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.

Jaffa macadamia ANZAC biscuits

Posted on April 25, 2012

Every year I make ANZAC biscuits because they are my hubby’s favourite. And each year I think “why don’t I make these more often?”.

This year I was all set to make my usual batch based on hubby’s mum’s recipe (see here) when I saw a delicious adaptation on my friend Lorraine’s blog.

I’m a huge fan of macadamias and stocked up big on them on a recent trip to the Northern Rivers region (where they are grown and best sourced fresh!). When I saw that Lorraine had included them in her recipe I went hunting in the pantry for my stash. (more…)

Soy caramel rice pudding {gluten free, vegan}

Posted on April 17, 2012

Comforting rice pudding with a sweet caramel twist. What more could you ask for?

OK, how about if I tell you it is also gluten free and vegan too? Yep, it’s a pretty amazing little recipe! (Not that I’m bragging or anything…) (more…)

Chocolate hot cross bun pudding {Ten Breakfast}

Posted on April 9, 2012

If you have been reading this blog for a while then you know I’m always banging on about not wasting food.

I pride myself on coming up with ingenius ways to make leftovers into new meals and make sure nothing is wasted where possible (no half jars of things going mouldy in the fridge at my house!).

That’s why when Ten Breakfast (<- video link to my segment) asked me to come in this morning and show viewers how to use up their leftovers from Easter, I was delighted! To say the least. (more…)

Lime & hazelnut Maltese figolli for Easter

Posted on April 3, 2012

This year I’m participating again in my friend Nanette‘s exciting annual Easter event of World Figolli Day.

Figolli are delicious Maltese biscuits┬áthat are traditionally made and eaten at Easter time. They are usually filled with ground almonds and mixed citrus zest, but I’ve given them my own little twist with hazelnuts and lime. (more…)

Fruit flower with chocolate soy dipping sauce

Posted on March 12, 2012

Here’s a great way to get your little one to gobble down lots of fruit for morning tea! It’s strictly a ‘sometimes’ treat, but those times are going to go down in history as Mum’s 10-out-of-10 effort! (With little actual effort involved.) Awesome.

To boost the nutritional value, I’ve snuck in some mashed up avocado with the melted milk chocolate chips and soy milk. Your little one will be none-the-wiser and your secret is safe with me. Promise. (more…)

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