I've never been one for protein balls, they always seem super rock-hard, cakey or just tasteless. So I've been working on these simple, healthy and delicious Pistachio, Vanilla & Honey Protein Balls to give you guys a good, solid protein ball recipe to satisfy!
Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited away to RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick, near Daylesford in Victoria. I love a Winter getaway so of course jumped at the chance, plus Isaac and I got engaged just the weekend before so thought it might be nice to celebrate in beautiful regional Victoria.
What a week! I've barely cooked. Renovations are tiring! I didn't realise this for so long but this week I started to 'itch'. I wanted in on my hazard zone of a kitchen! The biggest part of the reno is almost finished so I got into my kitchen this afternoon to whip up this hearty, healthy and oh-so-satisfying chickpea cacciatore with super soft polenta.
Growing up, I always remember the standard kitchen bench top items always included a sugar jar, a box of tea bags and a jar of Nescafe Gold for my parent’s daily coffee. As time went on, I began having a cup with them too and even adding it into my recipes. Now that I have my own home, I always keep a jar in my kitchen as well which is why I’m really excited to partner with Nescafe to announce the launch of their newest family member, Nescafe Gold Organic.
Some of you guys may have seen that for the better part of the past year, I've been buckled down in my creation den formulating, testing and photographing dozens of brand new recipes for the Body by Gilles program.
This is a winner of a cake. Like an absolute, total, hands-down winner. A few ingredients, loads of healthy olive oil, magnesium-rich cacao and heaven in a mouthful! After visiting the olive groves at Cobram Estate last week I really wanted to try out an icing similar to one that the chef made for our carrot cake. I've always loved chocolate and olive oil together so it seemed fitting that I'd use it instead of water to make it!
Did someone say figs?! Haha you guys know they're my favourite! Especially in this almost-savoury cake. It's the kind of cake you can have a slice of with an espresso for breakfast (Italian-style) or for a mid-afternoon snack and not feel heavy or sick.