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Eating Seasonally and Locally

Eating Seasonally and Locally

There are some fantastic benefits of buying and eating seasonally and local; both for yourself and for our environment. It’s an easy change to make and will save you money! It is also great fun trying out new recipes as the latest vegetable comes into […]

Vegan Hiking Boots

Vegan Hiking Boots

Weekends are a time of exploration for us (me, hubby, bubba and dog). There is nothing better on a weekend morning to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a long hike somewhere new and interesting. As the winter has well and truly hit, […]

Doggy Vegan treats: Peanut Butter Bones

Doggy Vegan treats: Peanut Butter Bones

These are an easy-to-make healthy treat that your dog will just adore! These are great to shove in your pocket to use as treats on a walk, or rewards for tricks and good behaviour!

I use this fantastic little cookie cutter set, they are really small so perfect to make treats for small/medium sized dogs.

Makes: 80 small treats (I used a 6.5cm bone-shaped cutter)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
  2. Mix together the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter and hot water until smooth. Slowly add the dry mixture and mix well. Add a little more water if the dough is too dry, or flour if it’s too wet.
  4. Roll out the dough to around 1/2cm thickness.
  5. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. I turn the oven off and leave the bones inside to crisp up, this makes for a crunchy long-lasting treat which my dog loves!
Top ten ways to eat up pumpkins!

Top ten ways to eat up pumpkins!

My local farmers market is packed full of delicious fresh pumpkins and squashes at the moment, and they are such great value! We can’t get enough of them! There are so many ways to use them for delicious warming winter meals, but here are my top […]

Ethical Hosting

Ethical Hosting

Considering this blog is all about living an ethical lifestyle, I decided to start it off in the most ethical way… Green Hosting. A quick Google search demonstrates that there are a fair number of hosts to choose from, as well as a number of […]

Date and Apple Vegan Scones

Date and Apple Vegan Scones

Makes 10 scones using a 6cm round cutter

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 60g spread (Nuttelex)
  • 150g chopped dates
  •  1 granny smith apple, grated
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbs milk (So Good Coconut)
  •  2 tbs water
  • Extra milk

1. Preheat oven to 180ºc (fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Combine milk and water.

3. Sift flour and nutmeg into a bowl, then rub the spread in with your fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in dates, apple and sugar.

4. Make a well in the flour and pour in the milk/water mixture. Mix until a dough is formed. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.

5. Pat out until 2cm thick. Cut out with your chosen cutter and transfer to the tray, leaving space between the scones.

6. Rub extra milk onto the tops of the scones, then bake for 15 minutes until tops are a light golden colour.


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Makes 10 scones using a 6cm round cutter

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 60g spread (Nuttelex)
  • 150g chopped dates
  •  1 granny smith apple, grated
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbs milk (So Good Coconut)
  •  2 tbs water
  • Extra milk

1. Preheat oven to 180ºc (fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Combine milk and water.

3. Sift flour and nutmeg into a bowl, then rub the spread in with your fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in dates, apple and sugar.

4. Make a well in the flour and pour in the milk/water mixture. Mix until a dough is formed. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.

5. Pat out until 2cm thick. Cut out with your chosen cutter and transfer to the tray, leaving space between the scones.

6. Rub extra milk onto the tops of the scones, then bake for 15 minutes until tops are a light golden colour.