Thursday, April 3, 2014

Be Kind to yourself

It has been a while since I have blogged for many reasons one being I upload a majority of my recipes and delicious foodies treats to facebook and Instagram. However I do love blogging so thought I would continue and my cooking has gone back to doing what I love.
I have always had a passion for baking/ cooking a dish however making it really healthy and creating a recipe so delicious that the person eating it has no knowledge of it.
For me bringing health into cooking is just amazing it means I can have my fav meals but without the additives, chemicals or processed ingredients.
Another reason I am being kind to myself and to many others is because my beloved Aunty Jessie died last year of Multiple Myeloma ( a form of blood cancer). I did some research and MM has now increased and it seems one in every 5 people are getting it.I did some more research and found the food we are eating now is very different to that of 30 or 40 years ago. So my mission is to strip back to shop for organic, to buy food or items that do not contain chemicals and preservatives or processed harsh toxins. This ranges from cleaning agents/(yes you can buy cleaning agents that don't have harsh chemicals in it). Make up products and of course cooking ingredients.
We can always choose better some of us just need to be educated on the topic.
(The top picture is a strawberry and almond cake - dairy and sugar free and that will be in the next blog).

Most of my recipes will be based on a raw organic diet but I promise they will be delicious and you will start thinking "this is so easy".

Sugar Free . Dairy free .
Try my amazing chocolate truffles

Amazeballs Chocolate Truffles
1 cup dates
1 cup almonds
2 tablespoons vanilla extract ...
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil - melted
1 cup desiccated coconut

Put dates and almonds in food processor till combined. Add rest of ingredients (use half the coconut the other half is to roll the truffles in).
The mixture should be firm enough to roll balls. If not add a teaspoon or two of cold water.
Roll each chocolate ball in the coconut.
Place truffles in fridge and you have your guilt free treat.

Iced Coffee Smoothie -
I try and stay away from Dairy as much as I can I honestly do not miss it. Please try some coconut water next time you want a smoothie or "milkshake" .
Dairy Free with a added kick of protein.
Add 1 cup Coconut water, vanilla protein powder, organic instant coffee powder (I mix it with a dash of hot water first) 1 teaspoon stevia. Blend ... Enjoy.

I am researching some main courses and of course the amazing Hot Cross Bun recipe will be up thgis will be GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE. YAY!

Until next time know what you are eating and be kind to yourself.