A few weeks ago, I wrote that my good intention for this year is to make more of my food and snacks at home rather than buying premade. And I have been sticking to this. Obviously I love chocolate just as much as the next girl, so I decided to make my own bark for after dinner treats.
As part of my reset for 2017, I have decided to buy less premade foods and make more of my snacks and meals at home. It is easier to control the ingredients, reduce wastage in terms of packaging and frankly, it tastes much better.
These crunchies are my husband’s favourite. They are a traditional South African type of biscuit. They are nice and thick and crunchy on the outside, whilst chewy on the inside. And absolutely delicious as a treat with a cup of tea or coffee.
It is not often that I check Kayla’s Sweat app for inspiration on snacks and food but these long, dark evenings are much more manageable with some cookies on hand. And I felt like baking something, so I was delighted to find these carrot cookies.
The Dutch celebration of Saint Nicholas is one anticipated eagerly by all kids. It is filled with sweets, chocolate letters and presents. It starts when Saint Nicholas arrives in the Netherlands (by boat, from Spain) around the middle of November and ends with a night filled with presents on December 5th.
Breakfast that can be prepped ahead of time is the lifesaver of all working mums. Something healthy that you can grab and put in your bag for on the go and to give to your little one as a nutritious option first thing in the morning is an essential to a healthy lifestyle. And for me, a good and nutritious start makes me feel happy, content and accomplished, ensuring a positive influence over the remainder of the day.
This is another sister inspired cake. My sister is a really good baker and cook. She mostly makes scrumptious dishes, preferably Italian ones served with plenty of wine but she lately has been on a discovery of healthier alternatives too. So, when she told me about a cheesecake that can be served as a nutritious breakfast, there was no doubt that I had to have a stab at it too.