Gluten-Free Sourdough Hot Cross Buns Recipe

This year I’m not that bothered about chocolate for Easter, but I really wanted to give gluten free hot cross buns a go as my little treat to have with a cuppa over this lovely long weekend.

Gluten-free baking is still very new to me (I’ve never really been much of a baker in the first place), so I trawled through google to get an idea of the sorts of flours to blend together to make gluten-free buns that aren’t dense, heavy and rock-like.

This recipe was an experiment that turned out pretty bloody deliciously. Although the texture is similar to a scone, they are still a lot fluffier than the pre-baked GF equivalents I’ve tried in the past.Β  Continue reading

Souring Grains

aka. My guide to the best brown rice of your life, and the tastiest porridge.

I’ve never liked the idea of treating a food group as the enemy, and my goodness, have grains had a rough trot over the years. Yes, they can be hard to digest for some, but they’re also full of beautiful vitamins, minerals and fibre, as well as lovely slow-release source of carbohydrates – essential for brain function.

Believe it or not, there is a way to cook grains so that they don’t upset your gut (although, I have found that the boyfriend is just plain allergic to a couple of things, no matter how I long I sour them – more for me then, hahaha!). Its actually really easy, it just takes a little patience, and a nice big bowl. Continue reading

It’s not Miri’s… it’s mine! Miri’s Chocolate Orange Smoothie Recipe

I’m happy to admit, when I make a recipe I love, I always want to brag about it. Case in point, not only is this smoothie recipe delicious, if you can’t be bothered making it yourself, you can head down to Sun & Earth Organics, New Farm (my work), and I can make it for you, because I made such a big deal about it that we put it on the menu.

This recipe is great because the only thing sweetening it is the fruit and the tiniest bit of stevia in the protein powder, and the jaffa flavour comes from fresh orange zest, orange juice, and beautiful, raw cacao powder.

I have proudly converted choc-orange non-believers to this smoothie and surprised many a sweet-tooth by how yummy this is, with absolutely no additional sugar.

Best of all, you get to watch me make the recipe instead of reading it – it’s super easy, I promise!

So here it is, in all it’s jaffa glory;

Miri’s Chocolate Orange

Shopping, Body Love & Nipple Tassels, Part One of my chat with Erin Laishley (Mira’s Mates

The thing about good friends is that it can be hard not to have a long, fabulous chat, which is precisely what happened when I sat down to chat with Erin Laishley.Β 12244445_500810626763864_1200191301454786448_o

Erin is a health coach who specialises in self-love, and let me tell you, the girl really knows her stuff! If you’re new to self-love and all things “woo-woo”, Erin is your girl. She thinks about food and nutrition in a similar way to what I do, and best of all, she’s real (and lots of fun).Β  Continue reading

Authenticity, Anxiety & Throwing Bread at People

I know it’s been a long time between videos for me, I know, but last Wednesday with the lovely Chelsea from Mostly ChelseaΒ reminded me how fun they could be, and why I started them in the first place.

If you haven’t come across Chelsea before, she is a Brisbane-based YouTuber, funny lady who in the real world works with people with disabilities, so, Mostly, the babe is just plain awesome.

In this video, we talk about The Babe Collective, authenticity and coping with anxiety too. Chelsea will be putting up a couple of videos we filmed for her channel in the near future, but I’ll let you know when they are up – I promise.