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  • Christmas Brussel Sprouts
    Mains

    Christmas Brussel Sprouts Recipe

    Today 24 Days of Christmas recipe is some veggie side inspiration and it’s Christmas Brussel Sprouts, pan-fried in butter, topped with toasted walnuts and juicy pomegranate seeds.  You’d be forgiven for grimacing at the thought of eating Brussel Sprouts for Christmas, because these baby cabbage-like veggies have got a bad rap. But hear me out… Maybe your mom or gran used to boil them to extinction? Or steam them to submission? This is, in fact, that worst way to cook a Brussel Sprout, because they want to be treated with a bit more respect and love. The Proper Way to Cook Brussel Sprouts These veggies need to be pan-fried in…

  • Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies 6
    Sweets & Snacks

    Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

    It is day 6 of my 24 Days of Christmas and today’s recipe is Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies, a simple no-bake, just-ice recipe, perfect to make with the kids or for when you are short on time! Eat Naked have just launched their new Peanut Butter Cookies, which are vegan and preservative-free. While these cookies are not gluten-free, they have very little flour and mostly consist of oats that sandwich a thick layer of Eat Naked Peanut Butter. Making the Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies To give these cookies a festive spin, I created glacé icing in white, red and green, dipped the face of each cookie…

  • Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas 12
    Sweets & Snacks

    Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

    Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are yummy little morsels that are perfect for the snack table, as a salad garnish or even as a crunchy topping for ice cream this Christmas.  Day 5 of my 24 Days of Christmas and today’s recipe is s healthy snack using the humble roasted Chickpea, but with a festive twist. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are definitely missing out, as I have said before, Roasted Chickpeas are a revelation. These perfectly seasoned chickpeas are great to have on hand when hunger strikes this festive season. Plus the aroma from them roasting in spices and sugar is just delish and makes the house…

  • Gluten Free Christmas Coconut Cake
    Gluten Free,  Dairy Free

    Make a Christmas Coconut Cake

    It’s the second last day of my 24 Days of Christmas blog posts and today’s recipe is a naughty but nice one – How-to make a Christmas Coconut Cake. This cake is soft and scrumptious, gluten-free and the frosting is dairy free and uses only coconut cream. Decorate with whatever berries or fruit is in season and top with some edible sparkles for that festive vibe. This Christmas Coconut Cake is the kind of cake that beckons you in every time you walk past it and it’s dead easy to make. Serve as a dessert or slice up and serve with tea and coffee. Happy Baking, Love Cat    

  • Malfy Gin, Sam Sam but Different Gin Botanicals
    Lifestyle,  Drinks & Smoothies

    A Malfy Gin Cocktail kinda Christmas ✨

    Today’s the 13th Day of Christmas – so let’s celebrate and learn how to make a Malfy Gin Cocktail. 😍 A few weeks ago, I attended the Mama Meet Up at Craft Cartel, hosted by Tanya of Rattle and Mum and Sarah from Mascara and Mimosas. It was an awesome evening with the ladies and I left feeling fuelled with ginspiration for the blog.   Craft Cartel – Gin Heaven Craft Cartel is a boutique liquor store in Illovo, designed to showcase local and international craft brands in an environment that compliments the bespoke nature of Craft drinks. They also have the BIGGEST selection of gin in South Africa. 😲 If you…

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