Recipe Recommendation: October

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of October. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Healthy Eating Banana Yoghurt Muffins

Healthy Eating Banana Yoghurt Muffins

I had some yoghurt go past its use by date and to avoid it going to waste, i thought I’d cook with it. Ethan and i have started baking together and I’ve found muffins are by far the easiest thing to make with him. This was a FANTASTIC recipe as it is super healthy and super easy and they were a hit with both Ethan and Kel.

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits

I have a large jar of rice flour that really needs using up so I’ve been on the hunt for recipes that use rice flour. I thought I’d give these a go as again, it’s a fairly easy recipe to make with Ethan. I didn’t have gluten free oats on hand so i just used regular oats, which obviously is okay unless you need the biscuits to be gluten free. I also just used white rice flour because that’s all i had as well as raw sugar instead of coconut sugar and golden syrup instead of maple syrup because i didn’t mind that they weren’t healthy – we made them specifically as a treat. This probably means that i altered the recipe a bit too much to really be able to recommend it however i have to say that making them with rice flour worked super well. They were really chewy, which we way prefer over the hard Anzac biscuits. They went down a treat, especially as Ethan and i packed some up fresh out of the oven and drove to the shop and had them with Kel for morning tea!

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Recipe Recommendation: September

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of September. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Apple Tea Cake

Apple Tea Cake - Cooked

I spent HOURS trying to find a recipe for a low sugar/refined sugar free apple tea cake recipe and let me tell you there wasn’t much out there and what was looked a bit, well let’s put it this way – i wasn’t leaping at the chance to go and make them. So i found this recipe and basically reduced the sugar to only 1/2 cup, i substituted the white flour for half barley/half rye (that seems to be my standard at the moment) and i didn’t add the extra sugar on the top of the apples – i did however add the extra butter! I’m going for low sugar here, not low fat 😀 Anyway it was lovely. Everyone enjoyed it! And it was a great way to use up some apples that were getting a bit old and wrinkly…

Apple Tea Cake - Uncooked

Recipe Recommendation: August

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of August. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes

So i FINALLY made a recipe from the cookbook i bought ages ago, Saved By Cake by Marian Keyes, and i can definitely recommend it! I only used half white flour, the other half being a mix of barley and rye flour, which added an even richer flavour. And they weren’t dry! I hear this is the most common complaint with rock cakes.

Coconut Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Coconut Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I have a container of coconut flour that i need to use up and I’ve been on the hunt for good coconut flour recipes for ages. I’ve tried a fair few and they haven’t been that nice at all. The ones that do turn out nicely usually are half almond meal, half coconut flour however almond meal is expensive and the whole point is so that i can use up the coconut flour! Detoxinista posted these on her Facebook wall not that long ago and i knew i had to try them and i was SUPER happy with the result. I reduced the amount of maple syrup to make it healthier and added the equivalent in more lemon juice so the ratios of wet/dry weren’t out. She has a creamy lemon icing recipe that goes with the muffins if you so choose however again for a healthier alternative, we left these naked 😉

Recipe Recommendation: July

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of July. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Pork & Bean Burritos

I have no idea why i have no photo for this dish except that it must have been so good we dived right into eating it after i had finished cooking and preparing. It was so easy and delicious and we’ve even made it again since. Definitely recommend!

Recipe Recommendation: May

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of May. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Fresh Tomato Spinach Garlic Pasta

Fresh Tomato Spinach Garlic Pasta

I’ve followed Andrea’s blog Cooking with a Wallflower for quite some time now and i thought it was high time i tried one of her recipes. I already had all the ingredients on hand for this recipe so hence why i chose this one. It was super delicious! Tomatoes aren’t in season for us at the moment so they are a bit watery and mine didn’t stay together like they usually would but that doesn’t matter! And i cheated and used frozen spinach so even though it was tasty, it doesn’t look as presentable as Andrea’s 😉

Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Pasta

Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Pasta

I don’t know if i can really recommend the original recipe for this one as i altered it a bit too much however i didn’t want to leave it out for this month either. I’m sure the original is delicious, i just didn’t have the seeds on hand (pepitas and sunflower) and instead of using evaporated milk and lemon juice, i thought I’d give the Greek yoghurt substitution a go that everyone is touting is a healthier alternative. It worked out wonderfully! Super tasty.

Recipe Recommendation: April

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of April. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Real Cream of Chicken Soup

Real Cream of Chicken Soup

We had a leftover chicken carcass from having had a roast chicken and i really felt like a creamy chicken and corn soup. I used this recipe as a base and added some corn plus pasta for extra carbohydrates. It was delicious and definitely the best way to get an extra meal out of a chicken carcass!

Recipe Recommendation: March

These are the recipes that I’ve tried from other bloggers/websites that I haven’t altered that we’ve really enjoyed for the month of March. It’s nice to recommend others plus it’s also encouraging to know the recipe didn’t just work for the person posting it but for others too (I’ve tried so many recipes that just simply haven’t worked).

Black Bean Vegetarian Burritos

Black Bean Vegetarian Burritos

I felt like burritos for dinner and we had a can of black beans in the cupboard so i found this recipe online and thought I’d give it a try. I didn’t have any capsicum on hand so that would have added a nice touch however it was still delicious and went well in a burrito. It was super rich though so you don’t need much in each burrito and this mix went further than the recipe said.

Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies (gluten & grain free)

Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies (gluten & grain free)

Kel saw a friend post this recipe on Facebook and asked if i could make them for Christmas. We already had a bunch of treats for Christmas so i said i would make them later. I finally did and he loved them!