CAPSICANA COOK SAUCES – REVIEW

CAPSICANA COOK SAUCES – REVIEW

I am one who loves added a burst of flavour to my food. I guess my influences have come from the food I was brought up with and the places I have travelled to. From classical French, to prickly North African, and although I have no yet been the Far East. The best ways to make these dishes stand out, in my eyes, is to cook everything from scratch! However there are some nights, getting in when I am just not feeling it. This is where cook sauces come in….

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT PANCAKES

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT PANCAKES

Chocolate has to be my biggest weakness, especially when trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. Yes I can make raw brownies with cacao powder, and eat nibbles of dark chocolate. However place anything chocolatey in front me and it gets immediately devoured. My problem is self control, therefore I do not buy these sorts of foods for the house. Out of site out of mind. Yet I am currently at my nanas. What it is about grandparents wanting to fill you full of sugar? Even when your 25 they still…

SWEET FREEDOM CHOC SHOT – REVIEW

SWEET FREEDOM CHOC SHOT – REVIEW

I am a massive sweet tooth and the hardest part about adopting a new healthier lifestyle has been avoiding chocolate. Of course I will have a nibble every now and then, but its about eating the right chocolate. My dad coming from France has always told me off for eating crap chocolate, that means anything like Cabdurys or Nestle etc. He would always prefer I eat real chocolate. Of course we do not have them amazing chocolate shops like in France. Not like I listened anyway I still used to…

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE

I am still not ready to let go of Summer. I love eating something bright and exotic for breakfast it really puts a smile on my face. However, I am generally a big fan of tropical fruits anyways. I have always preferred them more than others. Especially mango and pineapple. There is something so refreshing and flavoursome about those two fruits. It always takes me back to the beach. I also love having something cool and refreshing in the morning. Therefore I popped all the ingredients in the freezer and in…

PINEAPPLE COCONUT YOGURT PARFAIT

PINEAPPLE COCONUT YOGURT PARFAIT

Autumn may officially be here, but I am not ready to let go of the summer just yet. Well with the weather we are having who can blame me. Again I can’t bear eating hot stuffy food on a nice sunny day. So I made a breakfast pretending that I was away in the tropics. A pineapple coconut yogurt parfait. recently was sent a huge parcel of the fava mill granola collection so I thought it would be a great opportunity to incorporate this into my fruity parfait. It added a…

MACA CHOCO COCO BITES RECIPE

MACA CHOCO COCO BITES RECIPE

I am a sucker for nibbling and grazing, as well as something sweet. So I needed to try and come up with some recipes, that would sort these habits out in a healthy way. I came up with some Maca choco coco bites. I love eating coconut in the summer, it transports me to somewhere where I wish I could be. Then coconut mixed with chocolate always reminds me of my childhood, my nana would always have them snowballs where the gooey marshmallow is covered in chocolate and coconut. Plus…

VITHIT BUBBLY A SPARKLING JUICE WITH TEA BLENDS

VITHIT BUBBLY A SPARKLING JUICE WITH TEA BLENDS

Its always great to look for a guilt free fizzy alternative. As someone who hates the taste of plain water. I am always on the look out for a tasty indulgent, but healthy alternative. Remember when I wrote about POW? That was a great light calorie treat. However I think I may have just stumbled across another. Vithit have unveiled plans launching a new low calorie sparkling drink range named Vithit bubbly. The drink, a mixture of  of water, juice, teas and added vitamins, all stylized in a modern chic slimline…

COCOFINA GAINS DRAGON’S DEN FUNDING

COCOFINA GAINS DRAGON’S DEN FUNDING

The one thing I like about Sunday’s is Dragon’s Den, the only good bit of tele I still like to watch. I love seeing all the successful entrepreneurs, with their new products and businesses. Its exciting to see whats coming into market. This Sunday, we were delighted to see the award winning producer of coconut products, Cocofina braving the den.  Jacob Thundil founded Cocofina whilst on holiday in Brazil in 2004. The company manufactures a range of goods using raw coconut ingredients from food and drink all the way through to…

CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKE RECPIE

CHOCOLATE COCONUT CAKE RECPIE

I admit I am a massive sweet tooth, I can devour bars of chocolate and always have this desire to nibble on something sweet after dinner, a meal just does not feel quiet right without a lovely pudding finishing it off.  Though that is not the best for my health or my weight really, and it has to be the hardest habit to kick. Finding a healthy, but tasty and delicious dessert is a tricky thing. Sometimes they can be bland, boring and just not that satisfying. With very few ingredients, this…