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Made these vegan bars

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Super quick and super easy (perfect), I tried out these vegan protein bars today.

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 19.00.00They were really tasty, a good sweet hit.  I forgot to oil my muffin tray, so it stuck a bit.  But I’ll use the broken bits and crumbs as granola so no waste.

1 1/2cups quinoa flakes
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp brown rice syrup
1/2 cup chopped apricots
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix all of the ingredients above, together in a bowl.  Then squash down in to a lightly oiled tin or muffin tray.  Place in the oven for 30minutes at 190°C until golden.  Once cool, cut in to rectangles if used a tin or just ease out the disc shapes from your muffin tray and eat.

recipe from It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow

I hope you had a good Halloween weekend, we had some fun!

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

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chocolatecoconutballsI made these yesterday and they were so good I had to share.  They are an Honestly Healthy recipe  (recommend), I’ve made the mango coconut balls before from this book and the boys loved them (may post these another day).  But, so far I’ve kept these chocolate balls of delight hidden in the cupboard and shared with a selected few so far.

Super quick and easy recipe to whiz up, I also changed it slightly and instead of using the full amount of coconut flakes as stated, I split it with cashew nuts.

10 pitted dates
50g raw cacao powder
25g raw almonds
200g coconut flakes (I used roasted and split with cashew nuts)30g agave syrup
2tbsp coconut oil
1tsp xylitol (I didn’t have any, so left it out)
2tbsp water

Mix the date, cacao powder and almonds in a blender/processor until it’s a sticky chunky paste (about 1min).  Add rest of the ingredients and blend.

Roll the mixture in to balls, you should get about 12 and place them on a baking sheet with parchment.  I use a silicone baking sheet instead of parchment.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10mins at 180℃.

Easy peasy x

p.s – you must try one whilst they’re still warm!

source. Honestly Healthy

Happy Mallow

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Last month I came across the very new sweet treat business Happy Mallow.  Owner and mallow maker B, jumped in and launched her dream that’s been in the pipeline for a while after having her daughter.  You can read more about the beginnings here:

http://www.happymallow.com/our-story.html

We love marshmallows, so when I saw these gorgeous big delights I had to order a lucky dip box to try with the boys.  The box (hand delivered at that) consisted of 8 large mallows of various flavours to try, vegan and/or gluten free.  We had vanilla with sprinkles, chocolate orange (the eldests favourite), coconut & lime, rhubarb (seasonal) and hibiscus & mint.

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They were all divine, and I’ll be ordering again as there are other flavours that are tempting me back to try like the churros and hazelnut mocha.  While I’m at it I might have to try the hot chocolate blocks too.  Go and be tempted too  www.happymallow.com

Here are a quick 3 questions with the lovely B herself:

Where do you live and with whom?

I live in a little flat with my partner Tom, & our 10 month old Mia (affectionately known as Nugget), in Tooting Bec.

What do you love about marshmallows and what is your favourite flavour you’ve made so far?

I’ve always loved the classic pink & white marshmallows, and toasting them over campfires, but since experimenting I’ve equally fell in love with how versatile they are in terms of flavour. I do get a little carried away concocting different flavours, but my current favourite would have to be Hazelnut Mocha.

How have you found being a mum so far?  What’s your favourite time of day with your little one?

Since Mia turned 6 months I feel like I’ve started to relax into motherhood a bit more. I think we’ve managed to master some sort of version of the elusive ‘routine’ and she’s so much more interactive now & fun to be around. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with PND (post natal depression) after her birth, but have been lucky in that I was able to get treatment quite quickly & have been feeling like my old self for about 4 months now. It was a massive shock & learning curve having PND, as is motherhood for anyone in fact, and I’m quite passionate about finding ways to help support other mothers who are suffering. Hopefully that’s something I can focus on in the near future once Happy Mallow finds it’s feet.

As for my favourite time of day with Mia…there’s always lots of moments in the day when she’ll do something to surprise me or make my heart burst, but I do love our little morning snuggles in my bed whilst she has her milk.

easy peasy recipe

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easypeazyrecipe

I tried these over the weekend that I found via Pinterest.  They are so easy, super quick and delicious.  These will be added as one of my regular quick bakes along with my cheese stars.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of oats, big spoon of good quality peanut butter, half a cup of choc chips/raisins.

Mix all the ingredients together, roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for 15mins at 175°c.

I made some with chocolate chips for the bigger people and with raisins for the lil’ bean.  All were gobbled up.

 

 


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