I want to introduce you to my new favourite thing in the world. It’s deliciously sweet, wonderfully creamy, goes well with pretty much everything (as well as on its own!) and it’s even pretty good for you. That’s right – it’s coconut butter! I’d seen coconut oil on sale in my local supermarket for a couple of months, but the super-high price tag meant I’d never actually jumped into the deep end and bought a jar of the stuff.
Have you ever had a date? As in the small kind of ugly-looking fruit. Not like have you ever been out to a restaurant for an evening of awkward conversation with someone you don’t really know that well. I’m not trying to set up a singles site here. Anyway, I’m asking because up until about a year ago, I’d never had a date in my life. And up until a few weeks ago, I’d never actually had a date that I’d enjoyed. But now I can’t stop snacking on the things! And I’m going to share my secret with you so that you’ll be ditching the vending machine junk and grabbing handfuls of of the sweet fruit the next time a sugar craving hits, too.
Ever since I made lemon curd for the first time ever way back in 2012, I’ve been wanting to make it again, but I never did – not until today! When you look at how much sugar, butter and egg yolks go into traditional lemon curd (and if you saw how much of the stuff I eat when it’s around!) you’d know that it’s not something you want a constant supply of in the fridge. But this vegan lemon curd is a totally different story…
Here’s a recipe I thought I would never, ever share on my blog. Even though I love taking popular recipes and making them healthy (seriously – I prefer these healthy double chocolate brownies to ordinary brownies!) I’ve never really got on with healthy snacks made from nuts and dates. That is until I made these raw vegan brownie bites. They are the closest healthy snack you’ll ever get to a dense, rich, fudge-like chocolate brownie, I swear!
Before we get going with this recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal pancakes, I feel that I need to make an admission – I cannot make pretty pancakes. I just can’t. Seriously, just take a look at these Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes, these Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes or these Whole Wheat Nutella Pancakes. They sound amazing and they taste delicious, but if you look at my pictures, they look dreadful!