Vegetarian

Healthier Banoffee Pie

This healthier banoffee pie is my take on the classic British dessert. Made with better for you ingredients and also happens to be vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.  Banoffee Pie is one of my favourite all time desserts. Crumbly biscuit base, rich caramel centre topped with sliced banana and fresh cream…what’s not to like? No one can resist a good slice of banoffee pie!  The base of this healthier banoffee pie is made up of oats instead of plain flour, making it slightly better for you. I used a dairy-free butter alternative to help it hold together since we're not using eggs. The caramel part of a banoffee pie is typically made using condensed milk which is boiled in the can [...]

Sesame Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

This sesame pomegranate chocolate bark is inspired by one of my childhood snacks from the Middle East - sesame brittle aka Simsemieh. It's deliciously crunchy and sweet whilst also being packed with healthy fats and antioxidants!  Sesame seeds have long been cultivated in the Middle East and feature quite heavily in both sweet and savoury recipes. One of the most widely known ways of using sesame seeds (aka simsim in Arabic) is blended into tahini, which is basically sesame paste/butter. They have a rich, nutty flavour that works so well in desserts and sweet snacks. Its uses go way beyond tahini though as it's used heavily in desserts (like halva), savoury dishes (as a garnish), baked goods (a lot of [...]

Tahini Date Freezer Cups

These tahini date freezer cups make a lovely snack or healthier chilled treat to enjoy after dinner on hot days. Best of all is you only need 5 ingredients to make them!  I've probably said this about a million times before and I don't think I'll ever stop saying it - tahini and dates are the best dessert combination EVER! Even better when paired with cardamom. That flavour combination is one made in heaven!  Every time I post a recipe that includes tahini I still get asked the question 'what is tahini?'. It surprises me because it seems to me that tahini is now everywhere. So many people on social media use it in both sweet and savoury recipes. It's [...]

Viral Chocolate Date Bark

This viral chocolate date bark is one you will definitely want to try out. I made some tweaks inspired by my Middle Eastern upbringing and the results are insane!  I'm not one to follow viral trends - I'm a firm believer in creating unique content. Otherwise we all end up creating exactly the same thing. Unfortunately that's the way social media is heading with the rise of TikTok and Instagram changing to compete with its rival. Gone are the days when social media rewarded unique, individual and creative ideas. Content creators are now being encouraged to copy each other so we end up creating exactly the same content, which is baffling to me.  Having said all that, this is a [...]

Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

A super delicious no-bake dessert - these chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect treat to make on a hot summer day when you're craving something sweet, but don't fancy ice cream. I do love a good no-bake recipe, especially during summer when it's too hot to turn the oven on. The last thing you want to do on a scorching hot day is to add even more heat by turning on the oven. These no-bake chocolate fudge oat bars are the perfect, no fuss, quick and easy treat that takes no time to prepare. Meaning you can spend more time out in the sun taking advantage of the lovely weather while it lasts. Because let's face it, UK isn't [...]

Peanut Butter & Jam Oat Cake Sandwiches

These peanut butter & jam oat cake sandwiches are my newfound obsession! They're made with only 6 ingredients and have the perfect balance of sweet and salty with the most satisfying crunch.  I was struggling to find the appropriate name to call this recipe. I haven't seen anyone make something like this before, yet it's such a simple concept for a healthier recipe!  Ideas come to me when I least expect them. Weirdly enough I usually get them when half asleep - either while falling asleep or waking up. When I sit down and try to think of creative new ideas, they just won't come to me. It's almost like I have to wait for an epiphany. These peanut butter [...]

Healthy Grain-free Granola Recipe

This healthy grain-free granola recipe is one that I've been making on repeat recently. It's super crunchy and keeps well, making it a great option to have on hand for a speedy breakfast, healthy snack or a crunchy addition to elevate meals.  Granola is something that you can easily make at home with one bowl, no equipment (apart from an oven, which most people have access to) and very little time. You can make it so much healthier than most shop bought granolas and at a fraction of the price. It's so adaptable - you can change the ingredients around according to your likes, or use what you have available in your cupboard to save you a shopping trip. Usually [...]

Mocha Buckwheat Pudding (Vegan | GF | High Protein)

Delicious, super smooth and chocolaty - this mocha buckwheat pudding can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or a healthy dessert! Breakfast is my most favourite meal of the day by far! I've said it before and I'll say it again, if I could I would eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. I wake up looking forward to it, so I wanted to share with you my current favourite breakfast that's easy to make, balanced and tastes so good. A lot of people seem to struggle with breakfast ideas, especially breakfasts that are healthy with good amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. I recently rediscovered buckwheat pudding, which I hadn't had since making this blueberry buckwheat pudding. It's [...]

Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramel Protein Bars

A yummy post-workout snack that tastes like a dessert! These vegan chocolate salted caramel protein bars are no-bake and really easy to put together. Sometimes I love to snack on protein bars instead of a dessert to try to bump up my protein intake in between meals. Especially on days where I haven’t been able to prepare/eat well rounded meals (which is usually the case for lunch) and feel my protein intake has been on the low side. I used to regularly stock up vegan protein bars to have in my cupboard to snack on when I'm running around, but they can be really expensive. It made sense for me to make my own at home considering how easy they [...]

4-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

These 4-ingredient almond butter cookies are not only easy to make, but are also nutritious and taste so good! A great snack to have in your fridge or a healthier dessert to enjoy after meals.  Recipes don't come easier than this - a cookie recipe using only 4 ingredients and requires no baking. What makes them even better is they're healthy! Using only almond butter, oats a little bit of maple syrup to sweeten. I can't seem to stop creating super simple and quick treats. It has definitely become my thing now, especially since lockdown. Simple comforts with few, easy to find ingredients that don't leave you with a lot of washing up behind. I was looking through my recipe [...]

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