Lemon Drizzle Cake

This lemon drizzle cake is quick and easy to make and is the perfect addition to your party menu. We served this at a birthday party and within minutes, it was all gone!

Its flavouring is completely natural as fresh lemons and lemon zest were infused into the batter. It is not nearly the healthiest cake. However, we tried our best to keep the fat content to a minimum in order to make it just a tiny bit more appealing to health conscious guests.

This post features four recipes that will be useful in your baking adventures. They are a cake recipe, a drizzle icing recipe, which includes an icing sugar recipe and buttermilk recipe. The latter was used to keep the oil content to a minimum and therefore acts as an oil replacement in baking.

Without further ado, here’s our lemon drizzle cake recipe!

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My Kids Hate Vegetables! 5 Recipes to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables.

It is common knowledge that children require vegetables in order to support their health and development. However, many children refuse to consume vegetables due to their appearance or taste. Here are 5 simple recipes you can use to ensure your children eat their vegetable without any fuss!

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Upside Down Orange Cake (+ Marmalade Recipe)

The level of deliciousness of this cake is out of this world!

The texture of this cake is rather different from that of a regular cake. It is moist with a smooth, soft texture that blends in with the texture of apples baked in a batter. The flavours are all balanced perfectly. This cake is just wonderful!

So, without further ado, here is the recipe!

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Nigerian Fried Rice

I am not saying this out of bias, but Nigerians make one of the best fried rice dishes in the world!

Nigerian fried rice is so easy to make, yet it tastes so good. It is easily adaptable for a vegan. However, unlike quite a number of foods, you do not lose the flavour by making the recipe vegan! Isn’t that just wonderful!

I am going to take you down to my West African roots with this vegan version of the wonderful, the beautiful, Nigerian fried rice.

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Upside Down Apple-Lime Pudding Cake

I hate cakes. Yup! I am one of those strange people who do not like cakes. However, I love this cake.

This Apple-Lime cake is the perfect cake for any time of the day. It is fruity, moist, delicious and healthier than your average cake. You can eat it and not feel so guilty!

The following nutrients can be found in this cake and an explanation of their functions can be found in the Nutrient Index: Vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxamine (vitamin B-6), biotin (vitamin B-7), folate (vitamin B-9), vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), gamma-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, choline, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and fibre.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe that will have you eating a whole cake before feeling guilty!

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Pearl Barley Risotto

Risotto – a creamy Italian rice dish and my inspiration for this delicious recipe I am bringing to you.

You might be wondering why I decided to use pearl barley for this iconic dish. Well, that’s because my only other option was basmati rice, I saw a bag of pearl barley (which I had never cooked with before this day) and I decided to challenge myself to create a dish with it.

This risotto is creamy and delicious with the lovely addition of vegetables to boost its nutrient count. The nutrients in this recipe include vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folate (vitamin B-9), vitamin K, choline, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron, copper, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, lutein + zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and fibre. As usual, an explanation of the functions of these nutrients can be found in the Nutrient Index.

Without further ado, here’s the recipe.

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Vegetable Coconut Curry

When in doubt, make curry!

If there are any ingredients I always have, it’s ingredients to make curries with. Curries are delightful dishes that are perfect with almost anything.

Today, I am going to share my go-to recipe for a quick vegetable curry with you. I must add that although this curry is good on the day it’s made, it’s even better on the second and third day.

This recipe includes vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulfur-containing compounds, sodium, niacin, flavonoids, fibre, folic acid and antioxidant polyphenols. The benefits of these nutrients can be found in the Nutrient Index.

Let’s get to the recipe!

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Chia-Apricot Jam

What do you do when you have a bunch of apricots? You make jam!

This apricot jam is one of the best jams I have ever tasted! To make it even better, it is guilt-free too as it is completely refined sugar-free.

The special ingredient used to thicken this jam is chia seeds. Chia seeds are my favourite powerhouse of nutrients. Some fun facts about them are that gramme for gramme, chia seeds contain:

  1. five times more calcium than a glass of milk
  2. 100% more omega-3 than salmon
  3. three times more iron than spinach, and
  4. two times more antioxidants than blueberries

Twenty grammes (2tbsp) of chia seeds also contain about 64% more potassium than that found in a banana and 20% of the recommended daily value of protein (for adults). There are many other nutrients and benefits found in these seeds.

The other ingredients in this recipe contain vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxamine (vitamin B-6), folate (vitamin B-9), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, choline, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, phytosterols, calcium and fibre. Descriptions of all nutrients can be found in the Nutrient Index.

Get ready to dig into a bowl of goodness!

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