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New Christmas recipe round up... including a FREE ebook!

Wow... nearly a month since I last wrote a food post! How has it been that long!

Well, I guess my mind and energy have been occupied with other things- namely my wellness retreat. It was amazingly epic, but I won't bore you here- you can hop across and find out more here and watch my videos if you fancy ;-)

Luckily I have festive recips to indulge in and share with you as during November I was busy creating an update ebook for Real Food Source and so here you have a little round up of some of the new delights we have for you... including these amazing sprinkles (aka bauble truffles!)

christmas bliss balls

There are loads of other great recipes in the book (all but a couple are vegan- those ones aren't mine!) 

These are the new recipes I created for this year...

  • Christmas Truffle Baubles
  • Rudolph Oaty Cookies and raw cookies (2 options!)
  • Choc-brownies xmas trees with festive frosting (love the frosting!!)
  • Choc-brownie trifle
  • Christmas wreaths
  • Mini Christmas puds

Plus you still get the awesome recipes from last year...

  • Christmas baked oatmeal
  • Coconut cream cheesecakes
  • Spiced Rice Pud
  • Mince pies with homemade refined sugar free mincemeat
  • Mini christmas pudding
  • Cranberry almond cookies
  • Christmas Cake
  • Chocolate Tiffin
  • Vegan 'Egg' Nog
  • Orange Cranberry Pancakes
  • Chocolate Muffins with ganache frosting 

You can download the book for FREE here!! 

They also have some lovely new products on their website that would make amazing Christmas gifts or stocking fillers- I will note here that not all are vegan- but they sent me a sample of their dark chocolate coated coconut balls and they are amazing- I have eaten way to many these last couple of days. I've had to hide the bag in a box in the garage to stop me digging in overtime I walk into kitchen. Seriously!  They have choc-raspberry balls too!

How will you be indulging this Christmas?

What is your favourite treat to buy or make?


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Choc Berry Boulders- no bake!

With the beautiful weather over the weekend along with a few events I've been to recently... healthy treats of the 'no-bake' variety have been on the agenda!

I been having lots of fun whipping up different flavours and ingredient profiles.

Typically 'bliss balls' are a blend of dates and some kind of nut along with cocoa powder. However I appreciate that for many people are nuts can be a source of intolerance or allergy and similarly for those looking to reduce fat in their diet, sometimes a substitution for nuts is a useful option.

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I made a similar version of these balls for the Real Food Source Raw Chocolate Blend e-book linked below (it is totally free if you haven't downloaded your copy yet!) I changed up the ingredients a little and want to share this alternative spin on things with you today.  

 

Since I photographed these balls I've also tried many other variations including a goji-choc-orange version- always my favourite combination… Just check out this recipe for a delicious coconutty option. So good, it even became a limited edition Wholeplus Valentines flavour!

You could also add other nutrient rich powders such as maca, baobab, acai or wheatgrass (just a little of that unless you are feeling brave). No-bake treats are the perfect platform for blending in these ingredients since there is no heat required and so the full nutritional value will be retained.

Recipe: Chocolate Berry Boulders

Makes approx 12 small balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or use extra dates)
  • 1/2 tsp berry essence*
  • 1 banana- mashed
  • ½ cup finely ground oats
  • ¼ cup raw cocoa (plus extra to roll in)

Method:

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until lightly chunky and the mix is soft and a little sticky. If it’s too dry add a touch of liquid, if it’s too wet to roll add a little more ground oats or cacoa.

With damp fingers, form walnut sized balls and roll each ball in the cacao blend to coat. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.

*Instead of berry essence you could use orange, almond, or even something like caramel! For all my extracts and essences I use this company as they offer a huge range of flavours.

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Fathers day... top last minute recipe roundup.. and top gifting recipe!

Tomorrow it's Father's Day, and to celebrate I wanted to offer you a little recipe round up.

Ok, so we've only got a little time left so here you have a selection of filling, super speedy, easy vegan recipes to please any man in your life.

Two years ago I made my dad this lunch spread with stuff potato skins, boston beans, grilled mushrooms and cheesy mash... so good! (here are the recipes) So this year I asked him to pick his top two favourites from the blog for me to include here along with my pick!

My dad's two favourites were:

My sweet potato curry... an oldie but a classic! AND sweetcorn fritters...which haven't actually gone on the blog yet... they got a lot of love over on Instagram last week and I will be posting the recipe next week... so watch out!

Here's my pick... you have a breakfast, couple of main meals and sides plus dessert. Now you are good to go! :-) 

For breakfast..... 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Porridge (and the fudge itself is amazing) ...For some reason when I think of dad's I think of peanut butter... no idea why, cos many of the ladies in my life (me encoded) love PB, but anyway... make this!

Main dishes and sides...

Sweet Potato Rostis... I know you've seen quite a lot of these recently as thy were featured in Thrive Magazine. But they are in my mind right now and a real crowd pleaser for all the family.

Celeriac Fries.... Great accompaniment to any meal and a great twist on regular or sweet potato fries. Serve with some indulgent dips or sauces...Mmmmmm. 

Red pepper ranch dressing... This makes a great hearty sauce over a side salad, or even try using in conjunction with the sloppy joes below!

Lentil Sloppy Joes.... great flavours and textures with a cheesy drizzle on top. You could make a thick cashew cheese or even the raw smoky ranch dressing which could be a great alternative! 

For dessert...

Triple chocolate banana pancakes.... just because Triple. Chocolate. Banana. Pancakes. 

A dad worthy dessert if ever I saw one!

Bonus recipe... to give as a gift?

It has to be these nutty choc truffles... still the most popular gifting treat yet! No bake and so simple. Drizzled in chocolate and if you like any other toppings to your hearts content. 

Make them right now... and try not eat all the mix yourself in the process...

Have you got a favourite recipe from my blog that you find yourself making often?  


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