Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

I love a filling and healthy bar that can be eaten for a quick and filling breakfast or a snack. This bar is filled with healthy goodness such as nuts (walnuts) seeds (pumpkin and sunflower), some fruit (banana) and some dried fruit (Raisins) The walnuts add a lovely crunch, packed with nutrients such as monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids and helps keep you fuller for longer. The raisins are packed with energy, full of fibre, vitamins, minerals and they add that lovely natural sweetness. Although they are rich in calories, eaten in moderate amounts is good for health. Pumpkin … Continue reading Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

My family was in the mood for some doughnuts, but I was not so much in the mood to wait too long to get to the finished product or put in too much effort. We were all in a hurry to get to the eating bit. I was hankering for something sweet but did not want to consume too much sugar. So, that is how I ended up making these. These are simple to put together and is ideal when you crave something sweet. Goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee. These were gone so fast at … Continue reading Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

This loaf is super healthy and delicious. Great for breakfast or a snack and its tastes amazing with a smear of butter on it. This can also be made into muffins. The addition of the yoghurt gives that lovely moist consistency and the butter can be completely eliminated but I find the addition of that bit of butter does add to the flavour. Honey completely replacing the need for any refined sugar making it so much healthier. And the addition of almond flour reduces the amount of plain flour needed making this lower in carb content. This is a healthy … Continue reading Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

I know that for those living in cooler parts of the world, having a cold smoothie may not be what you are feeling right now. But before we here in Australia head into cooler weather, I am making use of the beautiful sunshine and warmer weather. And this smoothie is a very tasty and refreshing drink that is ideal for warmer weather. This is one of those smoothies that is not much to look at but tastes so so yum. It is quick to make, great for a quick breakfast or an after-school filler. It just needs four ingredients – … Continue reading Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Nut Bars

Summer holidays are finally over. Today the kids are back at school and I must admit I am liking it. With school in session again I am prepping to satisfy the after school “Mum, I am hungry” roared as soon as he walks in the door. Oatmeal peanut butter bars are not only a healthy breakfast bar, they make great afternoon snacks. My son loves to have them when he gets home from school with a glass of milk. They are so easy to make and so tasty. They are firm but still melt in your mouth. The combination of … Continue reading Peanut Butter Oatmeal Nut Bars

Festive Dried Fruit Cake

Before I get into the recipe, I just want to let all of you know that this will be my last post for this year. I am taking some time off to enjoy this holiday season with family and get a break too. I want to wish each of you a very blessed Christmas and I will be back in January. Let’s get to the recipe. This yummy festive fruit cake is not at all complicated and has such a rich and fruity flavour. This cake is my husband’s favourite and is a staple in our household at this time … Continue reading Festive Dried Fruit Cake

Pumpkin Loaf

Although thanksgiving is not an Australian celebration, I still love making recipes that incorporate pumpkin around this time. A few years ago, my neighbours were from America and they introduced me to a lot of thanksgiving foods and so I always think about making some pumpkin related recipes around this time in memory of the wonderful time I had with them. Homemade pumpkin bread has become a family favourite. It is so easy to make and is packed with pumpkin flavour. I have always made this using homemade pumpkin puree. I use butternut pumpkin which is chopped up and cooked … Continue reading Pumpkin Loaf