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Monday, July 23, 2012

kiwi fruit and carob muffins plus getting good deals on organic produce

I hardly ever bake now as I am moving more towards raw dessert making. I do still have clients who still like to have their traditional muffins. Today I have made kiwi fruit and carob muffins.  here is the recipe for them. Kiwi fruits are in season now. I got them on special at Victoria market yesterday. buying organic produce for all your groceries can be expensive. I have always said to people that it may be in a short term but in a long run
-you may be saving money on your medical cost (as I believe taking in all the pesticides and chemicals are not health promoting)
-you are helping the environment (in the future it would be more expensive to live with less natural resources)
-you are building better future environment for the next generations
-you are helping small and usually passionate farmers. often local, then the money you spend stay in the same community.

You may still say "but it is still expensive NOW!"
well, there are always good deals happening for organics too. Look for farmers market, and often in the end of the week (for example on sundays at Victoria market) they reduce the prices on certain produces. Compare different organic shops as they charge different margins. I love Fruit peddlers in northcote. 
  • 103 High St
  • local(03) 9489 5824
 think they have the best price on organic fruits and vegetables. Check them out if you are nearby.
Do you have a favourite shop where you get your groceries from?


1 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup carob powder
1/3 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp allergy free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup your preferred oil
1 tbs brown rice syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 fresh kiwi fruit

preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
lightly grease a muffin tin
In a large mixing bowl, shift all the dry ingredients. Mix and make a well in the centre.
Mis all the liquid ingredients and add to the dry mix.
Do not over mix. Gently fold in the kiwifruits.
Fill the muffin tin three quarters full and bake for 20 minutes if so, until the muffins are slightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted through the centre comes out clean.
When cool enough to handle transfer the muffins to cooling racks.

By the way how do you eat kiwifruits?
I wash the whole thing and eat them with the skin. Some people think it's strange but .....

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