A blog by a girl from Sydney who loves to go out and eat, over buy too many cookbooks and magazines, and create her own recipes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sugar Free Health Muffins - #1

In my quest to become fit and fabulous, I have come up with a super healthy version of the regular muffins.

I have several health muffin recipes, so the is recipe #1.

These muffins are sugar free, using only natural ingredients such as cinnamon, banana, honey and apple to sweeten the mixture. It also loaded with fibre and super foods.

Try them and let me know what you think?


- 1 very large very ripe Banana
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
- 70g of Dried Whole Cranberries, then chop them in half after measuring
- 4 Tablespoons of Honey
- 1 large red apple, skinned and diced
- 3 Tablespoons of Organic Quinoa Flakes
- 100g Wholemeal Plain flour
- 250g Wholemeal Self Raising Flour
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 70g of Walnuts, roughly chopped after measuring
- 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1 Organic Egg
- 3 Tablespoons of Grapeseed Oil

- 150ml of Milk


Mix your flours, chia seeds, cinnamon, walnuts and baking powder together in a bowl.

Then take your cut cranberries and add 3 tablespoons of water to them and microwave for 30 seconds, to moisten and re-hydrate them.

Then take your banana and mash with your honey, place this with your dry mixture and add your cranberries ( with any water that did not evaporate with them ), oil, milk, chopped apple and egg and mix together.

If you find your mixture is a bit dry you could add a little  more milk.

Place the mixture evenly in 12 muffin cases, and drizzle honey on each one.

Place into an oven set at 180C for 15-20 minutes or until they have risen and look golden.

Enjoy xoxo 

Thursday, August 15, 2013


These are amazing.... have them on their own with salad or veggies, add them to soup, turn them into a stew and they even make a great party snack.
 You could even make them into burger patties!

-          2 Tablespoons of Cajun Spice mix
-          ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
-          410g crushed or diced tinned tomatoes
-          50g grated carrot
-          ½ brown onion
-          500g of organic minced beef
-          1 egg
-          Pepper to taste
-          ¼ teaspoon vegetable salt (from health food store, made from dried herbs & natural salt)

-          Chilli flakes (optional)


Mix everything but the meat and the egg together. Once you have mixed everything together into a sauce have a quick taste and add more spice or pepper if you like. You could even add chilli flakes if you wanted an extra kick.
Once you are happy with the sauce then add the meat and egg and mix all together until properly combined.
Take mixture and place into the palm of your hands and roll into balls and place in a tray in the oven or cook in a fry pan or casserole dish.