Crispy Crunch Fruity Snacks...



I have totally wore myself out with all the exercise I did last week!

Not much water, fruit or veg as I was constantly thinking about grabbing a high energy snack and then onto the next run/ spin class/ circuit class/ bike ride lead me to being so weak and knocked off my feet this week I have been forced to rest.

Rome wasn't built in a day!

I have learned the hard way! I know now that getting fit is about getting the balance right too. Workout, refuel, drink plenty of water, eat fruit and veg for vitimins and get lots of rest.

One day I will get it right!!
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Summer Berry Galette...


Who can resist a slice of warm fruit pie? Don’t stick to the old favourites of apple or apple and blackberry, try this tangy berry mix in a deliciously crumbly rich pastry.A perfect dessert to follow a family Sunday roast. Any leftovers taste equally good cold too.
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It’s A Girl! Raspberry And White Chocolate..


It’s a Girl!!

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Sweet Strawberry Basil And Balsamic Pizzas...



Try this new flavour combo as a dessert rather than the usual main course. Fun to make with the kids and a great talking point after a summery barbecue.
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Royal Baby Pram Biscuits...


Will it be a boy or a girl? What are you thoughts?

I think a boy!?!


Makes: About 12 ‘Prams’

Prep time: 30 minutes (includes chilling time)
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Oven temperature: Gas 4,180°C,350°F

Ingredients:
  • 225g (8oz) Butter
  • 150g (5oz) Icing sugar
  • 1 Happy Co Egg – Whites, Biggies, Organic - beaten
  • Rind from 1 lemon
  • 350g (12oz) Plain flour, plus extra for rolling
Icing:
  • 400g (14oz) Icing sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 500g packet white fondant Icing
  • Pink food colouring
  • Blue food colouring
  • Piping bags & thin plain nozzles
  • Pram cutter
  • Honey or apricot jam
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to Gas 4,180°C, 350°F and line 3-4 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Lightly cream together the butter and sugar together. 
  3. Add the egg, lemon rind, flour and combine well together.
  4. Cover biscuit dough and place in freezer for about 10 minutes to chill.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is about 5mm thick.
  6. Use cutters to cut out about 12 prams.
  7. Place apart on the baking sheets. 
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are pale golden. 
  9. Allow to cool completely on a cooling tray before icing.

Make the icing
  1. Place the sifted icing sugar into a bowl add about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and mix together – Add half teaspoons of lemon juice very gradually until you have a stiff icing (If it suddenly becomes too runny add a little more icing sugar).
  2. Half the mixture into two bowls, and add a drop of pink food colouring to one bowl & a drop of blue to the other. Mix well to combine the colour.
  3. Spoon into separate piping bags (look out for disposable piping bags – they are really easy to use).
  4. Take the fondant icing and roll out thinly on a flat surface – scatter with sifted icing sugar to prevent sticking. Cut out using the pram cutter – keep rolling and reusing the icing until you have 12 prams.
  5. Take each biscuit and brush with a very small amount of honey or jam and place the fondant icing pram onto the biscuit.
  6. Take the piping bag and carefully outline the pram and make or write any design you fancy. Repeat using all the biscuits.
  7. Allow the icing to set before packaging or eating!
About this post~

This is a guest post from the happy egg co. No Payment was received..
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Beetroot Juices...


Beetroot, pink lady & grapefruit juice

There’s no need to core or peel the apples – the juicer does it all for you!

Makes ~ 2 glasses

Preparation time: none

You’ll need:

  • 1 pack of vacuum packed natural cooked beetroot 
  • 2 Pink lady apples 
  • 1 peeled grapefruit 


What to do
  1. Put through a juicer. 
  2. Pour in to glasses and serve. 

Beetroot, pear & ginger juice 

No need to peel or core the pear, as the juicer does all this for you.

Makes~ 2 glasses

Preparation time~ none

You’ll need: 
  • 1 pack of vacuum packed natural cooked beetroot 
  • 4 pears 
  • 2-3 cm grated fresh ginger 


What to do:
  1. Put through a juicer. 
  2. Pour in to glasses and serve. 

Guest Post Credits- Love Beetroot* No payment was received*

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Mixed Fruit Smoothies...


We love smoothies here. How about you? Which are your favourite ingredients?

Serves 3

Ingredients:
  • 200g Chopped Pineapple
  • 200g Strawberries
  • 3 Kiwi
  • 3 Oranges
  • 100g Water
  • 100g Pineapple juice

Method:
  1. Take the pineapple, kiwi and oranges out of their skins, hull the strawberries and chop all the fruit up.
  2. Place the fruit, water and pineapple juice in a smoothie maker.
  3. 30 seconds on mix, 30 seconds on smooth.
  4. Sever straight away.

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Strawberries And Blueberries Smoothies...


Serves 2 or 4 small glasses for children

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Mozzarella Treasure Hunt Salad...



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Chocolate Protein Cookie Recipe....



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Provamel Lime And Lemon Balm Yogurt Smoothie..



Preparation Time: Less than 5 mins

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Warm Caribbean Fruit Salad...




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20 Valentine Recipes To Try...


With Valentines day just around the corner, here is a few yummy treats to try out before the big day.
All pictures are clickable and will take you to the recipes >>>>



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Warm Magic Stars Cookies...


Warm cookies just have to be the best!?! Agree? We had these over the holidays and they tasted so yummy...

Makes : 14-16

You will need :
  • 100g Margarine 
  • 75g Dark brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup 
  • 175g Self raising flour 
  • 117g Magic stars 
  • 2 tbsp milk
Method :
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c {fan oven}. 
  • Grease 2 baking trays. 
  • Beat the margarine and sugar together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. 
  • With a wooden spoon stir in the syrup, flour, milk and Magic stars. 
  • Mix well. 
  • Spoon onto greased baking tray { makes around 14-16} 
  • Bake for around 8-10 minutes until golden. 
  • Flat down cookies once cooked with the back of a fish slice. 
  • Leave to cool slightly. 
  • Serve with a glass of milk, yummy..

Warm cookies are the best!!




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10 Savoury Party Food ideas...

We love party food here at our house. Today I'm sharing some cool ideas I've posted over the last few years. All pictures clickable >>>


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