Healthy(ish) Mince Pies

Tis the season to be jolly! And eat your weight in food!

I’m in love with this healthier version of mince pies!!!

Definitely going to give them a go ready to leave out for santa


  • 100g of raisins
  • 100g of cranberries
  • 100g of sultanas
  • 1 apple
  • 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 oranges
  • tsp of vanilla bean paste/extract

Mince Pie Cups:

  • 250g of almond flour
  • 2 tbsp of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1egg

• Juice the oranges and place in a saucepan.

• Chop the apple into little pieces and place in the saucepan with raisins, sultanas, cranberries, vanilla, 1/2 tsp of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.

• Mix the almond flour with the coconut sugar, 1tsp of cinnamon, coconut oil and egg and combine until a dough forms.

• Turn oven on at 160C.

• Grease some cupcake tins with coconut oil ready to place the almond flour dough.

• Place a tbsp of dough into each cupcake mould and mould into a cup shape ready to place your mincemeat in the middle. Add 1 tbsp of mincemeat into each cup.

• With the left over dough, roll out and then cut out circles that are big enough to cover the top of the cups and place on top.

• Place in the oven and bake for 25 -30 minutes

Happy Halloween!

Who’s been busy carving pumpkins over the weekend?

I was busy dressing up for Halloween parties instead!

What do you think of my costume?Wednesday from the Addams Family!

I have to say, being dark haired and quite pale, I didn’t have to do much, but hey I think I pulled it off!

Throw some skeletons and dead servicewomen in the mix and you’ve got a death squad.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those over the pond!

I’m aware that it’s an American celebration but thank you for bringing Black Friday to the UK so that I can take advantage of lots of cheap deals!

I have decided to post 5 things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for having the most amazing family I could ever ask for. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them. I come from such a grounded and loving home which I’ve realised as i get older, is not as common as I once thought. I am most thankful for this.

2. I am thankful to live in a country where women have a voice and a choice. The Suffragettes film released this year really bought this home for me!

3. I am thankful to have the freedom and opportunity to do things, like embark on the journey of a lifetime (on Monday ahh!)

4. I am thankful to wake up everyday happy and (almost) healthy.

5. I am thankful for knowing and meeting good, nice people. They give me the hope and appreciation of life in this world that I sometimes struggle to see in the daily news

What are you all thankful for?

LwL x