Chocolate coconut balls

IMG_9667The chocolate coconut balls from the Something for Everyone cookbook are so easy to make.

The recipe calls for almonds, dates, raisins, cacao powder, orange juice and desiccated coconut.

I followed the tip and made them nut free but substituting the 120g almonds with 40g each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Continue reading

I can’t believe it’s not chocolate

IMG_9631I was inspired by a colleague of mine who recently made this I can’t believe it’s not chocolate recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community.

This recipe is so simple to throw together – I had all the ingredients in my pantry. All you need is cashews, almonds, shredded coconut, coconut oil, dates and cocoa (I used cacao). You can use any nuts of choice in this recipe.

After mixing it all together the recipe says to spread it on a tray lined with baking paper. I wanted to do something different and made mine into chocolate ‘buttons’.

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After freezing for 15 minutes (or until set) they’re ready to be eaten and taste just like coconut roughs! So yum!! :)

Sticky date pudding

The sticky date pudding recipe in the Basic Cookbook is the perfect treat to make on these cold winter nights.

It’s so quick and easy to make with your Thermomix and one of the tips is to make individual steamed puddings instead of baking in a loaf tin.

That’s right, you can make steamed sticky date pudding cupcakes using your Varoma! So if you are one of those people not using your Varoma I’m sure this variation will change that ;)

When making individual steamed puddings make sure you use silicone cupcake moulds and only fill them up half way as they will rise.

Place them into the Varoma dish and onto the tray. I managed to fit in 18 moulds and didn’t need to cook in batches :)

Vitality truffles

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I love this recipe for Vitality Truffles in the Basic Cookbook. Made with dried apricots, pitted dates, hazelnuts, rolled oats, dried figs and raisins they are extra tasty and make a great snack.

The most time consuming part about making these great little treats is soaking the dried apricots in warm water. The hardest part would be rolling the mix into balls but the effort put into soaking the apricots is all worth it because it makes the mix super easy to roll!

You can roll them in sesame seeds, cacao powder or whatever takes your fancy. And because they taste as good as they look they make a great gift as well xx

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Mini impossible quiche

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These gluten free mini quiches from the Quirky Cooking cookbook can also be made dairy free and are so easy to make!

Made with carrot, zucchini and frozen corn kernels and peas this recipe is a great way to get more veggies into those ‘fussy eaters’.

They are a perfect lunch box filler, small snack or a great dish to make when you need to take finger food to a party. Get the cookbook here.