christmas Cake (gluten free)

Easy christmas cake

We are all busy at Christmas time, it goes without saying.  Some years, the season can slip through our fingers without even a moment to just stop and enjoy it. To truly celebrate and experience Christmas, I find I need to slow down and think about what’s important, to indulge in small rituals and make time for family and friends.  …

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The best gluten free desserts for entertaining.

gluten free desserts

We are on the verge of the party season people!   If you are entertaining guests over the holiday season, you will love these delicious, healthy desserts. I like to keep things simple when I’m entertaining family and friends.  This wasn’t always the case, I had to learn the hard way.  Now I prefer to be spending time celebrating (and…

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The best, healthy (gluten free) dessert I have ever tasted…

healthy chocolate treats

Have you tried my Dangerously Easy Chocolate Puddings? If the answer is no, stop what you are doing and make them!  (The recipe is below) We all know how the story goes.  We know we should be eating nourishing, fresh whole foods that enhance our wellbeing and we do!  But then…there is a celebration or a craving, or it’s Saturday…

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Never Fail Chocolate Cake

mamacino-chocolate-cake

I have been using the recipe for this simple chocolate cake since my children were born and it has never let me down yet! Actually, that’s not really true.  It was probably a few years after Lucia, my first daughter was born that I even entertained the idea of making a birthday cake myself!  I remember for Lucia’s first birthday,…

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Dangerously Easy Chocolate Puddings

Easy chocolate puddings

Occasionally, I will get a real craving for dessert.  Something sweet and gooey and rich and satisfying and ready in under 20 minutes! We love these little chocolate puddings because they are sweet and decadent and most certainly fall in the category of treats – but they are also nourishing and sustaining and will satisfy that sweet craving well and…

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Italian lessons + a beautiful apricot cake

Apricot and almond cake

Vorrei un macchiato e un cornetto di cioccolato. I would like a coffee and a chocolate pastry. This is the first phrase I learnt last week at my very first Italian Conversation Class.  In truth, I already knew how to order my breakfast in Italian as it was something I quickly perfected when I spent a sunny Autumn and brisk Winter…

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