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Date & Pistachio Rolls

These date & pistachio rolls are the perfect healthier sweet treat that takes no time at all to prepare! You only need a handful of ingredients to make them and they're so moreish! Up until recently I've always considered being multicultural (half English and half Arab) as more of a curse than a blessing. I've always struggled with identity issues - I never felt I belonged to either ethnicity. I felt I wasn't Arab enough when I was growing up in Iraq, then moving to the UK I felt too Arab/foreign. Basically always an outsider. Now I realise how lucky I am to have grown up and been influenced by two different cultures that are so disimilar from one another. [...]

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amazing tasting chocolate chip cookies that are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and contain no refined sugars? Yes, such a thing does exist! What makes this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe even better is that it's so easy and only consists of a handful of ingredients.

Vegan Cannellini Bean Dip

This smooth and silky vegan cannellini bean dip is great to have on the side of meals, as a snack, or even for breakfast on toast!  I eat dips on a daily basis - usually in the form of hummus or Baba Ganoush. I find them an easy way to dress up salad and plain vegetables. Especially on busy days when I don't have much time planning my meals and to cook vegetables in fancy seasonings and sauces.  Even though I'm a self confessed hummus addict, every now and then I fancy something a little bit different. Something like this vegan cannellini bean dip. The  The recipe is basically exactly the same as the one I use to make [...]

Vegan Tahini Brownies

So these brownies were kind of an accident. Is it just me or are the best recipes usually the ones that don't go to plan, instead they result in something even better! I was trying to make egg free chocolate cookies, but they didn't turn out exactly the way I planned, so I decided to turn them into brownies instead...and here's the result!

Tahini Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

Tahini Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates A simple, yet decadent treat - these tahini stuffed chocolate covered dates are one of the easiest recipes on my blog, and one of my favourites too!  As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best desserts ever! Really easy to make (very little prep and no baking required) and you don't have to make a big batch, but it's also easy to scale up depending on how many mouths you want to feed. If I'm only making it for myself I would probably make 5-6 so I have just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth after a meal, but I won't be as tempted to over eat. Another plus is that as well [...]

Cookie Dough Brownies Vegan, Gluten-free & Sweetened With Dates

Cookie Dough Brownies Vegan, Gluten-free & Refined Sugar-free This is one of my favourite creations. Not only because they taste absolutely delicious and decadent, they're also probably the healthiest baked treat I've made so far! Made with black beans, oats and sweetened only with whole dates!     Everyone who's tried these yummy bites has instantly fallen in love with them, which is such a joy to hear when you put your heart and soul into your creations and get such positive feedback. It's what keeps me going and keeps me curious - experimenting with different cooking and baking methods and alternative ingredients to try and make my treats as healthy and wholesome as possible whilst making sure they still [...]

Butternut Squash Turmeric Ginger Soup

Butternut Squash Turmeric Ginger Soup Now that I’ve embarked on my 30s, it’s crucial for me to look after my body in any way that I can. In my younger days, it was so easy to think I was invincible, like nothing would ever hurt me. I was so used to my body being able to bounce back and recover from pretty much anything. It’s only when I started getting the aches and pains that come as a result of accumulated injuries/physical stress, bad posture and the natural process of aging that I started to consider taking steps to look after myself! Now, that resilience I grew so used to having is fading and I find myself looking for ways [...]

HelloFresh Review – Coconut Dal with Roasted Butternut Squash

HelloFresh Review - Coconut Dal with Roasted Butternut Squash *This post is sponsored by HelloFresh* I’m all about quick and easy meals that are made from scratch at home, but I know that on busy days just the idea of having to think of what to make for dinner, grabbing the ingredients from the supermarket and putting a meal together can seem daunting when all you want to do is put your legs up and enjoy some down time. In my case what would usually end up happening after a long day of work, running errands and other chores is I would end up spending ages trying to think of something to whip up, but by the end of it [...]

2-ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Bites

2-ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Bites If you like chocolate and you like crunchy treats, then you NEED these 2-ingredient chocolate quinoa crunch bites in your life!  I've been really stressed out recently with clinic work and assessments, so I've been craving ALL THE CHOCOLATE! I know it's not the best thing to eat to nourish your body during periods of high level stress, but my God does chocolate help my soul and mental well being! It becomes my bestest friend :P  I almost feel like chocolate is the only thing getting me by right now! It's sad to say, but it's definitely the highlight of my day (the rhyme wasn't intentional, promise haha!). My chocolate crunch doughnuts have been my [...]

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