Tags: Nutty

Healthy homemade chocolate, fruit and nut trail mix

I’ve started buying little packets of trail mix this year because I promised myself to only nibble on healthier snacks. I’ve been going through indecent amounts, so it’s high time for me to prepare some of my own homemade trail mix. You can play around with healthy ingredients, but keep in the chocolate. Healthy dark…

Chocolate and Clementine Popcorn

Making homemade sweet popcorn is super easy and fun. Holding the lid down as the hard little kernels loudly pop and bash against the sides of the saucepan never gets old. There is an endless amount of spices you could add, but I’ve gone for something a little different. My Chocolate and Clementine Popcorn are…

Strawberry and Pistachio cupcakes

My love affair with cupcakes lives on. Even tho’ fashion has changed. After cupcake mania, I think cake pops were followed by flavoured meringues which have made way to free-from bakes. I’d like to think these delightful strawberry and pistachio cupcakes are a bit like the French bob. Super fashionable from time to time but still…

Sticky Toffee Ice-cream Blocks (on sticks!)

These Sticky Toffee Ice Cream Blocks are an incredible flavour made with soft dates, sticky toffee pudding, toffee fudge sauce and salted almonds AND they are on individual sticks. Eeeeee! They are a favourite of Matthew but it really is a crowd pleasing dessert! These really do taste of Sticky Toffee Pudding but they are…

Halloumi and Watermelon salad

I had a fantastic Halloumi and Watermelon salad in Sydney on a recent trip. I jotted down what I tasted and changed a few things as I munched it all up. There are salty ingredients (like the halloumi and olives) that are balanced by sweet ingredients (such as the juicy watermelon and cherry tomatoes). A…

My favourite quinoa salad with pomegranate  and pistachios

This started life as an Ottolenghi recipe, but over the years it’s been adapted time and time again. I’ve now settled with this one which is definitely my favourite version. It’s a perfect salad to have up your sleeve for all the bbq’s and family get-togethers this time of year. It also makes a brilliantly…

Homemade chocolate bar recipe : it’s a choco-bration!

I can not and will not deny my chocoholic cravings, so I dream up chocolate bar recipes a little bit more than is healthy. This homemade chocolate bar recipe ends up being a bar that makes a lovely handmade chocolate gift when all dressed up in ribbon. That is if you can bare to share…