Chocolate truffles and roses what more could a Mama want?! 🍫💐🌷
Our delicious chocolate truffles can be added to a gorgeous bouquet of roses over at our fav @bloomsocial.nz ➖
Head on over to see the beautiful Mother’s Day options you can get! 💗
When the boy has just run 26.2m and wants a burger for tea (even though we had burgers last night), who am I to argue? So we had an @honestburgers and this is called Tribute. So I’m paying tribute here to @gareth_hine on finishing the #londonmarathon 👏🏅💪❤️(Burgers were INSANELY good BTW)
I’m a lover of Asian Cuisine and when it’s Fast Food style but still healthy even better!
@itsuofficial help me out with that, they have introduced some wonderful #Vegan dishes recently and there’s always lots of #GlutenFree options too!
Check out my full review on my website, link in bio! 😘🤗 P.S. You could subscribe while you’re there and you’d already be getting the inside scoop! 😜
Spicing things up this week with my food prep. Chicken tikka thighs and braised spicy cabbage and bacon using a spice kit from @spicentice
400g boneless and skinless chicken thighs
5 rashers streaky bacon, chopped into small pieces
@spicentice tikka kit
1 medium sized onion, chipped
500g red and white cabbage, shredded
1 chilli, deseeded and sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
Bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
@chosenfoods coconut oil spray
Salt and pepper .
Place the chicken thighs in a mixing bowl and add 1 of the crushed garlic cloves, ginger and the marinade sachet from the tikka kit. Season with salt and pepper and mix well, leave to sit for around 30 minutes to marinade. Once the thighs are suitably marinaded spray with some coconut oil, place under a medium heat grill and cook for around 25-30 minutes, turning halfway. Meanwhile, spray some coconut oil in a heated pan and add the bacon bits. Fry for a couple of minutes until the bacon is crispy then add the onion, chilli and remaining garlic. After a further couple of minutes add the tikka seasoning sachet and stir until fully mixed in the pan. Add the cabbage and 50ml of water and simmer for around 10-15 minutes until cabbage is cooked but still slightly crunchy. Add coriander to serve.
Look at that delightful looking pancake! Tried a new pancake/waffle mix and it resembles a regular pancake, flattened out nicely, cooked evenly. Plus it's dairy free too. The brand is Birch Benders and I can say I will be purchasing this again. Yum!
Make your own homemade Paleo Fig Newtons!!! You need to try this. Tag all of your Paleo friends.
Homemade Paleo Fig Newton Cookies
1 cup dried figs
3 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1. Add the eggs, coconut oil, syrup, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Use a hand blender to combine. Add the almond meal, baking soda, and salt. Blend again until completely combined. Place in the refrigerator to chill until the figs are ready.
2. Place the figs, dates, and orange juice to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until the figs are soft and the juice is slightly reduced. Place the mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place onto a sheet of parchment paper. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll out the dough into a long thin rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.
4. Spread the fig filling across the middle of the rectangle. Use the parchment paper to fold the bottom third of the dough over the top of the fig filling. Peel back the paper and repeat with the top third of the dough, forming a long log. Pinch the ends of the log together to seal in the filling. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into the desired amount of pieces. Space the pieces out on the parchment paper and place onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container.
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How is everyone’s weekend? I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunny weather! ☀️ I’ve been in work for the last four nights, but I spotted these little squeeze pouches from @pipandnut in my local @tescofood when I finished my shift yesterday. 🌱Coconut & almond butter with NO palm oil, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE and naturally sweetened with Agave Syrup. I love anything almondy as it makes my skin GLOW ✨ These would be great because I always need a ‘sweet’ treat and I’m trying my best to cut down on the amount of junk food I eat. Has anyone tried this flavour?
My other half is just about to start the #londonmarathon so I’m pottering about Hyde Park before heading to the half way mark. I made my pilgrimage to @beyond_bread in Selfridges yesterday to pick up some breakfast goodies knowing today would be an early start. Enjoying the most delicious pastry with a cup of earl grey from @sourcedmarket
That’s what I did today. I think it’s so important we listen to our bodies. ➖
It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle of life and running a biz and what social media calls for. ➖
To rest is to stop. To put down your phone, to relax. I was feeling guilty for not working, not being on social media or replying to emails.
