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.

Gingerbread biscuits with honey icing

Posted on December 13, 2012

This is a sponsored post by Vitasoy.

Gingerbread is such a festive treat.

I always make it at Christmas and then wonder why I don’t make it more often because it’s so delicious! (I’m guilty with the same thing with hot cross buns, how about you?).

This recipe makes quite a big batch of dough, but you can halve and freeze it with great results. Simply defrost in the fridge overnight until pliable and then roll out, cut and bake.

The cooked biscuits, un-iced, will keep in an airtight container for up to a week so they are also great to make-ahead for parties. (more…)

Vegan baked mango cheesecake

Posted on December 6, 2012

Guess what?

I totally missed my blogiversary this year. AGAIN.

I can’t remember my excuse for last year, but the year before I had a one month old baby to take care of so I was a bit snowed under.

This year’s excuse? My mum was visiting and we had a ball; talking, shopping, fussing over Poppy, talking, shopping… did I mention shopping? We did some beaching too. Is so a word! (more…)

Toddler biscuits with craisins and oats

Posted on November 23, 2012

These are called toddler biscuits for a reason. Don’t be tempted to sneak one with your cup of tea, you will probably not enjoy it. You have been warned!

Have you ever tried a rusk? They’re not particularly tasty, but toddlers love them! These taste a bit like those, as in, bland and not particularly sweet.

They are dairy-free, vegetarian and best of all, contain dried fruit and oats – yummy toddler favourites. Well they are of my little Miss P anyway.

If your little one is used to packaged biscuits it may take a while to wean them onto these, but it will be worth it. There’s nothing better than a biscuit made lovingly by your mum (or dad!) that has all real ingredients and no nasties. (more…)

Fresh blueberry pancakes

Posted on November 12, 2012

On the weekend I posted a picture of my breakfast on Instagram. It was muesli topped with banana, yoghurt and lots of blueberries.

I captioned it:

“I’m right in the middle of a blueberry obsession with no end in sight”.

And I meant it.

I am totally gaga for these beautiful blue orbs at the moment. Mostly due to the fact that I can buy them in buckets at the farmers market in Byron Bay. As my father in law would say, it’s fan-tas-ma-gor-ical! (Made-up word).

I can eat them to my heart’s content every day and only just run out by the end of the week – when I can buy them again at the market. (more…)

30 sec Salted Macadamia Caramel {raw, vegan, gluten-free}

Posted on October 26, 2012

Are you dubious about the title of this post? Don’t be!

I’m totally not lying this time. Promise :)

Not that I’m a frequent liar. It’s just that it might seem pretty much impossible to create a luscious creamy caramel sauce in 30 seconds – let alone make it RAW and VEGAN.

That’s right, there’s no cream or butter… there’s buttery macadamia nuts instead.

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