Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

I ❤ to lift weights, heavy weights.  The only cardio I do is to lift weights faster! A lot of the nutrition research I do revolves around how to eat to fuel your workout – when’s the best time and what’s the best way to eat carbs, protein, fats for maximum bang for your buck … Continue reading

Raw Snickers Bars

So these are amazeballs, let’s just get to it already. I mean, within an hour of receiving the email from Changing Habits with this recipe in it, I had already whipped up a batch for dessert for Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah. (That’s how long I’ve been meaning to post this for. Since last September! … Continue reading

Coconut Watermelon Granita & a Giveaway

Let’s play a word association game. I say “TV chef”, you say??? Jamie Oliver. Err’day. I went through a phase where I’d have BBC cooking channel running all day. Didn’t matter who was on – Delia, Nigella, Rick, but the minute Jamie came on, that was it. Game over, it’s tv time! My favourite series … Continue reading

‘It’s Peachy’ Salad with Peanut Pesto Dressing & a giveaway!

When I was a kid we used to give our gorgeous doe-eyed Rottweiller, Lady, peanut butter to eat. Not because Lady had protein requirements… but for pure entertainment! Have you ever seen a dog eat peanut butter? It’s hilarious!!! Now of course I’m not advocating, what is clearly, short-sighted & childish humour (cos I’m sooooooo grown … Continue reading

Pink Lemonade & a Giveaway!

My lovely husband is outnumbered. We have 2 very girly daughters, even our puppy is a girl, that’s 4 to 1. Everything in our house is pink! Gender-biased much? Yes… and I do realise I chose to call my blog “Hot Pink Chilli” – I succumbed to ALL THE PINK! So has this lemonade – which goes down like a home-sick mole … Continue reading

Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Blobs aka Monkey Poop

I’ve been banging on about Monkey Poop for a week now so I feel like I better get to the point. Fast! It’s like when we were kids, and someone asked for a bite of your food, and you teased them by pulling it away as they tried to bite it. Then, when they eventually got their teeth … Continue reading

10 Minute Icecream

I bowed to the marketing pressure and bought one of those groovy little icecream makers which makes (depending on where you live…) frozen paddle pops/ice lollies/icicles/popsicles in 10 minutes – help a foodie out here, what are they even called? I woke up with a sore throat this morning and thought a frozen smoothie would hit … Continue reading

Double Layered Raw Chocolate Fudge (nut-free)

I posted this photo on my personal facebook and Instagram last night and it caused quite the furor! I’d go so far as to say, it ‘went viral’. Ok not quite but I had everyone begging me for the recipe, so here it is 🙂 I take no responsibility for the over consumption of said … Continue reading

Coconut Butter Crackles

Everytime I get a spontaneous kids-in-the-kitchen moment I know I should be taking note of measurements etc but since that kind of robs these fun moments of their spontaneity I don’t… but then when they turn out awesome (if I do say so myself!) I have to scramble to try remember just how much of … Continue reading

Chia Coconut Bites

Food allergies are at a level never seen before and rising! There’s a little boy in my 3 year old’s class who has life-threatening anaphylactic allergic reactions to prawns, nuts, dairy, strawberries, egg and soy! He carries his little Epipen with him in a carry bag around his waist 24/7, poor little man. Eating almost … Continue reading