Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Lissy's Frozen Chocolate Delight {THM S}

This morning I awoke to beautiful spring skies! I'm looking forward to warmer weather and frozen treats! I've been especially keen to make a treat which I saw on a friends Facebook time line. Lissy is an inspirational cook (keep those ideas and photo's coming!) and I've been admiring this recipe all winter long! I messaged her over the weekend and she has given me the freedom to share this recipe with you. If you are on a low carb' diet or following the Trim Healthy Mama plan (this falls in the S food category) then this will be on plan for you.

Lissy's Frozen Chocolate Delight

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) 85 % cocoa dark chocolate
  • Half pint (240 ml) Heavy Whipping Cream.

Optional

  • 1 Tblsp (15 ml) Gelatin (optional)
  • Gentle Sweet

Method

  • Take your favorite chocolate (if you're doing THM do 85% dark or an on-plan chocolate like Lillie's) put it in a bowl broken into very small pieces. 
  • Bring a half pint of heavy whipping cream (or any other milk-like product: almond milk, cocoanut milk, half n half, etc) to the point of scalding (but not boiling). 
  • Pour over chocolate, and let it sit WITHOUT siring for a few minutes, then gently mix until well incorporated (you're basically making a form of chocolate ganache). 
  • Put into popsicle molds and freeze!

Extra tips

  •  Add a table spoon or two of gelatin for an even fudgier consistency. 
  •  If you're doing THM, add a little Gentle Sweet for added sweetness.

SUPER EASY! This is an "S" treat on THM. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

My blender is making a reappearance

Over the past couple of years I've been trying to regain my health and part of that journey is learning about eating healthy real food. It's spring down under and I decided to get on the scales to see what my weight currently is.  My daughter has been home for her 21st birthday celebrations, it's been cold, oh the excuses go on and on, but the heart of the matter is I have not been following my healthy eating plan and have been feeling worse for wear. The experience has made me realise that in order to regain my health as well as a healthy weight I need to get better at choosing to eat well.

With the weather warming I'm looking forward to adding healthy Trim Healthy Mama smoothies and fat stripping frappe's into my daily routine.  I think my blender will be getting a really good workout this spring and summer.  Can you recommend your favourites for me to try ?

 In hind sight I wish I had tried to make some more soups and healthy warm sippers using my blender over winter. This is a lesson well learned after getting on the scales and seeing what my over indulgence over winter has done to my weight and general well being.

I have tried all types of blenders and a fair few of them have ended up in the trash!  Experience has taught me that it is worth saving up and purchasing a quality blender if you want a trouble free experience making healthy smoothies and  smooth soups without fuss and which are easy to clean and use.   My friend Amy at Encouraging Moms at Home is giving away this sweet Nutri Ninja Blender  to celebrate the launch of her Ten Day Smoothie Challenge. To enter the giveaway, you will need to go to her  Smoothie Challenge post and leave a comment and then follow the Raffelcopter link to register your entry.





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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Painted Wooden Dinosaur {Virtual Fridge}

This Week


There's been much excitement this past week as Jane is home from the UK to enjoy a visit with us :)  It's been so much fun having her sunny personality at home.  She gifted this cute wooden dinosaur to Nathaniel and spent this morning painting it with him. 

This weeks Feature

This weeks feature is a Washi Tape Votive Holders tutorial from over at Our Unschooling Journey Through Life.
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I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.
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Blessings
Chareen

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