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Out with the old year and in with the Mue(sli)
January 20, 2017
This is Blog #4 :-)
Blimey it’s taken us a long time to get going this year! It seems a little late to be saying "Happy New Year" but maybe this will be the last one you'll hear from the last holidays, so Happy New Year to you all anyway.
We last spoke to you all before Christmas and hopefully everyone had a good time and enjoyed whatever they were doing in the time between then and now. Doubtless a few pounds stored here and there, plenty of fabulous wine drunk and lots of gorgeous food shared with friends and family.
We had some great fun in the lead up to the big day, attending quite a few local markets and making lots of new Foodie friends - can't get better than that!
Myself and my girls pretty much shut down Foodie Flavours for actual Christmas and through to the New Year but are now back in the saddle and getting all excited about what we want to do with our business in 2017. There are plans afoot to share what we’re doing in different ways and we’re also going to be making our website even better, especially now we’ve got all our aprons, tea towels, placemats, napkins and cushion covers here safe and sound, all with our own Foodie Flavour designs, prints and/or quotes. We’re SO pleased with them!
On that, our candles and our aprons, placemats and tea towels especially went down a treat at all the Christmas markets and the feedback we’ve had from happy foodies has been tremendous, so a mahoosive thanks to everyone who has taken the time to drop us a line or comment on Facebook. You’re wonderful people and definitely appreciated.
Mahoosively Marvellous Muesli!!
Right enough burbling from me. As this blog’s main topic I’d really like to share with you a recipe for bloody gorgeous muesli that I got from Susie Mclachlan of Yoga Health & Healing, a brilliant yoga teacher, fitness instructor, wickedly humoured, all round smashing person. She in turn got the recipe from a friend, Jane Peak who is another bendy and serene (probably) yoga lady.
Now I always thought that muesli would be a bit of a pain in the bum to make at home and so had never bothered tbh, but when I saw a pic of it on Susie’s FB page, I thought it would be perfect to share here and also that I had to have a go myself if I was to share it with y’all.
I tell you what, it’s so easy it’s unbelievable.
Here’s the original recipe from Jane
You can pretty much do what you want with this though, that's partly why it's so cool!
Susie substituted the brown sugar for coconut sugar, the honey for maple syrup and bran oil for coconut oil.
As I like to experiment I also used coconut oil but took out the brown sugar altogether and just used honey, though nowhere near a cup full.
I didn’t actually measure anything at all, just put in what looked right and then mixed it up as per the recipe. When it went into the oven everything was loose and separate, but lightly moistened by the oil and honey. I did turn it all over regularly in the oven to get a nice even golden colour and added another very light drizzle of honey halfway through, but nothing major.
Once I took the now golden muesli out of the oven, I put it into a big metal bowl, added the fruit (dried cranberries, sultanas and chopped dates which are nice and sticky), then pressed it down a bit and left it to cool, finally putting it in the fridge to finish cooling as it was taking too long and me and the girls wanted to try it.
Once it had fully cooled, I broke the muesli up into bits and can honestly say that it’s amazing! The girls love it, I love it, it’s not very sweet at all, just nice and there’s no rubbish in it.
We are 100% converts to homemade muesli and will make this weekly from now on. I can buy the ingredients from a bulk wholefoods chap in the same market where I get my fruit and veggies so it’ll be an easy and enjoyable part of our routine.
Why not have a go using your own favourite seeds, nuts and fruits? You’ll be glad you did!!