Posts tagged Snack
Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls are very "on trend" in the world of Instagram.  They are more than just a beautiful thing to look at - if you combine the right ingredients they also taste damn delicious.  Packed full of nutrients, dietary fibre and anti oxidants.  I love Smoothie Bowls as they force you to sit down at eat.  Too often we are running around at the beginning of the day and dont sit down to appreciate our food.

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Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls

Ferrero Rochers are one of my favourite sweet treats so it was only was a matter of time until I decided to make a more wholesome version. This recipe is for 8 Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls that are raw, indulgent and guilt free. The balls are sweetened with dates and maple syrup and the topping is made of coconut oil and cacao to sub out dairy. The centre has a smooth hazelnut like flavour that literally melts in your mouth.

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Coconut Ice

With the silly season just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and can be taken to upcoming summer BBQ's and parties.  I wanted to make a healthier version of the classic coconut ice recipe by replacing the original recipes refined sugar with coconut sugar and red food colouring with beetroot juice.

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Basil Pesto

When hosting a dinner party I can take some time to cook so always make sure there are snacks for guests.  One thing I love to make is home made basil pesto - it goes well with crackers, cut up raw vegetables and corn chips.  This basil pesto is gluten free, dairy free and vegan so suits most people (sorry, it does contain nuts).

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French Bean Salad

My best friends Mum made this dish one night when I had dinner with her and it is something I have re created several times since as it is so delicious!  The combination of mustard, vinegar and capers is beautiful - a little bit tangy, sour and the crunch of the beans is a lovely texture.  I would say that this dish is best used as a side dish and not a main.  The perfect accompaniment to a BBQ meal, Sunday Roast or with some vegetable protein. This recipe is taken from a  Jamie Oliver cook book so a big thank you to him.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Roasted Garlic and Herb Hummus

Hummus is such a tasty snack and appetizer and this recipe shows how versatile hummus can be. Hummus is a popular dish that originated in the Middle East. It is a spread, dip, or paste made of chickpeas that is usually eaten with pita bread or other flat bread. Hummus is loaded with nutrients that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Include this in your diet by using it as spread on sandwiches and wraps, as dressing to your salad or pasta, as dip for raw vegetables, or as side dish for main courses.

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Peanut Butter Protein Slice

On my way home from Uni yesterday I had a peanut butter craving, so got home, looked at what food was in the cupboard that I could possibly use to make some sort of peanut butter creation.  Keep it simple is one of my motto's - Make something substantial and somehow combine protein powder without making the whole thing taste like cardboard. The recipe can easily tweaked here and there to suit your own taste.  For example rice milk if you don't drink almond, honey if you don't like maple syrup and adding in stevia if you have a big sweet tooth.  Make it for yourself and let me know your thoughts.

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