Breakfast snails

Cashew -raisins snails

Cashew -raisins snails

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-rolled puff pastry
  • 50g dry raisins
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 200g cashew butter (or smooth peanut butter)
  • Vegetable oil for the baking tray

 

Cashew -raisins snails ingredients

Cashew -raisins snails ingredients

Method:

Preheat the oven at 180°C.

Measure 50ml water and dilute the 2 teaspoons of sugar in it. Now add the raisin and soak for 1 hour, then drain and pat dry. Set aside.

If the butter you are using is slightly hard place it in the oven for a few minutes to soften then, kneed with the back of a spoon or a spatula to make as creamier and as spreadable as soft butter.

Unroll the puff pastry on a flat surface but, keep it on its baking paper.  Spread on it
the soften cashew butter then sprinkle on top the now drained raisins and roll the pastry length ways. (follow the sequence in pictures below)

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Now, using a very sharp knife, cut the pastry every 1.5 cm then squash each of them with the palm of the hand and place them on a lightly oiled baking tray.

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Cashew -raisins snails

Cashew -raisins snails

Place in the oven to bake for 12 minutes at 180°C.

Leave to coll for few minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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Breakfast and elevenses

Making cranberry & mint jam

Making cranberry & mint jam

The mid-morning is usually when I reach out for  a chocolate bar. So, whenever possible, I pack with my lunch pack a some crackers and jam or a yogurt to help me restart after 10-11am.

mid morning snack Cranberry jam and cracker

mid morning snack Cranberry jam and cracker

If you’ve got left over fruits, make a quick jam, that way you won’t waste them. Sever on a [piece of toast my cranberry jam and crackers make a great snack!

Rye bread and peanut butter

Rye bread and peanut butter

A great snack would be toasted Rye bread with peanut butter served with ginger & lime tea.

Other fantastic idea for snack would simply be, fresh fruits, raw not, or boiled peanuts.

 

The best breakfast for me is porridge! It keeps you filled up for longer…

Morning porridge for 1

  • 4 table spoons porridge mix (I make my own mix out of dray raisins, chopped peanuts, pumpkin seeds
  • 100ml soy milk
  • 1 kiwi
My porridge mix

My porridge mix

Method:

Mix the milk and the porridge stir and place in the microwave for 2 minutes. Take the bowl out, stir and place it back in the microwave for a further 1 minute.

Finish it by topping with peeled and chopped porridge. The fruit will provide just the right amount of sweetness needed.

Serve as suggested.

HJ's preferred BF

Enjoy!

 

Check out the next post t see my morning breakfast ‘Snails’. x

Hello February!

Nutty Pain aux raisins

Nutty Pain aux raisins

January is well and truly over and so are for most of us the good resolutions for 2016!

Did you managed to give up chocolate, wine, meat or dairy for 99% of the time? How about 50% of the time or even 25% of the time during January? Build up on that!

You have probably discovered like me that you are not addicted to coffee, but just like it. You have discovered that eating meat and dairy free meal is an eye opener… how about those new exercises?

What are you going to do to build up on? What you have learnt? For me, I will be building up on my racket sports and have just signed up for a 6 week tennis course. I will consume less coffee and buy less chocolate bars.

To help you build up on the January resolution to eat less meat and dairies, I will be posting for you here few ideas for snacks that are meat & dairy free, suitable for vegan and also breakfast ideas.

Porridge and fruits

Porridge and fruits

For February, you can decide to replace at least one meal/snack a day with a healthy option or even sugar and dairy free… I have decided to make 2016 my healthiest year yet and continuing with my daily 30 minutes Pilates… How about you?

Since this webpage is all about being on budget, all the suggestions will be as cheap as I can find or make it.

Thank you for checking in…

Please do post your comments below.

Happy New year for the last time. x