If you are trying to cut down on you sugar or carb intake, these yummy lemon brownies will help you out! They have no added sugar, are low carb and gluten free, using Natvia (a natural Stevia and Erythritol sweetener) for sweetness.
The lemon glaze on top adds a little extra hit of sweetness, so if you are not a sweet tooth, you might like to try them without it for starters.
Printable recipe and detailed instructions can be found here,
You may have noticed that I've been making a lot of changes to the website... From creating a brand new logo, changing the structure and lay-out of the site, adding a new colour scheme, and finally, it has a website search function!
It's taken hours, but I hope the outcome is worth it. I will continue to work on the changes over the coming weeks. I'm hoping that it makes the website easier to navigate through and to find what you are looking for.
I've also been busy uploading hundreds of new photos, so take a look at some of the new ones including photos including India, Singapore, Australia and Phuket.
Keen to try making your own Almond Milk? It's easier than you would think, and the results are great - there are no additives, only the goodness of the almonds that you put in.
If you have special diet requirements (like the SIBO diet) that means you can't drink the store-purchased Almond Milks, then making your own is definitely the way to go.
Find my article on Making Almond Milk here.
I was recently investigating how to make my own baking powder. I wanted a plain baking powder, without all the additives - one that was Gluten Free, Aluminium Free & Preservative Free... It turns out it's quite simple to make your own.
I've put together a summary of basic information on Baking Soda, Baking Powder and SR flour as well as some handy reference guides to keep in the kitchen. They can be found here on the craftnhome website.
Given that Baking Powder is easy to make, and expires anywhere from within 3 months to a year - it makes sense to make your own when you need it.
I've been busy trying to create low carb, grain free alternative to our families favourite meals.
These healthy oven baked chicken fingers are a great alternative to chicken nuggets, and they are:
No added sugars
The recipe can be found here
They work well with salads or roast veggies. Serve leftovers up cold with salads the next day.
Low Carb - Gluten Free - No added Sugar - Nut Free - Easy to Bake
Find the recipe here .
There's a hint of sweetness in these bars from the one banana and some low-sugar dark chocolate. A great muesli bar replacement, and so simple to make.
Low Carb Healthy Fat Eating
I've recently made the move to Low Carb, Healthy Fat (LCHF) eating. It's been a complete transformation of my eating habits, my cooking, and my health.
Why did I make the change from a seemingly healthy, low fat and gluten free diet? It started when my husband brought home a book from the library called "What the Fat". This book seriously challenged what I'd considered "healthy" as far as food was concerned. Eat more fat? You've got to be kidding! I needed some serious convincing... of the scientific kind - but the more I've investigated and looked into this, the more convinced I've become... enough to change the habits of a lifetime, and revolutionise my kitchen.
If you are interested, look at the evidence yourself - Here's a couple of good places to start:
"What the Fat" by Prof Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn, and Craig Rodger
Great explanations, scientific evidence presented in easy to understand way, and heaps of helpful advice on getting started.
That Sugar Film - great if you prefer TV to Books. But also a book version "That Sugar Book" and "That Sugar Guide" by Damon Gameau.
Easy to understand and presented in a entertaining way - watch the film first, and then read the book. The explanations of the science are great - made so simple.
I also like the Ditch the Carbs website for recipes: http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/
Father's Day is approaching fast ...I have some card ideas for the kids to give Dad.
The newest card is a "Give Dad a Medal" card where you personalise the medal awarded.
Is your Dad The Best Ever, The Kindest, The Funniest, The Most Helpful, The Best Hugger? you decide!
They can be found Here on the Father's Day Craft Page.
You'll find these cards there too...