Super Simple Chocolate Mousse

Super Simple Chocolate Mousse

Last weekend was a bit of a chocolate mousse fest around here. I’d planned to make this recipe and then got caught up in the aquafaba (chickpea goo liquid) recipe, the results of which was a fridge FULL of chocolate mousse one week out from Easter. I can’t help but think that might have been peaking too soon. Haha. So, what was with the sudden interest in chocolate mousse? Chocolate, mostly. Haha. Desiree and I were having a movie night and while my tastes are usually popcorn ALL the way, chocolate was the order of the day. We started talking about the recipes I’d seen online and what Desiree had found would work and what wouldn’t. She’s a better baker/dessert…

Chickpea Goo Chocolate Mousse

Chickpea Goo Chocolate Mousse

Yup, you read that one right. This chocolate mousse is made from the liquid drained from a can of chickpeas. It’s called aquafaba, you can totally google it. I did. A friend had asked me if I’d heard of chickpea liquid being whipped for vegan desserts like meringues or chocolate mousse, a bit surprised by the whole thing, we went searching. Not a word of a lie, it happens!  So, of course, I had to give it a go for myself. Desiree was coming to mine for a movie night so we picked up some ingredients and decided to give it a go. How hard could it be right? Well, I underestimated it as someone who doesn’t really have the patience…

Berry Coconut Chia Cups; breakfast or dessert?

Berry Coconut Chia Cups; breakfast or dessert?

Who doesn’t love dessert/breakfast foods? I’m pretty sure that’s how doughnuts, pastries and such things started. So these Berry Coconut Chia Cups are a perfect, really filling, alternative to all that refined sugar. I’ve had to find a way to be better at mornings. Too often I would be well into mid-morning and realise that all I’ve had to ‘eat’ is coffee. With that in mind, I decided to search the interwebs for breakfast ideas and start to try some of them at home. There used to be a cafe in town that did a chia breakfast cup and it was my favourite. Their coffee was good too, which was a bonus. A lot of mornings I’d swing by, grab…

Rough cut kale coleslaw

Rough cut kale coleslaw

From packed lunches to bring a plate BBQs, this rough cut kale coleslaw is as good looking as it is delicious. By using the multiple cabbages and mixed kale leaves, you get a colourful, crunchy dish. Add your favourite whole egg mayonnaise with a dash of mustard, and you’re good to go. I use this coleslaw as a base for weekday lunches, adding eggs or tuna, chicken or even leftover roasted potatoes. It’s amazing in stuffed jacket potatoes as a meal or serve alongside things like pulled pork or anything that is rich and full of flavour. As far as storage goes, this kale salad keeps really well. Make it ahead of time and save yourself all that chopping on the…

My favourite summer purple smoothie

My favourite summer purple smoothie

This purple summer smoothie is a must try and not just because I am a smoothie superstar, which I am. It’s delicious, refreshing, basically a meal in a cup and did I mention delicious? Grab your blenders, it’s time to make this refreshing, tangy, icy cold purple smoothie. Can’t argue with that! I’ve listed the ingredients I used to make this one, rather large glass. If you want to bulk up the nutrition in this one to use it as a breakfast or lunch on the go, add a scoop or two of your favourite vanilla protein powder. Oats work, you just need a little more liquid or you could double up on the yoghurt to add more calories. Whatever floats…

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Summer has been a stinker around here already. Seriously, from day one it’s like it was trying to melt me into a puddle on my patio floor. Dying. So in an effort to make breakfast something I could stomach, I decided to give smoothie bowls a try. I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between a smoothie and an acai bowl, but well. Let’s go with smoothie, shall we? I received some coffee protein powder stuff to try and figured I’d head down the coffee route. I, of course, added some espresso to that as well, I’m really into coffee. Some fruit and toppings and hey presto! A melting bowl of goodness. Later some Instagram friends told me less liquid…

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

Now I don’t know about you, but I’m a wine and cheese platter kind of girl. I’m assuming if you hang around here with me, maybe you are too. You are, right? I knew it. All the best people are, even if there’s no wine, just cheese.If you’re here, maybe you want to upskill your platter game? Let’s talk cheese platters, shall we? Meet Tess of Success Undressed who has a #cheesesuccess hashtag on Instagram, join in! How to cheese platter like a pro! Have a signature style. Everyone thinks they’re a platter superstar (you know who you are!) and that their platter cannot be rivalled. We all like what we like and have our signature style about it. I…

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Adapted from a recipe in the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. When it comes to winter, I become a bit of a no to salads. It’s cold and I want to eat pretty much want to eat Mac & Cheese non-stop. Hearty soups and cheesy bread. Fry ups? Yup. You get the idea. All stuff that come to the end of winter mean the jeans are a little firmer than they were before. Same old, same old. So warm salads are a go to for me to keep that zip sliding closed, salads like my warm pumpkin and chickpea salad for example. When I came across this beetroot and sausage hash recipe in the I Quit Sugar cookbook I pinched from my…

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Oh yeah, you read that right. Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto. Be still my carb loving heart. Pumpkin and spinach are my favourite combination of all time, and together in this Thermomix recipe for risotto, it’s a no-brainer. Cheesy and delicious, this is a must have family meal this winter. I made this size batch, and we are two meals in and still going. It would make an excellent side too for large groups. Let’s get started. Serves 4-6 as a main meal, goodness knows how many as a side. Lots. WHAT YOU NEED Half a small pumpkin diced into 2cm cubes 125gm Baby Spinach Leaves 1/2 medium Onion 300gm Arborio Rice 50gm Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp (or clove) Garlic…