Bite Size Blondies

Recently, I was researching almond flour recipes and came across a recipe for Blondies. A Blondie is essentially a Blonde Brownie. The recipe I had found online called for ½ cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of sugar. According to myfitnesspal.com a ½ cup coconut = 960 calories and 1 cup of sugar =…

Seminyak’s Best Breakfast Cafes

Straight up, Seminyak cafes know good food and coffee. Going out for breakfast has moved going out for dinner into second place. There was an abundance of cafes dotted around Seminyak and each had a leisurely vibe. Once you had one meal finished, the research was underway as to where to eat the next meal….

Wellness Travel: Ubud

Tegallalang Rice Terrace After travelling for over thirteen hours from Abu Dhabi to Denpasar Airport, Bali one cannot contain the excitement of reaching the final destination, Ubud (pronounced “oobod”). Stepping outside the airport there is a sea of people waiting in arrivals to collect tourists, its mayhem. Organised mayhem. I had organised a driver prior…

Grecian Adventure Part II: Santorini

“Suppose we suddenly wake up and see that what we thought to be this and that, ain’t this and that at all?” , Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac. Better late than never Santorini part two. Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It boasts spectacular views, sunsets, colourful doors, white washed walls,…

Grecian Adventure Part I: Athens

Arcopolis, Athens “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”  ― Jack Kerouac Last week I travelled to Athens and Santorini. I had heard mixed reviews about Athens but Santorini boasts a glowing report. Why wouldn’t it, have you seen the pictures? I put the opinions of others to the back of my mind regarding Athens…

Brunch by the Ocean

Sun is shining, cool breeze blowing through the palm trees, glass is frosted ready to sip a passionfruit mojito, you can hear the laughter from tables as the band “Cuba Libre”, play music on the terrace. This enchanting place allows one to unwind and escape the madness of a busy week, “Chino Latino“, brunch by…

Weekend Essentials: Banana Loaf

“People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child” After a gruelling Ultimate Circuit class in Haddins on a Friday morning or any work out in any country this little number can be celebrated. Enjoy a slice or three and kick back in a leisurely fashion. The recipe is similar to…

Salted Caramel BB Brownies

At the moment I am loving black beans in savoury and sweet formats. They are versatile little bundles and great in your lunch box or dessert. At the beginning of the week I make a black bean salad – 2 tins (rinsed), tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil, 1  tamari sauce, tbsp….

A Health Guide to Melbourne

I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Melbourne for a week. On my trip I discovered many scrumptious health food cafes and shops in the Prahran and Brunswick area. A good place to lie your head For accommodation I sourced it on Air B&B , it was very central perched in the middle of…

Three Seeded Porridge Bread

All sorrows are less with bread. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Don Quixote I would like to thank my Mammy for introducing the M&B Kitchen, to this delicious creation over the festive season in Ireland. I have created my own recipe calling it “Three Seeded Porridge Bread”. Over the weekend I got my bake on and the bread…

Man Flu Soup

Man flu is described as illness that causes the male species to become helpless and sicker than any other family member. In females; it is described as cold. Therefore, I concocted this “Man Flu” soup recipe to rescue the male of the house from his man flu death bed. The Christmas holidays have come and…