Monday, 7 May 2012

Morning tea

This week I was feeling inspired by the cool weather and the new bone china teapot that my aunt brought me from England. Isn't it cute? Nothing screams English to me more than morning tea. So I brewed myself a cup of Ginger Spice tea from T2 (yum) to compliment the wholemeal banana and date loaf that I baked. I love this loaf because its a little bit sweet without being too high in sugar and it's very low in fat. Like anything though, its all about moderation.

Banana and Date Loaf recipe


2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
125g pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 eggs
1 cup of mashed banana (the riper the better)


Preheat oven to 180ÂșC. Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Sift the flour bicarbonate soda and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir through the dates and the sugar. 

Combine milk, eggs and banana in a separate bowl. Fold into the date mixture until well combined. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Recipe adapted from

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

High on E (Vitamins)

Rich in Vitamin C. A good source of fibre for healthy gut function.

Avocados are one of my favourite foods to snack on and they have so many benefits for your body. One of these benefits is Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that protects your precious body from damage by free radicals. Free radicals are substances that can harm your body's cells, tissues and organs. It is believed that free radicals are linked with aging. So forget those expensive face creams. It's what goes inside that counts, so get some avocado in your system. Spread it on your toast with a little lemon and pepper or make a delicious avocado dip to serve with your favourite vegies.

All images are taken by me :)