Dessert & Sweet things

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Healthy Homemade Ferrero Rocher

Happy New Year!! I cannot believe it is 2018. With a new year comes, of course, new year's resolutions. And most are to eat healthy and less sweets and sugar. Which is exactly why this recipe is perfect for you! Its not only healthy and super quick to make, it's also oh. so. good! I'm not even exaggerating, when I told Rami about my idea and started to make it, he was so skeptical, but when he tried it the look on his face said everything! The added bonus to this is it's a healthy treat to give to your little ones. If they are nagging you for a chocolate bar, try offering this instead, it will satisfy the sweet craving without the unhealthy refined sugar and dairy you get from the usual chocolate bars.  I won't bore you with [...]

Vegan Mince Pies

Mince Pies, Sometimes i love them, sometimes i don't. One things for sure, during Christmas, guaranteed there is going to be someone at your table or in your home that loves them. And how proud are you gonna be that you'll have them ready and on-hand in your kitchen! Oh and they're vegan too 😁 Admittedly this recipe is a bit of a cheat because it uses ready-made mince meat. I wanted to write a recipe which didn't take you a long time (and making your own mince-meat can be faffy) and also showed you how easy it is to make shortcrust pastry. I suppose this is more a short-crust pastry recipe than anything, but hey its Christmas so lets stuff some mince in there..! Yes it has sugar, but its christmas, and you're probably not gonna have another mince pie for another [...]

By | 2018-01-14T19:42:12+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Baking, Dessert & Sweet things, Sides & Snacks|0 Comments

Spiced Cookies (Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Vegan!)

Its christmaaaaaas! So you're gonna need to bake/cook things that make your kitchen smelling all christmassey and your belly happy, right!? Enter this cookie recipe🍪 Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange Zest, Ginger and Cranberries: I mean if they don't scream XMAS then i don't know what does! There's no sugar in this recipe, all the sweetness comes from the dates so that's a bonus! What does that mean? It means these cookies are that healthy you can have them for breakfast! Cookies for breakfast you said? YES PLEASE! 😁With a side of Oat Milk to dunk them in - delicious! If you're looking for a sweeter, more dessert-style cookie (although i found these spot on for my taste buds!) then feel free to add extra coconut (or brown) sugar to the mix. These are also super quick and easy to make: By the [...]

The Best Green Smoothie Bowl!

Smoothie bowls are such an excellent way to get a SERIOUS nutritional punch because not only do you have what is IN your smoothie, but you can then add toppings to it, which add texture but also nutritional benefits. And you can have fun making it look pretty!! Nah you dont have to make it look pretty. But it does add to the experience :D This is creamy, sweet and filling; you dont taste the spirulina at all, but you get all the benefits. Spirulina is incredible people. Invest in it! The benefits are so amazing that taken on a daily basis they could restore and revitalize your health! To date, there are nearly 1,200 peer-reviewed scientific articles evaluating its health benefits, just Google it. Summed up, it is 60% protein and an excellent source of vitamins A, K1, K2, B12 [...]

Coconut, Lime & Matcha Cheesecake (Healthy, 10 ingredients, Dairy-free & Gluten-free!)

Its about time for a dessert recipe don't you think? I love it when i can have a sweet thing in my house, that is actually completely plant-based while also being a healthy thing to eat. You could theoretically have a slice of this (or two?) for breakfast and it would be quite balanced in terms of protein, antioxidants and fats! There is nothing in here apart from nuts, lime, coconut derivatives and the antioxidant-rich Matcha 😍 For those of you that dont know, Matcha is a premium, powdered green tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Its been around for bloody centuries and is regarded by some Monks as “the ultimate mental and medical remedy with the ability to make one’s life more complete and full”. Having this dessert in my fridge definitely makes my life more full. Okay, my life and my belly 😊 Personally i [...]

By | 2018-01-14T19:45:34+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Dessert & Sweet things|0 Comments

Frozen-Yogurt Lollipops / 4 ingredients, sugar-fat-free!

Guys, this is SO healthy, you could actually have them for breakfast! Its also for those hot summer nights when you want something sweet & refreshing, but don't really want sugar nor do you want alot of calories nor fat. Yeah its pretty much for any time! Its also great if you want to give your kids something sweet but want it to be a healthy treat. You can "hide" alot of superfood goodies in there too and they wont even notice, like i did with the turmeric (I wanted to give the banana flavoured lollies a yellow colour but of course didnt want to use artificial colouring - for obvious reasons). You can get creative with flavours and swap the fruit around to suit your likes! The granola is also optional but its in there to achieve a good balance [...]

Rizogalo (Rice pudding) – Ρυζόγαλο

Rizogalo (aka rice pudding - literally translated as Rice-Milk) is a traditional greek-cypriot 'pudding' which i grew up having on those warm summer nights (back then of course, it was made with milk from a cow). Even while i was at university, i would be quite happy having a bowl of rice pudding for dinner (yes my housemates called me a weirdo - a sacrifice i was willing to pay). However since University was in England, and 'warm summer nights' were scarce, i would eat it warm. Which brings me to my next point: this can be eaten either as soon as you've made it, warm, or once its been refrigerated for at least 4 hours. People can think its a really boring thing, but 1. i love its simplicity and cinnamon (if you haven't guessed that already) and 2. Its only [...]

Vegan French Toast – Τηγανίτες

French toast! I literally hadn't eaten French toast in maybe 3 years!! Isn't that insane? I just sort of erased it from my mind when I went plant-based because I thought you had to have eggs! But, no you don't! This recipe is so easy and simple to make, i'm kind of kicking myself as to why I never thought of this earlier. It's the perfect sweet, delicious breakfast for the weekend and to give the kids as a treat. It's also a much healthier version as there is obviously no eggs and no refined sugar either. Bonus! Lets talk why eggs are bad for you....in case you're still unsure! I know, everyone keeps going on about protein and antioxidants...etc. But eggs are basically a cholesterol bomb! They cause inflammation and a recent study has even said that eating eggs [...]

Red Velvet Cake (Νηστίσιμο)

Red Velvet isnt just Cake thats Red. It is oh. so. much. more. There's something quite romantic and elegant about this cake, personally this is probably one of my favourite cakes. Its the cake i chose to have for my wedding day and so i suppose the association with 'romance' isn't just coincidence. Its also a great centerpiece dessert for your dinner party anytime of the year, since you can decorate the cake as you wish (I tend to use cherries or strawberries, whatever is red and in season!) Its so important to also have desserts once in while, and yeah theres some sugar in this, but there's a few occasions when you just. want. cake. A few seriously simple changes in how you prepare a cake and making sure its done once in a while, means you can have your cake [...]

By | 2017-03-02T21:53:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Baking, Dessert & Sweet things|2 Comments

No-bake Duchess cake / Δούκισσα

Every greek cypriot person has had this cake: birthdays, name-days, saint-days, fasting days, non-fasting days, you name it: one will always find a doukissa (duchess) on the table! The recipe is very similar across households; the only thing that’s changed is the topping.  Its many people’s favourite “cake” despite its serious simplicity. You don’t have to bake it, cook it, form it, nothing. Just let the fridge do the work for you! Its amazing as a birthday cake too, because you can ice it, frost it, decorate it as you wish, yet the inside cake is super simple to make (but can look quite impressive). I would deff recommend you trying this! I cant guarantee it’ll stay in your fridge long though, its undeniably yummy 🙂 […]