Loacker Napolitaner Banoffee Parfait

9 December 2017

 

Loacker wafers, date caramel sauce, vanilla greek yoghurt and bananas make this creamy, delicious breakfast jar irresistible. Yummmmm dessert for breakfast?! Yes please! This Banoffee Parfait is like eating a sweet, decadent banana and toffee pie that’s absolutely delicious!
 
The date caramel sauce is everything you wished for! Sweet, sticky, gooey and all things yum!
 
The Loacker wafers add a delicious chocolatey crunch to the parfait. So light and crispy with a rich chocolate hazelnut flavour. It’s a dream come true! ❤️
 

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Chocolate Espresso Cake

20 November 2017


 

Chocolate espresso cake layered with a delicious whipped vanilla coconut cream… yes please!! Every year, I bake myself a little birthday cake, and this year I decided to make a chocolate one with my favourite whipped cream. My grandma always said that everyday was her birthday. Why celebrate one day, when you can celebrate every day?! So, I guess you won’t have to wait until your birthday to make this cake 😛 The whipped coconut cream is an absolute dream! It goes really well with any cake and you can also use it for cupcake icing. YUM!!!

 

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Sweet Potato Carrot Coconut Soup

14 November 2017


 

Mmmmmmmm… nothing is better than a warm comforting bowl of Sweet Potato Carrot Coconut Soup ☺️ Its just like drinking “liquid gold”. This nourishing soup has a delicate carrot and sweet potato flavour combined with the perfect balance of spices. It also has a wonderfully creamy, silky smooth texture which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The best thing about this soup is that it is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and diabetic friendly!
 
Sweet potato is considered to be a diabetic superfood. It has been shown to stabilise blood-sugar levels by lowering insulin resistance. Sweet potato is high in fiber and vitamins. When boiled, they are a low glycemic index (GI) food, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar as much as roasted sweet potatoes 👍
 
Today is World Diabetes Day and I’ve teamed up with the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), to create some delicious diabetic friendly recipes. Diabetes is a major public health problem in the MENA region and has been significantly growing. It is extremely important to eat healthy and maintain regular exercise to help manage diabetes. The 11th edition of the WALK takes place on Friday 17th November 2017 at Abu Dhabi’s iconic sporting venue, Yas Marina Circuit. Join me and thousands of others on this great cause! You can sign up and buy tickets at www.walkon.ae. See you at Yas Marina Circuit! ❤️

 

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Easy Homemade Pesto

13 November 2017

 

Easy peasy homemade pesto. This is probably one of the most versatile condiments to have in your house and I always have a jar of this handy in my fridge. It is delicious with just about anything!! Spread it on hasselback potatoes (like the photo above), roasted veggies, spread it on toast, it is also delicious with seafood! ☺️
 
I’ve teamed up with the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), to create some delicious diabetic friendly recipes. It is extremely important to eat healthy and maintain regular exercise to help manage diabetes. The Walk 2017 is coming back on 17th November 2017 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Join me and thousands of others on this great cause! You can sign up and buy tickets at www.walkon.ae. See you at Yas Marina Circuit! ❤️

 

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Banana Raspberry Cake Slice

9 November 2017

 

Banana Raspberry Cake Slice… sooooooo delicious and perfect for any time of the day! ☺️ Gluten free, not too sweet, tangy, moist and all sorts of yum!! It’s great with a cup of tea or coffee and I just love how easy it is to make! ❤️

 

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