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Mango, Coconut & Cashew #wheatfree seed loaf

I’ve been making my own seed-loaf for the past couple of months, adapting and experimenting with the original recipe that was gifted to me and last weekend I created a loaf that is begging to be shared.

It’s ridiculously easy to make, and works well as “sliced bread” but really shines in the toast department, warming and toasting the seeds and nuts inside to a perfection point.

So here is what you need:

Equipment:

1 large bowl to mix in

measuring cups or a good std cup to measure with

1x bread tin

Ingredients:

2 x cups of Oats (Oats contain gluten (some gluten-phobes will eat oats) – this is why it is wheat-free… [ Read more ]

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Mojito Truffles

How to make Mojito Truffles.


You will need:

110g Chocolate – spend money here – the better the chocolate the better the truffles will be. Read the ingredients at the back and look for a slab with a high percentage of cocoa solids rather than a chemical blend of sugar and vegetable oil.

5Tablespoons of butter

170g icing sugar (sift it before you set it aside)

100ml ground almonds

2 egg yolks – the lethicin found in egg yolk is a binding agent that holds the truffle together.

25ml Bacardi Rum - (you can substitute for 25ml of another liquid if you avoid alchohol)

a drop or two of peppermint essence (again you could substitute)

a pinch of vanilla seeds

candied lime peel (zest the green part of the lime, roll in egg white then castor sugar then bake with a fan/oven door open on the… [ Read more ]

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The broke guide to Valentine’s Day

Awesome card (and more) available here -> *click*

Vanletines Day is… tomorrow – and for those of you who didn’t buy one of the awesome things featured in my 2012 Valentine’s Gift Guide I thought I would give you some alternative and DIY ideas.

  • Indulge your inner chef. Show your man or your lady that your culinary skills extend beyond an egg on toast – or if you are truly useless in the kitchen you can get sushi or your favorite take-aways and have a candlelit picnic on a blanket in your lounge watching your favorite/romantic movies.
  • Picnics deserve a second mention. Granted, the mountain might be a little crowded with enthusiastic moonlight picnickers on V-day, but if you can find a secluded spot your picnic is likely to be more romantic than an overpriced meal in a room full of couples trying to buy romance.

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