bliss balls

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food

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Come on guys! Look at Emma’s face! There’s enough proof there to last the entirety of my chef life.

Tonight we broke the fast like a BOSS. I prepared a simple rocket and pepita salad, cannellini bean dip, curried couscous, falafel, an antipasto plate of chargrilled eggplant, marinated artichokes, blue-cheese stuffed green olives and sundried tomatoes, and last but not least, pesto gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella. Oh and nonalcoholic sangria made with grape juice, passion fruit juice, earl grey tea, cinnamon, blood orange and strawberries.

For dessert, Kaori brought ice-cream and we also had my bliss balls.
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Now they’ve gone home and again, it’s just me. Just me and my food baby.

Goodnight xx

Fig, almond and cacao balls

3/4 cup almond meal
3 soft dried figs (or alternatively, 3 soaked hard dried figs)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp raw honey
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp shredded coconut (plus a little more for coating)
1 heaped tsp all-natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
pinch of cinnamon
a few drops of natural vanilla essence

Whizz all ingredients together in a food processor.

Using your hands, roll into balls then coat in coconut.

Das it!

Enjoy with your fave hot bevy.

Sweet and HEALTHY! 
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