Monday, September 29, 2014

Crunchy Granola, Pineapple White Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Cream Tarts




From my happy little roller coaster of a life I bring you these super delicious tarts. In these little treats you will get fudgy, crunchy, creamy, gooey, sweet, tangy and it all just comes together to produce lots of cute little treats. There's lot of left overs from this recipe or you could say it's a quick something to throw together if you have lots of healthy alternatives and extras in your fridge and pantry. The granola is good for everything, especially just having a little pick at every time you pike your head in the pantry. (Note to self: must stop doing that.. bad habit!!) The coconut date syrup and pineapple white chocolate mousse have come in handy for lots of other things as well which I will show you in another post. They all last really well in the fridge or sealed containers in the pantry.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Goji filled Chocolate Fudge Sushi



I wanted to make something special for a my really special friend and her beautiful girls who were up here visiting for a little holiday last week. It ended up being a really great week for connecting with treasured friends that I don't have much contact with but when we talk it's like old times, no pressure that we don't communicate all the time but we are always there for each other. She's been my closest friend since I was 11 years old and went to boarding school in Sydney all the way from sunny ole Darwin town.. to call it a culture shock would be an understatement. I cried every morning and night for the first term and settled down to about 4-5 times a week for the second. There were only 6 of us in grade 6 and we were the youngest boarders. A few personality clashes with one girl who'd been there in year 5 had us all in the deepest of despair as she chose us all out one by one. We finally worked it out and our revenge was not pretty. Needless to say things improved 10 fold and i'd say that if we all caught up it would be just like old times. That's what living 24/7 does to you I suppose.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crunchy Grain Free Fruit and Nut Granola





Inspiration from an Instagram page I follow is the reason this finally happened this morning. I've been meaning the make a baked granola for like.. Years!!! This is so super crunchy and tasty it's just like crumbled up fruit and nut Anzac biscuits! but with no grains. I didn't have much of any of my sweeteneres left so I used what I had and the combination works really well but if you don't have them all then just using one or two would also work. I do think though that using one liquid sweetener along with the coconut oil is what really enhances the crunch so I advise that you use at least one. Agave, coconut blossom nectar or golden syrup would also work.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vegan Caramel Swirl Ice Cream




Sorry I've been a bit absent from my blog of late. I've been super busy on a few other projects. Maybe too many actually. They always say and I tend to agree that to do something properly you should concentrate on one thing at a time. O'well I'm trying to do 3!! and here I am posting a recipe. I'm calling it time out and I really want to share something with you guys cos I've missed you and I don't like being away too long. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orange, Goji and Carob Balls




As I lay in bed this morning enjoying the sound of rain and the luxury of being able to sleep in my mind wondered off into creativity mode as it does quite often when as my body has decided it's had enough rest. I wanted to do something with goji berries seen as I have so many of them. (I tried to order 1 kg but the minimum was 5kg.. so yep, they sent me 5) and I have a fresh batch of beautiful raw carob bites and fresh oranges from the garden so that was my inspiration.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Carob Camu Camu Smoothie



It was cold and rainy on Saturday morning when I made these yummy thick, sweet and fruity smoothies. Here is some information about Camu-camu from the Raw Pleasure site which is where it can be easily purchased online. PS. You can get the carob there as well. :-) (yeah, I know I sound like a salesman for RP but you know what, she's one of my besties and she gives me heaps of samples to try and if I didn't like then I wouldn't tell you about them. They're also really good for you and not easy to find in local health food shops so I feel like I'm doing you a favour as well. I hate it when I find something new and don't know what it looks like or where to find it so I hope you don't mind my little links)

Camu-camu offers astringent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-viral, emollient and nutritive properties and contains natural beta-carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, riboflavin, thiamine and the amino acids valine, leucine and serine. This makes Camu-camu invaluable for metabolic processes, including the formation of white blood cells, maintaining a healthy immune system, and support for the brain, lymph glands, heart and lungs.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chocolate Mousse Cake - raw vegan

This post is an entry into the Nuffnang 'Fresh Recipe' Network Competition, thanks to BRITA. Check out betterwithbrita.com for inspiration and exclusive recipe by Gary Mehigan. 


 

It's a cold and rainy day here making it perfect for rich chocolate treats, a good movie and trackies! So why not make the chocolate healthy. Actually, I bet you won't even notice that it's made from plant based natural ingredients and superfoods. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Curried Pumpkin & Carrot Sauce




 I've been on a roll with vegetable sauces lately. I like to have a good supply in my fridge ready to go. The Ratatouille Relish and Catchup are always staples. The Catchup is nice and sweet, while the Ratatouille Relish is great when I feel like something in between, not too sweet and as I'm not adding the salt it's not to savory and salty, it's just nice and creamy with a nice mellow flavor that's great added to salads, especially with the Catchup to add some sweetness. I also love it just as a dip with mushrooms, zucchini and carrot slices. Actually there all good for everything and anything, even just eating straight out of the jar with a spoon!!