Monday, 25 July 2016

Raw Snickers Bar




I love baking sugar laden cakes, scrumptious desserts and fat filled treats, yet I never eat them. You could call me some what of a 'feeder' as I love to cook and bake for other people but not myself. 

I decided to make this Donna Hay Raw Snickers Bar as a way to create a delicious treat that I would actually eat. This was the perfect treat to curb my mid afternoon cravings as well as sticking (roughly) to my healthy eating habits. This recipe is gluten free, lactose free and refined sugar free (depending on what chocolate you choose).

Although this recipe is 'healthier' than that of a cream filled sponge cake, be mindful that it would still be classified as a 'sometimes food' and wouldn't recommend eating the whole batch at once.  The good fats from the natural peanut butter, and high sugar levels from the dates and organic chocolate, making it quite calorie dense. Nonetheless, prepare yourself for mouth-wateringly, orgasmic goodness.

ENJOY
xx


INGREDIENTS 

400g Fresh Dates, Pitted
1/3 Cup Natural Smooth Peanut Butter 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Puffed Brown Rice 
1/2 Cup Unsalted Roasted Peanuts, Roughly Chopped
80g Raw Organic 70% Dark Chocolate, Melted


METHOD

Place the dates, peanut butter and vanilla in a food processor. Process for 2-4 minutes or until the mixture comes together to form a paste
Place the date mixture, puffed rice and peanuts in a large bowl and mix to combine
Press the mixture into a lightly greased pan lined with non-stick baking paper
Melt the chocolate over hot water and be careful not to burn
Once melted, pour the melted chocolate over the date mixture. Spread evenly with a knife
Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until set
Remove from the pan, slice into piece using a hot knife and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 









Recipe not created by myself. Find original recipe here 


Thursday, 21 July 2016

INSIDE OUT





















"Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don't stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start."
Unknown




Shirt - vintage sweater
Pants - Glassons
Jewellery - Tree of life, Ishka and vintage finds
Shoes - Diana Ferrari

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Avocado Smoothie



Morning brunch of avocado on toast, a delicious guacamole or just plain avocado with a hint of salad dressing - lets just say I LOVE avocado yet I have always been hesitant about hopping onto the avocado smoothie train. Im not sure what about the smoothie concept previously turned me off. I blitz up bananas, strawberries, mango and nearly any other fruit for a smoothie, but the concept of an avocado being put in the blender felt weird. 

After months of watching my male housemate drink avocado smoothies daily he finally convinced me to try some. I sipped with hesitation and swallowed with surprise. It was creamy, smooth and down right delectable! After a quick run down of his basic recipe I jumped into the kitchen to get smoothie making. 

I thought I would share my basic recipe with everyone but feel free to vary the ingredients depending on what you like in your smoothie. As a sweetener my go to is always honey but maple syrup, raw sugar and agave nectar are great alternatives. Replace soy milk with your choice of dairy or non-dairy options. For a bit of extra oomph add a banana, spinach and top with granola for a perfect, healthy breakfast. 

Ingredients:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup of soy milk
- 1/2 cup Chobani yoghurt 
- heaped teaspoon of honey 

Blitz all ingredients in a blender. For a runnier consistency add extra milk or if you would like it a bit thicker add more yoghurt and avocado. Enjoy
xxx






(Image one sourced from Eleanor Landford Photography, image 2 sourced from HollyWulf)


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Jens Pirate Booty Spring 16 Lookbook












































Jens Pirate Booty Spring 16 Lookbook = DIVINE

Photographer: Zoey Grossman
Model: Hailey Clauson
Stylist: Ashley Glorioso
Hair/Makeup: Stacey Tan
Images sourced from - http://www.jenspiratebooty.com/pages/spring-16-lookbook