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My husband, Andy, is a big fan of cacao. He puts cacao into everything- smoothies, ice cream, muffins, hot chocolate, biscuits... Everything contains cacao even to the extent that clients know if a recipe I'm giving to them comes from Andy (if it contains cacao there is a big probability that it its Andy's).

I'm certainly not complaining! Especially when he makes these brownies for us- they are to die for!! 

I shared some at my August Calm and Energise Workshop and most of the feedback forms contained comments on how good the brownies were!!

They are a great snack to prepare ahead and take out as you need it from the fridge. They are nut free, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and don't require any baking. 

I've made you wait long enough for the recipe... here it is!

Andy's Brownies Recipe

12 Medjool dates- pitted (approx 200g)

1/3 cup cacao 

1/3 cup dessicated coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

4 tablespoons of coconut oil

extra dessicated coconut for dusting at the end

1. Line a f...

My husband Andy is very supportive of the changes that we've made to our health and lifestyle.  He's experienced massive benefits from changing to a whole foods diet and he helps out by cooking nutrient dense foods as often as he can. 

 

He has kindly agreed to share his chocolate muffin recipe with us today! It is gluten free, grain free, nut free and dairy free. It is suitable for lunch boxes as it is nut free.

 

The kids love them! I do too! 

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup cacao

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free if you need muffins to be gluten free)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

6 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup honey  (we only use 1/2 cup)

 

Method:

 

1. Turn oven on to 180 degress C

2. Line muffin tray with 12 muffin wrappers

3. In a bowl mix the cacao, coconut flour, baking powder and sea salt (or if you have a thermomix, mix on speed 5 for 10 secs or until dry ingredients are mixed well)

4. Add the eggs, coconut oil and honey

5. Mix with a whisk until it is runny (if  you have a ther...

I was inspired to transfer this recipe that has been on my Instagram account today when a reader sent me this message "Made it! Loved it! Girls loved it more! xx" Thanks Mrs C!

 

Cauliflower rice is a great side dish which will increase the vegetable content of your meals. It is an easy substitute if you are avoiding gluten or grains.

 

 

500 g of cauliflower (cut into florettes)

Oil or butter for frying

 

Chop cauliflower up in a food processor until it is rice-sized or in the thermomix, 10 secs speed 5)

 

Fry it for a couple of minutes on the stove or steam in the Varoma for 10-12 mins.

 

Serve it as a side dish or you can turn it into cauliflower fried rice!

 

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