Category archives: La Dolce Vita

Healthy Ice Lollies

Happy Monday all! The sun is shining here in Blighty today, it's a good start to the week.  As a nice surprise for the kids when they arrived home from school all hot and bothered I though I'd make some nice ice lollies to cool them down.  Well not just for them, I love an ice lolly too!  These lollies are really easy to make, incredibly tasty and creamy, and no-one[...]

Rhubarb & Strawberry Oat Crumble

Nothing tastes as good as a beautiful locally grown sun ripened strawberry, juicy and sweet, for me it encompasses the taste of summer.  I've had my sandals on and it has finally started to feel more summery over here on the South coast of England over the past couple of weeks. This is my absolute favourite crumble combination, the tart rhubarb with the gorgeous sweet[...]

Apricot Coconut Bars

These bars are well tried and tested now and they are a big hit with kids and grown ups alike. Great for packet lunches or an after school snack, a good energy bar on a country walk or even for breakfast with a smoothie. They have a soft chewy texture and cut nicely into bars. Completely devoid of any kind of added sweetener, the dried apricots alone give them all t[...]

Superfood Raw Chocolate

I have excluded a lot of foods out of my diet over the last couple of years but chocolate always finds its way back into my life in one way or another. More recently I've been experimenting with Raw Cacao because unlike the standard cacao powder you get in supermarkets, which is fermented, dried and sometimes treated with chemicals, the raw cacao powder or nibs retai[...]