Yoghurt, apricot and almond pots

How delicious and scrummmmmy do these creamy pots of loveliness look?…Head over to Joie de vivre and meet my friend Maulshri x Enjoy D!

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My husband loves these yoghurt pots, he is so hooked on to these that he wants to have them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner basically he wants them all the time and yes even if he eats two pots at a go I don’t feel stressed because its healthy, its not going to harm him. These are so delicious, healthy and filling at the same time, they have a taste of the middle east and you can eat them and dream about sand dunes, camels and magical carpets!

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INGREDIENTS

250g dried apricots

220ml freshly squeezed orange juice

6 tsp runny honey

150 – 200ml natural Greek yoghurt

20g almonds, roughly chopped

Place the apricots in a small saucepan with the orange juice and 2 teaspoons of honey. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the apricots are soft and plump, then remove them from heat and allow them to…

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Pure Heart Brownies & Cocoa Truffles

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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 lot of time to talk because of the time difference! We were not able to spend our first Valentine’s Day together but have done now as husband and wife ever since then xxxx

I made these special raw heart brownies and cocoa truffles for him and my two little lovelies. I hope you have a beautiful day filled with love and happiness!

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup brazil nuts
1½ cup chopped dates
½ cup almonds
1 cup raisins
2½ tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ tbsp sunflower oil
Cocoa powder for dusting
Icing sugar for dusting

METHOD

• Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz into a paste. You may find the nuts may remain a little chunky. That’s ok, as it adds texture

For the heart brownies

• Grease a large flat dish and flatten ⅔ of the mixture to 1cm thickness using a spoon and your hands

• Using a heart cookie cutter, cut out as many hearts as you can and place on a plate. Repeat by flattening the remaining mixture and cutting more hearts out

• Once you have your hearts dust them with icing sugar

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For the cocoa and date truffles

• Using the remaining mixture from above. Take little amounts and roll into balls. I lightly greased my palms with a some sunflower oil to avoid thre mixture sticking when rolling

• Dip the balls into cocoa powder for its coating

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Ready to share ♡

Recipe for heart brownies adapted from Lauzan @ The Veggy Side Of Me