Dec 11, 2010

Is it time for Christmas treats yet?

This is a box of goodies that went out from my kitchen last Christmas. Every year I write my list of people to make treats for, the list of recipes I want to try, all the ingredients I need, roll my sleeves up, kick everyone out of the kitchen for an entire day or two, and get to work (or PLAY rather).

I LOVE this time of year - although need to remind myself of that when things start to get hectic with college ending, planning needed to be done, more babysitting hours whilst still working 5 days a week... and then Christmas shopping, prepping and planning all the goodies I want to make, and then of course finding the time to make them!

Alot on my plate at the end of another year, but like I said, I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

So before things get more hectic I wanted to share some tasty recipes you can make for loved ones as the festive season begins.

I can't let you in on the recipes I'll be doing this year (yet) as I havn't tested them myself! But I will show you a really easy recipe from last year -

Banana Snowballs

5 dried bananas
2 cups raw nuts (combo of almonds and pecans taste great)
2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1/4 tsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean
shredded coconut

Start by chopping your dried bananas into small pieces. Then grab out your food processor and throw your nuts in, pulsing until they're in little pieces. Add your chopped banana bits, your medjool dates and your vanilla and whizz it all together so it's combined well.

Have a quick taste test and add anything else your taste buds might fancy - more vanilla? Dash of cinnamon? Then get spoonfuls of your mix, roll it into balls, and then into your coconut.

Have fun in your kitchens guys. More Xmas recipes to come!


  1. WOW - You have an AMAZING GIFT!!!

  2. Yummmm! So glad I stumbled across your blog. You have some amazing recipes on here and I cant wait to read more.

    Are you living in Sydney? Im curious to hear more about whats going on with raw and living foods up there. I am in Melbourne, but I lived in Sydney for 6 years prior to coming here. I am moving back to Sydney in 2011 and I super keen to get amongst the health and raw food scene up there!

  3. Hi Connie,
    Thanks for your comments. I'd be happy to fill you in what's happeneing up here in Sydney when you move here again. Keep in touch :)