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Say it with flowers ….

For centuries we’ve been conveying messages of love and happiness with flowers because, lets face it, what better way has there been to say what we struggle to say to someone in person … than with a bunch of flowers?

Well, it was up to now … because I reckon its time to up the f&*king game!

Yep, its time we started to smell the roses, no I mean … EAT the roses by adding a cake in to the mix, a healthy cake of course! Now that’s real love, right?!

So, here’s a decadent recipe for you all where rose and dark chocolate flavours entwine … what a truly beautiful, fulfilling and tasty way to show some love?

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Boost Balls!!! …

I appear to be on a “roll” lately recreating “branded” chocolate bars and these  “Boost Balls” are my latest addition! If you’re interested in the my earlier “recreations” you’ll find them on my Instagram feed! Do look if you like a Topic or Fry’s Chocolate Cream?!

They’re all refined-sugar free so healthy but… if you eat the batch all in one go, maybe not so super healthy!  – you’ve been duly warned, disclaimer done!

You’ll be glad to read that they’re simple to make and come out about the size of golf balls, woohooo!!! This recipe makes approximately 15 in total!  So, are you ready to address the ball and see how many holes in one you can achieve! 15 out of 15, right?! Continue reading “Boost Balls!!! …”

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Baked Scotch Egg!

This recipe was a total winner with hubby so I thought I’d share it!

They’re really quick and easy to make, that’s what we all want to hear, right?! You can simply have eggs and sausage ready to go, anytime, anyplace. They’re an easy snack or main meal when eaten with veggies or salad. (Not that, that happened with hubby, but it’s a thought.)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 5 Sausages (check for any added sugar)
  • 1  Cup Polenta
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika (or more to taste)
  • Handful of chopped Parsley (or any other herbs you prefer)
  • Seasoning to taste (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, etc)

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Caramel Sauce and Cake Topper

 

Who doesn’t like a caramel sauce, huh?! …if you’re  wanting to use up some muffins  or making a fresh batch how about making a caramel sauce or topper which will make it feel like a decadent treat or a beautiful way to show someone how much you love them … anyway, that’s the excuse I’m using and I’m sticking with it!!! Making the sauce couldn’t be any quicker or simpler and it’s great to mix with other toppings like coconut yoghurt and roasted nuts. If you want to take it one step further, using moulds or rings simply allows the sauce to cool and set to make the most beautiful toppers. You can mix through or decoratively arrange with nuts, fruit or cacao nibs and use them any time … Continue reading “Caramel Sauce and Cake Topper”

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Homemade Marzipan

With Christmas well and truly on the way, who doesn’t want marzipaned Christmas cake and be able to make traditional marzipan fruits?!  … and even though  I’ve given up refined sugar, that’s not gonna stop me, hell no!!! … with large amounts of almond meal in the pantry, a huge dollop of determination and a general idea how marzipan is made   this is what happened ….. Continue reading “Homemade Marzipan”

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“Blueberry Cheesecake Squares”

I was recently challenged by Tracy @theeasyhealthyway (a lovely lady from our Instagram Foodie community) to take part in Diana’s @bodybewell (yet another equally lovely lady) to…

Bake something blue and help spread the word about motor neurone disease“.

Loving a challenge as well as food, cake and great causes… I accepted with great pleasure to show my support and to help raise awareness of MND, a syndrome for which there is currently no cure but with more funding and research there could be.

For further information and to find out how you can help further please visit their website

That’s the important part done, so let’s get to the challenge itself… for which I decided to make blueberry cheesecake squares. This I know is neither a new nor unique recipe but one that has (like most recipes) been adapted over time to cater for many different, personal tastes and preferences. So here goes with my own twist on a “typical vegan recipe for cheesecake”. I’ve made this successfully a number of times over the last  few months now, adapting it along the way as my tastes changed through quitting sugar.

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