Archive | July 2014

Journey of a Birthday cake….in pictures

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It’s my sisters birthday today and she ordered herself a cake from me. She knew what cake she wanted but left the flavour of the buttercream up to me! (Excited? Yah haaaa!). So I decided to go for something exciting. Not a flavour I’ve used recently but one we used a lot where I worked in Paris and after a guessing game over at my Facebook page……the answer is Cherry.

So here she is, Lemon cake dressed in elegantly in Cherry flavoured swiss meringue buttercream. It’s all in pictures as today, words are failing me. Also, who knew Cherry turned a purple-ly colour when it mixes with buttercream….hmmmmm

Enjoy mes cheris!

Ps: I just received these comments below as she took the cake with her to work. It made me smile comme ça :-), Continue reading

Smokey Pumpkin seed sauce (Vegan)

La sauce

La sauce

TIme for dinner?  Too tired to make a grande meal? Want something light? This was how I felt two night ago so I made this. Sounds simple but does NOT compromise on flavour. Blackened bell peppers pack a punch in terms of flavour and never fail to disappoint especially when mixed with garlic and a handful of seeds. So here you go, try it and use to drizzle on anything you fancy, to dip something you fancy into it, spread onto something to munch on or just eat it off your spoon….yeah, it’s that tasty 🙂 Continue reading

Celebrations in the forest with sugar-free Banana Flapjacks

The yum yumms

The yum yumms

This Sunday a bunch of us, led by our wounderful ‘guidess’, gathered in the forest where we got to celebrate our Menarche (a girls first period) surrounded and held by mother nature. Some time ago these celebrations where the norm where women would gather and celebrate a girl as she makes the step into womanhood. However these days, this very important phase in a girls life is ignored or if you’re lucky you get a pack of tampax shoved in your face and told to ‘shoooo ‘shooo and we age still carrying that little girl inside of us. So last Sunday, a group of heart sisters met up in the forest where we made a fire, danced, chanted, cried, let go of the inner girl still residing in us, offered all traces of the child in us to the fire and made the step into full Womanhood (see picture below). In the words of our guidess, Satyamayi – “The Goddess inside who demands we look at ourself and the world through our Higher Self,  letting go of the one that holds on to justifying its own story, that wants to point out and blame, to judge or hide… and rise up to embody the true Goddess within. The wise and all compassionate one that commits to seeing the world, and herself, through the clear eyes of the Heart”.

After this energetically charged evening, you can imagine we were famished! so we each brought something to munch on and this was my offering. Some yummy sugar-free and delicious banana flapjacks, dipped in honey (the honey part is your choice 😉 ) I served it with honey on the side for the sisters so they could have the choice to eat it pure or drenched in honey! But before you begin drenching (note: I have nothing against such delicious act) have it pure, you might be surprised at the power of yummy ‘n’ ripe bananas 🙂 Continue reading

Yummy Berry Crunch…..in a cup (Dairy-free)

Some lovely yummy mummy sisters came over for lunch today with their babies and all brought food to share while I took on the dessert duty……ohh, dommage! 🙂

Berry cups

Berry cups

Had to be something fresh, yummy, and pretty easy to make…(drumroll!!) and enters Yumny Berry crunch….in a cup. Are you having some friends over this hot summer time?…make this and you won’t regret it, Promise! Plus I just realised, it’s way easier to have a gathering where everyone brings something instead of having to make the whole 3 course meal yourself, especially when you have a crazy but cute and scrummy toddler hanging off your leg. Anyone wanna bring a dish round mine……to share? I’ll be your dessert lady 😉 Continue reading