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Coconut Bird Bars

Coconut Bird Bars

If you’re giving sugar the swerve, these coconut bars will help you on your way. Naturally sweet in flavour, coconut is packed with nutritionally dense, super food acids. High in fat, a little goes a long way and a small serving is often enough to curb those cravings. Happily simple to prepare, I always have a stash in my fridge which is raided regularly by my husband and kids alike. When I hit on a healthy formula that everyone enjoys, I know that I’ve a winner on my hands. Gluten free, added sugar free, vegan, nut free. Source 250g coconut...

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#BirdCooks: Portuguese Custard Tarts

#BirdCooks: Portuguese Custard Tarts

These delicious custard tarts never fail to prompt a memory.  A cobbled seafront in sunshine, somewhere in Luz. An elderly woman emerges from the cool, dark recess of a cafe with pastry in hand, coffee in the other. And bliss was mine for a good five minutes. Now they are yours to make at home.  You do need to make the pastry in advance, ideally the night before so be sure to set aside enough time before you embark. And if you can, do track down specific pastel de nata tins - they have a certain slope and depth to...

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#BirdCooks: Time for you with Tonic Smoothies

#BirdCooks: Time for you with Tonic Smoothies

Taking time out to look after your well being is more important than ever, especially if you're taking the strain and looking after loved ones.  Make these plant based tonics your new morning-go to and nourish yourself from inside out. Heady Ginger Zinger Using a juicer, combine 1/4 small red cabbage, 1/2 cucumber, a thumb of ginger, 1/4 of lemon and an apple. Enjoy straight away. Deep Cleanse With your juicer, combine half a celery head, leaves and all with an apple and sprigs of mint. Super Spiced Banana Smoothie Juice 2-3 peeled carrots.  Using a Nutri-Bullet, combine the carrot...

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#BirdCooks: Hunky, Chunky Crumble Bars with Cardamom, Sour Cream & Cherry

#BirdCooks: Hunky, Chunky Crumble Bars with Cardamom, Sour Cream & Cherry

Chunky, hunky crumble bars - super versatile, perfect for tea and table cloths. Enjoy with loved ones. By Skype, if needs. 

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