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Raw Chocolate & Coffee Bites

Recently I have been watching the food I have been snacking on.  I still have a few more kilo’s to lose to reach my goal so I am making sure I have something reasonably healthy in my fridge to satisfy my 4pm sweet craving. I am so excited to share with you this Raw Chocolate & […]

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  • Amanda White

    Made the choc coffee bites this afternoon…great healthy snack Katrina.
    Am thinking the mixture could also work great made into balls (might have to chill mixture in fridge first) and rolled in coconut.
    Thanks for sharing :-) ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      ooh yum Amanda that sounds so good, great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, I made this today – it’s till in the fridge waiting to cut up.

    I worked out the nutrition value if anyone is interested
    - if cut into 20 pieces (each piece ~21g)

    386kJ, 92 calories, 2g protein, 5.3g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 8.2g carbs, 7.6g sugar, 15mg sodium.

    Thanks for the recipe – looking forward to trying it!

    Lindsey
    Accredited Practising DietitianReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oohh thanks Lindsey, thats very nice of you.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    If I left out the coffe, would I need to make my other changes to the recipe, do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Bettina, they would taste just as good!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie Roos.

    Wow.ThanksReplyCancel

  • Ok, these look delicious (drooling) and easy. Need to shop for ingredients and will be making shortly! Hope they turn out as great as these.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes May they are very yummy, Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    would you replace the walnuts with more almonds to make it nut free?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    What a great idea, Kelly!ReplyCancel

Nutella Croissant Pudding

Last weekend we purchased a few packets of croissants as they were on special at the local grocery store.  We had some yummy ham and cheese croissants for lunch, but we found we had a few left over and we didn’t want to leave them to waste.  Miss 9 came up with a fantastic idea… nutella croissant pudding. […]

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  • Julie Duff Briddon

    This looks delicious! Well done to your clever daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Collyer

    hmmmm looks yummyReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Just got back from the grocery store. When I was there me and Miss 4 waited for anther mum and her daughter to move out of the way so we could get our croissants. Next minute, we bump into them again buying chocolate spread. We just winked at each other knowing we were both there because of you Katrina!
    Thanks for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    my goodness amazing!! Just made your fish curry pie the other night . so deliciousReplyCancel

  • Oh wow. I’ve made this before but not with nutella! Looks amazing.ReplyCancel

Apple and Oat Muffins

These muffins are delicious and reasonably healthy! Filled with wholemeal flour, oats and apples, you could even add in some sultanas if you wanted.  I was really pleased with the amount of batter this recipe made, 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffins, enough for the kids to have some for afternoon tea and freeze […]

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  • It’s great to serve the kids with healthy and nutritious snack. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      My kids loved them next time I’ll add in some sultanas for something different too. Hope your family enjoy them :) ReplyCancel

  • Mariana

    Sounds yum, wondering if recipe would work with maple flavoured syrup (I don’t have any actual maple syrup in the pantry at the moment)?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I don’t see why not Mariana, it just make be a little sweeter than with the real syrup. Hope you enjoy.ReplyCancel

    • Sarah

      I just made them with green maple flavoured syrup and they were fantastic!ReplyCancel

      • Sarah

        *green’sReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        That’s great to hear that it can be used too Sarah, thank you for sharing, so pleased you enjoyed them!ReplyCancel

      • Mariana

        Thanks for letting me (and everyone else) know Sarah ;) ReplyCancel

  • Niamh Burns

    Any chance you could put up the recipes in grams or lbs and oz????? Please!!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Muffins

Can never go past a good chocolate muffin {RECIPE} Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup vegetable oil ⅔ cup milk […]

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  • How fabulous! Love muffins sooo much, definitely making some of these this weekend!

