Banana and Berry Ice Cream

This ice cream came about because I was going to a dinner party where the majority of the guests eat very little natural sugars, so I wanted to make a dessert that was sweet, but did not have any added honey or maple syrup of any kind. So this ice cream is only sweetened by the ingredients in it. It is deliciously smooth, light, and just sweet enough. There was none left at the end of the night and one of the kids licked the bowl I brought it in absolutely clean!

This ice cream is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, coconut free … More Banana and Berry Ice Cream

Berry Sorbet

This sorbet is super yummy, sweet, and flavoursome. It is very refreshing on the palate after a meal.

This sorbet is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free, coconut free

Sorbet Ingredients

1½ cups cut strawberries
½ cup blueberries/raspberries
¾ cup sugar free orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons raw unprocessed honey … More Berry Sorbet

A Time For Celebration

This blog was first published on a website in the UK. It was then translated into Dutch and published on a website in The Netherlands. Links to both articles can be found at the end of this blog.

– GUEST BLOG BY ROBYN JONES B.Sc. (Psych) –

‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ Australian counsellor Robyn Jones investigates the matter.
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Orange and Poppyseed Cupcakes

I found the original recipe for these cupcakes on the back of a card my daughter was given, and over the weekend we experimented with converting it to gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. After our first attempt I knew what needed to be added and changed, so our second batch came out super yummy.

These cupcakes are flavoursome, light, and moist. With cream ‘cheese’ frosting to boot! Here is the recipe for you all to enjoy.

These cupcakes are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Cupcake Ingredients

1 tablespoon poppyseeds … More Orange and Poppyseed Cupcakes

Seafood Marinara Soup

This recipe is so simple and tastes yum! It is light and flavoursome, while also being reasonably quick to make. It can also be frozen and re-heated at a later date. So you can use it to stock up your freezer for those nights when you may not have the time to prepare a nutritious meal or you feel like something light. I also have this soup for breakfast and find it a supportive way to start my day.

This soup is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Soup Ingredients

1 large onion, diced
1 medium fennel – diced … More Seafood Marinara Soup

Embracing the true beauty of pregnancy

The first two trimesters of my most recent pregnancy were very revealing.

I was surprised to see how I used the quest for perfection to ‘protect’ myself from being criticised and judged and how perfection was in fact impossible, as well as my tendency to want to control others and what was going on around me to give me the feeling of being ‘safe’.

I found these trimesters to be a time of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean somewhat by letting go of these ways of being, which opened me up to the possibility of embracing more of the womanly quality of stillness that is so readily on offer throughout pregnancy.

So as I headed into my third trimester without this incessant quest for perfection or the overriding drive to control in order to ‘protect’ myself, I was feeling vulnerable. … More Embracing the true beauty of pregnancy

The beauty of pregnancy that is rarely spoken about

There is a beauty that naturally comes with pregnancy, along with the joy of having a child, which is rarely spoken about in our society.

Not only are we growing a new person (or persons) inside, we are also given an opportunity to grow as women while pregnant. Because what most of us are largely unaware of is that pregnancy is a time for us, as women, to experience ourselves more deeply as the delicate, sensitive and nurturing women we naturally are.

So pregnancy can in fact be a time where we can allow a deep change to take place in the way we live as women – a change that is initiated and supported from deep within us. … More The beauty of pregnancy that is rarely spoken about