It's been a while, but I've been working on a few new posts that I'm getting ready to go up. The first, this chicken craft, with free printable templates, is now up on the website. You can find it here on the web site. It's a fun little chicken, involving some colouring, cutting, folding and sticking. As I get time, I will be posting up my new creations. Enjoy!
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.
Check out my new Coconut Raspberry Muffin Recipe. Its SIBO Diet Friendly, Low Carb, No added sugar, Gluten free and Dairy Free. I've been munching my way through a lot of these!
You can find the recipe here on the craft'n'home website.
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/
I've just posted up on the web-site this morning an updated computer-drawn template for the "Croaking Frog Card" . It's taken me hours to put together, but the finished product looks good.
I made a newer version of my Dump Truck Card today for my beautiful nephew who's turning one. The wheels turn and the tipper actually tips backwards.
I've revised and updated the instructions for this card, which can be found here.
Have fun creating!
All Photographs, Templates and Crafts are free for non-commercial use only.