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almond butter cups

Almond Butter Cups

almond-butter-cupsAn American classic, these almond butter cups are awesome for a little treat or as a home-made present. This recipe is based on one from Carefree Candies but uses almond butter and a few tweaks.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Coating 
Cocoa x 6tbsp
Coconut oil x 3tbsp
Stevia extract (to taste) 1/8 – 1/4 tsp
Maple syrup (to taste) 1tsp
Sea Salt, fine x 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract x 1 tsp (more…)

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DIY Coconut Yoghurt

What is it about coconut that tastes so amazing? I could eat it all day long; whether its in a soup, an oil, a yoghurt or a pina colada! As far as recipe experiments go this one was alot of fun to eat afterward. Next on the list is almond yoghurt – it’s currently in the Easiyo but I am having difficulty making it thick enough. Any tips welcome!

Ingredients:
Coconut milk or Coconut cream tins x 3
Greek yoghurt x 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence x 1 tsp
Coconut sugar (optional sweetness) x 1 tbsp  (more…)

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cranberry muffins

Cranberry Muffins

cranberry-muffins

Still got some leftover cranberries from Christmas time? I made my own cranberry sauce for Christmas Day (which was super easy surprisingly) and still had some that I’d frozen and wanted to use. So when my son asked me to make Googleberry muffins I thought “aha cranberries”. If anyone apart from Noddy knows what a Googleberry is please let me know!  (more…)

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mince pies

Mince pies

Last week I attended a cookery workshop run by Cook With Me Kids with my family. We went to the beautiful Taste Kitchen Academy in Suffolk and between ourselves and another family managed to mess up the entire kitchen! We had alot of fun.

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The recipe was as follows and I’ve since tried it with half wholemeal flour. It could also work with coconut, rice or almond flour. (more…)

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peanut butter cups

Peanut Butter Cups

An American classic, these peanut butter cups are awesome for a little treat or as a home made present. Recipe is from an amazing book I’ve found called Carefree Candies.

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brownies

Pumpkin & Chocolate Brownies

brownies-biggerHappy Halloween everyone!

We are getting into the spirit of Halloween here by carving a pumpkin (a combined Granny/Grandson activity). I got the easy job of using the leftover pumpkin so I decided to make brownies with it. I’m always trying to reduce butter and sugar in recipes and this one contains no butter at all. It does have sugar but I did manage to reduce the excessive amount in usual brownie recipes by 1/3.
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blackberry jam

How to make the best (healthy) blackberry jam

Blackberry jam is about the only jam I like to be honest. My family love jam though so this recipe is for them….mostly!

We’ve also been picking blackberries as its an easy, fun thing to do with the kids. It is important to me to teach my children the origins of food so we often go foraging or look at the animals at the local farm butcher and we grow our own (badly!). If you’ve not heard about Chia seeds, you must have been living under a rock…or in Europe! They’ve been less popular here due to Novel food issues but they were approved in 2009. Phew. (more…)

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