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My journey with my son has opened my eyes to a new way of eating, a new way of looking at the world around me and a new way of living.

My journey with my son’s allergies and eczema hasn’t always been easy. I have learned so much.

Being eager to share what I have learned with others, I jumped at the chance to be a contributor on the website “Further Food”, a community where there are many people trying to better manage health conditions.

Check out my top 9 tips on managing a child with food allergies, my recipe for sweet potato and orange cookies plus my profile in the links below:


Chocolate Chia Seed Slice

Dearlove Choc Chia Seed Slice
Dearlove Choc Chia Seed Slice

The best recipes are always created in the kitchen the day before shopping day.

As we are a household on one income living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, we budget! This means that I do the shop every Thursday and because the food we eat is real food, by Wednesday the cupboards are looking very bare with all of the delicious, fresh produce consumed (not many packets sitting around).

So this also makes Wednesday my ‘creative cooking’ day where whatever is left in the pantry gets thrown together. This is the yummiest way to learn about food and cooking!! (Although sometimes it doesn’t turn out very well hahaha ‘learning’).

This is how my simple, inexpensive yummy slice recipe came about!! It started out as breakfast and has lasted all day.

As with all my recipes, this is free from dairy, soy, egg, nut, wheat, gluten and refined sugar. It is also AIP/Auto Immune Protocol friendly.

Dearlove Chocolate Chia Seed Slice

  • 2 cups of desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 3 spoons cocoa
  • Honey to taste – I used about four spoons full of manuka honey, warmed in the microwave to melt it a bit

How to:

  1. Pre Heat Oven to 350F/180C
  2. Whizz all ingredients in the food processor for a couple of minutes, keeping aside a little of the coconut
  3. Add the rest of the coconut
  4. Form into a big old slab and flatten to make them as thin as you would like your slice to be
  5. Bake as a whole slab for 8 minutes
  6. Let cool
  7. Slice into slice
  8. Let set in the fridge (this is what makes it go hard)

Enjoy!! xxx

Dearlove Choc Chia Slice
Dearlove Choc Chia Slice