NUT BUTTER BROWNIE TRUFFLE BITES (plant-based, gluten-free & low-fructose)

Call me crazy, but after much deliberation followed by a split-second decision, I started doing PIIT28 last weekend. If you’ve ever heard of Pilates enthusiast extraordinaire Cassey Ho, you probably know what it is. For those who don’t know, it stands for Pilates Intense Interval Training and is a 28-day fitness reboot that’s done in 28 minutes per […]

ICED MOCHA MYLKSHAKES (with a superfood boost)

A customisable treat that anyone can enjoy, these frosty mocha shakes are a perfect pick-me-up, containing extra protein and superfoods for lasting energy and an endurance boost. Originally created for the Food of Thrones theme of Redemption, I dedicated this recipe to the love-starved “black sheep” of A Song of Ice and Fire. And, while treats […]

“SNICKERS” BAKED QUINOA PORRIDGE

Peanutty, chocolaty, gooey, comforting, surprisingly healthy (if that matters to you), arguably-better-than-Snickers breakfast deliciousness! This recipe was the result of serious pregnancy cravings for chocolate/peanuts/oats, combined with a need to use up some quinoa flakes. Don’t you just love a craving-meets-food-waste-fix combo? A perfect weekend breakfast treat for two, if you feel like sharing with someone special… or you can […]

BROWNIE BATTER NUT BUTTER (fudgy, chocolaty, wholesome & delicious)

As the title of this post/recipe suggests, you can expect this nut butter creation to taste like delicious fudgy, chocolate brownie batter. When I posted this on Instagram yesterday, I had many requests for the recipe. So, for all those who asked (and anyone else who may be interested), here it is… and, honestly, it’s […]

GOLDEN MILK HOT CHOCOLATE WITH GINGER (a low-sugar, plant-based treat for one)

As I await the arrival of Baby Marzipan (I am currently 38 weeks pregnant… goodness me!), my inner voice urges me to embrace all that is restorative, fortifying and nurturing. Whether that takes the form of wholesome food, a long shower, the use of calming essential oils (lavender is always a favourite) or a prenatal yoga […]

VEGAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE POPS (with matcha white chocolate crumbles)

Firstly, I feel compelled to say that the making and assembly of cake pops from scratch is a labour of love. Consider the number of steps involved, from the baking of a cake, to the preparation of frosting, to the melting of chocolate (or, indeed, the making of chocolate!) and the decoration of each cake […]

TOP DECK COOKIE DOUGH NICE CREAM (dairy/refined sugar/gluten-free… and utterly delicious)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two and a half years since I first (and last) posted a “nice cream” recipe here. For the uninitiated, nice cream is essentially an ice-cream textured treat based upon the use of one humble ingredient; frozen bananas. And, despite the ease of preparation, the deliciousness and the fact that no nasties are added […]

HEALTHY MALTED HOT CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE (plus iced chocolate variant)

Two things led directly to the creation of this recipe; a snow storm a few weeks ago (who doesn’t want hot chocolate after being caught in one of those?) and my recent kitchen experiments with immunity boosting “superfoods”, such as maca. This drink is not actually malted at all, but rather gets it’s malty, caramel-y tones from maca powder. […]

THE BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE BY IQS, SPOOKIFIED (Happy Halloween… BOO!)

I made this yummy IQS chocolate mousse (purportedly the best vegan chocolate mousse around) after seeing it suggested as a healthy Halloween treat on iquitsugar.com the other day. I loved their suggestion of turning the chocolate mousse cups into spooky little diorama treats!   These were super-easy to assemble; approximately 100 x less labour intensive than baking and decorating Halloween cupcakes. […]

SPICED ALMOND MILK HOT CHOCOLATE

I have decided that tonight I will attempt to catch up on news in the blogosphere. But before I see what my friends have been up to, I want to quickly share a recipe that I’ve had a few requests for via Instagram. The other day, lovely Lillian, the brains and beauty behind Sugar and Cinnamon, […]