Chai Spiced Oat Bars

Nadia breakfast, Breakfasts, Cakes, dairy free, Desserts, nut free, Oatmeal, snack, Sweet Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegetarian 13 Comments

Baking is my therapy. Whenever I’m feeling stressed or agitated, I always find that baking makes me feel better. The whole process of sifting, measuring, mixing, then knowing I’ll have something yummy to enjoy at the end of it. It also leaves the house smelling so homely and inviting 🙂 my house definitely smelt good when making these Chai Spiced oat bars.

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Total Sweet Xylitol

Nadia Clean Substitutions, Ingredient, sugar free, Sugar-free, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Whenever I mention xylitol, people say something along the lines of “it sounds too much like a chemical, so I think I’m going to stay away from it”. I don’t think you should dismiss an ingredient just because you don’t like the sound of it! The name xylitol comes from the Greek word ‘xyl’ meaning wood because it’s extracted from the bark of birch trees – it doesn’t get any more natural than that!

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Raspberry Chia Jam

Nadia Spreads, sugar free, Sugar-free, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Video 6 Comments

Before embarking on my healthy eating journey, I never thought to make my own homemade jam. It just seemed like too much of a faff and when you have endless options at the supermarket, why bother? But how amazing would it be to be able to make your own healthy homemade jam that’s sugar free, mostly fruit and takes only 5 minutes to make? Seems to good to be true, right?

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Red Pesto

Nadia dairy free, gluten free, main meals, Sauces and Dips, sugar free, Sugar-free, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian 1 Comment

You know sometimes when you come across a recipe and straight away you think “This looks too difficult” and you move on before actually reading the recipe and knowing what goes into it, well for me, homemade gnocchi was one of those recipes! I’d seen a few people making homemade sweet potato gnocchi but I’ve always thought there is no way this is not going to be fiddly! Now I realise how completely wrong I was!

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Healthy Vegan Brownies

Nadia Brownies, dairy free, Desserts, sugar free, Sugar-free, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian 17 Comments

Brownies are probably one of my favourite desserts. Dense, rich, sweet and most importantly full of chocolatey goodness! What’s not to love?! I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who doesn’t love brownies. However, they do tend to leave a heavy feeling in my stomach. Not surprising when you consider the mountain of sugar and fat that’s added to a typical brownie recipe.

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Quick Prawn Coconut Curry

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Quick Prawn Coconut Curry This dish has become a dinner staple in my household. Whenever I’m stuck for meal ideas or want something quick and easy, I always turn to this quick prawn coconut curry. This is my version of a ‘curry in a hurry’ – It will only take 15-20 minutes for a lovely, warming curry that’s full of …

baked raspberry oatmeal

Baked Raspberry Oatmeal

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Since the weather is fast becoming colder here in the UK, I’m slowly turning away from my beloved overnight oats and towards more warm and comforting breakfasts. Oatmeal/porridge is always a good breakfast option for those cold, gloomy mornings. But what if you don’t even have time to prepare that?