All Things Sweet

Persimmon Icecream

It’s amazing how delicious persimmons are, and how few people are familiar with them! A winter fruit which is a great source of vitamin C, they look stunning and taste delicious. But even fewer people are familiar with persimmon icecream.

This icecream is a must-try. Fast. Convenient. Apricot-coloured. No sugar. Tasty. Continue reading

Chia ‘Cheesecake in a glass’ Pudding

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all enjoyed this delicious creamy chia dessert at our mid-year Youth Space dinner. Themed on a cheesecake but served in a glass, it looks good, tastes good and is loaded with nutritional goodness – including lots of minerals, omega 3s, fibre, good fats & protein. There’s no cooking (apart from lightly toasting some slivered almonds to go on top…)  Simply chop, mix, and layer. (The trickiest bit is spooning it into the glass cleanly 🙂 ) Continue reading

Bircher Muesli

Sometimes the simplest things really are the best! This simple breakfast takes around 5-10 mins to prepare the night before, and is hearty, nutritious and yummy. It boasts the goodness of chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds along with almonds, oats and coconut cream.

Chia seeds and flax seeds absorb liquid and become jelly-like, which makes the muesli wonderfully thick and creamy. They also contain plenty of fibre. Their consistency has a soothing effect on digestion which makes them great for colon health. The nuts and seeds are packed full of protein and minerals. Soaking the muesli overnight enables enzyme activity to break down phytic acid, which hinders our body’s absorption of minerals.

For breakfast on the run, just put it in a container with a lid (and don’t forget the spoon! 🙂

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Raspberry Coconut Mousse

Hello friends, a sweet (but not too sweet) treat that looks stunning for your special occasion, but is very simple to make 🙂

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To get maximum impact you will need some nice looking glasses (not too big is good), some baby mint leaves (raid a garden) and a piping bag with a large star nozzle – this is the kind of no-fail piping, you can’t really get it wrong 🙂 Just swirl it into the glass without smearing it all over the top of the glass, and if you do just clean it off 😀

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Organic Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Vegan Cheesecake

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOkay, so this must be cheesecake week! My daughter and I made four different cheesecakes on Sunday, and another 3 cheesecakes on Monday…and this one was my favourite 🙂 (The strawberry one was pretty much equal favourite, we’ll put that up soon too.) These “cheesecakes” actually have no cheese, or dairy, they are made with soaked organic cashew nuts and coconut cream and other good ingredients.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Vegan cheesecakes: Coconut raspberry, strawberry, peanut butter salted caramel, mocha.

Vegan cheesecakes: Coconut raspberry, strawberry, peanut butter salted caramel, mocha.

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I looked up the benefits of soaking the nuts, so apart from making them easier to blend, it actually makes them easier to digest and easier to absorb the good nutrients from. Always throw away the soaking water, it contains the things we want to get rid of (if you want to look into this a bit closer Google it. I looked up http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/info/soaking_grains_nuts_seeds which was very informative, and suggests 2-4 hours is the optimum time for soaking cashews in warm water.)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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