Yet another week gone by and still no driving! After my housemate took me to the local shops I came away with 7 granny smith apples and no idea what to make with them. After a quick Pinterest search, I found this pin for Apple Crisp – which from what I can tell, we call Apple Crumble here in Australia!
While the recipe contained some dairy, I was able to convert the ingredients to lactose/dairy free ingredients! I swapped butter for Nuttelex and milk for almond milk. And boy was this recipe delicious!!
When cooked, the sauce becomes almost caramelised and bubbly, especially fresh out of the oven. I spread the crumble over the top by hand, but cheated a little using the 2mm slicing attachment on my Magimix food processor to save time. While it made quite a lot of mess, the result was truly worth it!
I served it up with some of my lactose free Peter’s ice cream, and while it was warm it melted right over it. Absolutely scrumptious, luckily Lisa was home – otherwise I may have eaten it all by myself. By some miracle there was still some left today and it tasted delicious cold, almost as good at it did yesterday!
You should definitely give this recipe a go!! If you have a recipe that you think I should try please let me know in the comments below!
A nice and quick recipe for you this week! Often while I’m looking through Pinterest, I see bliss ball recipes, but they mostly contain dates. I don’t mind dates, but often find the raw food recipes containing them quite rich. This pin and recipe for Brownie Bites caught my eye – not only were they lactose and gluten free, they required no cooking and also had no dates.
This week has been one of those busy ones, filled with a few of my cheat dinners (of the sauce from a jar variety) and a bit of eating out. I did manage to bake up a double batch of the carrot cupcakes I posted about a few weeks ago (just as delicious as I remembered) and also managed to make another loaf of Banana Bread. I’m going to have to make this part of my regular rotation, as I finally calculated the savings each week!
At the end of the week, I was still craving something sweet and wanted something quick and easy to fill the void! This recipe by the Unconventional Baker did the trick. It comes together really quickly and easily – probably the longest part for me was actually rolling the balls and getting the coconut on the outside! The ingredients whiz together in the food processor in a minute or two, and it’s delicious.
These bites of sweetness are perfect both straight after rolling and after refrigeration. The recipe includes an option for coconut cream which I didn’t use, but I think next time I’ll give it a go!
Let me know if you give these a go, especially if you try it with the coconut cream.
When my old food processor gave up the ghost at the end of last year, I decided it was time to take the plunge and upgrade! After a lot of researching online I ended up settling on the Magimix 5200XL! I love it, and have been cooking up a storm with it ever since.
The body of the unit is quite heavy so this lovely piece of equipment is living on the bench top next to the stove. I didn’t want to get any oil or dust on it, so I decided I would sew a cover, but I wanted it to be nice and colourful!
Step 1 – Find a pattern! I couldn’t find a pattern specifically for the Magimix, but I did find this pattern from the KathieSewHappy store on Etsy. It fit the base measurements of my machine and all I had to do was add a little height to the pieces. Kathie’s pattern does come with instructions to make pockets, but I decided for mine I would prefer it to be reversible and without pockets.
Step 2 – Find the material! I had purchased some bright and colourful material from my local Spotlight store, rainbow and greys for the outside and a deep magenta for the inside. It is a heavy weight cotton, but so lovely and soft to the touch!
Step 3 – Make the cover! Well this was the easy part. Extending the pattern to add the height needed and then sewing it together was easy with Kathie’s simple to follow instructions. Like I mentioned above, I did leave out a few parts, but I was very happy with the finished product.
Step 4 – Enjoy it! Most of the time I leave the Rainbow side face out, but I will change it up from time to time! Here it is 🙂
If you’re looking for a pattern for your food processor, I’d definitely recommend giving this pattern a try!