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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #50

fabulous Foodie Fridays #50

Hello and welcome to another oh so Fabulous week of Foodie Fridays!

Wishing all Mum’s out there a beautiful Mother’s Day ahead for this Sunday, let’s hope all the crazy weather is done and dusted and we get a beautiful weekend of sunshine.

I hope that last weekends crazy behaving weather didn’t do any harm to anyone. We were all fine here (just) but definitely effected! I spent my first night alone in our family home, never have I done that before, I mean I’ve been here alone with the kidlets and no Zadada before but that’s different because

Hello and welcome to another oh so Fabulous week of Foodie Fridays! Wishing all Mum's out there a beautiful Mother's Day...

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #49

fabulous Foodie Fridays Feature #49

Hello and welcome to another delicious round of Fabulous Foodie Fridays!

I’m going to say WOW! I can’t believe how each week of FFF’s just seems to be getting more and more delicious. I’ve been enjoying so many great new recipes lately and it’s all thanks to this great little party!

Food is one thing we all have in common, it doesn’t matter

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #48

Fabulous Foodie Fridays 48

Welcome to another week of our Fabulous Foodie Fridays Party!

I’m loving that things have finally started to cool off, not that I’m ungrateful for the beautiful summer we’ve just had, I do love a change, they say it’s as good as a holiday, hehehe, how about you, do you like change?

I think there’s something edible I love about every season, Summer I’d say 

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #47

Fabulous Foodie Fridays Feature

Anyone else feeling that this last week has absolutely flown past or is it just me?

I think school holidays have played a pretty big role in making ours blink by.

Here’s a peek at some real moments from in-between Fabulous Foodie Friday rounds……

  • I’ve filled a spray bottle twice with food colouring, blue was our choice of colour this week (one little 4-year-old is feeling the effects of trying to keep up with her older brother and sister, if you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about check out my Fabulous Foodie Fridays post from last week).
  • I got mashed potato in my eye, has that ever happened to you before? It bloody hurts!
  • We’ve had our big puppy dog to the vet, he has himself an ear infection, the good news is he didn’t need surgery like we first thought and his meds are kicking in!
  • My mouth has been watering as I’ve made my way though all the deliciousness from last weeks FFF’s party.
  • I’ve discovered a soundtrack, it’s called ‘kids bickering’, some days it plays louder than others, have you heard it? For some reason I can’t get the remote to control it! Heheheh… life really isn’t that bad, I think we’re normal, we actually had a really lovely day out on Tuesday with some very special friends.Fresh air, sunshine, good company and maybe a piece of cake or 3 really does work wonders 😉

The bright side of a week passing so quickly is that a delicious round of Fabulous Foodie Fridays is here before we know it?! Without further adieu here are my picks from last week……

Vegetaraian has got me bowl, mixer and ingredients with this Roasted Vegetable Tart. I love how delicious it looks and how simple it sounds to create. Yum!

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While we’re on the savoury wagon Pretty Wee Things has made these Veggie Fritters for Kids (and Adults), I’m planning to test them out on one 4-year-old very soon, I know the older 2 will love them.

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I made a version of The Sassy Cook’s Mango, Almond & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream over the weekend. I did make mine strawberry only because Coles was all out of their Frozen mango pieces, I sweetened it a little with some agave syrup and I tell you for an Ice Cream treat that’s on the healthy side this little treasure really is the goods.

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Welcome to one of our newest partying bloggers,  Sissa’s Clean Kitchen who delivered a delicious Raw, Vegan Vanilla Slice with Passionfruit! Perfect for those craving something sweet and trying to be good at the same time!

Sissa's Clean kitchen Vanilla slice

The good news for some of those sensitive tummies out there is that this Mint Slice Birthday Cake from Lila Wolff is free of dairy and artificial ingredients! And for those who don’t have sensitive tummies why would you pass this opportunity up, it’s CHOCOLATE Cake!

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Don’t forget to pop over and check out Lucy and Lauren’s favourite picks too!

