• Food,  Food & Travel,  Recipes,  Wellbeing

    STRESS-BUSTING FOODS AS RECOMMENDED BY A NUTRITIONIST

    Have you ever had your stress levels lower and mood improve when eating certain foods? That’s not just because prior to eating you were ‘hangry’, but because the foods we eat day to day can have a huge impact on our mood and emotional state. With April marking the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, we speak to nutritionist Cassandra Barns to find out the top 5 stress-busting foods that can help bring about a sense of calm. Chocolate Yes, you read it right…

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    5 MINUTE VEGAN PANCAKE RECIPE

    With Pancake Tuesday coming up I wanted to trial some vegan pancake recipes, as I don’t eat dairy and eggs but don’t want to miss out on delicious pancake fun! I found this vegan pancake recipe to be the best of them all in terms of ease to make, access to ingredients and of course, taste! Give it a try and let me know what your favourite toppings are! Vegan Pancake Recipe INGREDIENTS 1cup flour (whichever kind you prefer) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder…

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    HOW TO MAKE MOCHA BROWNIES

    These brownies take a classic treat to the next level by adding rich, fresh coffee. Containing 100%fresh, ground coffee, Lyons Coffee Bags are an easy and convenient way to add delicious, fresh coffee to recipes. Serves: 16 portions Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 Lyons Coffee Bags No.3 100ml freshly boiled water 175g dark chocolate 175g butter 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g caster sugar 100g plain flour 25g dark chocolate, chopped Method: Pour 100ml of freshly…

  • Cruelty Free,  Food,  Recipes

    COFFEE AND COCONUT ICE LOLLIES

    With the summer months in full swing, this simple, frozen treat made with Lyons Coffee Bags is the perfect way to cool down and perk up during those sunny afternoons. Containing 100% fresh ground coffee, coffee bags are a convenient way to add delicious, fresh coffee to recipes. Easy to prepare and bursting with flavour, these lollies are ideal for those who are looking for something sweet and light. Serves: 4 lollies Preparation time: Approx 15 minutes Freezing time: At least…

  • Cruelty Free,  Food,  Recipes

    Easter baking | Vegan flapjack recipe

    Sparkling Ice’s  have shared a brand new vegan recipe with us and we’re so excited to show you too ahead of Easter! The Oat and Almond flapjack recipe is the perfect tasty treat to bake over Easter with friends and family or to give as a gift, a great healthier alternative to chocolate!  Ingredients (Makes 12) 150g frozen raspberries 2 tbsp Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry flavoured water  80g vegan butter 80g maple syrup or honey 200g rolled oats 50g flaked almonds…