How many of you are the same? Are people pleasers? Who worry and can’t switch off?!
I challenge you to have a day for you. Today I needed it and my amazing man let me watch riverdale in bed most of the day! Ps how addictive is that show! 🙈
Also shout out to my new staff member Emily who ran today’s market shop like a champ! 🙌🙌
Salted caramel. I think your either a lover or maybe a hater right?! 😳😅😂
Who loves our raspberry brownie bliss balls? These salted caramel ones are the same but a caramel flavor for all those lovers! 🤤💗
Would you choose caramel or chocolate?!
The best detox water you will ever have!!! So refreshing. Great for cleansing your system.
Lemon, Ginger and Basil Iced Tea for Detox
5 ginger coins
3/4 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
3 tbsp honey
9 cups boiling water
Cut the lemons in half and juice the lemons into a large pitcher, catching any seeds. Add the lemon halves into the pitcher, along with the ginger coins and basil. Pour boiling water into the pitcher and stir in the honey. Allow to steep until cool, and then remove the ginger, basil, and lemon halves. Serve with ice.
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NOGLU REVIEW PART 3
OVERALL: the food was amazing. Not your ordinary dry, gluten free bread and baked goods. The croissants were buttery and surprisingly flaky. The crepes were delicious and not too sweet, stuffed with fresh raspberry purée and topped with chocolate. The frittata was HUGE and cooked perfectly. But my favorite was the croque madame. The ham wasn’t too salty, the bread was perfect and the egg on top was just what I needed for breakfast. Although the cafe is small and a little cramped, I highly recommend @nogluny to anyone in the NYC area. It’s a little out of the way but truly worth it. If you don’t believe me, ask my gluten-eating brother who is still talking about it a week later. Yeah, it’s that good. And if small areas aren’t your thing, grab the food to go and head to Central Park for a picnic. Well done @nogluny. I’ll be back soon!
📸: chocolate raspberry crepes, croque madame, frittata with bacon, spinach, roasted red potatoes, onions, and cheddar cheese 🍳🥓🧀🥔
NOGLU REVIEW PART 2:
FOOD: Noglu is a French-based 100% gluten free bakery and cafe with several locations in Paris and only one in the US, NYC. As you would expect of any bakery, there are rows of delicious muffins, pastries, and tarts. You can also get food made to order. All made to order food is cooked in this tiny kitchen upstairs by the nicest chefs you will ever meet (and you will meet them because they love to come out and greet the customers). They serve breakfast and lunch foods with a variety of unique and tasty options.
📸: Croque Madame from @nogluny (ham and cheddar sandwich served warm with a fried egg on top) 🥪🍳
@pattyandbun 👏👏👏 what a burger! 🍔 Juicy, pink and full of flavour on a really good gluten free bun. I’ve really enjoyed eating like a marathon runner this week but after this I’ll need rolling back to the hotel... N.B. If you are coeliac avoid the fries as they are cooked in the same fryer as gluten containing foods 😊
NOGLU REVIEW PART 1: dragged my brother and his girlfriend to @nogluny last weekend. @nogluny is a 100% gluten free bakery and cafe.
APPEARANCE: the cafe is really tiny. You walk in and there’s a bakery case and the cash register. Head upstairs to the loft area where there are a handful of tables and a small kitchen area
📸: two flaky, buttery, gluten free croissants🥐🥐
Today is the last day of trading from my go-to place for gluten free food @theplantacademy in Southport Market 😭😭. Thank you guys so much for the yummy vegan & gluten free food, friendly atmosphere and most of all, THE PEANUT BUTTER SNAP BARS. Good luck for the future 💕 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!!
These MINI CHOCOLATE MUFFINS WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE are decadent, easy to make, delicious and require just a few simple ingredients 🙃👏🏼✨ They are also gluten-free and refined sugar-free! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Best part? The NEW RECIPE is now LIVE on @minimagazine [clicakble link in bio 👆🏼]❤️
Chilli and tomato baked cod with crispy kale. .
1 cod fillet
5 cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
1 tsp coconut oil .
Place the cod in a baking dish and add all ingredients (minus kale and coconut oil), cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes on 170C. Ten minutes before the fish is ready place the kale on a baking tray, rub with coconut oil and season with salt and pepper and bake for the remaining time the cod is cooking.