July Favourites!!

Friday, 31 July 2015

So July is over and I thought I would be a typical, unoriginal blogger and do a little post on my favourites for the month, except a little different because I am doing my favourite FOODS (or I suppose ingredients) for July. 

Fake Truffles

Thursday, 30 July 2015

These 'truffles' are really balls of energy and fibre, disguised as chocolaty goodies. They are definitely the best thing that has come out of my kitchen in a long time - in regards to taste, a healthy treat and the ease of making! They are truly DELICIOUS.

Not Your Regular Salads - Quick, Simple & Quirky

Saturday, 18 July 2015

2 medium courgettes
1 small garlic clove (crushed)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon chia/poppy seeds

Grate the courgettes and place in a bowl.
To this add the crushed garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and chia/poppy seeds.
Mix to combine and serve immediately.(If left to sit, the salad will become watery, due to the high water content of the courgettes and the other moist ingredients)

2 large oranges
4 handfuls of Rocket

Wash the rocket, dry and place in a bowl.
Peel the oranges and cut into segments.
Add all orange segments and juice to the bowl of rocket!
Simple and yummy.

Homemade Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

I'm sure lots of you have heard of Frank's Coffee Scrub, a miracle worker which boasts treating certain beauty 'flaws' such as stretch marks and acne. As a somewhat broke student I find it difficult to fork out €20 euro or more (at least not until I get a job) ...for a product that might not work.

Whether you want to treat acne, stretchmarks and cellulite.. or not, we all love a little pamper session. In my opinion a coffee scrub is a perfect way to do so because I find it quite relaxing and because of the many skin benefiting ingredients it contains! So what could be better than a homemade scrub, made using recycled coffee grinds, coconut oil and salt.

Super Healthy Banana Bread

Elderflower Cordial

Saturday, 4 July 2015

It's summer and because I live in the countryside I'm lucky to be surrounded by lots of white blooming Elder flower trees (or Elder trees?). I've always been one to try and make the most of what's around me... especially when it comes to 
food, and I could not resist to try a simple little recipe for Elder Flower Cordial.(Especially when they look so pretty and dainty).