Homemade Jersey Caramels

I found this recipe on Wholefood Simply. Please check out the Wholefood Simply blog for more awesome recipes, it is one of my favourite food blogs.

My kids love sweet treats but I am not keen on giving them lollies so when I found this Jersey Caramel recipe I had to try it.

Here is what you need:
2 cups of desiccated coconut
12 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt

Deseed the dates and put everything in your food processor. Turn on high and watch. After a while the dates and coconut will combine.

Once they are combined put them in a lined loaf pan (I used half of a brownie pan). Press down firmly on the mixture.

Place tray in the fridge until it is set. Cut into small, toddler bite sized pieces.

Enjoy 🙂


Homemade CADA served with Coconut Yoghurt


Ever since I first tried CADA I have been obsessed by it. When my Mum gave me my food processor it was one of the first things I made.

Lately I have been obsessed by Coyo. Coyo is the most beautiful, creamy coconut yoghurt. If you love coconut, like me, then you really should indulge in some. It is quite expensive so it is definitely something I classify as an indulgence. Since I do not have a money tree, I have challenged myself to make the perfect, homemade alternative.

My first attempt was a massive fail. My second attempt (as pictured above) was just lovely. It really complemented my CADA. I look forward to tweaking it a little more because it isn’t far off. 🙂



Have I mentioned how much I love CADA? I seriously adore it.Image
CADA stands for Coconut, Almonds, Dates and Apples. It is so tasty, filling and good for you.

This is how I make it:

Shredded Coconut
Raw almonds
3 medjool Dates
1 apple

Cut, quarter and core the apple. Add to food processor.
Deseed the dates and add them to the food processor along with a small handful of almonds and shredded coconut.
Whiz them up.

I serve my CADA with natural yoghurt (I buy natural unsweetened and sweeten it myself with honey and cinnamon).

Not Quite Nigella’s 5 minute chocolate mug cake with a raspberry twist

So not long ago I tried Not Quite Nigella’s 5 minute chocolate mug cake and it was just perfect for a quick, naughty and definitely indulgent afternoon pick me up.

Today I tried it again but threw in some frozen raspberries for that little extra ‘fresh’ touch.

Raspberries make it a healthy snack… Right? 😉