Wishing you all a delicious weekend ahead.

It’s now over to all our Foodie bloggers……

YOU’RE INVITED!

Lauren from Create Bake Make , Lucy from Bake Play Smile and now Dannielle from Zamamabakes have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

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Each week we’ll select 3 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured. 

THE RULES FOR THE PARTY ARE SIMPLE:

1. Please only link up food or drink related posts. You can share up to 3 posts each week. They don’t have to be recent posts, but please make them new to the ‘Fabulous Foodie Fridays’ party.

2. Simply add your links and they will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!

3. It’s sooo not a party without mingling…. please visit and comment on at least three other links that are near you in the list.

4. Follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with all the Fabulous Foodie Fridays goss!

Bake Play Smile:      Facebook    Instagram   Pinterest    Twitter

Create Bake Make:Facebook   Instagram    Pinterest    Twitter

Zamamabakes:     Facebook  Instagram   Pinterest    Twitter

Fabulous Foodie Fridays:   Facebook    Instagram    Pinterest

5. Feel free to grab the Fabulous Foodie Fridays button and share the love around!

6. Leave a comment below so we know that you came and partied with us – we want to return the favour and visit you too.

* By adding your link, you are giving Bake Play Smile, Create Bake Make and Zamamabakes permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full recipe for party features and future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media. Oh and of course we will also let you know about upcoming Fabulous Foodie Fridays link parties!


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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #46

Fabulous Foodie Friday #46 feature

Hello and welcome to another delicious week of Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

This week I thought I’d  share  overshare something new I’ve learned in the kidlet department. Thanks to some lovely readers over on

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #45

FFF's logoI know I sound like a broken record but how fast a week passes especially when there are so many things happening at this time of year. Has anyone else been making Easter Bonnets or teachers gifts made of chocolate this week? It almost feels like Christmas, almost!

A personal assistant would come in very handy during these busy times of year and not just any PA, I’d like one that could read my mind, how good would that be? She could sort through all my thoughts and appropriately file them in places I can find, remember (sometimes Siri works out for me and sometimes she doesn’t!). A real life mind reading PA would be the goods, she could also help me to meal plan my way through the week, especially now that I have such a great selection of recipes right under my nose every week! On that note…..I will say, even though there is not a PA in sight to help me do the sorting, it was an absolute pleasure to sit down and deliciously make my way through all the amazing posts that were linked up with us at Fabulous Foodie Fridays last weekend.

Here are my 5 picks from last week…..

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Fabulous Foodie Fridays #44

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Hello and welcome to another delicious week of Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

I can’t believe Easter is just 1 week away!

Are you like me and have started indulging in Easter treats early?  I say good for you and me (there’s safety in numbers), enjoy every mouthful, there’s plenty of time for being good after Easter.

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Easy Chocolate Slice – Fabulous Foodie Fridays #40

Happy Foodie Friday lovely people!

So that exciting news I spoke of on Tuesday……….

I’m very excited to announce I’ve teamed up with the gorgeous Lucy from Bake Play Smile and Lauren from Create Bake Make to bring you the Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party each and every week! Let me just say I’m feeling very honoured to be working with these 2 beautiful, talented and inspiring ladies, I’ve been enjoying following, drooling over both these ladies blogs and taking part in FFF’s for almost a year now,……. I know I have a lot to bake up to!

If you’re visiting FFF’s for the first time, (here’s a little bit of info about how the party runs. Each Friday (well actually, late each Thursday night), Lauren, Lucy and now myself host a Fabulous Foodie Fridays party. We ask food bloggers to link up their favourite recipes for us to share… and drool over. It’s a little bit like an instant cookbook each and every week (and a great place to do your meal planning for the following week).

Last week we had an amazing collection of recipes linked up – Thank you! I now know what Lucy and Lauren mean when they say it’s so hard to narrow down their favourites each week, you guys share so much deliciousness.  Here’s what I decided on:

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These Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas from My Brown Paper Packages are going to be put to good use when we have our next barbecue, a much prettier option than my boring old potato bake.

