Another Cheesecake finally. I haven’t made a lime cheesecake before and paired with fresh blackberries and blueberry powder by Arctic Powders and a base made with tahini and Chocolate Lovers powder by Yoursuperfoods it is absolutely fabulous.
Ill make it short this time I just know if you love the tanginess of limes and the fresh taste of blackberries you will love this cake!
As always please tag me on Instagram if you do try it. Id be honoured.
I have actually never met anyone who doesn’t love caramel. Its gooeyness and sweetness. But its always a cheat treat isn’t. Always associated with something unhealthy and bad for you. Weeeell not my Tahini caramel!
It is absolutely delicious and so yummy you can pour it on ice cream and cake or even use as a sweet spread on toast!
Yep you heard me! Its refined sugar free, dairy free and vegan!
And this is one more thing you can make with it. Matcha Caramel Pralines
I don’t have a recipe for the pralines but I sure do have the recipe for the sauce.
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on low heat until it thickens. Depending on the heat it might take a while. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
Let it cool down and you've got your caramel sauce.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love cereal bars? Proper cereal bars I mean. Not the stuff you get at the shop, now there are a few new bars that are great, but real homemade cereal bars.
I love having them in the house and if there are some they are usually gone pretty quickly.
There are so many recipes for them and I could share so many with you but today I have a recipe that for scrumptious spicy chocolate cereal bars.
Not only are they refined sugar free but the spices increase your intake of antioxidants. But you knew that already. I for myself love spicy food but when cooking for my two little ones I have to be cautious as if they detect any trace of a kick to their food they wont eat it. So these are moderately spicy.
The recipe is for chunky and smooth bars depending on your preference and if you’re making them please let me know in the comment section what you thought.
They’re small and handy and if you have no time for breakfast in the morning just throw one in your bag and have it with your coffee or tea on the way to work, school, anywhere really. But are they good for you? With the huge amount of different bars on the market its hard to chose the right bar. They are all being marketed as really good for you with loads of fruit and nuts and cereal. But have you checked the ingredients list? First of all its usually a really long list and then one of the first ingredients listed is usually sugar.
SO they are full of sugar. Most of them anyway.
And while I have also been guilty of buying them because they are so nice with your morning caffeine fix I think there is a better solution and it doesn’t involve much work!
WIN WIN right?
So let me introduce you to the three ingredient breakfast bar. Or elevenses bar or anytime you want a snack bar really.
I try to make loads of them and keep them handy to bring to work or feed my kiddies with their plant milk when they’re that bit peckish.
I hope you’ll like them as much as I do.
Hazelnut, Pumpkin seed & Date Breakfast Bars
Delicious healthy nutty bars, ideal for elevensies
Chop all the ingredients with a sharp knive until they are very small. I usually do this because I like my bars chunky. You can also throw them into a food processor and process until you get a sticky mass that can be rolled out. If it is too crumbly add a drop of water. Really only a drop until all the ingredients come together.
Roll out into a square about 1cm high, obviously you can make thicker bars but then you will have less bars.
My little monkey Alex is turning 2 next week and I have promised him and his older brother a green monster cake for the party. So I really needed to create something green. You might say why not use food colouring? Nope not me…I refuse to use food colouring and I don’t want any refined sugar in it.
I’m not a health freak and when it come to myself, I often, I try not to, indulge in sugary treats..But for my monkeys I want to reduce their sugar intake as much as possible, because frankly they just go MAD on it.
So off I went trying to come up with nice recipes and I remembered I made a cake once using a recipe from the lovely Audrey www.unconventionalbaker.com, that consisted only of a couple of ingredients. Because I’m really bad at following recipes and because most of the time I don’t have the ingredients at hand and also want to try something once it pops into my head, I adapted it.
When I was finished I was left with these beautiful cakelets (is that even a word?). They were only a trial so I didn’t decorate them to be monsters but beautiful girly cakelets with dried roses.
Having decorated them I really wanted to see what the guys think. There is no point asking my lovely Alex because he eats everything but James is the fussbob, the one that represents all kids and their weird tastes.
So I got my little guy and said “Ive got a lovely treat for you babs, let me know what you think.” He ate some and said, “its lovely mama but I don’t like the bottom bit (which is the crust). Ill eat just the top bit if that’s ok and you can have the bottom”. Fine with me. Two seconds later…”actually mama I don’t like the top bit either its too cold and its avocado.
Whats wrong with avocado? He loves avocado and eats it all the time mixed with banana.
Anyway, so here we are if he doesn’t like it, none of the kids at the party will like it. I guess that means more recipe testing.