Coconut, Cacao & Quinoa Energy Bars

I’m sure we’re all on the same page when I say that snacking is kind of a big deal. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t enjoy a mid-morning and afternoon nibble, the only problem however is what we choose to snack on. Healthy alternatives to sugar are hot on our radar, especially those of us in summer body mode.  So when it comes to finding a delicious, yet healthy snack that actually gives you energy instead of zapping it, then these Raw Coconut, Cacao Quinoa bars are it!! Stuffed full of healthy fats, complex carbs and protein they are quite literally the… View Post

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

These Peaches and Cream Cupcakes, look and taste like the first day of summer. A strange coincidence considering it was officially the first day of “Summer” the day these were made. Unbeknown to me these cupcakes we’re also made the day before National Peaches and Cream day. Another coincidence? Perhaps, but I like to think it’s because I’ve managed to sync myself with the national food holiday calendar and I’m feeling pretty peachy about it. Makes| 12 cupcakes Preparation time|1 hour 175g butter, softened 175g caster sugar 175g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 3 eggs Tin of peach slices Peach buttercream 250g… View Post

Candied Lemon Slices

If there is one thing I’ve become over obsessed with lately it would be lemons. Their versatility in cooking, health and beauty means that they have fast become a staple in my kitchen. However recently I discovered I had taken the term “staple” to whole new heights when there were almost 10 lemons waiting patiently on my counter. Ordinarily, I’d be panicked at the thought of having to find use for 10 lemons, but with the summer months upon us and my recent health and beauty regime revamped to include lemons almost daily I was delighted. Baking with them was… View Post