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I love discovering recipes I haven’t tried before and this Baked Falafel and Labneh Salad from Champagne and Chips had my attention. I especially love that the falafel gets baked. A dish being added to my dinner menu!

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I think I did really well starting with 2 savoury dishes (I’m a major sweet tooth at heart) in my eyes no meal is complete without enjoying something sweet. I can’t wait to test out this Peach Cardamom Crumble Pie from Lila Wolff, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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Don’t forget to pop over to Bake Play Smile and Create Bake Make to see what treasures tempted their tastebuds last week!

Being my debut post for Fabulous Foodie Fridays I thought I’d revamp an old favourite of mine that’s a winner every time I make it……Easy Chocolate Slice. A gorgeous friend first introduced me to this slice about 5 years ago and since then I’ve made a few little tweaks along the way. What I love most about this Easy chocolate Slice is that you can be enjoying a slice (minus the icing) within 15 minutes of placing all your ingredients in the mixing bowl!

Sometimes I add a cup of chocolate chips to the mixture as an indulging optional extra, they work a treat.

Serve a slice warm with your favourite ice cream and topping and dessert is sorted! Better still sandwich a scoop of ice cream between 2 pieces of slice, sprinkle some maltesers on top, drizzle that topping over the lot and you’ll have your very own ice cream burger! (a personal fav in the Zamamabakes household)

This slice is very versatile, catering to those who like a nice, moist, cakey slice and those who like a crunchier biscuity slice, for the cakey version cook for just 10 mins for the biscuity go with 15-20 mins.

This would have to be one of the easiest slices I have made and one of the most popular amongst young and old!!!

Easy Chocolate Slice Feature

Easy Chocolate Slice instructions

 

 

Easy Chocolate Slice - Fabulous Foodie Fridays #40
 
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Author:
Recipe type: Slices
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups SR flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¾ cup coconut ( I substitute rolled oats if I'm out of coconut)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Optional extra:1 cup chocolate chips (for a double chocolate hit)
  • ICING:
  • 1½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles, grated chocolate or coconut for decorating
Instructions
  1. Preheat a moderate oven
  2. Mix all ingredients together (how easy is that!) plus your optional extra choc chips if you're going for the double chocolate hit
  3. Press into lined slice tin
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes (10 if you like your slice soft and cakey)
  5. Ice with chocolate icing. Mix icing sugar, cocoa and gradually the milk together to get a smooth but not runny consistency. Spread over cooled slice and decorate with coconut, sprinkles, grated chocolate or just leave plain its up to you.
  6. I keep slice in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week if it lasts that long!

 

How do you like your slice……Cakey or Biscuity?

You’re Invited!

Lauren from Create Bake Make , Lucy from Bake Play Smile and now Dannielle from Zamamabakes have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.

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Each week we’ll select 3 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured. 

The rules for the party are simple:

1. Please only link up food or drink related posts. You can share up to 3 posts each week. They don’t have to be recent posts, but please make them new to the ‘Fabulous Foodie Fridays’ party.

2. Simply add your links and they will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!

3. It’s sooo not a party without mingling…. please visit and comment on at least three other links that are near you in the list.

4. Follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with all the Fabulous Foodie Fridays goss!

Bake Play Smile:      Facebook    Instagram   Pinterest    Twitter

Create Bake Make:Facebook   Instagram    Pinterest    Twitter

Zamamabakes:     Facebook  Instagram   Pinterest    Twitter

Fabulous Foodie Fridays:   Facebook    Instagram    Pinterest

5. Feel free to grab the Fabulous Foodie Fridays button and share the love around!

6. Leave a comment below so we know that you came and partied with us – we want to return the favour and visit you too.

* By adding your link, you are giving Bake Play Smile, Create Bake Make and Zamamabakes permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full recipe for party features and future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media. Oh and of course we will also let you know about upcoming Fabulous Foodie Fridays link parties!

 

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