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 =…

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…

Peanut Butter, Banana & Blueberry Protein Bites

Last week I got my paws on Quest Protein Powder – peanut butter flavour, my kryptonite. My source is Sporter.Com. Personally, I find Sporter great. It saves so much time going to the store, delivery is fast and their prices are reasonable. I am not getting paid or sponsored to write this either, they provide…

Sesame, Lemon & Honey Flapjacks (GF)

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”, (George Bernard Shaw) Nothing compares to the aroma of freshly baked flapjacks drifting throughout the house or apartment in my case. Flapjacks are very easy to make and eat! They are great to share with family and friends. I liked mine topped with COYO (yogurt…

Healthy Nutella

Were you aware that Nutella hails from Italy? Like most, I am an avid fan of this chocolaty hazelnut spread. However, I wanted to make a healthier version to enjoy on my porridge or add to a hot protein chocolate drink. This recipe contains less sugar and no added oil but still not a golden ticket…

The Great Pumpkin Brownies

As I stated in a previous post I have started to order vegetable boxes from RIPE, they sell seasonal, organic, local produce in the UAE. Inside the box , on this particular occasion was some glowing orange pumpkin. So, I thought to myself “bet they would taste scrumptious in the form of a brownie”. They…

Healthy Buns with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I ordered an organic vegetable box from Ripe  it arrived full of delicious vegetables, all locally produced. Inside the box there was organic beetroot. I have always been curious to bake healthy buns using beetroot, so I gave it a whirl and the results were surprisingly very satisfying. So, don’t knock it till you…

Coconut & Almond Bliss Balls infused with Cashew Saffron Mylk

“The body is both a temple and a perfect machine. Our bodies have within them a healing potential, and we nourish this potential with the pure and simple foods found in nature”, Angela Lindvall. Healthy eating does not have to be monotonous. There is a smorgasbord of food to experiment with in the kitchen to…

Sweet Potatoe Chocolate Brownies

Next time you are looking for a rich, chocolatey, fudgey, decadent treat, bake sweet potatoe chocolate brownies. They are a magnificent combination and you will find it hard not to eat the tray. I made a batch yesterday, needless to say there isn’t much left. The recipe is gluten-free using a small amount of coconut…

Carrot & Coconut Muffins

Once the weekend hits, it is always nice to bake up some delectable treats to munch on. These muffins didn’t last too long in the fridge, they were gone by Sunday! This recipe is gluten-free, grain free, low sugar content, good fibre source and best of all homemade. When baking with coconut flour, remember to…

Raw Cacao, Coconut & Peanut Butter Truffles

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly”, (Anna Thomas). These delicious treats are extremely quick and easy to construct when that sweet tooth starts misbehaving. They are made of Medjool dates, raw cacao powder, peanut butter, unsweetened desiccated coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil. There is no added…

Chocolate Strawberry Treats

Chocolate strawberries are a delicious weekend treat. For me they were an indulgent treat and a break from study.  You have the option of making your own chocolate coating or using 90% Lindt (sold in Woolworth’s).  Dark chocolate is rich and decadent it really compliments the sweetness of the juicy strawberry. These would be great…