Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties Here's how to make dairy-free/vegan peppermint patties, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy cane to make them look and taste extra special. Perfect treat to enjoy on Christmas day after indulging in a decadent Christmas meal.  After most meals I always crave something sweet to end my meal with, even if it's just a grape. I think growing up feeling deprived of sweets and treats has left me with a huge craving for them. So even after a really heavy meal, I still want something sweet to end with.  There's nothing better than enjoying an After Eight mint thin after a heavy meal, which lets face it is unavoidable on Christmas day! It wouldn't be [...]

Christmas Tree Brownies – Vegan & Gluten-free

  Christmas Tree Brownies - Vegan & Gluten-free If you're looking for a super healthy Christmas sweet treat that tastes naughty, but is still good for you, you need to make these brownies! It doesn't get healthier than these Christmas tree brownies! Made using East End Foods dry chickpeas making them high in protein, fibre and minerals such as manganese, folate, iron and zinc.   Chickpeas make up a big part of my diet, I eat them on a daily basis in the form of falafel, stews, savoury bakes, calzone, pizza and HUMMUS (of course!), but I also love incorporating them into sweet treats to make them as healthy and beneficial as possible. Recent research suggests that the consumption of chickpeas (as well as other pulses [...]

Vegan Cranberry Lime & Coconut Jelly Shots

Vegan Cranberry Lime & Coconut Jelly Shots With the festive season fast approaching, we're all looking for recipes, desserts and party food ideas to impress our friends and family with.  This time of year also tends to be one of the busiest and most hectic time of the year, it's very important now more than ever that these recipes are quick and easy to make. I've teamed up with Feel Good Drinks to come up with a party season recipe that's perfect for Christmas, New Year's and anytime in between!  I'm really excited to be working with Feel Good Drinks as they offer a variety of still and sparkling fruity drinks that are healthy and not loaded with sugar and artificial [...]

Lentil and Chickpea Meatloaf

Most Christmas dinners are not seen to be complete without meat being the centre piece, but I don't see why that has to be the case. You can create a delicious meat-free recipe that the whole family can enjoy that takes a fraction of the time to make compared to something like a turkey or chicken!

Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

I’m not going to argue that Christmas pudding is probably one of the perfect traditional post-Christmas dinner desserts; However, it does take hours to make yourself. Of course you always have the option of buying a ready made Christmas pudding which will most likely be full of sugars and additives. I’m not saying you shouldn’t indulge, but if you would prefer a healthier treat that you can make at home in less than 15 minutes, then I've got you covered.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans

I feel that Brussels sprouts are neglected all year round apart from Christmas. I can only find them locally around this time and it makes me sad, because I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS! I realise not everyone shares my passion for the humble sprout and I guess I can understand why. I always used to boil or steam my Brussels sprouts which I must admit did get boring after a while. That's before I discovered roasting them instead!

Healthy Rhubarb Crumble Bars

I must admit I’m not the biggest fan of fruit pies, or cooked fruit desserts. I prefer eating my fruit raw and cold; however, rhubarb is one of those fruit (a vegetable, actually!) that you can’t eat any other way apart from cooked…so I thought why not give it a try. It’s so deliciously tart and not too sweet. In fact, I only used 2 tbsp sweetener in the filling and it was just right! Traditional recipes use anywhere between ½ and 1 cup of sugar for the filling alone!

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