Recipe – Easy Rice Cake, Honey & Peanut Butter Treat (no added sugar)

Recipe – Easy Rice Cake, Honey & Peanut Butter Treat  So The Raw Chocolate Company were kind enough to give me a big bag of chocolate vanoffe covered mulberry bits and I really wanted to use them for something so I decided to make something similar to the easy peasy rice crispy cakes I used to make as a child – only more nutritionally sound and a kinda healthy treat… View Post

Sugar Alternatives – Alternatives To Refined Sugar

We are biologically designed to enjoy sweet things. from the first drink of our mother’s milk to as we grow and mature in life. However, we are not designed to consume large quantities of refined sugar and processed food. Refined sugar comes in many guises, and on your shopping label you may miss it altogether. It is in what you expect it to be in – chocolate bars, cakes, soda.… View Post

RECIPE: Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free JAMAICAN BANANA BREAD

  RECIPE: Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free  JAMAICAN BANANA BREAD Aahh…banana bread that comfort food that is like heaven on the lips.   Well, I have never ever made banana bread. I have eaten it, but never made it before, and wanted to challenge myself to make a banana bread with a difference, both gluten-free and sugar-free with a bit of extra yum factor. So I dug out an older cookbook I… View Post

The Wisdom Of Ageing Well – By Michael Doherty (Guest Blogger)

This is a guest post by Michael Doherty from The Michael Files Kelly has asked me to write a post about ageing. She wanted me to do this as I am a reasonably fit, reasonably healthy 75 year old, who lives a full and active life. It has not always been so. I was born just before the Second World War, in 1937, so most of my early life was during the… View Post

RECIPE: Sugar-free Chocolate, Date & Walnut Fudge (and Peanut butter!)

    After 4 months being sugar-free, I have been keenly trying out lots of different treat-type recipes and I adored fudge as a sugar addict and I am happy to say you can still enjoy fudge when you go sugar-free or are diabetic (in moderation of course!). Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Date & Walnut Fudge  ‘Diabetic Friendly’   (Totally sugar-free OR you can use the ‘LOWER’ GI Coconut Sugar) This… View Post

Is The Deadly Nightshade Family Good For You? Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant, Pepper

I like tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes. The only thing is, if I have tomatoes for a few days in a row, I come out in an itchy painful whitehead rash on my cheeks and chin. So maybe tomatoes don’t like me. Well, I recently discovered tomatoes are part of the deadly nightshade family which also includes: potatoes, eggplant (aubergine), peppers, goji berries, gooseberries and TOBACCO. Now, I’m not a big… View Post

My Sugar-Free Journey : 3 MONTHS and Counting – From Addiction To Change

Image created by Deviant Duality Shared via Google ‘labeled for reuse’ If somebody had told me last year that I would not be eating anything with refined sugar in it, I would have said they were crazy. I wasn’t able to go 2 days without my bar of chocolate, my sugar in coffee, or my slice of cake. My meals consisted of shop-bought sauces full of sugar, my sandwich spreads… View Post

Recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake

  Recipe: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake Can chocolate cake and sugar-free actually come together as one, and taste really good? OH YES INDEED! THEY CAN! As most of you know I have been on a no refined sugar journey for the past 3 months. I have not even had honey or sweeteners in my diet. I decided for my 37th birthday I wanted a birthday cake and I wanted to see if I… View Post

What Causes Sugar Cravings?

Photo shared via Creative Commons taken by Mrs Magic Craving sugar is not easy to overcome. Not when we live in a world surrounded by sugary substances; in a world where the food industry creates food and beverages deliberately so we crave their products; when convenience foods, sauces and even bread contain sugar, yes, craving sugar can be a difficult experience. Read the labels. Anything ending in -ose is a… View Post

Gurus For Health : When Health Writers Dismiss Lower-Income Consumers

In my quest to improve my standard of living and to bring balance to my health, I investigated many different eating plans. Not calorie-controlled, low-fat diets but those that made sense to me for a more sustainable way of healthy living. I educated myself on the Genotype Diet by  Dr Peter D’Adamo and the extremely popular Paleo Diet. One thing I noticed in the above two eating plans, were expensive… View Post