Healthy Homemade Coleslaw

Healthy, Creamy, Homemade Coleslaw

It is not always easy to get your young ones to eat their vegetables, especially as winter draws in. This dish will offer a healthy spark of colour that will prove irresistible to everyone and is a real crowd pleaser as part of a dirty burger stack alongside our feta and avocado guacamole.

You Will Need;
1/2 small red cabbage
1/2 red onion
1 carrot
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
4 tbsp. Mayonnaise (to make this into a vegan dish just simply swap out for an egg-free version)

I like to finely chop all of the ingredients and then add the mayonnaise, I wrap it and pop it in the fridge for a few hours before eating.An easy recipe for creamy coleslaw the homemade way!

This allows the mayonnaise to turn this otherwise everyday coleslaw into a purple vibrant dish. You can vary the amount of Mayonnaise used, but I like just a covering not too much.

Pro Tip – if encouraging young ones to eat their vegetables, this makes a really good Halloween themed dish – Cauldron Coleslaw. The red cabbage becomes monster brains and the yellow peppers are ghoulish teeth, the vibrant colours will allow your imagination to run wild! This goes very well with homemade dirty burgers, after a nights trick or treating or a bonfire celebration!

Healthy, homemade and creamy this coleslaw recipe is a perfect family pleaser!

I would love to see how you work out your family versions of this simple dish, adding sweetcorn, sultanas or taking away the red onion for spring onions instead! Let’s start to share our own versions!

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Feta and Avocado Guacamole

This is a simple comfort food with the feta and avocado melding together to form one luxurious guacamole! This is ideal as a Halloween treat, which I call my Ghostly Guacamole.

You Will Need
100g Feta
150g Cherry Toms
1 Avocado
1/2 red onion
handful of fresh parsley
salt and pepper

great halloween ghsotly guacomole
Simple to make, easy enough for the kids to get stuck in too.

This is how simple it is…..chop everything up and then mix in a bowl together.

easy recipe
Nice and simple, you can add a variety of sized chunks to make this easy enough for the whole family to make.

This will make the perfect little extra with the veggie dirty burger and will be one of your regular quick family favourites, packed with all the goodness of summer vegetables, but ready for any time of the year.

A nice way to grow your own parsley is shown on this page, a free and easy recycling project to help you personalise your home!

herb planters
This is a nice way to add a little extra sparkle to your indoor herb garden.

golden delicious

Pumpkin Spice Golden Syrup Oatmeal Crunch

Pumpkin Spice reminds us all of the loveliness of autumn and the changing seasons. This year I have perfected my spice mix and added to a classic golden syrup crunch. Especially nice when eaten warm, but I am just as happy to eat from my lunch box in work.

100g butter
100g golden brown sugar
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
100g Self Raising Flour
100g porridge oats
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the Pumpkin Spice
1tsp Nutmeg
1/2tsp each of cinnamon, all spice, ginger and clove
For an added kick pop in another 1/2 tsp ginger

Pumpkin spice
This quickly becomes a family favourite, filling teh house with gorgeous autumnal smells.

Preheat the oven to 160 if fan or 170 if not
Grease a couple of cupcake trays
Heat the butter, sugar and syrup in a heavy based pan, if you want to add dried fruit include them here
In another bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together
Once the butter is all melted and before it bubbles, incorporate it to the dry mix and spoon in to the cupcake tray
ten minutes in the oven as a maximum and then when they are gooey and bubbling still take them out to cool off.
About ten minutes of cooling is plenty before you can start to get stuck in with eating them.
We love them on top of a vanilla ice cream or with yoghurt and fruit (a nice sharp berry for preference)

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge, with extra chunky chocolate topping

Peanut Butter Fudge is an instant crowd pleaser and will make you very popular in work. Do not worry this is a foolproof recipe for even the beginner to ty and tackle.
You Will Need;
1 397g tin of condensed milk
100g of unsalted butter
1 tbsp coconut butter
450g granulated sugar
100g of smooth peanut butter
chocolate chunks for the topping.
Loaf Tin, non stick silicon

nice and easy recipe
Stir it all together until the sugar dissolves

Once you have popped all of the ingredients (not the choc chunks yet) into the largest pan you own, keep it on a low heat.
The sugar will dissolve and you are then ready to sling the heat up higher, keep stirring and try not to let it stick to the bottom of the pan as it will turn into caramel grit rather than gorgeous fudge.
This will take around ten minutes, any less and you will have a sugary texture, which is more like tablet than fudge. I quite like to go in between ten minutes and five as you get a nice interesting texture which isn’t 100% smooth.

I burnt myself the first time
Hotter than the surface of the sun, this is a job for adult supervision!

You can see the sugars bubbling away even as it leaves the pan, this means it will burn you even if you wait a few minutes before trying to lick it from the spoon!
Wait for it to cool slightly and then transfer to the fridge to fully cool and set. This is the right time to scatter the chunky chocolate chips all over the top as it will settle in but not melt.
Then once set it is up to you how to cut the fudge up, I am no perfectionist so I go for a rustic look!

fudge at it's finest
The cocnut butter adds an extra shine as well as a depth of flavour.

For the page I am starting on all treats follow here, thanks