TheNakedBlondie Chocolate Orange No Bake Cheese

WARNING – CALORIFIC This recipe makes a 7″/18cm cheesecake. 8 to 10 portions Ingredients For the Biscuit Base… 120g butter. 280g of Chocolate Digestives. For the Cheesecake Filling… 1 tub of Full fat or low fat cream cheese. 1 tsp of vanilla extract. 300ml of whipping cream. 1 sachet of Geletine. 1 US cup measure…

Festive Homemade Gifts And Treats

Christmas time is my most favourite time of year. So much excitement and anticipation for the man in the red suit. The next couple of weeks running up to it, I like to spend it making and baking homemade gifts and treats. Sounds a bit Betty Homemaker?? Where would I find the time? I promise…

Nutella Fudge Brownie Bites

           🎃HAPPY HALLOWEEN🎃 I absolutely can not take all the credit for these beauties as they are adapted from a video on facebook I seen a couple of months ago. But! They are incredibly morish and a perfect ‘low cal’ treat this coming Halloween weekend or even coming into the Christmas season for finger food ideas….

Hearthy Traditional Irish Coddle With A Twist!

Coddle is a huge traditional Irish dish and is native to Co.Dublin. Which I believe even dates back to the 1700’s. Generally it was used to make a stew made from leftovers, (I adore leftovers) but now more frequently used are sausages, rashers (bacon), potato and onion. I know my grandmother and Grandaunt made a…

Almond and Raspberry Sponge cake

Ingredients 50g of Self raising flour/Gluten free flour. 1/2 tsp of baking powder. 4 large eggs seperated. 1 tsp of good vanilla bean extract. 20g of natural granualated sweetener stevia/honey/agave syrup. 2 tsp of natural Almond extract. 1 punnet of fresh Raspberrys. 1 tsp of Raspberry Jam. Method Seperate the eggs into two bowls, whisk…

Honey & Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients Zest and juice of 1 lemon. 50g of Self raising flour/Gluten free flour. 1/2 tsp of baking powder. 4 large eggs seperated. 1 tsp of good vanilla bean extract. 20g of natural sweetener stevia/honey/agave syrup. (You’re Choice I use honey) 25g of unsalted or salted butter/coconut oil. Method Melt the butter or coconut oil…

Honey & Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients Zest and juice of 2 lemons.   50g of Self raising flour/Gluten free flour. 1/2 tsp of baking powder. 4 large eggs seperated. 1 tsp of good vanilla bean extract. 20g of natural sweetener stevia/honey/agave syrup. (You’re Choice I use honey) 25g of unsalted or salted butter/coconut oil. Method Melt the butter or coconut oil…

Bolognese Ragu Three Ways………

This recipe is a long time perfecting. It is one of my most loved go to quick and easy meals in TheNakedBlondie house that I have been making for years well before I embarked on my weight loss Journey. I just cook it a little different now! Plus how exciting are the leftovers?? I hope…

Woman Of The Year 2015

Here we are again! Another year over and still as nervous! This day last year was one of the most elated times in my Slimmingworld journey. I would like to apologise to siobhan for the overuse of tissues and having the group in a state of unstable emotions!! 😂 Firstly I would like to congradulate…

My Positive Mental Attitude Because Attitude is Everything

Hello Guys and Dolls, So why write a blog post on P.M.A? For me this is the most important aspect of my Journey. Recently I have spoken or more so glanced over the struggles of my daily P.M.A. When I had my son back in September 2013, it was the most elated and wonderful time…