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Sweet potato chocolate lemon cake

Sometimes you need an easy and delicious cake that happens to contain two of the world’s best ingredients: chocolate and lemon. This cake fits the bill, and can be modified to accommodate all sorts of nom lying around, such as the addition of nuts, ginger, and other shiny. This cake was for a trip to the wonderful in-laws yesterday, hence the lack of ginger, but that is simply a must for an even more flavourful delight. :)

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Gnocchi with homemade apricot-spice tomato sauce

I love gnocchi like a beast. It’s one of the long-term consequences of having lived in Italy for many years, and because of a general love of carbs. It’s delightful, squishy, monstrously tasty…<3! Admittedly a serving size is moderate¬†which is why it’s one of the few dishes where caution is thrown to the wind and given the thumb, because honestly! We found this package of gnocchi the other day and I had to insist, if only to satisfy my soul.

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WIAW raw(ish)til4: baked rice hummus stack + what the world eats

For this WIAW I decided to do something wild and different (for me, at least) – a rawtil4 day! I’ve seen lots of bloggers give it a go, and, whilst I’m not convinced about it as a sustainable lifestyle (steamed carrots FTW!), I do eat a lot of raw goods and figured it could be interesting to try it out. I’ve been prepping the whole week with ideas of how to stay full and fed, because my pre-diabetic tendencies mean I cannot eat 10 bananas without the dry mouth and plummeting energy, so this won’t be a collection of monster smoothies. Instead, healthy treats all round!

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Top 10: sweet potato spotlight, Man-made food + a stacked snack

This is just a little post, a little nibble! With exercise back on track I always struggle to come up with fueling food that doesn’t defeat my body with sluggishness and a sugar-rush-dip. This pre-workout treat hits all the right spots, and is so ridiculously easy that it doesn’t even warrant a recipe. Nevertheless, I wanted to share photos of my glee, as well as put a little spotlight on a meal made by Man-thing! Also, there’s a list of sweet potato links at the end to showcase some delightful themed nom I’ve been gazing over.

sidenomspotatoOh, and speaking of spotlight, I just have to puff my plumage and share: you can find my samosa skull pie on this list of 20 Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas via Rachel Cotterill! :D I’m glad it’s not only us two monsters who think it looks yummy ;) Thanks, Rachel!

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Strawberry corn cheesecake delight

Rawr! Ok, I must admit this recipe, based on name alone, may be rather confusing. I was vacillating between corn in the crust or corn in the cake and decided on the latter for today’s munchies. Corn is one of those ingredients I don’t generally indulge in for some bizarre reason, even though I adore it passionately. Sweetish, nom, and just plain versatile. I also love cheesecake something fierce, so this happened. :)

Also, I’m sharing this on the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck – do have a squizz and join in – there are so many delicious treats each week! :D

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Post fun-run refuel: corn bread burgers!

Whew! Yesterday we did another 10km fun run/walk and it was rather awesome in terms of the scenic route and the fresh air. Not so much in terms of organization, but so we learn – we plan to be much more choosy or come prepared next time on our own steam with water and such jazz. Still, going for these long jaunts out of doors is a wonderful excuse to munch it up afterwards with some noms we don’t usually eat; in this case, delightful burgers! Man-thing was bouncing around at the idea of his fluffy store-bought soya buns, but I had to sneakily suggest homemade corn bread instead, because something that you’ve made yourself is always better IMO!

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