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The Best Chocolate Barks You Will Ever Make 

The Best Chocolate Barks You Will Ever Make 

Why is it the best? 

Well, that is easy… It’s the best because you make it into whatever you like best! And there is nothing better than sprinkling your favourite things on chocolate. 

The Best Beetroot Hummus

The Best Beetroot Hummus

Hummus is such a great snack. It has high levels of protein and fibre and is is also very simple to make yourself. This recipe also contains beetroots which give it a great colour, flavour and also even more health benefits!

4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

There’s still some summer sunshine left (kind of) so this ‘Nice Cream’ represented the perfect summer snack. Nice cream is dairy free and much lower in sugar than a regular ice cream… and tastes great! It’s vegan friendly and simple to make with only 4 ingredients.4 ingredient Coconut Strawberry Nice Cream

Baked Beetroot Crisps

Baked Beetroot Crisps

One of the hardest things when eating healthy is finding healthy snacks. There are however, many amazing and creative options for healthy snacks. 

Vegeterian Chilli con “Carne”

In typical English spring time fashion we are still getting some chilly nights here and there ( more than that to be honest) So even if there are loads of ingredients at the moment to eat fresh and make amazing salads, sometimes something more comforting may be what you fancy. 

 

And lets be honest there is nothing more comforting than a nice bowl of chilli con carne… even better if there is no real carne in it. 

 

I love recipes like this that feel like they have been cooked for ages but are really quick and simple to make.

 

Ingredients 

 

1 medium sized butternut squash (large cubes)

1 small brown onion (sliced)

200g brown basmati rice 

2 green chillies (finely chopped)

2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1 tin chopped tomatoes 

150 ml vegetable stock 

1 tin black beans 

1 tin chickpeas 

1TB cumin 

1TB ground dry coriander

100g plain yoghurt 

2 spring onions 

Fresh coriander (optional) 

 

Method 

 

1 Slice the brown onion and place it in a large saucepan with a splash of olive oil. When they are starting to get soft add the chilies and garlic (finely chopped). Add cumin and ground coriander allow 2 mins while staring constantly. 

 

2 In a separate pot cook the basmati rice according to packet instructions. 

 

3 Add the butternut squash and a splash of water to the pan with the onion and cook for around 10 mins or until it starts getting soft. Make sure you mix often to avoid everything sticking to the pan. 

 

4 Add the tin of chopped tomatoes mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 

 

5 Finally, add the beans and chickpeas cover the pan and cook for 10 mins on a low heat. 

 

Serve the chilli on a bed of basmati rice.

 

You can garnish with yoghurt spring onions and some fresh coriander… and if you are into it a little cheese. 

 

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and fingers crossed for warmer days! 

What you Need to be Eating in January!

What you Need to be Eating in January!

The festive season is over! Most of us probably overindulged in the celebrations and our food choices are something that we are probably not feeling so proud about. 

6 Amazing October Seasonal Foods

6 Amazing October Seasonal Foods

When I think of autumn October is the month I’m probably thinking about. Everything about October screams autumn- the colours, the food, the celebrations.

In the UK we are lucky if we still get a couple of sunny (yet cold) days in October. Every day there are more brown leaves on the ground and the layers of clothing start multiplying. 

5 Teas That You Should Be Drinking

5 Teas That You Should Be Drinking

Before we had medicine one of the most common things used for healing were teas and infusions. 

I’m not saying that we should all stop taking medicine when we need it however it is also wise to not throw out all that ancient knowledge.