Apricot Truffles

I wanted to post a really simple recipe to get myself started again with blogging, so this one for now also comes without pictures – but I will be making them again so pictures will come soon!

These were in a copy of “Feel Good Food” magazine that Anthony’s mum gave me, I’ve not always liked apricots but couldn’t resist the idea of putting them together with almonds, also they are the first snack like this I’ve come across which don’t contain either coconut or peanut butter.  Don’t get me wrong, I love both, but sometimes its nice to use different things!

Apricot Truffles

100g (4oz) Almonds (soaked for 12 to 48 hours before hand)
50g (2oz) dried apricots
6-8 dates
Zest of one lemon
1tsp vanilla essence

  1. Process the almonds, apricots and dates in a food processor
  2. Add lemon zest and vanilla and blitz further
  3. Form the dough into small balls and chill in the fridge or freezer before serving

I’ve put mine in the freezer and they’ve stayed soft enough to eat, great to settle a sweet craving!


Menu Planning W/C 22.06.15

This is just a quick one, I’m supposed to be writing a sixteen page assignment for my Marketing Diploma, not to mention two presentations… I have about ten days to get all of them done!  Oh and I’m helping organise a Handmade Wedding Fair at work next Sunday too!

With that in mind, I’ve had to ask Anthony to do most of the cooking again this week, so I had to get him to decide on lots of things so he has no complaining to do about my choices!  I wanted to be able to go and see The Minions movie when it came out this week but I think it will have to wait until after I’ve finished my assignment.  I have about six rewards lined up as my carrots on sticks, problem is that I get so tied up thinking of rewards I don’t actually get anything done.  (I’ve fixed the vacuum today that’s how much I’m procrastinating – you should see the dust it picked up!)

Monday – Tuna Chilli and Cauliflower rice
Tuesday – Meatballs in tomato sauce with courgetti (bought a new gadget on Friday at the Cake and Bake show!)
Wednesday – Roast Chicken, sweet potato wedges and salsa
Thursday – Jacket Potato and Salad
Friday – Buckwheat Pizza
Saturday – Roast Beef (Anthony’s getting pretty damn good at roasts!)
Sunday – Leftovers from Saturday plus salad (we’re both at the wedding fair, we’re lazy!)

Have a great week folks, blog will be back in full swing in about 10 days with lots of food, places AND things!

Menu Planning w/c 15.06.2015

After sun dancing all week in the hopes of a dry hot day today so we could make the most of our first day off together in ages with nothing to do, I find my sun dance worked for yesterday but today the rain is being incredibly insistent!!  So I find myself being vaguely organised with the time to plan the weeks food ahead of time and write about it too!

I’ve just made my first ever batch of buckwheat gallettes (pancakes) for lunch and despite having slight issues in getting the pour right on the first one I feel like I did quite well and might even manage to justify buying a little crepe machine at some point, eeek!  Anyway, we’ll be using the remainder of the mix for tomorrows tea so I’m excited about that already!!  If I can get good at it there might be a video of it in a couple of months!

Monday – Buckwheat pancakes with savoury filling
Tuesday – Roast veg with garlic chicken
Wednesday – Butternut squash stuffed with feta and chorizo (we’ve had the squash for ages hence the crossing out, I hope its ok on the inside!)
Thursday – Lisa @ Golf Day dinner, Anthony to feed himself!
Friday – Sausages (gluten free black farmers!) and beans with cauliflower and leek mash
Saturday – Fish fingers, wedges, sweetcorn and peas (we have Anthony’s daughter visiting, she’s two, we know she eats this!)
Sunday – Jacket potato, beans and salad

We used to sit and plan the weeks menu together but I’ve now taken to just getting on with it as otherwise my blog wouldn’t be coming out until Wednesday and I’d get all stressed!  Funny how having control of something as small as knowing what I’m eating makes me feel a bit calmer and more in control.

I’m going to sew some knickers now before making dinner, the first sewing I’ve done just for me in a while, more on that soon!