Brazil Nut & Espresso Loaf

I’m not a coffee drinker, at all. Ever. But I do really love cake or chocolate that’s infused with coffee for some reason. So, when Steven requested some sort of coffee cake/loaf this week, I was like sure! The classic combination of coffee and walnut is always a good idea but I decided to mix it up a little and sub in some brazil nuts in place of the walnuts. It was a good idea.

Even my mum who is a very well-known coffee-cake-hater said that is was GOOD. So, I?ll take read more

Apple, Almond & Chocolate Scones

So, these aren’t really like the kind of scones you’d get if you went out for an afternoon tea but I wasn’t completely sure what to call them and they definitely landed closest to a scone. They’re more oaty, wholesome and definitely not as bad for you as a regular scone. Perfect for a weekend or day-off breakfast paired with a hot mug of coffee (or tea) on a slow morning.

These were exactly what I needed this morning after a fun but stressful weekend. My auntie was read more

Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

I felt the need to introduce this dreamy beverage to you today and also share some really great advice I received last night. A friend of mine that I really admire sent me a sweet message with some words I needed to hear at the moment. Maybe you need to hear them too or know someone else who might, in which case please pass it on!

First of all there were the three simple words, ?Dream and do?, which is a pretty magical mantra. The second piece of advice was, ?Source read more

Blueberry & Grapefruit Muffins with Oat Crumb

As I sit down to write this I?m just back from a walk in the park with Steven and sipping on a mug of herbal tea. I?m feeling a little brighter, lighter and a whole lot fresher for it. The sun is shining down and the wind is still cool. The easiest, nicest way to hit the refresh button. Plus, daffodils were popping their sunshine-yellow heads up everywhere which is guaranteed to bring a smile to pretty much anybody?s face. Walks through the park are the perfect punctuation read more

Mood Boosting Cacao Smoothie

This morning I had a doctor?s appointment for a blood test. They?re not so bad but I do tend to get quite light-headed afterwards. After walking home (in the gorgeous sun!!) I knew I needed something sweet to fill my tummy up. Although I don?t find blood tests particularly bad, usually I?m like ?oh, is that it?!? once it?s over, I found my stomach twisting itself in knots with nerves as soon as I was out of bed. This resulted in no breakfast. read more