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I made this in about 8 minutes this morning. I’ve got meetings over lunch and I’m out of the office all afternoon and wanted something I could just snack on throughout the day with pitta. It’s basically hummus, just with a different bean (are chickpeas beans? Who knows). A jar of sun dried tomatoes is the best here because their oil helps it become nice and smooth.

In a blender, place 1 rinsed tin of cannellini beans, 5 sun dried tomatoes and 2 dessert spoons of their oil, a good grind of black pepper. Whizz til at your desired consistency. I prefer it a little lumpy but scoopable with my pitta! 


Sorry for the awful picture – I only managed to get one after they’d been ravaged by my hockey team. These flapjacks are super easy, super tasty and healthy-ish.

1) in a pan melt 1 tsbp Nutella, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp golden syrup.

2) mash 1 ripe banana into the mixture and then stir in 1 cup of oats. Add more if needed and stir til combined.

3) press into a lined baking tray and bake on 170 degrees C for 20 mins. 

4) leave to cool and chop. This made about 12 flapjacks. Or 6 big ones!

 Why just have an Oreo when you could bash it up and put it in a big cookie?! I’ve made Oreo muffins before, and I made toblerone brownies last night, so I fancied doing something a bit different with my Oreos. Put them in a big cookie. I’ve just had one for breakfast (it’s Saturday, it’s allowed).

I followed this BBC food recipe for vintage cookies but adjusted it to my needs. 

1) in a large bowl cream together 150g of butter and 160g of sugar (I used golden granulated).

2) beat in 1 egg and a drop of vanilla essence.

3) soft over 225g of plain flour and 1/3 teaspoon of bicarb of soda.

4) chop up 5 Oreo cookies and add to the mixture. Stir the mixture together. It’ll be quite sticky.
5) place mixture in 3cm blobs on a lined baking sheet.

6) bake for 20 mins on 180 degrees C. (The recipe said 10, but after 10 mine were not cooked!).

Gobble up as many as you like, I won’t judge 🙂


I love snacking and crisps are my downfall. However, I’ve started making my own and they taste better and they’re healthier. 

1) peel and thinly slice a sweet potato.

2) drizzle lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.

3) bake at 180 degrees c for 15 mins, then flip them over and bake for another 15 mins.

Keep an eye on the thinner ones as the edges will catch. Pop in a bag once cooled and you’re done 🙂 

Ran 10k this morning, now enjoying a chilled afternoon. Planning to save some pennies this month, so made myself some yummy granola bars. Followed this recipe, but added yoghurt cuz I’m addicted to those Eat Natural yoghurt bars.

1) Put a pack of medjool (sp?!) in the food processor. (Kenwood, naturally. Also it sounds like someone is drilling outside when whizzing up dates. Oh and make sure they don’t have stones in!).

2) Put 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of mixed dried fruit and nuts in a bowl together with date mixture.

3) Melt two dessert spoons of peanut butter (I only had crunchy cuz it’s the only PB which should be allowed) and 2 tablespoons of honey.

4) Pour melted PB and honey over the oat/nut/date mixture and mush it all together.

5) Line a baking tray (I used a lasagne dish) with baking parchment and pour the mixture in.

6) Pat it down flat with the back of your hand (the mixture kept sticking when I used a spoon).

7) Slop on some low fat greek yog and chuck in the freezer for half an hour.

Chop and pop in a tuppaware. And maybe eat one. Or two. Woops.