Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sugar Free Chocolate Granola


Sugar free chocolate granola with fresh fruit


If you were a fly on the wall in our home early in the morning there are a number of different scenarios you might witness, depending on which day you were there. The fact is that when you have small children you never quite know how the morning is going to play out! Yesterday morning for example everyone was up and out of bed ten minutes earlier than normal, ate their breakfast quickly and got dressed promptly and cheerfully which meant we were ready to leave the house quite a bit earlier than usual. On another morning you might witness an altercation over a cereal bowl and/or breakfast cup, a world record attempt for the longest time taken to finish a piece of toast or some intense outfit negotiations... all resulting in delays, heavy sighs and a late departure for school. But one thing you will almost certainly see at some point in the morning rush is yours truly munching on a bowl of this fabulous stuff. 


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Chocolate Banana Bread (Paleo)


Gluten free and sugar free banana bread.


Every now and then I come across an absolute gem of a recipe online and this one is one of my current favourites so be warned, I am going to be getting gushy today. I have been telling everyone about this chocolate banana bread! It is the creation of Rachel from Bakerita.com and she has kindly allowed me to share it with y'all. 



Friday, 10 February 2017

Chocolate Dipped Figs with Orange and Almond


Dried figs stuffed with almonds and dipped in dark chocolate


Welcome to the start of the weekend, whoop whoop! Another busy week is coming to an end and our theme for the week has been contending with back to school germs, argh! Because nothing says back to school like a sink full of empty lunch boxes, an inbox crammed with school reminders and snotty noses. True story.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Chocolate and Kahlua Mousse Cups


Chocolate mousse with kahlua.


Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is just a few days away and what better excuse to indulge with something decadent and chocolatey. Not that I need a good reason... holiday or no holiday you do not have to ask me twice when it comes to anything chocolate related! Yes, I have been on somewhat of a chocolate mission recently and as a result this has inadvertently become the theme for the rest of February on the blog. I am sure you don't mind. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Soy Cashew Chicken with Jasmine Rice


Chicken with honey and soy


Quick is the name of the game today and this fabulously delicious dinner will be on the table in thirty minutes, making it a week night winner! It is an adaptation of this chicken dish and I love the addition of crunchy toasted cashews and jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Semolina, Coconut and Marmalade Cakes


Semolina, coconut and marmalade mini cakes.


I could not resist this recipe when I came across it - the title alone has me dreaming of soft cake drenched in sticky citrus deliciousness. It is adapted from a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi from their book Jerusalem. I also happen to have an excess of marmalade in my fridge and adore anything with coconut in it so this one had my name written all over it! 


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Beef Sliders (with hidden veggies!)


Easy, healthy recipes for kids.


I hope you are all settling into the the new year year nicely. I for one am enjoying getting back into the regular routine, but of course that means we have had to pick up the pace at home (extra murals, social events and, very soon, school runs - you know the drill) and that means that I need delicious and healthy meals that can be prepared on the double!