Alternatives for Christmas food

Check this out from IQS!

Lots of ideas out there for a healthy alternative for Christmas... don't just focus on the food.  Take time out to share with each other, laugh, live, sing, dance.  Put away the iphone, ipad, tablet and talk.  You know face to face?!  LOL 

IQS Coconut Christmas Cheesecakes

Check out I Quit Sugar's beautiful coconut christmas cheesecakes...

Check Out The Organised Housewife!

Check out The Organised Housewife - there is so much great information on this page!

Here is one link you might like to view:

I know you will find all sorts of helpful hints on this site!  Happy ready

Additive Free Bites: Lemon & Almond Balls

Additive Free Bites: Lemon & Almond Balls: My my, it has been a long time since I have blogged!  Life has just been so busy so far in the second half of this year thanks to my studie...

Making Butter

Take a look at Quirky Cooking's article on Making Butter! This is one I am definitely going to be trying.

As always I am on the lookout for easy preparation and simple ideas to help transform our eating.  Butter has been an issue for us - spreadable butter.  If you take a look at what is often added, you'd cringe.  If you don't know what the "numbers" mean, check them out.

After the last few years of going through an elimination diet and changing the way we eat, we've learned that "numbers" do affect.  And we're not going back to that.

Check out Quirky Cooking's Making Butter:

Apple, Raspberry and Chocolate Muffins

We had a few small apples left in the fruit bowl, and not wanting to waste them,  my daughter and I came up with the following:

3-5 small apples,  peeled and finely diced
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup GF Self Raising Flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup Rice Malt Syrup (or use honey)
1/2 cup Macadamia oil

Beat syrup, oil, eggs and vanilla together.
Fold in flour and then fold in choc chips, coconut,  apple and raspberries.

Spoon into 12 large muffin cases or 24 small cup cake cases.

Cook 180°C for 15-20mins or until golden and cooked through.

Allow to cool before eating.

Delicious just warm.

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