I love it when I have cooking weeks where everything works! I had a few disasters not that long ago where the result was so bad that even I couldn’t eat it – very rare as I hate to waste food. But this week was truly stellar, so here is one of the recipes today and the rest will follow in the weeks to come.
I love this one because it is super easy, as is my preference but again it was just a tweak on my Chocolate Tweets mix that made it completely different, rich, decadent and just all over Oh My Goodness!
Just another quick little recipe that I have featured on Instagram before but haven’t managed to post here.
In the past, if there was ever a choice of cake going around, my preference was always cheesecake. Not sure why, but it just hit the spot. The more I learn about good fats, blood sugar spikes with too much sugar and carbs and the rest of the havoc caused by wheat products (currently reading Wheat Belly by William Davis MD and having mind blown,) I am coming to understand more why my body would choose this high fat treat option. It knows best!
Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise and while I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, how you manage to eat well on the run plays an important factor in your health.
This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.
So how was your protein intake from last week’s blog? Are you getting enough or too much maybe? As promised though, here is my shake recipe that I use to boost my protein if it’s looking a bit on the low side…
This recipe was another accident as I am still on my quest to make a brownie type of treat without a truckload of dates in it. Everything still turns out yum, if not an interestingly different texture to what I envisaged. However once again it’s good enough to add to the recipe list and something I would make again.
Did you know there is a worldwide hazelnut shortage?
In September last year there were extreme weather conditions in Turkey where most of the world’s hazelnuts are grown and prices have gone through the roof.
Another interesting fact is that Ferrero, makers of Nutella utilise 25% of the world’s hazelnuts. Boy! Whoever stumbled on that recipe must super rich – well his family anyway, as I understand he is no longer with us.
One of my favourite things about simple recipes is that you can sometimes just add one more ingredient to the mix and it completely changes it to a new taste sensation. And this is what happened here. I had Philly cheese in the house for some reason and was making my PB Protein Balls and my usual weekly batch of Chocolate Tweets and decided to mix it in and the result was a decadent ‘to-die-for’ dessert that’s super healthy!
Peppermint and chocolate is a fantastic combination and even more so when it’s refined sugar free, full of the good stuff and still tastes amazing! Howzat?
I put together this recipe last year but have made a slight change, as I didn’t like the way the coconutty part was a bit crumbly. Macadamia nuts to the rescue as their oil content helps the ‘stick it’ factor and mild taste takes on the flavour of whatever you put with it and ‘ta daah’ pepperminty slice perfection.