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.  Continue reading

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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

Chocolate Chia Pudding:: Miranda Makes

Who doesn’t love a chocolaty treat that’s easy to put together?

For a sweet treat without the sugar, but with a nice whack of protein, fibre and good fats, like omega3, you can’t go past my chia pudding.

It can be adapted to suit any flavour palate, just like my Coyo Chia Pudding. Try it with cacao powder or even fresh passionfruit instead of the cacao nibs, if you want, and top with any fruit you like.

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Skincare, the liver, and reducing our toxic load.

The only thing I ever want is for people to do the best that they can, no matter what it is. Try and fail? It’s better than not trying at all, right? We plod along, we dip and we weave, we rise and fall, and most of all, we learn what works for us along the way. It’s something that wasn’t always fostered in me when I was growing up and I’m still figuring out how to move through my fears to give something a go rather than let it hinder me trying. It’s incredibly important to me, so, I’m going to just do my best anyway.

Recently, I’ve had something on my mind that I didn’t quite know how to talk to you about, because, for starters, I’m not about to get all preachy about anything – yuck! – but also, when I apply this to my own life, I do the best that I can. I take the information that I have with a grain of salt, weigh up the risks with the benefits and figure out the best way it can fit in best with my life.

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Liebster Award Nomination

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Great news total babes – I’ve been nominated by the gorgeous Kelly from Yes Peas Mumma for the Liebster Awards! How freaking cool is that?!

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Part of receiving this award means that I have some questions to answer. But there are also some rules!….

1. You need to put the Liebster Award image on your blog.
(save logo up top of this page)
2. Thank and tag the blog who nominated you. – thanks Kelly from Yes Peas Mumma!
3. Answer 10 Questions.
4.
Nominate 8 blogs with less than 200 followers, let them know you’ve nominated them, and link them in your post. No tag-back.

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