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    Stuffed mushrooms with pesto

    I’m sorry if this post’s heading made you drool but come on, can you think of anything tastier than mushrooms stuffed with pesto AND cheese?! I kinda died when I came across this recipe. I mean ALL THE CHEESE, and pesto and mushrooms and pine nuts and seriously I could eat it all.

     

    Stuffed mushroom with courgette

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    Food

    GBBO and white chocolate pretzels

    Happy Tuesday Ssasspots! Hope you’ve all had a lovely bank holiday weekend 🙂

    I know there has been a lot of food related content on the blog recently, but that’s the great thing about being a lifestyle blogger. I’m sharing parts of my everyday life, and if you know me, you know food is a huge part of my life! Another little guilty pleasure of mine is baking, and although I have never allowed myself to get swept up by GBBO (that done by choice btw, I’d be glued to the tv if I did!) I thought I would get you all warmed up with a little treat seeing as the new season starts in an hour!

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    Food

    3 ingredient Berry Smoothie

    When it comes to smoothie making, I’m not gonna lie I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are MILLIONS of smoothie recipes out there and they are getting more and more complex. Like I don’t have a stash of flax seed just chilling around… Nor do I always have a variety of non-dairy milk kicking about in the fridge and I can pretty much guarantee you that if we buy bananas, they don’t make it to the freezer.

    So, If you’re feeling the same – this post my dears is for you!

    National Allotment Week Kenwood Berry Smoothie

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    Food, Lifestyle

    Bakers vs fakers event – Decorating the Ice Dream Cake

    Happy Sunday babes!

    Where has the weekend gone? Although I am not complaining, I’m a sucker for a chilled Sunday snuggled under a blanket binging Netflix! As I am typing this, I am just polishing off the last piece of cake from last weeks event. You might have seen it over on my Instagram, or twitter. I mean it’s kinda difficult to ignore this bad boy – and as a little treat, I have included the recipe at the end of the post – The Ice Dream Cake!

    BakersvsFakers cake decorating

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    Food

    The best healthy burger you’ll ever try

    Ill be the first to admit my food photography isn’t great, so you’re basically gonna get like 2 pics from the same angle but I’m sure you will live.

    ANYWHOOOOOOO – I wanted to share with you my new obsession in life, these epic sweet potato turkey burgers. Because sweet potato good! Turkey good! Burgers good!

    and everything else that goes into it, GOOD!

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    Fitness, Food

    The best ever high protein no cheat McDonalds Milkshake

    Happy post-Easter babes!

    I hope your Easter was filled with some R&R, lots of chocolate with a little bit of vino ze side. I am desperately trying to shed 5kgs at the moment, so I am EXTREMELY proud to say I spent the WHOLE easter weekend chocolate and booze free.

    Take that chocolate addiction!

    I feel so bad for the boyfriend though, because even though he still gets to enjoy the small joys in life, he had to suffer through listening to me rant rage over pretty much every little thing you can image. I kinda feel like it was PMS on steroids.

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    Fitness, Food

    Power smoothie

    Guys, it’s officially spring! Can you believe it?! I certainly can’t! I’m currently on crutches having torn a ligament in my foot so everything I do is taking twice the amount of time… very very frustrating when you have a super busy week ahead. Therefore today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet!

     

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    Christmas, Food

    Homemade chocolate balls – I mean truffles

    You know how like last year I went a little fudge crazy? Dont worry – I have learnt from my mistakes. There will be no fudging fudge this year. Mainly because I think I might be sick if I have to ever make another batch of fudge. Instead this year I thought I would make something that didn’t require so much erm candy knowledge… dont know if thats even a thing..

     

     

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    Food, Tip

    Spicy fake thai noodles

    Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Look no further babes, I’ve got you sorted!

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    I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted a good ol’ recipe and when I saw this guy kept popping up on my Pinterest, I took it as a sign from the shoe gods – I mean food gods, that I just had to try it! And I’m so so so glad i did! It also gave me a babin’ opportunity to whip out my pantone chop sticks! Cause I’m cool like that yo!

    Originally posted by Domestic Superhero here. It’s a GREAT addition to the recipe collection before the festive season, just incase you need a christmas food break 🙂 and nothing beats a little heat on those chilly winter nights!

    The original calls for eggs, and is one of those one pot recipes, but I have changed it a little to cater more to my tastebuds/life style. What’s so great about this recipe is that it mostly contain things you already have in cupboard, or maybe thats just us? Cause we are obsessed with food…. No YOURE an inner fat kid.

