Meet Alfie

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I just have to introduce you all to the new member of the Shivaay Delights family ~ Alfie is our 11 week old mini orange lop in house rabbit!  He’s very cute, adorable and cuddly but is extremely cheeky, similar to my 2 boys 😉

Loving him hopping around our living space. Thoroughly enjoying having him with us.

Do you have pets?  Please share with us in the comments. Look forward to hearing from you all X

Have a relaxing weekend!

A Baked Broccoli Kofta Curry….

Shivaay Delights

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I absolutely love to find new recipes to try and am able to get a variety everyday on the Facebook interactive food group. With over 6000 members, I have made many friends and you can imagine the amount of vegetarian food dishes, recipes and ideas that are flying around.

I see so many that I wish to make, that now I have started to bookmark them. The first one I couldn’t wait to cook was The Baked Broccoli Kofta Curry by Swathi Pareek @ Cooking wid joy and what an outstanding recipe. Firstly what stood out at me was that the koftas were baked rather than fried and the ingredients were really healthy with hardly any use of oil.

What resulted was a superb curry with an intense broccoli hit of kofta in the most delectable tomato based curry. Swati! What a fantastic recipe!! One I know I will…

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Instant Chilli Cheese Garlic Bread!

One of the most popular posts on the blog here…Have a delightful day friends!

Much love, D x

Shivaay Delights

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All of you by now will know that, when I get a craving for something, there is no stopping me. I listen to my body when wanting certain foods. But have to control the naughty cravings! 😉 For example I find that if I’m craving oranges or something orange flavoured, I’m lacking in Vitamin C or a cold could be pending. I got in tune with my body a lot at the time I was pregnant. You feel free to eat almost whatever you want and I felt my body was literally communicating with me via cravings.

I would picture, say a passion fruit and could already yearn for it on my palette, and that actually did happen. My husband and I were driving back from my friends place and I was about 7 months pregnant. I told him to stop the car at the parade of shops and see…

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Pure Heart Brownies & Cocoa Truffles

A healthy yet sweet treat for your loved ones this Valentine’s day x

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Going back 10 years, it was a Saturday and I was at work. It was a busy day and made even more busier by the delivery people that were dotting in and out bringing big, luxurious Valentine gifts for the girls at work. Everytime one walked in I would hold my breath in anticipation…had my boyfriend of 5 months sent me a Valentine’s surprise?! No! 😦

I had told my parents if anything arrived for me at home, then please call me. I didn’t get a phone call either. So the day ended and I slowly made my way home! I walked into our lounge upset only to find a incredibly massive bunch of roses with these unique feathered leaves adorning the corner of the room!

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He had remembered and it meant so much especially as my boyfriend was working in New Zealand at the time. We didn’t get a…

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Smoked Paprika & Lemon Hummus

A healthy dip for the weekend..I’ll be sure to make it today!
Have a wonderful weekend, Much love D x

Shivaay Delights

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A light snack for me last night!  Something healthy and filling.  It is quicker making hummus at home then it is going to buy a small tub of it from the shops.  This way you have it fresh and a lot more for your money!

I based the hummus flavour upon the peri peri spice base that has been really popular here with everyone on the blog!  I incorporated some natural yoghurt to give the hummus a creamy texture and to help cut through the spice and tang of the peri peri and lemon.  I know that I will be making more varieties of hummus as my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  I can’t wait…much love D x

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INGREDIENTS

1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained
2 small garlic cloves
½ lemon juice
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp coriander & cumin powder
2-3 tbsp sunflower oil
¼ tsp dried…

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