Sweet Treats

Plenty of indulgent blow outs and healthy everyday treats to keep you on track.

I try my best to make desserts as healthy as possible so that they can be enjoyed more often without sacrificing texture or flavour. I have been experimenting a lot with vegan desserts so there are plenty of those.

How to never dilute your smoothie with ice, ever again!

Posted on October 25, 2012

Are you sick of your smoothies getting watered down by ice cubes? Me too, but don’t worry – I’ve found a solution!

Simply make ice cubes out of milk and raw cacao (or cocoa powder) and jazz up a glass of milk or smoothie with ice cubes that will keep it chilled AND tasty. You can even eat the cubes on their own as a guilt-free treat, yum! (more…)

Nutty chocolate cake with peppermint tea syrup

Posted on October 11, 2012

Chocolate and mint go well together, right?

Today I have taken that concept just a little bit further.

This is a super moist chocolate cake made with ground almonds and walnuts and then poked all over and drowned in a sweet and sticky syrup of refreshing peppermint tea. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? (more…)

Gluten free banana bread recipe

Posted on October 10, 2012

My banana bread recipe is the most popular recipe on this blog. I get countless people turning up here every day after searching Google for banana bread recipes. Hello if that’s you right now!

My hubby just loves banana bread, and I love making it for him. His mum loves banana bread too, but she can’t eat my recipe because she follows a gluten free diet. So I decided to develop a GF banana bread recipe so that we could all enjoy this luscious treat together! (more…)

Creamy rhubarb and mandarin compote

Posted on October 1, 2012

Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Gottcha!

Did you used to do that at school? I always got soooo cranky when someone got me first. Little perfectionist Christie would screw up her face and stamp her foot with annoyance. Actually, I still do that if someone beats me to something. Mature, I know!

Plenty of people have beat me to making a rhubarb compote, but I like to think that my twist of mandarin juice and zest, coupled with creamy soy milk is just a little bit original.

Please don’t google it and prove me wrong. Just let me have my 15 secs. Thanks. (more…)

Strawberry bread & butter pudding

Posted on August 24, 2012

Usually on a Friday I post a list of Friday Night Dinner Ideas, but today’s post has been hijacked by this delectable strawberry bread & butter pudding. I’m entering it into this month’s Sweet Adventure’s Blog Hop which is hosted by the lovely Christina at The Hungry Australian.

I’ve been speaking to Christina a lot the past month or so, as she is co-hosting the Eat.Drink.Blog conference in Adelaide, that I will be speaking at in November (if you are going, be sure to come and say Hi! to me). Christina is also a co-founder of the Sweet Adventures blog hop, where each month a theme is chosen and food bloggers cook a sweet dish to match it.

I’ve watched the blog hop from the sidelines since its inception, but have always been too busy to participate or have simply forgotten the deadline date for entries. Not this month though – our stars have aligned! (more…)

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