There are a lot of occasions coming up where the temptation to eat something unhealthy will strike: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Friday nights… Chocolate is something that I find super hard to resist. Luckily I discovered something magical – cacao powder. I have used it in lots of my recipes before – like my raw chocolates and my overnight chocolate porridge. It really is amazing, it has a fuller flavour than cocoa. It also contains lots of nutrients and is a good source of antioxidants. It isn’t heat-treated during the processing part of its production, so this means it retains all the goodness of the cacao beans! Eating chocolate AND getting healthy? Er – yes please!!!
Autumn may be my favourite season. I love everything about it. I love the beautiful, crunchy red and orange leaves. The pumpkin carving, the pumpkin eating, the chai vanilla lattes and the chilly autumn evenings. I love the excuse to snuggle. Oooh who doesn’t love a good snuggle? Autumn is a very snuggly month. Snuggles with your significant other, or your pet, snuggles with your favourite warm jumper, or scarf. Or bed – yeah autumn makes me realise how much I love my bed. Beds always feel so much better in the cooler months!
Ratatouille is a great way to get loads of delicious vegetables into your diet. It is also the perfect dish to put together if you are short on time. It’s basically a chop and bake deal, which allows you to get on with other things! Man, I love these kinds of recipes!
I am under no illusion that this recipe is super healthy. But it is healthier than its traditional sister tray bake – Millionaires’ Shortbread. How I hear you say? Well, first of all, this is made from raw cacao, which is sweetened only with honey! The health benefits of raw cacao are vast and in my opinion, it tastes better than normal chocolate! There is basically less sugar in this, and the ingredients used maintain most of their original nutrients – unlike the really processed stuff you get in shop. Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Caramel Slices”
So things have been pretty hectic around these here parts recently! I’ve just passed my driving test (yay!) and so have been pretty busy in the lead up to that! What has really saved me is recipes like this one. A great on-the-go breakfast recipe! The kind of recipe where you splodge a load of tasty ingredients in a pot and hope for the best!
Life can get pretty hectic, and so for me sometimes it is the small things that really make me appreciate the weekend. This weekend, it was having time to have a lazy breakfast in bed. I normally grab something on the go, but this Saturday I pootled around in the kitchen and made this amazing porridge, and then took it back to bed and snarfled it.
This is quite possibly one of my favourite recipes. Like my Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto, this recipe really showed me that I just don’t need to eat meat. It is SO easy to make and it tastes delicious. It really is just a matter of assembling, as opposed to laborious cooking.
Sunday brunch must be one of my favourite things. Ever. I love nothing more than waking up late, bumbling around the kitchen and cooking delicious food for a bunch of my favourite people. These courgette and sweet corn fritters make an amazing addition to brunch. They take no time at all to put together and taste seriously amazing with poached eggs and grilled asparagus. Continue reading “Sunday Brunch: Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters “
One of my aims in life is to create recipes that taste amazing and help you feel amazing! Believe me, this chocolate tart does exactly that. It is raw, dairy-free and oh-so delicious. The only sweetness comes from fresh dates and honey. The base tastes similar to ferrero rocher, whilst the filling tastes like chocolate pudding! In my earlier post, I talked about why cacao powder was so amazing – it works really well in this recipe as it provides the rich chocolatey flavour in both the filling and the crust.
I love Spring. Honestly, I think it may be my favourite season! I love that the weather gets warmer and the dreary winter skies turn a brilliant blue. I also love the abundance of fresh fruit and berries that come with this time of year. I don’t know why, but I tend to crave cheese and stodgy food in winter. But in the spring I crave strawberries, grapes, blueberries, apples, melon and yoghurt. I thought I would post some snack inspiration today. I have recently discovered apple and almond butter – I am obsessed with this snack and can’t believe I never had it before!