23.6.14

Lemon Ginger Honey Bliss Balls


Lately the whole office where I work has been getting sick and winter being in full blown here in Australia I have been trying to avoid getting sick by eating well and drinking lots of water and herbal teas. One of my favourite is lemon and ginger and I sometimes add a drop of honey if I feel a sore throat or sickness coming up. So far it has helped me stay healthy and it inspired me to make some bliss balls using this winning flu and cold fighting flavour combination: lemon, ginger and honey. 

So read below for this lemon ginger and honey bliss ball recipe. If you do not like ginger that much I advise you leave it out or only put a tiny bit. My husband did not like those bliss balls but I loved them so I think it is more of a taste preference. 

Recipe:
  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 4 drops of Doterra lemon essential oil or zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cm piece of ginger
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp of water or more if needed
  1. In a food processor or blender mix the cashews;
  2. Add in the tahini and honey;
  3. Add in your essential oil or the lemon zest;
  4. Grate the ginger and add it in (less if you do not like it);
  5. Keep mixing and add some water if required to get a smoother bliss ball dough;
  6. Make bliss balls with your hands;
  7. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
You now have a perfect winter health boosting snack! Perfect for the cold and flu season!





21.6.14

Buckwheat Banana Bread




Sorry it has taken me a while to share with you this vegan gluten free banana bread recipe. I have to move house in the coming weeks and I have always a million things planned on the weekends!

This recipe is made with coconut and buckwheat flour so it is gluten free, paleo and also vegan as I have not used any eggs but chia seeds instead.


17.6.14

Rainy Day Chai Cake


Today when coming home from work I really felt like baking. I love baking on a cold rainy day. And this cake was perfect for a quick afternoon rainy baking session. 

I have been enjoying drinking Chai tea lately at work. If you have not tried it yet I highly recommend it. I like it dark or as a latte with almond milk. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk;
  • 1 cup of brewed chai tea;
  • 3 cups buckwheat flour;
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp baking powder;
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder;
  • 2 tsp cinnamon;
  • 1 tsp cardamon;
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg;
  • 1 cup coconut sugar ( rapadura sugar or raw sugar);
  • pinch of salt;


 
 Instructions:

  1. Pre heat oven at 200 degrees;
  2. Line a cake tine with baking paper;
  3. Mix the almond milk and the apple cider vinegar in a bowl and let to set for a few minutes;
  4. Brew a cup of chai tea and leave it on the side;
  5. Add in the flour, baking powder and sugar;
  6. Add in the spices and vanilla;
  7. Add in the brewed chai tea;
  8. Mix well and place in the cake tin and in the oven for 30-40 min;


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