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Happy New Year Pancakes

Happy New Year

Happy new year!

There is something exciting about the start of a new year. A fresh calendar just waiting to be filled with fabulous events and time with friends and family – creating memories of a great 2016.

And what better way to start the new year than with some healthy-fied pancakes. This pancake recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, with added goodness from the blueberries and ground almonds.

These yummy pancakes might a nice treat for breakfast or brunch. Serve with mango cashew yogurt or other yogurt of your choice.

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Throwing a Party? 3 Easy Party Snacks

Party Snacks

Are you throwing a party during the silly season?

If so, then you want to be the hostess with most and be looking gorgeous and relaxed as you mingle with your guest.

From my experience, the art of throwing a successfully party (that doesn’t leave you running around like a mad woman) is to plan ahead and make party food that you can make in advance. That way you can enjoy the party just as much as your guests.

These are my top three, easy-peasy recipes that you can make several days in advance.

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Festive Millet Porridge

Millet Porridge

With the Christmas season is now in full swing, a hearty but simple breakfast is essential to ensure I have the energy to power through my to-do-list.

This festive porridge is made with millet, a gluten-free grain. It is best eaten hot and is a perfect substitution for couscous. It is high in nutrients such as magnesium and manganese. The cinnamon and cranberries give it a festive aroma that fills the house with the smell of Christmas.

I like to cook up a big batch of this porridge and then I can just reheat a single serve in the morning.

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Festive Chutney

Festive Chutney

I have made a batch of this chutney to have on hand over the Christmas season. It goes brilliantly with a cheese board, as a snack with apple slices and with left over cold cuts such as ham and roast meat. It will bring a fresh flavour to leftover roast meat sandwiches.

Shop bought chutneys are generally loaded with sugar and preservatives. But this recipe from Hemsley + Hemley’s cookbook is refined sugar-free and instead uses natural real foods to give that sweet-sour-tangy taste that a good chutney should have.

It also makes a great stocking filler or last minute gift!

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Homemade + edible Christmas gifts

Edible Christmas Gifts

Feeling festive?

I am getting in the spirit of Christmas by making some yummy, homemade + edible Christmas gifts. These are always a hit with friends and family and perfect for any last minute visitors or party invites.

So put your favourite tunes on the stereo, light your cinnamon and allspice candles and spend some time in the kitchen creating these gorgeous gifts. Be sure to make a few extras so you can keep some for yourself.

Enjoy my top five, edible christmas gift recipes. Be sure to share your photos on Instagram.

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Raw Tiramisu Cake

Raw TiramisuCake

Sometimes you need a cake or dessert that has some wow factor, and this raw tiramisu cake has it all.

There is texture from the different layers, sweetness with a hit of coffee and it is decadent looking. A real crowd pleaser.

Don’t tempted to serve large slices unless you want your guests to be rolling out the door. It is  rich and dense, so it will easily serve twelve slices. Perfect for a large gathering of family and friends (I am thinking this cake might feature on my Christmas menu).

It is dairy-free and gluten-free so it can be enjoyed by all.

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Christmas Day Hot Chocolate

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Happy Christmas day!

I hope you and your loved ones are having a fabulous day and celebrating in style.

Here in the UK, it is winter and I am hoping that snow will fall to create a white Christmas. Following our Christmas day lunch we are planning to rug up and take a little walk in the late afternoon, just as the day light is going and the Christmas tree lights are being turning on. Magical.

After our Christmas day walk, I am planning to make this indulgent hot chocolate to warm us up and keep the festivities going.

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Handcrafted with love – Christmas Truffles

Christmas Bliss Balls

As the party season is in full swing, there is nothing like giving the party host a little Christmas gift, handcrafted with love.

These yummy and simple Christmas truffles are quick and easy to make and look so very festive wrapped in cellophane and ribbons.

Be sure to set a few of these little gems aside for yourself!

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Vanilla Christmas Biscuits

Vanilla Christmas Biscuits #yourabundantwellness

I love the smell of Christmas biscuits baking. It remind me of when I was little and the excitement that went with preparations for having our Christmas feast with family and friends. Traditionally, our Christmas tree went up on the 1st of December, followed by letters to santa and the baking of sweet treats.

These vanilla biscuits are a traditional German biscuit that my family would make only at Christmas time. Having them only once a year makes the pleasure of baking them, and subsequently eating them, even more divine.

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Merry Berry Christmas Pudding

Merry Berry Christmas Pudding #yourabundantwellness-2

Christmas is getting close and I am starting to get organised for feasting and celebrating with friends. Having a delicious and easy Christmas pudding is essential.

This recipe for Merry Berry Christmas Pudding will be sure to have you going back for seconds. It can be made ahead of time and then reheated in the oven when needed.

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