Here’s a recipe I’ll have to admit was inspired by my teen and his endless mug cake baking when the lockdown started. Always looking for healthier alternatives, I created this recipe that has quickly replaced his Google search, refined flour version:) Hope you enjoy it! Chocolate Mug Cake Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins …
It’s almost time for Eid! Have you started prepping for it? I am using cardamom to spice up my cookies!
For my non-Muslim readers, Eid al Fitr is a time that Muslims all over the world celebrate to commemorate the end of the month long fasting of Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9 th month of the lunar calendar. This is one of the two celebrations in the Islamic calendar. The other one being Eid al Adha which is celebrated after the annual Hajj pilgrimage to sanctify the Abrahamic tradition of sacrifice.
Ok so let me just start by saying that these chocolate muffins are just amazing! They have become a hot favorite in my home and I have two growing boys who can safely be described as chocoholics so you know anything sub par will just not cut it! The beauty however is that I get to sneak in some zucchini without them having a clue.
Often, when you start eating healthy, the first thing to go on your list of taboo foods is dessert. But I love dessert! It can be a struggle. I never knew what a mean sweet tooth I had till I had my boys. I crave something sweet right after a meal and this is one habit I don’t see changing. But then it doesn’t have to. With so many healthier alternatives out there like honey, maple syrup, dates, agave and stevia (still haven’t tried this) it is easy to swap out the sugar for a healthier, more wholesome experience!
So I finally mustered up the courage to make Pumpkin Pie at home. It was a daunting task but it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself! And best of all, my boys gave it their seal of approval!
I don’t know about you all but I am often left with rotting bananas. Unless I peel and hand the boys this fruit, they will never reach for one on their own. I some times sneak one in for snack at school but suffice it to say it is not their favorite.
When I saw this recipe for “nice cream” doing the rounds in health circles, I thought I would give it a try. It’s non dairy but the texture and look is just the same. Add good quality cocoa and you have a healthy dessert or after school snack!