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Apple Pie Smoothie

This recipe is short and sweet! It’s a great one for a quick pick-me-up in the morning, or even as a healthy, yet still delicious dessert. It’s quick to make and requires minimal ingredients!


  • 2 cups milk (could use almond, or soy milk instead)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 apples chopped up
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Blend it all up and you’ve got apple pie in a glass!

Note: You can also make this recipe into popsicles by using Greek yoghurt instead of milk (and taking out the oats).

Comment on this post if you try either of these recipes and let me know how you find them!


Raspberry and Macadamia Fudge Blondies

Alice’s recipes

Why have a brownie when you can have one of these delicious raspberry and macadamia fudge blondies?! Try this tasty wee recipe and don’t forget to share it with your friends!


  • 250g butter
  • 300g white chocolate MELTS
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 70g macadamia nuts chopped
  • 120g white chocolate roughly chopped (can also use drops)
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries


  • Set oven to 160 ° C
  • Grease swiss roll pan and line with baking paper. Pan should be roughly 23cm x 33cm
  • Melt butter, and the 300g of white chocolate MELTS in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • In another bowl beat together the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in melted chocolate. Fold in flour, but don’t over mix. Stir in macadamia nuts, white chocolate chopped (or drops) and the raspberries.
  • Spread mixture into swiss roll pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. You want the top to be golden, but the centre of the blondie to be soft to the touch.
  • Once cooled, serve cut into squares and dust with icing sugar if desired.Dish them up! 

Note: recipe adapted from NZ Home and Garden Magazine. 

Fancy flat food: Pasta Puttanesca!

Can you make this? Yes you can!
This pasta is soooooo easy, and it tastes super good! It’s a one of the best recipes to serve in the flat, or to the fam as it’s cheap to make, yet it seems like a special treat.

It serves 4 people, so mix up the ingredient quantities depending how much you need.


  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and finely sliced
  • 3 chopped anchovy fillets
  • 2 red chillies sliced
  • Handful of black olives halved
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes halved
  • Bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese, to serve


  • Bring large saucepan of water to the boil, add a pinch of salt and then the spaghetti (cook according to time on the packet)
  • Put the garlic, anchovy and chillies in a frying pan of hot olive oil. Add the olives. Stir for 2 minutes (or until the garlic starts to turn golden and the anchovies melt into the base). Add the cherry tomatoes, a good splash of the pasta water and cover the fry-pan with a lid. Cook for 3-4 minutes (or until the cherry tomatoes begin to cook down)
  • Drain the pasta but put aside a cup full of the cooking water. Add the basil leaves to the sauce, along with the pasta and a splash of the cooking water.
  • Transfer to plates and top with the parmesan cheese and a few basil leaves if desired.

Bon appetit!

Note: Recipe originated from jamieoliver.com