Harmony Inspired — gluten free

Lisa's Christmas Pudding

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There is always that one friend who can bake and create and actually make cakes look like an art work! Unfortunately that is NOT me! However, my good friend Lisa has shared with us her secret Christmas Pudding Recipe (not so secret now)! She makes it every year and it is absolutely delicious. Here it is:  -2 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (option to use gluten free) -2/3 cup plain flour (option to use GF flour) -teaspoon of baking soda -teaspoon vanilla essence -1 1/12 oranges -1 lemon -1 apple peeled & cored -1 carrot grated -half-1 cup brandy -3 large eggs...

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Tahini Chocolate Fudge - So tasty that it is hard to believe it is HEALTHY!

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My good friend always makes her kids amazing healthy treats for their lunch box and after School snacks. Her recipes really are inspiring and very easy which is why I love it when she shares them with me! I am all about simplicity in the kitchen!  She shared this recipe with me... However it never made it into my kids lunch box or lasted after school because it was just soooo delicious... Yep guilty mum moment right there!  The Recipe: 2/3 Jar of unhulled tahini 1-2 tbsp of good quality Cacao powder 2 tbsp rice malt syrup or maple syrup...

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - What causes it? How to deal with it?

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Premenstrual Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms   If everything around you is making you cry and you are spending most of the time curled into a ball, depressed and fatigued to the core just before your periods, chances are you might be suffering from what the doctors call Pre-menstrual Syndrome, or PMS. Pre-menstrual Syndrome is a group of symptoms that you get a week or two before your period starts. It is a very common disorder affecting nearly 85% of women during their reproductive life. The symptoms usually subside by the time you start bleeding. It affects every woman differently. For...

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Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) the best exercise for weight loss?

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The question remains: Does slow and steady win the race or does HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) win the race for fat loss? Here is what we found out: In recent years, new and exciting forms of cardiovascular exercise have emerged, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a clear frontrunner. This shorter form of cardio has been gradually replacing more conventional forms of cardio exercise such as long jogs, walking or distance cycling, which are all known as Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) exercise.   The main reason for the switch?   HIIT is said to be superior for health...

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Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls

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When I hear the words coconut and lime I think of Summer or Bliss Balls! These little beauties are a great summer party snack, perfect for the kids lunch boxes or a healthy treat to have with your morning tea! Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls 1/2 Cup of Almond Meal 1/2 Cup of desiccated coconut 1/2 Cup pre soaked dates 3 Drops of Essential Lime Oil (alternatively you can use lime juice but will need more) 2 Drops of vanilla Stevia 4 Tbs of Coconut Oil Add ingredients into a food processor and mix well Roll into little balls (option...

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