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Rock My Bowl Recipe

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I’ve recently come across Rock My Bowl, and tried the cacao sea salt granola this week.  Which is amazing and I really don’t think the bag is going to last very long unless someone hides it from me!

Founder Rebecca, only started the company in January of this year and has kindly given us a recipe to share with you and answered a few of our guest blog post questions.  If you try the delicious smoothie bowl, please share and tag on instagram so we can see.

Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Brockley with my partner Robbie he owns more clothes and shoes than any one I have ever met before!  and our 3 year son Jude.

How was Rock My Bowl born?  Where can we find you now/over the summer?
I started Rock my bowl because when I had my son I realised that having a substantial and delicious start to the day was so important but yet many people don’t eat breakfast or just shove a piece of cold toast in they’re mouth. I began experimenting and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I never intended to make it a business but I had been making my granola ,porridge and elaborate salads for friends and family for years and everyone kept saying to me you should have a cafe/food business. After turning 40 last year I just decided to go for it … I have been amazed at the response.
Rock my bowl is at druid street market every other Saturday but also we have so much great stuff going on. A new 6 week brunch market in Hackney from 24th July. a pop up in Old street underground station for 2 weeks in September. Everything we do is usually on IG or our website.

What is the favourite bowl to eat in your house at the moment?
We eat a LOT of my porridge at home,I always have it for lunch when i’m doing events. My partner who used to eat crumpets for breakfast is the one who tends to get a pretty incredible bowl every morning (That’s usually the first image I post) For me I have a power bowl every day.. it’s basically a small bowl of fruit. yoghurt,  sometimes grains and lots of superfoods and boosters and a generous sprinkle of granola.

What/who inspires you?  Are you very health conscious?
My biggest inspirations are the chef Anna jones. Her books are my absolute favourites and the authors of the blogs www.greenkitchenstories.com and www.mynewroots.org
Incredible recipes and images and i use them both in my everyday cooking.

I’m pretty health conscious.. I have always made exercise a huge part off my life and i’m not particularly nice when i don’t work out. At the moment it’s a class at Frame or a workout from Youtube. Healthy eating tends to come hand in hand with that. That said I believe in balance.. I eat out a lot and I certainly don’t skip the desert. I have attempted to give up coffee and Gin but it’s just not any fun.  My weakness is an almond croissant from Little bread pedlar. I probably have one once a month although i think about them most days!!!!

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Remember to share if you try, have a lovely long weekend x

Choc Nut Spread

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chocspreadMade my first jar of chocolate nut spread today.  It might not look too pretty, but it tastes amazing.  There are quite a few sugar free nutella recipes out there, but I used this one from Deliciously Ella.  Mainly because it contains 3 ingredients and I had them in the cupboard.

Mine isn’t as smooth as it should be, as I was impatient so didn’t blend the nuts for 10minutes like the recipe says.  Also because I used my nutribullet to blend and you can’t keep that on for that length of time.

Ingredients:
2 cups of hazelnuts1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp raw cacao
1/2 cup water

Bake the hazelnuts at 180C/gas mark 4 for about 10 minutes, then take them out of the oven and allow them to cool.

Once the hazelnuts are cool place them in a food processor and blend for about 10 minutes, until they totally break down.

Then add the maple syrup and cacao and blend again, before gradually pouring in half a cup of water – it is important to make sure that the first three ingredients are properly mixed before you add the water.

Love Food Recipe Week – Lizzie Loves Healthy

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Our next recipe this week for Valentine’s, comes from the very talented mum of three Lizzie King.  Founder of Vitalove frozen baby food and the lady behind Lizze Loves Healthy.  You must visit her site. It’s full of great recipes, lots of gluten and sugar free goodness you and the kids will love.  Also follow @lizzieloveshealthy on instagram for daily tips and recipes.

Vanilla Berry Cream Cake

A delcious, totally healthy revamp of a classic Victoria sponge.

This is a fabulous celebration cake and looks the part for any occasion, as well as dinner parties and afternoon tea! It was invented for a girl who doesn’t like cake – but is wild about berries and cream – this was a breakthrough!

Honey is a delicate and delicious addition in sponge and with some vanilla cream, and tons of fresh fruit is way sweet enough.

INGREDIENTS

4 Eggs
250g (GF) Self-Raising Flour
250g Butter (Coconut Oil)
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
Sea Salt
1 tbsp Vanilla
4 tbsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

1 pot 285ml Double Cream (coconut Cream)
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp vanilla bean paste/powder
350g assorted seasonal berries
250g redcurrants

Oven at 180

Melt the butter with the honey, and leave off the heat to cool slightly. Whisk eggs with an electric whisk til smooth and pale, slowly add the butter mixture. Sift flour, baking powder and pinch of sea salt slowly into wet mixture, don’t over mix as it will become dense.

Pour into lined 8/9inch cake tin. Cook for 20-30 minute in the centre of the oven until golden brown on top and skewer comes out clean.

For the topping, whip the cream until fluffy, add vanilla and honey gradually, and keep whipping until firm enough to spread. Leave in fridge until cake has cooled.

Slice cake through the middle and spread with 1/3 of the cream and dot with chopped berries. Put the top half on and spread thickly with the remaining cream and decorate with berries. Enjoy!

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A little Q&A with Lizzie:

Where do you live and with whom?
I live off Ladbroke Grove, West London. With my husband and 3 children, Jethro, Calypso and Phoenix.

What did you do before you started your blog, courses and Vitalove range?  What plans do you have for your business this year?
I worked on films as a script editor before having children. I have lots of exciting plans starting with writing my first cook book to other things I can’t talk about yet!

Where are your favourite child friendly places to eat in London?
We don’t eat out in London a lot – mainly because I always have so much food at home that needs eating! But we love The Wolseley for birthday breakfasts. Pizza East right next door to us. And there’s a great Sushi place called Kulu Kulu Sushi that we meet my husband from work at sometimes.

What’s the favourite meal of the moment in your house?
My Buckwheat Pancakes have been a family obsession for a few years now, but the dish of the moment seems to be Crispy Duck Pancakes and avocado on toast for breakfast is having a moment after they kept stealing mine!


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