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Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Brussels Sprouts

An easy Brussels Sprouts recipe to make this festive season - these pomegranate molasses roasted brussels sprouts are packed with flavours, texture and served on a smooth cream cheese base. Super easy to make and guaranteed to be a crowed pleaser.  Some of you may already know this, but I'm half English, half Middle Eastern. I've spent most of my life feeling out of place, like I don't belong. The first 17 years of my life I spent growing up in Baghdad, Iraq. I was one of the very few people I knew or had even heard of from mixed backgrounds. Out of my WHOLE school, there were only 2 other mixed girls.  Iraq is a very traditional country with [...]

2023-12-11T19:14:30+01:00December 11, 2023|Christmas, Gluten Free, Side dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian|0 Comments

5-Ingredient Vegan Gingerbread Fudge

A simple no-bake and no-cook fudge made using healthier ingredients. These 5-ingredient vegan gingerbread fudge make for a lovely lighter treat to enjoy during the festive season, but also make a wonderful edible gift idea!    I made these chocolate dipped fudge squares last Christmas to take with me when I visited family members. I used one of my favourite ever recipes, this simple fudge recipe, but I gave it a festive twist by adding cinnamon, ginger and allspice.  They're perfect if you need a quick and easy treat to gift to loved ones or a lighter dessert to enjoy on the big day.  I know this is not your typical fudge recipe and I have had people asking why [...]

2023-12-11T15:31:14+01:00December 8, 2023|Christmas, Dairy Free, Desserts, snack, Vegan, Vegetarian|14 Comments

Cauliflower & Chestnut Soup (Vegan & Gluten-free)

This cauliflower & chestnut soup is delicious & warming. Perfect to enjoy during the festive season or even as a starter on Christmas day. There's nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. The past week has been so cold that I'm finding myself craving nothing but soup, tea and hot chocolate.  I don't know about you, but we still have another week before Christmas Day and I've already overindulged way too much. It's just too tempting not to want to try all the Christmas foods and treats that pop up in supermarkets shelves around this time of year. The cold weather isn't helping with my insatiable appetite either. I definitely notice I feel [...]

4-Ingredient Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

These 4-ingredient vegan hazelnut chocolate truffles are so easy to make and taste divine! They contain no dairy or coconut milk. Perfect for chocolate hazelnut lovers and makes a great post-dinner treat. These truffles are inspired by the orange truffles I made this time last year for Christmas. Instead of using cashews, I used hazelnuts and omitted the orange zest for a simple hazelnut chocolate truffle version.  I feel like I've made a few hazelnut recipes recently, like this chocolate hazelnut granola and these hazelnut protein bars. I don't know what it is, I guess I just LOVE hazelnut and chocolate. To be fair, it is a match made in heaven, I don't think many would argue with that statement. [...]

4-Ingredient Protein Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

This 4-ingredient protein pumpkin chocolate cake is so easy to make, no-bake and so delicious! Each serving offers 15g protein! Makes a great post-workout treat, snack or healthier dessert.  I wasn't sure what to call this recipe and whether to refer to it as a 'cake' or a 'tart'. It's technically neither. Unlike a traditional cake, it's not baked in the oven and has no flour or eggs. Then again it doesn't have a tart base, so I guess I could refer to it as a 'crustless tart', but that would make the title too long and complicated.  When making protein desserts, most rules go out the window anyway, so I'm sticking to calling this recipe a cake. I know [...]

3-Ingredient Healthy Mousse

This 3-ingredient healthy mousse is made with only dark chocolate, water and orange zest. Healthy desserts don't come easier than this! Whipped up in the blender for an airy, light, yet decadent texture. This one's a must try!  I shared this 2-ingredient chocolate mousse a couple of months ago that went viral on my Instagram page. Why? My guesses are because it's easy, contains chocolate and only one other ingredient, water. I don't usually list water as an ingredient in any of my other recipes, so essentially it's a 1 ingredient recipe!  A few of you left me comments and messages suggesting I whip up the chocolate & water mixture before refrigerating to set. Of course I had to try [...]

Tahini Chocolate Crunch Bars

These tahini chocolate crunch bars have the perfect soft to crunchy ratio! A chocolate 'rice krispie' base, a smooth creamy centre and a layer of decadent dark chocolate on top. Oh and it's all vegan, gluten-free and no-bake. Dessert perfection! I've made these bars so many times in the last couple of years. They always make a really nice treat for when I have guests over. They also have every thing I love - tahini, chocolate and a satisfying crunch! Those 3 elements together are the definition of a good dessert as far as I'm concerned.  Although I'm using tahini in the recipe, I've also made these bars with sunflower seed butter and peanut butter. The recipe is so easily [...]

2023-11-17T17:25:48+01:00November 17, 2023|Bars, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|9 Comments

Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

This vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola makes a great delicious and crunchy breakfast that you can make ahead of time. I love making a big batch to enjoy throughout the week as a speedy breakfast or a scrumptious snack.  Why I love making this vegan & gluten-free chocolate hazelnut granola: I like to make a big batch of granola every now and then to have in my cupboard whenever I need a speedy breakfast. Pour some granola into a bowl, pour in some milk, add some berries and you have a delicious healthy breakfast.  Who doesn't want to eat chocolate for breakfast? I know I couldn't say no. Well, I wouldn't choose to eat it every day, but it's definitely a [...]

Healthier Sticky Toffee Pudding

A healthier sticky toffee pudding made with better-for-you-ingredients and made into individual portions for ease and a shorter baking time. They're just the right level of sweet and really easy to make.  Cold rainy weather calls for something warming, cosy and comforting. I think it's safe to say this healthier sticky toffee pudding ticks all those boxes! Serve warm with my three ingredient drizzle for the ultimate dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings this winter.  In case you're not already familiar with it, sticky toffee pudding is a classic British dessert that consists of a moist, dense sponge cake made with dates, covered in a rich toffee sauce. It's a popular and indulgent dessert known for its sweet and sticky [...]

Protein Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

A delicious breakfast that's packed with protein. This protein mango coconut chia pudding is great to prepare ahead of time for a fuss-free breakfast that you can also take with you on-the-go on busy mornings.  Chia pudding is such a versatile breakfast. You can customise it with various ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, sweeteners, and flavourings to suit your taste preferences. The flavour combination possibilities are endless, meaning you can make a different variation every day without getting bored of it.  My current favourite flavour combination for breakfast is mango and coconut. Even though we'll shortly be heading into winter and the cold weather is slowly creeping in, I'm still craving cold, refreshing and vibrant breakfasts. If anything they [...]

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