What a time to be alive. We can actually ingest crunchy, filling and sweet treats, without even the hint of an animal product or a highly refined sugar. And who doesn’t love a muesli bar?! This recipe is so quick to prepare you could *almost* make it before leaving for work, and it’s packed with enough nourishing ingredients, it’ll leave you with that glow you only get after seeing a puppy learn to walk down stairs. As usual, substitute the nuts, seeds and dried fruits as desired.
Summer has been brutal in Sydney this year, so I’ve been spending most of my time under cold running water, with a fan in my face, eating ice-blocks. These ones are lower in sugar than many store bought varieties, and require only as much energy as a hot, grumpy and dehydrated person can afford to expel. Change up the fruit and create your own twist!
Another excuse to eat chocolate and peanut butter on a daily basis is here, and I am never letting it go. This recipe is packed full of protein rich nuts, rich cacao, creamy coconut and of course, peanut butter. It stores in the freezer and lasts for an age, and is a fabulous, ethical and healthier dessert option. Get munching!
Smokey, hearty and spicy, this is the recipe I grab when I’m hangry or craving meat. It’s made with healthy ingredients and lots of spices, but you can add more or less depending on your taste. You’ll never need meat again!
Healthier than the store bought variety, these are a lovely mix of sweet sherry, juicy cherries and dark chocolate. I make these with 85% chocolate for a richer flavour, but make it with a lighter chocolate and add more sweetener if desired. Happy snacking!
An acquaintance of mine posted a long rant online the other day, about why he thinks potatoes are overrated. Overrated?! Try UNDERrated! Potatoes are versatile, delicious, and easy to cook with, and certainly more dear to my heart than this so called ‘acquaintance.’ If you’re looking for a side dish to take to Christmas lunch, or just love finding new ways to use potatoes, try my Garlic and Chive Hasselback Potatoes. They taste amazing and can be tailored to meet all your herb and spice needs. Potatoes rule!
This is the fastest and easiest way to reach your number one goal, which I assume, like mine, is stuffing your face with chocolate. I make these using rich dark chocolate, raw, crunchy almonds and chunky sea salt, and within 30 minutes my chocolate smeared face is plastered with a smile. Perfect for sudden guests or a romantic night for one.
As satisfying as a it may be to decorate a cake, sometimes you just want a dessert that’s quick, easy and light. My Peach and Tapioca Pudding takes around 25 minutes, requires a handful of ingredients and makes for a healthier after dinner snack. Enjoy making a recipe that’s short and sweet, not unlike my terribly cute Miniature Schnauzer.