Easy Granola

I have been super busy these post months! But I have got some delicious recipes and some great things to talk about so keep your eyes peeled and your bellies ready for a treat!
This is the first of a few recipes to try this is a delicious breakfast treat you can prepare at the weekends ready for the week (if you can keep it in the Jar that long).
**please note all the ingredients I use are Organic

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You’ll need:

  • A variety of nuts, I use raw Cashews and Almonds – 2 handfuls of each
  • Seeds – I use raw Sunflower Seeds -2handfuls
  • Goji Berries – 1handful
  • Oats – 4handfuls
  • Desicated Coconut – 1handful
  • Acacia Honey -2-3tablespoons
  • Pinch of Salf
  • Dash of cinamon
  • 1/3 of a vanilla pod

To make:
(this step is optional) Soak the nuts seeds and Goji Berries in water for a minimum of an hour.*
Pre heat the oven to 150°C (fan).
In a bowl mix the berries and nuts with the oats,Acacia honey, Salt, Cinamon and Vanilla.
Take a sheet of baking paper and lay the mix down evenly.
Place in the oven untill starting to brown.
Sprinkle the Desicated Coconut over the browning mixture and place back into the oven.
Once golden brown remove from the oven and leave on the side to cool.
Place into an drystore pot and serve portions for breakfast along with almond milk, and fresh berries.

*I soak the nuts, seeds and berries to release any toxins and help with digestion.

 

Cauliflower Base Pizza

So for my birthday I was super lucky and a great friend brought me a brilliant book by ‘Sarah Wilson’ called ‘I Quit Sugar’. This is a truely delicious cauliflower based pizza and it’s super healthy too! I’ve adapted the recipe myself but you can pretty much put whatever you want onto it. I couldn’t not share this with you all!

A great way to eat healthily and deliciously this January,  

So to make this delicious pizza (enough for 2), you will need;

For the base:

1 cauliflower- grated, cooked, drained and cooled

100g goats cheese

1 egg

Sea salt and pepper to taste
Topping:

2 tablespoons of Passata

4  tenderstem Broccoli  stalks

1 finely sliced red onion

2 eggs 

And whatever else you fancy really
To start pre-heat the oven to 200C. So to make the base mix all the ingredients together. Flatten the mixture out to around 1cm thick onto baking trays the mixture can make 2 large or 4 small pizzas spending on how you want to divide the mixture. Cook these for around 30-40min until the base is crusty.

Remove these from the oven and the add your topping, really this can be of your choice or you can use my suggestion. If using my suggestion, smear the Passata over the base and lay your toppings on top leaving the egg till last. Find somewhere to crack the egg, and then place into the oven for a further 10-15 mins (or until the egg is cooked)

Serve warm and enjoy!

Chocolate Treats

The Other weekend me and Josh were setting off to Central London, for some shopping and to see the iconic Harrods Christmas lights! They really do make you feel christmassy. We then went in to see if we could see any decorations for the tree that tickled our fancy, and on the way to the Christmas hall, got completely distracted by the Godiva Chocolate Cafe, and boy what a great distraction it was. With so much chocolate around I think anyone would struggle not going in there.

We were seated really quickly, but then we were left with the difficult decision of what type/form of chocolate should we get? Hot chocolate, cold chocolate drinks,white, Milk or dark, fondue, cake, crepes or chocolates. I mean seriously I’ve never seen such a variety of ways chocolate can be done. So finally having spent a fair bit of time choosing our decisions were made. I opted for a white hot chocolate and josh a dark hot chocolate, along with a chocolate cake layered with mouse and genâche served with a hot chocolate sauce. Essentially chocolate on chocolate.
Yes, it was delicious, yes it was sickly!  It really is a great place to take that Chocolate lover in your life.

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Beetroot Brownies

Following the The Great British Bake Off I have been inspired to get back into the kitchen! Trying to sneak a healthy twist in there too. I came across this delicious recipe on BBC Good Food and made a couple of amends to make it gluten free. I also use all organic ingredients as a preference! This is a must try as they are truly delicious!

  • 500g Whole Raw Beetroot (3-4 medium beets)
  • 100g Unsalted Butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g Bar Plain Chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100g Brown Rice Flour
  • 25g Cacao Powder
keeping my fingers stain free, and getting messy!

keeping my fingers stain free, and getting messy!

  1. Start with Beetroot, I pop on a pair of rubber gloves so I don’t get Beetroot stained fingers. Then peel and chop the beetroot, pop in a steamer and cook until soft.
  2. Pre-Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. While the Beetroot steams, butter and line a 20 x 30cm tray bake or small roasting tin. Roughly break the chocolate and cut the butter into cubes and pop into a blender with the vanilla. Once the Beetroot is tender, add this to the blender and mix it up until you have a smooth mixture. (The heat from the Beetroot will melt the butter and chocolate)
  3. Pop the Sugar and Eggs into a large bowl, and whisk together preferably with an electric whisk until it is thick, pale and foamy. Gradually spoon in the Beetroot mixture, and using a large metal spoon, fold the mixture in. Trying to retain as much air to the mixture as possible.
  4. Sift in the Flour and Cacao powder, gently folding into the mixture to make a smooth batter
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25-30mins or until the brownies are completely risen and there’s a tiny bit of mixture left on the knife when you check the centre of the bake. Once cooked cool in the tray and cut and enjoy!
delicious and soft here's the final thing (they didn't hang around long)

delicious and soft here’s the final thing (they didn’t hang around long)

Kale crisps

Hello and here’s a deliciously heathy snack that’s easy and quick! It’s so easy…

Pre-Heat the oven to 180 (fan).

Take a baking tray and spread your kale out on the tray, season with salt and pepper and add a bit of oil, I always use coconut oil as I love the flavour and it has great health benefits.

Pop in the oven for around 10-15 mins (or until they look crispy) and voila there you have it a delicious super easy, super healthy, super cheap snack.