Low Calorie Chocolatey Fun With Rice Cakes!

OK! OK! So the chocolate of choice adds a few more calories, but I'd still much rather be snacking on these, than feeling bad for stuff my face on cookies!! I use to buy dark chocolate covered rice cakes (before there was a lot more gluten/wheat free things on the market). They're not too expensive,… Continue reading Low Calorie Chocolatey Fun With Rice Cakes!

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Cinnamon Swirls

Ingredients Plain flour, for dusting 1 Roll of Puff pastry, or homemade if you have time! 🙂 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 medium free-range egg, beaten with 2 tbsp milk For Icing 2 tbsp Icing Sugar Few drops of Warm Water Method Preheat… Continue reading Cinnamon Swirls

Homemade Nutella

Ingredients 3 cups roasted unsalted hazelnuts 3 Tbsp cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder/ or 2/3 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 180C and add hazelnuts to a baking tray. Roast for a total of 15 minutes. This is to just to warm the natural oils and… Continue reading Homemade Nutella

Oaty Cookies

An easy recipe, for perfect little nibbles   Ingredients 75g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g porridge oats 75g light brown sugar 75g butter 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tbsp milk Method Preheat the oven to 180C. Prepare a baking tray, by lining it with baking paper. In a medium mixing bowl, sift flour… Continue reading Oaty Cookies

Very Nutty Flapjack Bars

Ingredients 1 cup Cashews 1 cup Rolled Oats ½ cup Walnuts ½ cup Almonds 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 cup of  Raw Honey 1 Dessert Spoon of Maple Syrup Method Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Roughly chop the nuts by hand, I feel… Continue reading Very Nutty Flapjack Bars

4 Easy No Bake Recipes

I recently got the opportunity to review PandaVita Organic Baobab Powder which came with a 'fudge bites' recipe (seen below), which inspired me to create a few yummy creations. I have to say, in all honesty the recipe is AMAZING, and I am gutted I didn't come up with it myself. It got even my stubborn unadventurous… Continue reading 4 Easy No Bake Recipes

Easy Choccie Biscuits

Ingredients 100g cooking margarine or butter 50g caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly butter a baking tray. Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; stir in flour and cocoa powder. Divide dough into small balls and place on prepared… Continue reading Easy Choccie Biscuits

Olive Bread Twists

Ingredients 1kg/2lb 2oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 20g/¾oz salt 20g/¾oz instant yeast 800ml/1½ pints tepid water 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling 1 x 1kg/2lb 2oz jar pitted green olives in brine, drained and quartered Method Oil two 2-3 litre/3½-5¼ pints square plastic container. Put the flour into a… Continue reading Olive Bread Twists

Coconut & Chia Seed Shortbread

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups fresh unsalted butter, at cool room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Coconut extract  1/2 tbsp Chia seeds METHOD Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, cream together the… Continue reading Coconut & Chia Seed Shortbread

Avocado Pesto

I have to say, after ages of fighting them and the hype.. Avocados are winning me over! This is a nice alternative to the more traditional, and another good way of using any that are on their way out, or needing used! 🙂 I N G R E D I E N TS 1 Large… Continue reading Avocado Pesto