Guiltless Pleasures Food Blog

Guiltless Pleasures food blog

In an effort to make dietary changes easier for my clients and friends, I have decided to share my knowledge from my time working and training in health food shops, reading books on nutrition, learning kinesiology and researching recipes online to show you how you can have the things you like as a healthier version, … Continue reading Guiltless Pleasures food blog

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Chicken noodle soup

This is my take on a childhood favourite. An easy, healthy one pot meal to help ward off winter bugs, boosting the immune system with a potent dose of antioxidants and anti inflammatories from garlic, turmeric and curry spices. I've added some seaweed to increase iodine and trace mineral content also, this is optional however! … Continue reading Chicken noodle soup

Raw Chocolate Shortbread freezer bars

From Luara-Jane at The Rawtarian. Gluten free, Dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, vegan. I absolutely LOVE these... Ingredients for the base: 1 cup Cashew nuts 1 cup organic desiccated coconut 1/2 cup dates (soak if necessary to soften) 1/4 tsp Pink himalayan salt Topping: 1 cup Cashews 1/3 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup … Continue reading Raw Chocolate Shortbread freezer bars

Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart

By Laura Coxeter, featured on the River Cottage series with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, egg free, vegan. Ingredients: Base 300g Pecans/Almonds 1 tsp Pink Himalayan salt 200g Medjool Dates (if the dates are too hard you can soak them in warm water for 20mins to soften them, then drain and pat … Continue reading Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart

Coconut Milk Ice cream

Dairy free, vegan. Use full fat coconut milk only. The fat in coconut milk is the best part! As a plant fat, it is full of lauric acid which is stored in the liver to be used as energy, and is not stored as fat! Ingredients: 2 cans of full fat coconut milk 1/3 cup … Continue reading Coconut Milk Ice cream

Orange choc chip energy balls

gluten free, dairy free, grain free. Full of essential fats, protein & minerals! Easy peasy tasty bites... Ingredients:  1.5 cups /230grms Cashew nuts pinch of Himalayan pink salt 1 cup/200grms pitted dates Zest of 1 Orange 1 tsp Vanilla extract 3 tblsp chopped dark chocolate Soak the dates for 10-60 mins, drain and pat dry. … Continue reading Orange choc chip energy balls

Chocolate & Almond butter Fudge

Takes 5 Mins To Make -  dairy free, gluten free, vegan.  This recipe is a firm favourite! Not only delicious and decadent but it's also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients! Ingredients 1 cup coconut oil 1 cup almond butter (you can … Continue reading Chocolate & Almond butter Fudge

Apple Chutney

I had a glut of apples from my trees this year, too many to eat so I made this chutney which will come in useful over the coming winter months. It also makes for a nice homemade Christmas gift! 4lbs chopped apples 2lbs chopped onions 1 pint vinegar 2lbs xylitol (tooth friendly, blood sugar friendly, … Continue reading Apple Chutney