    So you need

    1 pound (or 500 grams) spaghetti

    2 TBS olive oil, divided

    1 zucchini, cut in half vertically, then sliced in half circles

    8 ounces (or 240 grams) mushroom, chopped

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    2 TBS Sukrin Gold (or brown sugar)

    1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

    2 TBS Sriracha hot sauce (this is A LOT of spice, tone it down if you don’t like spicy)

    2 inches (or 5cm or length of your thumb) fresh ginger, grated

    1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

    4 green onions, chopped

    1/4 cup cashews, chopped

    What you need to do

    1. In a large stock pot, fill halfway with water, salt, and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

    2. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, and ginger; whisk well to combine; set aside.

    4. Return large stock pot to stove, heat remaining 1 TBS oil over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.

    5. Turn heat down to low, add pasta back to pot, then pour the sauce mixture over the top. Using a wooden spoon, stir well to coat pasta and vegetables with sauce. Remove from heat, add cashews, green onions, and cilantro; stir to combine.

    6. Serve immediately.

     

    This works great warm or cold, and you can add protein such as shrimp and chicken, cook separately and add towards the end after veggies.

    There you go – Tuesday nights are officially sorted!

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    Food, Tip

    [Seriously] good brownies

    Guys, I don’t know if you know this but it’s Chocolate Week! Yup, no lies. A whole freaking week dedicated to deliciousness that is chocolate. I’m really gutted I just found out. I feel like I have massively missed out on something super important. Like FashionWeek, but for Chocolate. White, dark, milk, powder, chunks, chips,  bites, bits, drops, or melted. We do not discriminate against chocolate. Not even chocolate that includes mayonnaise.

    I’m a super chocolate fan, I’m pretty sure it runs in my blood, my mom has always been a huge chocolate fan. White, dark, milk, powder, chunks, chips,  bites, bits, drops, or melted. We do not discriminate against chocolate. I don’t even discriminate against chocolate that includes mayonnaise. Yeah you read right, chocolate that includes mayonnaise. (Because y’all know I am a huge mayo fan too so that helps)

     

    Created by Super Golden Bakes, I just had to share these with you! 🙂  I am not gonna lie, they are probably the best brownies I have ever tried. I had the pleasure of enjoying a spoonful at the Heinz Seriously Good Event, and the first thing I did when I got home was to whip up my own batch. I took them to work and they went down like a treat. Even the boyf when a bit brownie crazy and he doesn’t have sweet tooth.. Or so he claims…

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    SERIOUSLY GOOD CHOCOLATE-FROSTED BLACK FOREST BROWNIES (Super Golden Bakes)

    Makes about 30 big squares or 50-60 small cubes

    Ingredients

    200g | 7oz Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise

    200g | 7oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped small

    300g |10.5oz soft light brown sugar (make sure it’s free of lumps)

    125g | 4.4oz plain (all purpose) flour

    100g | 3.5oz candied cherries, halved

    60g | 2oz cocoa powder

    2 large eggs

    2-3 tbsp cherry brandy (optional)

     

    For the glaze

    100g | 3.5oz dark chocolate, chopped small

    100ml | 3.4fl oz double cream

    2 tbsp runny honey

    extra shaved chocolate to decorate, optional

     

    Method

    Preheat the oven to 180C | 350F. Line a 18cm (7in) square brownie pan with baking paper, letting it hang over the edges.

    Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl and set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Allow the chocolate to slowly melt, stirring it from time to time. Set aside.

    Put the eggs and sugar in large bowl and whisk vigorously until frothy.

    Whisk the mayonnaise and cherry brandy into the eggs and then add to the melted chocolate. Mix together until smooth.

    Sift the flour and cocoa into the chocolate and mix together until the batter is smooth. Fold in the chopped cherries.

    Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 28-30 minutes. Leave to cool completely in the tin then lift out using the baking paper.

    Put the chocolate for the glaze into a bowl. Put the cream and honey into a small pot and heat until small bubbles appear around the edge of the pot – do not allow to boil. Pour over the chocolate, leave to stand for 2 minutes, then use a balloon whisk to slowly stir until the chocolate is completely melted, glossy and smooth.

    Spread the chocolate glaze over the cooled brownies and top with chocolate shavings (use a potato peeler on a bar of chocolate to create those or use store-bought).  Set aside until the glaze is set and then carefully slice into small cubes.

     

    And voila! Seriously good brownies! 🙂 Would you eat brownies with mayo? Id love to hear if you try the recipe!

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