    I have an Old Country Roses setting too- love your taste! XReplyCancel

Coconut Ice Yoghurt Cake

Last week I suggested to my youngest that I will make the kids a cake for an after school treat, her request was coconut and pink icing.  Yum, I am going through a coconut phase at the moment, love anything coconutty!! The kids absolutely loved this cake, the cake itself was really nice and light with a […]

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  • Smaggle

    This looks amazing! I love your coconut obsession. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Savvy Spice

    This looks so delicious!! I love Ice Cream cakes and coconut too because it’s such a light nice flavor especially in the summer!

    xoDale
    http://www.savvysleepers.comReplyCancel

  • Rachel Keyte

    Considering there’s raw egg in the icing, how long do you think this cake would keep? Or would it need refrigerating?ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Clancy

    This was yummy but took over an hour to cook at 160 (fan-forced). I would do it at 180 next time, and then it would probably be the 40-45mins. I used berry yoghurt too, was delicious!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I love coconut ice! It was one of my favourite school fete treats :D ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      love food that brings back childhood memories!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina, I love the sound of this recipe, I think I will make this with my little ones tomorrow. They keep asking for cake. I am the same as you and love coconut.ReplyCancel

Apple Crumble Muffins

 A very easy muffin recipe, great afternoon treat or snack for the kids lunchbox Apple Crumble Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins, lunchbox Ingredients Muffins 1½ cups self raising flour ½ cup vegetable oil 1 egg ¾ cup caster sugar […]

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Chocolate Rough Slice

I can’t seem to get enough of anything chocolate and coconut… I like it when this slice has a nice soft base, not too crunchy, yum!! Chocolate Rough Slice   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: slice Serves: 24 Ingredients Base 1 cup […]

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake from My Kitchen Rules

My girls and I are huge fans of My Kitchen Rules, we only started watching the series last year and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  In fact I love all cooking shows, Nigella (wish she would do more!!) Masterchef and I even enjoy watching Gordan Ramsay’s Hells Kitchen (no the kids don’t watch that one LOL). […]

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  • Those layers look lovely! I haven’t watched MKR for a while but the cheesecake looks and sounds incredibly delicious :) ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Sice
  • Go go Kelly and Chloe came on please you need to win this don’t give up not
    Yet came on go go don’t let boys walk over you. Don’t fail on me not yet
    Vicki need to go home big month from aimee masonReplyCancel

    • Go go Kelly and Chloe came on don’t give up not yet Came on
      Good job with mains and dessert well done 10 out of 10
      From aimee masonReplyCancel

Banana and Date Muffins

I have had this odd craving (no I am not pregnant) for dates lately, I have been making date cookies, energy balls and my latest favourite is this Banana & Date muffin recipe.  I have made quite a few variations of banana muffins over the years, with weetbix or chocolate chips, but have to say […]

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Healthy Coconut Lemon Balls

Sometimes it’s hard to find something different to add to the kids lunch boxes, they have their usual sandwich, a piece of fruit, vegetables sticks and some baking, but there are days where they want something a little more and I am loving the ‘balls‘ that I have been making lately.  Not only are they […]

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Choc Rice Bubble Bars

I have recently added the Vegie Smugglers range of cookbook/eBook (instant downloads) into my shop and have been trying out some of the recipes.  Vegie Smugglers have a great range of cookbooks that help you to add more vegies to the kids/family meal.   I just love how these recipes hide vegetables amongst a regular meal and it’s still delicious. I […]

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  • Sonya

    Sounds delish, however please be aware these CONTAIN NUTS (Nutella ) , so wouldn’t be recommended for school lunchboxesReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Am I missing something? Where are the smuggled vegetables in this recipe?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    My daughter is nut free with very serious allergies. This recipe looks great but would suggest replacing the Nutella with a product called Smudge made by Freedom Foods. It is nut, gluten and dairy free and obviously you are going to lose the smuggled goodness of nuts, but at least they will be lunchbox friendly.ReplyCancel

    • That’s a great suggestions Lisa, I will look into Smudge!
      Katrina Springer
      The Organised Housewife

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