5-Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Covered Brownies

Delicious and so decadent - these 5-ingredient no-bake chocolate covered brownies are the perfect no fuss, easy and delicious treat!  Seems like I'm currently on a chocolate marathon. I've been posting so many recipes recently that feature chocolate quite heavily. Not that I've had any complaints from you here or on my social media channels. I think it's the time of year - it's so cold and gloomy most days that I (and I'm sure many of you are with me on this one) need some comfort foods to keep me going!  Luckily these no-bake brownies are healthier than your average brownie - packed with fibre and healthy fats from the dates and tahini. What makes them even better is [...]

Pistachio & Cardamom Jam Thumbprint Cookies

If you're looking for a really easy recipe to make, then these pistachio & cardamom jam thumbprint cookies are for you! They're simple, fun to make and so pretty to look at. Oh and they taste amazing too :D  I think pistachios are such an underrated and under appreciated nut. Even though I always say that I love all nuts equally, pistachios have a special place in my heart. And if I had to had to choose a favourite it would definitely be pistachios. Growing up in the Middle East it was one of the most used nuts in cooking and especially desserts.  Cardamom is another underrated ingredient. It's such a beautifully aromatic spice and I absolutely love using it in [...]

Healthy Cookie Dough Easter Eggs

These healthy cookie dough Easter eggs are a great lighter treat that you can make over the Easter holidays. They're quick, easy to make and require no baking. They also happen to be vegan and gluten-free!  Easter is all about chocolate and indulging, but if you're looking for a lighter dessert that's better for you but still satisfies your sweet tooth, you need to give these healthy cookie dough Easter eggs a try!  I've always been a huge fan of easy treats that don’t take much time to prepare and require no baking. Recipes where you can simpley throw together a few basic ingredients in a bowl, then shape and refrigerate.  Even better when they're made with better-for-you ingredients like [...]

Healthy Date Oat Squares (Oil-free No Added Sugar)

A delicious treat made using better-for-you ingredients. These healthy date oat squares make the perfect lighter treat when you're craving something sweet, but still want it to nourish your body. Would you believe me if I said you can make a delicious date oat bar without any processed sugar or oil? That's exactly what I did to create these healthy date oat squares. I'm using whole dates only to sweeten and tahini as a healthier alternative to oil or butter. This recipe is inspired by my favourite sweet treat growing up in Iraq called Kleicha - a date swirl cookie/pastry spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. They're usually served during celebrations and the holy month of Ramadan. Since we're already a week [...]

Crunchy Nut & Seed Rounds

These crunchy nut & seed rounds are my new favourite way to get some heart healthy nuts and seeds into my diet.  We should all be increasing our nut/seed intake. They're associated with so many health benefits, mainly because they're packed with fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats. They're also satiating and satisfying because of their fat content. Plus they contain some plant-based protein, which helps make them even more satisfying and filling.  Many of us crave things like crisps/biscuits because we find that crunch when we bite into them so satisfying. Nuts & seeds make such a great snack alternative because they also offer that satisfying crunch. They're even tastier when roasted!  These crunchy rounds are so handy to have [...]

Vegan Cabbage Pancakes with a Chutney Chickpea Dip

Delicious vegan cabbage pancakes lightly spiced and served with a creamy chutney chickpea dip. You're definitely going to want to try this recipe!  I'm very much into savoury vegetable pancakes/fritters at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I made these simple vegetable fritters, which went down a storm, so I thought I would make another version  I find fritters an easy way to prepare vegetables that's a lot more fun, tasty and exciting compared to plain boiled or even roasted vegetables. Don't get me wrong, I love my roasted veggies, but every now and then I like to change things up a little. This recipe is an easy, tasty way to level up your veggie game!  Cabbage is one [...]

Healthier Vegan Heart Sandwich Cookies

These healthier vegan heart sandwich cookies would make a great treat for Valentine's Day. Whether you're celebrating with your significant other, friends or family - these cookies are a cute way to say 'I care'. You can also make them as a treat for yourself! Nut butter sandwiched between two crunchy oat cookies. This recipe is easily adaptable to your likes and dietary needs. You can use any filling you like. I've made them before with jam and chocolate hazelnut spread, but this time I opted for a chocolate peanut butter. Basically anything you can spread will work. I wanted to make a healthier treat for Valentine's Day that can also be enjoyed any time of the year. You can [...]

Easy Vegan Vegetable Fritters

These easy vegan vegetable fritters are a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables. They are an excellent source of fibre, nutrients and antioxidants. You can enjoy them as an appetiser, side dish or snack.  Eating vegetables can be a challenge for many, especially when it comes to making it exciting. However, there are so many ways to make eating your veggies an enjoyable experience. With the right approach, and a handful of good recipes, you can make eating vegetables something that you look forward to every day! We all know that eating your '5-a-day' and 'including the rainbow' is something we all should be doing for our health and wellbeing. I think what most people [...]

Healthier Vegan Baklava Cups

Mini cups filled with crunchy nuts - these healthier vegan baklava cups are the perfect light sweet treat! Baklava is probably the one dessert you’ll find served at every celebration in the Middle East or any Arab speaking country. It’s such a decadent dessert - one that is served to show hospitality & generosity. Diamond shaped delights made up of layered crispy phyllo pastry, crunchy nuts flavoured with cinnamon & cardamom all drenched in a rose water + orange blossom infused syrup. Baklava is also the go-to dessert during the holy month of Ramadan as well as during Eid celebrations. They’re usually so hearty/sweet that I can only manage a couple of bites or a really small piece, otherwise it sits heavy [...]

Protein Fruit & Seed Bars

A hearty snack bar - these protein fruit & seed bars also make a great on-the-go breakfast on busy mornings. Packed with seeds & dried fruit all topped off with a decadent layer of smooth dark chocolate!  I use nuts and nut butters in a lot of my desserts, baking and snack recipes. Every time I post a recipe I can guarantee I'll get at least one person asking for a nut-free alternative. Nuts can easily be replaced with seeds and nut butters with tahini or sunflower seed butter.  I thought it was about time I created a recipe that's completely nut-free, but still packed with healthy fats & fibre. I also added in some protein powder to make it [...]

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