Friday, August 12, 2016

Home Made Healthy Chocolate

I love chocolate and I eat way too much of it but I can't give it up either....there has to be some good treats in my life.  The other day I made these chocolates and I had 1 to 2 a day as my treat and didn't eat any other sweets during the day.

The recipe is from Cut out the Crap blog which is a great resource.  Here is the link to the chocolate recipe.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished chocolates and now they are all gone so I guess I'll have to make another batch.

It's just 3 ingredients coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup.  It says you may need a touch of milk however I didn't need this at all.  If you want to make a healthy chocolate give this a go and it took less than 5 mins to mix up and put in the molds.  You could use ice cube trays but the chocolate pieces would be much bigger and hard to cut in half and only eat half.  I buy my coconut oil from Aldi and it's half the cost of the other supermarkets and it's organic too.  The maple syrup comes from Aldi as well.  These are so easy and taste great.  I put mine in the freezer (out of sight) and just got one out when I needed it.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Around Here

Here's what's been going on around our place....

Sienna up in the tree complete with her book and pillow.

Helping me take some moody photos in the backyard.

My kids are growing up...this has to be documented with James growing 2cm in the past 8 weeks.

Hair cut time while reading the iPad.

After said hair cut in the pretty light around the side of our house.

Too cold to take his hoodie off...

Sienna helping in the kitchen with disposable googles that I got after a dentist visit.

Sienna's little crochet project.

Our one lonely lemon.....very neglected.

This is my favourite flowering bush in our back yard.

Still enjoying these healthy muffins I made last week. Recipe here.

The kids and I watched this DVD which had us on the edge of our seats....along with thinking this guy was completely obsessed and crazy.

James playing AFL (Australian Football League)

Sunset after a trip to the park to play.

James playing his guitar.

 Sienna doing some knitting.