30 May 2020

Trail Mix Chocolates

Homemade Chocolates
A slightly healthy take on homemade chocolates.

Homemade Chocolates
Easy peasy to make.
It's a superb chocolate making activity to do with the children.

Homemade Chocolates
Dark chocolate with a hint of wholesomeness on top.
So simple there is no printable with this...

Dry pan TOAST (on stove top) coconut, sliced or diced nuts and seeds of your choice.  
Over a high heat, toss the ingredients and move constantly with a wooden spoon until golden.

Add some diced dried fruit to the mix.
(I used dried strawberries diced).

Then MELT 60% or darker dark cacao chocolate.
I use the Whittakers brand as it is dairy-free.
Spoon rounds of melted chocolate onto a pre-prepared baking paper-lined tray.

Homemade Chocolates
Sprinkle your nutty topping onto them.

Homemade Chocolates
Refrigerate until set.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Homemade Chocolates
The extra nutty topping can be stored and used as a topping on a fruit and yoghurt breakfast.

Homemade Chocolates
Fun to make
Divine to eat.

23 May 2020

Succulent Love...❥

I just can't resist succulents...
The form of them is so interesting.
While visiting the Garden Centre for a Sunday BROWSE (As YOU Do!)
I came across a little Sempervivum.
I love, love, love the dark-tipped grey-green leaves.
It will look amazing when it eventually grows into its mat-forming form.
And even as a single rosette, I think it's amazing!

But meanwhile, as it's still a baby, 
I am going to place it in a grey green pot for my home office deck table.
This pot is a perfect match to the leaf colour of this Sempervivum.
Then when I take my work coffee breaks I can enjoy it,
while sitting in the sun.

Sempervivum Tect.Calceraum will as all succulents grow new plants from a leaf section planted into seed raising mix.
This plant requires a full sun position and will need protection from frosts.
It grows into a many head mat with a height of 10cm.
Not only great in a pot, but also in a rockery garden, or a garden border edge.

Plant sourced from Mitre 10 Garden Centre.
Plant pot by Lifestyle Homewares.

#Sempervivum #succulents

15 May 2020

Healthy Family Food Options - No Bake Nut Slice

Meet Bridget...

  I recently met Bridget Serafimidis on my 'eating healthy journey'...
Bridget is passionate.
Passionate about:
Women's and children's health.
About empowering families to take control of their own health, by giving them the tools to create healthy food cultures within the home.
She loves sharing recipes that are not full of fillers and for the most part, refined sugar-free. 
Recipes that are easy enough for even the new home cook to pride themself on creating. 
Recipes that are family-friendly and adaptable for everyone.  
Bridgets philosophies resonated with me as I am on a heal myself through diet mission.  
A mission that is all about health, vitality, energy and healing from consuming homemade and healthier food chooses.  

Here is a delicious slice to try:
Healthy Nut Slice
Healthy Nut Butter Slice.

2 cups of almond meal

2 cups of toasted coconut
6 Tbsp of coconut oil
4 Tbsp of maple syrup
Pinch of salt
6 Tbsp of cacao
2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup of cacao/peanut butter
3/4 cup of mixed nut butter
4 Tbsp of maple syrup
6 Tbsp Coconut oil
Melted Whitakers chocolate 85%
Toasted slithered almonds
Place all base ingredients into a food processor, blitz and press into lined 20 cm cake tin.
Melt filling together in a pot, pour over the base, set in the freezer for 20 mins or until firm.
Melt chocolate and drizzle over the set filling, sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Cut into small squares (a little goes a long way.)

(Printable recipe link at bottom of the article).

Healthy Nut Slice
It is a fabulous nutty, chocolatey, 'sweet fix' choice.
It's also 'no-bake'.
Plus super fun to make with the children or grandchildren.

Healthy Nut Slice
A slice homemade - so that you know exactly what the ingredients in it are! 

Do pop over to find out more about Bridget here on Facebook.
Or over at 'Lifestyle Tribe' (she's the co-founder).

Healthy Nut Slice

Printable recipe for 'Nut Butter Slice' HERE.

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