I have read so many great things about Quest bars but have never actually seen them at the shops. So when I finally saw them I knew I had to get a box, or two! According to the internet, you can eat a quest bar in many different ways. And it appears making them into Quest bar cookies is the way to go. So I was craving something sweet but wanted it to still be better for me than a mug cake. A bit of googling later, I decided to make Quest bar cookies. I also researched some hashtags on [...]
Dip always makes a great snack. And, for those that have a bit of a sweet tooth like me, this protein fruit dip is a protein-packed afternoon treat. You can eat this straight from the bowl with a spoon, add fruit to the bowl, or use it as a dip with fruit. You can even cover fruit in the dip and freeze it for a cool treat. I find chocolate or strawberry protein powder works well. But vanilla is my absolute favourite for this recipe. I haven't had the chance to test it with any other flavours. But I'm sure [...]
It was quite a while ago now, but Harley's first birthday was on January 13. I wanted to celebrate but because it was a Tuesday and I had worked all day I didn't really have the energy for much. I decided to make some 'pupcakes'. After trolling for recipes on Pinterest, I found one that I liked but more importantly, had the ingredients for. I think it's safe to say that he enjoyed it very much. We did make him wait for quite a while. Yet he sat there happily posing for photos. I'm glad so glad we trained Harley [...]
I recently tried the peppermint bark at Williams-Sonoma. But this healthy festive bark was a great snack for those hot Australian summer days over Christmas. Made with greek yoghurt, fruit & a hint of dark chocolate it was an invigorating way to cool down. Click here for the full recipe.
I love shortbread, even better when it's homemade. I love that some are slightly different shapes, some are different colours and more often than not the thickness really varies. Since discovering this recipe for ginger shortbread I have made it so many times and it's always a massive hit. I wish I could claim this as my own, or even a family recipe. But this is another recipe that came from Super Food Ideas magazine. It was originally featured at Christmas as a shortbread base to which different things are added to make different shortbreads. This is one of my [...]
f;">A friend of my husband introduced this recipe to us. And while my husband has only tried it once, I make these quite often for breakfast, even making them to take to work for lunch. Start with 2 eggs, a banana and 1/4 cup of oats Add all ingredients to a bowl or cup Mix with a stick mix or with a fork until its all combined. If you use a fork make sure its very well combined. Pour pancake mixture into pan & turn down to low heat. Flip when the edges turn matte & bubbles stop forming in [...]
A while back, I had some cream in the fridge but didn't seem to have a use for it. So I did some googling and came across a recipe for Mexican Coffee Pudding. Lucky for me, I had all the ingredients in the fridge or pantry. I really love how all of these different ingredients turned into something so smooth and silky. I would not have thought of adding cornstarch to thicken it, but it was just the right consistency. It's almost like jelly, in that its a little wobbly. I'm not a big fan of cream as it is, [...]
Peanut Butter Quinoa Bites- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes- 1/2 cup oats- 1/2 peanut butter- 3 tablespoons honey- small handful chic chipsCombine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into balls on baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes.You can also add other nuts or dried fruit. Some of these have dried cranberries.
I introduce the Tim Tam Slam. A different way to get a chocolate fix. Tim Tam Slam 1 Tim Tam (any flavour)2 tbs Drinking Chocolate powder1/3 cup Milk2/3 cup Boiled Water Add the drinking chocolate to a large mug.Pour the boiling water over the drinking chocolate.Add the milk to your mug.Bite both ends of the Tim Tam (and eat them). You could bite off opposite corners instead.Use the Tim Tam as a straw. The hotter your drink is, the quicker the Tim Tam will melt. SaveSave
I had never tried chia seeds before and decided to take the plunge when I saw them on the shelf next to the quinoa in the health food aisle at the supermarket. Chia seeds have gained so much popularity recently and I must say I hadn't ever heard of them until recently too. Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid! Now that I have discovered the wonder that is Chia, I've had to look up some recipes. I tried a few but they did not turn out to be [...]