Recipe: 4 Ingredient Raw Chocolate Walnut Bites

It’s definitely too hot to bake at the moment, but I still feel like I need a little sweet treat every now and then, and my latest recipe has been hitting the spot. Chocolate Walnut Bites can be made in under ten minutes and are also fairly healthy, as well as being gluten free and vegan friendly! You will need: 8 tablespoons of chopped dates 4 tablespoons of crushed walnuts 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil 2 tablespoons cocoa powder How to Make: Put everything in a blender, blend until everything is well combined. Press into a flat container or individual moulds (a flexible ice cube tray would work well but I used a takeaway container) Refrigerate for at least half an hour, overnight is better Slice into inch squares and serve!…

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Recipe: Five Bean Slow Cooker Chilli

Last week the kids and I, along with my friend Nick spent the day at the Sealife Centre in Brighton. Branston had sent us tickets to explore as part of their new on-pack promotion ‘Endless Fun’, where you can exchange a promotional wrapper from their delicious beans for a Two for One ticket at either a Sealife Centre or at Thorpe Park! It was a day when Sam was working a long day at work, and I had a conference call in the morning, then had about ten minutes to get us all onto a train to meet Nick. We’d all be tired and hungry by the time we’d spent the day in Brighton and then met Sam for work and headed home on the train so I wanted to…

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Recipes: Popcorn & Hot Chocolate

I really love a proper night in, with good films, tasty snacks and good company. Last Friday one of our best friends came to stay before he and Sam headed off to a gig in London at the weekend, so we made the most of a chilly January evening and I thought I’d make us pop corn and a vat of hot chocolate for a traditional film night. I though I’d share some of my favourite popcorn toppings plus some really easy hot chocolate ideas… 

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Fudge

This recipe is one of the easiest sweet treats to make ever! I love using my slow cooker for things other than stews (and mulled cider!) and this is a scrumptious recipe that you can amend to your hearts content! This recipe is for Oreo fudge but there is a list of other things you could use at the end of the post for inspiration. This is a great idea for extra Christmas presents for people, especially colleagues and teachers when you might need to keep costs down! You can buy presentation boxes or see through bags and tie up with a ribbon. You will need: A slow cooker 400g of chocolate (milk or dark works best) 1 can of condensed milk 1 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 pack of Oreos…

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Recipe: Breakfast Nachos

I love brunch, always have and always will.In my opinion a proper brunch should be enjoyed no earlier than ten thirty in the morning after a long lie in and a big mug of tea. Ideally with friends. Sadly since having kids I can’t remember the last time I slept past half seven in the morning, so those extra three hours in bed seem like a distant dream to me. Even if I can’t have the extra sleep I can definitely enjoy the awesomeness that is ‘Breakfast Nachos’ for brunch! I’ve always loved Nachos, the melted cheese, the crispy corn chips and the variety of toppings… I thought hey, lets add eggs and avocado; two traditional breakfast ingredients and call it breakfast! The great thing with Nachos is that you…

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Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Farina

I am a huge fan of hot breakfasts, I find you feel fuller for longer which is always a good thing! I wanted to find an alternative to porridge and settled on using Farina (milled wheat basically, Farina means flour in Latin) and it’s similar to semolina but a lot finer. I’ve perfected this recipe with blueberries in but you could quite easily make up a big pan of plain farina and then let everyone add their own favourite ingredients (my husbands is Jam, my daughters is chocolate spread!) but it’s a great way to so start the weekend off right no matter what you’re up to!

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Recipe: Cottage Cheese Protein Bowl

It’s Friday at last! The weekend has almost landed so something easy to prepare but full of energy was what I was after when coming up with a breakfast idea today. It honestly couldn’t get more simple than this either! I have always loved cottage cheese but it is usually relegated to being shoved into a jacket potato. It’s a really popular food for gym goers to help build muscle, and you can even make pancakes out of it! So a nice easy protein bowl recipe for Arla’s Choose Goodness challenge!

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