Friday, April 19, 2013


This is a recipe I have been making quite a lot lately because not only do I LOVE these cookies but my boyfriend and family are also crazy about them! Surprisingly they aren't too terrible for your health despite being cookies! I have even made a couple of different healthier versions of this but the recipe that TASTES the best is the following:   

3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 Margarine or Butter
1/4 cup Coconut or Almond Milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla Essence
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/3 cups Flour
2 1/2 cups Dessicated Coconut
3/4 Chocolate Chips


Step #1- Preheat oven to 180 degrees (Celsius) and line a tray with baking paper.
Step #2- Cream together sugar, margarine, coconut milk, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
Step #3- Beat in flower until just combined then stir in coconut and chocolate chips.
Step #4- Place heaping spoonfuls of dough onto the lined baking tray and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.

* I like to take the cookies out of the oven a couple of minutes before I think they are done because I prefer mine to be extra gooey and soft.
* You can add nuts to this recipe as well as or instead of the chocolate chips! Macadamias taste delicious if added to this recipe.
* You can use rolled oats instead of flour for a healthier spin on it.

So that is my Coconut Choc Chip Recipe; I really hope you all love this one as much as I do!

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Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


My current obsession is chai; whether that be a chai latte, chocolate chai, chai tea etc...I have been loving it all! If you don't know what chai is, basically it's tea made by boiling tea lies with milk, sugar and sometimes spices. I came across this chocolate chai recipe and, being the chai addict I am, HAD to try it out

Serves: 2

3 teaspoons loose-leaf black tea
8 cardamom pods
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
4 teaspoons sugar/sweeter
1/2 cup milk

Step #1- Combine tea, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, cocoa powder, sugar/sweetner and 1 1/2 cups of cold water in a saucepan.
Step #2- Bring to the boil over medium-high hear until bubbling. Then reduce to a medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring for 5 minutes until aromatic.
Step #3- Add milk. Leave to simmer and stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until hot. Strain into 2 heatproof glasses or cups and serve.

* If you don't have or can't find some of the spices, you can always just used a pre-made spiced chai tea mix. I get mine from Coles and it has 2 variations; spiced or vanilla.
* You could also get syrups which they sell at Woolworths.

I absolutely love this recipe, the end result is absolutely delicious and you save heaps of money 
by making it yourself! 

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I hope you all enjoyed this reicpe!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Quinoa is basically a healthy substitute for rice! It has soo many health benefits but head over to my Health/Fitness blog for more information on that. Here I'm going to be focusing on sharing two of my favourite ways to eat Quinoa!

Recipe 1: Lemon Quinoa

1/2 cup Quinoa
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon
1 Shallot

Step #1- Cook 1/2 cup of Quinoa by boiling it on the stove in a pot for about 10 minutes.
Step #2- Drain the water from the Quinoa.
Step #3- Mix through the Quinoa; 1 tbsp of olive oil and the juice from half a lemon. 
Step #4- Cut up some shallots and sprinkle on top or mix through.

Recipe 2: Veggie Quinoa

1/2 cup Quinoa
1 Celery Stick
1 Sml Carrot
1/4 Capsicum
Chicken Breast
1/2 Onion
1 Shallot

Step #1- Cook 1/2 cup of Quinoa by boiling it on the stove in a pot for about 10 minutes.
Step #2- Drain the water from the Quinoa and mix through 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Step #3- Place cut up celery, carrot, capsicum, onion and shallots into a frying pan with water.
Step #4- Cook chicken breast in coconut oil and then add it to the vegetable mix.
Step #5- Once the vegetable/chicken mixture is completely cooked through and the vegetables have become soft, turn the heat off.
Step #6- Serve chicken/vegetable mixture on a bed of the Quinoa then garnish with chia seeds and almonds.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed the 2 recipes!

Monday, April 1, 2013


A dessert that's not only sweet and delicious but also really good for you as it only uses healthy ingredients! 

1 pear
1 banana
Honey oat granola
Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Chia seeds
LSA meal

Step #1: Cut up your pear and banana into bite sized pieces and place them into a bowl.
Step #2: Top with banana, honey oat granola, coconut oil, chia seeds, LSA meal and cinnamon.
Step #3: Heat it up in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.  

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