So I was drooling over everyone else’s PB fudge online and I really love any recipe that doesn’t require me to haul out the food processor – I totally have to be in the mood to go that far! Anyway, as you know I love PB, so what could be better than little squares of this loveliness to tantalise your taste buds whenever you get the urge?
A couple weeks back I posted my avocado dip with carrot sticks on instagram because even though I know about this delicious combination, I totally forgot about it.
Does this happen to you?
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.
I was given an opportunity by the lovely people at nuts.com to explore the world of Almonds. And since I already use them in some of my cooking, this was a fun exercise to learn a little more and experiment with my cooking creations.
So you already know I’m quite mad about nuts as they pack quite a nutritional punch and Almonds are no exception. A quick look around about them claims they are high in biotin and Vit E and also have manganese, copper, Vit B2, phosphorus and magnesium. Also high in protein and good fats. Apparently they are good for helping diabetes, heart health, improve blood fats, weight loss and seem to be quite the miracle food. However you know me by now and unless eating them makes me feel good, I don’t necessarily believe all that’s written.
Even though I am interested in my health, I read books on health, magazines, write about it and enjoy talking about it, doesn’t mean my food intake is 100% on the health track all the time. I do my best (well actually really I do what I want to do,) but that doesn’t mean I am text book perfect with all my macros balanced and eating shed-fulls of spinach, kale and everything else you are supposed to be eating to get adequate vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
For one thing our food doesn’t have the nutrients in it that it used to have, we don’t have minerals in our soil anyway due to the lack of mountains in Australia, when you store food you lose some, when you cook it you lose some, so even if you were super conscientious, my bet is that you would still be missing something.
So I’m in favour of a few supplements. Not overboard mind you but a few things that help you feel your physical best. Interestingly too I have heard the scoffing, “yeah supplements, the most expensive urine.” But you know me, other people’s opinions don’t really sway me, it’s my experience and the real life experience of others to which I pay the most attention.
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.
Christmas is coming! And the best news is, all your favourite dishes can be made in a healthy way without sacrificing the sensational flavours.
I have tasted the traditional White Christmas slice in the past and while it looked fantastic, one piece and I had an immediate headache and felt instantly tired like sugar tends to do to me. Not to mention wanting to eat the whole batch despite the pain!
So I whipped up a Slim Birdy original and oh my, tastes like the most amazing white chocolate without the hangover! Add this one to your Christmas cooking list…
So it’s final… I am so ready now…
About three months have past since the actual time frame of my goodbye caffeine story. Read it here.
After my initial few weeks of swearing off it for a while and reaping the benefits of feeling calm, hydrated and clear in the head, I left it with a possible option to continue having my beloved black and chai tea albeit with some restrictions because caffeine is one of my psycho addictive foods and I know this.
As much as I wish this wasn’t the case, it so is and the result of the last three months has proven it to me yet again. Not that I needed proof but it’s more like that it’s hard to shake or stop something that you love and so you try and try every different possible way to enable it to stay. Or I’m a slow learner!
Fellow blogger Julie from Me my Best and I invited me to describe what I eat on a typical day as part of her My Day on a Plate series. I thought it was a great idea because in any kind of conversation around food and all the things I don’t eat, people always ask me, “so what do you eat?!” So here is a snapshot.
And as a double treat, we are giving away a copy of my book – Lite as a Feather! So if you don’t have one yet, by all means enter to win.
See the My Day on a Plate post and competition entry here.
This is dedicated to my friend who is having the time of her life as tour leader on a Top Deck bus tripping around Europe. Her story is proof that with a little hard work and lots of perseverance, a really huge dream can come true!
When she gets back, I will be sure to cook her a batch in celebration! Go Travel Girl!