Muesli wafers

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Happy Monday foodies! I hope that your weekend was excellent and that you are ready to jump into the new week. As crazy as it may sound I actually look forward to Mondays and the opportunity to start fresh and tackle my goals for the week… but not before a good breakfast, ha ha! And that’s where Nature’s Source comes in – they have a huge range of delicious granola products to choose from, and many ways to use them as I am about to show you.

 

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“Strawberry and Yoghurt” with rose and pistachios

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I am so excited to announce a brand new recipe series that is starting on the blog today! It’s no secret that I am a hopeless granola addict, and for this series I have teamed up with Nature’s Source to bring you a bunch of delicious recipes and a few different ways of enjoying your granola.

 

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Cheesecake swirl Easter brownies

 

The Easter weekend is almost upon us and today’s recipe is packed with all the chocolate and all of the treats. I’ve included dark chocolate as well as Chuckles and speckled eggs (two of my weaknesses) for good measure in these rich and gooey Easter brownies. This is the type of recipe I reserve just for special occasions, and if you’re looking for a weekend splurge you have come to the right place!

 

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Hot cross bun bliss balls

Date balls with dark chocolate

 

If the walls of boxes filled with marshmallow eggs and armies of foil wrapped Easter bunnies piled high in the shops weren’t enough of a reminder, Easter is just around the corner! Autumn is probably my favourite season of the year, and Easter is definitely a highlight. I love the weather, the autumn colours of the trees, the cooler evenings, and of course – the food!

 

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Easy chocolate chickpea fudge

Chickpea and peanut butter fudge

 

Chickpea fudge has been around for a little while and after wanting to try it out for some time I finally got around to putting together this recipe. You might be thinking that the words “chickpea” and “fudge” don’t seem like they belong together, but I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this fudge is and I have made it a few times already. My family, especially the kids, really love it too!

 

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Tamari chicken tray bake

Chicken and veggie tray bake

 

I usually prepare some sort of chicken and veggie tray bake once a week at home. I find it easy with minimal effort required, and the reward of a tasty, nourishing dinner at the end. Today’s chicken and veg recipe is a fantastic week night supper option. The chicken is cooked in a tamari and honey marinade and served with roasted vegetables, simple and scrumptious.

 

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Five ingredient no churn caramel choc chip ice cream

Creamy no churn caramel ice cream

 

I have my four year old to thank for this easy ice cream recipe which was his idea! This is how it came about… every Friday my children’s school has an afternoon market and it has become tradition to go and buy a treat to celebrate the start of the weekend – ice cream is the firm favourite! There are always lots of delicious flavours to choose from and one Friday afternoon in the car on the way home it led to us having a discussion of which varieties the children would make if they had their own ice cream shop. After some ideas were thrown around my son then suggested that every time one of us has a birthday we should should make our own bespoke celebratory batch of ice cream with a different flavour (chosen by the birthday girl/boy) each time. I rather liked that idea but it was put on the back burner… until recently.

 

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Caramel chocolate Valentine’s Day cookies

Valentine's heart cookies

 

I am sure you don’t need any reminding that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and this little treat is a great way to spoil the special people in your life. Two heart shaped chocolate sugar cookies squeezed together in a caramel hug, yum!

 

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