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Pecan and date spelt breakfast muffins (vegan)

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 25 minutes

Makes: 12 medium muffins, or 24 mini muffins


240g white spelt flour (or a mixture of white and wholemeal)

130g dates chopped

190ml coconut milk or almond milk or other diary free milk.

small to medium bananas mashed (about 180g)

30ml of maple syrup

30g chia seeds

30g pumpkin seeds

50g pecans chopped

30g oats

60ml coconut oil melted

1 teaspoon of mixed spice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Medium carrot finely grated (about 80g)

pinch of salt














Preheat your oven to 190˚C/gas mark 5/350°F.

Put the mashed banana in a big bowl with the carrots, milk, maple syrup, vinegar and vanilla extract  and melted coconut oil, mix well.

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, mixed spice and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Gently fold in the seeds, nuts, dates and oats.

Don’t over mix as this helps keep the muffins fluffy.

Place the mixture in 12 muffin tins.

Bake for about 25 minutes. You can test with a skewer and if it comes out with mixture on it bake for a few more minutes.

Cool on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes or so.

Organic Breakfast Parfaits

Monday, June 13th, 2016

1Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes







For the granola:

150g organic oats

50g organic jumbo oats

50g organic desiccated coconut

50g organic walnut halves

80g organic coconut sugar or light brown muscovado sugar

100g cooked quinoa

2tbsp organic coconut oil

a pinch of sea salt

100ml organic maple syrup

2tbsp organic nut butter

1tsp organic vanilla extract

1tsp organic ground cinnamon

1tsp organic ground ginger

Splash of water


For the breakfast parfaits:

1 tub of organic natural yoghurt

A mixture of organic raspberries, chopped strawberries and blueberries

Toasted coconut flakes



For the granola:

Measure out the oats, coconut, walnuts, sugar, quinoa and spices then place them into a mixing bowl

Melt the coconut oil together with the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and water in a saucepan

Pour the melted mixture over the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly

Tip the granola into a baking tin and bake for 15 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees

After 15 minutes stir the granola well and place it back in to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes

Leave the granola to cool in the tray before breaking up into chunks


For the parfaits:

Mash the raspberries into a sauce then fold in the chopped strawberries and the blueberries

Put the fruit on the base of your serving glasses followed by the yoghurt, honey (optional) and finally the granola

Finish off the parfaits with some toasted flaked coconut pieces.

Beautiful Winter Skin

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

With winter fast approaching its time to think about protecting your skin, both internally and externally from the elements.

There is nothing more drying for the skin than going from the cold autumnal air into a warm room and then back again.  This constant change in temperature and exposure to the outside elements means at this time of year our skin has to work twice as hard to mainting its moisture and health.

From within…

One of the best internal skin foods is Flax Oil, it is rich in omega 3 oil which is great for the skin.  Hemp oil is also a great skin food as this has a great balance of all of the essential omega oils that are essential for skin health amongst other benifits. Flax oil is available from Scoopaway from £5.69 for 250ml, and Hemp is available from £6.19 for 260ml.  Also, dont forget the importance of drinking plenty of Fluids throughout the day, especially water.

External care…

Nothing beats a good protective moisturiser and finding one that suits you is the key.  For the face, Scoopaway sells various moisturisers, from Burts Bees Day Cream and Night Cream to Weleda Wild Rose Day Cream.  There is also moisturiser from Jasons, Avalon Organics, Amphora and Faith in Nature, prices start from £5.45.

Don’t forget to protect those lips as well with lip balms in Scoopaway starting from £3.69, in various different flavours.

Hand cream is another essential at this time of year.  Weleda Skin Food is possibly the most nourishing moisturiser in store at Scoopaway, and this can be used on the face and body too and is £8.49.  Weleda Sea Buckthorne Hand Cream is a lovely silky alternative, with other hand creams available from Burts Bees, Jasons and Avalon Organics, prices start from £6.99.

For the Body…

Dont forget that whilst the body is protected from the elements by clothing, rapid changes in temperature can dry out the skin.

Jasons provide several body moisturisers available in store at Scoopaway from £6.99 and in several different scents such as Rosewater, Lavender, Apricot, VCitamin E, Vanilla, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera.  Other moisterisers are also available from Avalon Organics, Amphora, Weleda and Burts Bees, with prices starting from £6.99.


Pukka Healing Smoothies

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

An excellent way to take high doses of healing herbs and nutrients is to blend them in a smoothie.  Try variations on the suggestions below:

Nutritious Smoothie base

pukka aloe vera juice150ml – Yogurt (Goats Milk or other  Organic Whole Milk Yogurt)

2 Handfuls – Fresh or Frozen Fruit Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries etc)

150ml – Almond Milk (or other Milk)

1 tablespoon – Pukka Organic Aloe Vera Juice

2 scoops – Protein Powder (e.g. Hemp protein powder or Ground Seeds)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Fibre Plus

1-2 tablespoons – Pukka Organic Hemp Seed OilPukka hemp oil

Add one of the following before blending:

1 teaspoon – Pukka vitalise (for added antioxidants and phytonutrients)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Chywanaprash (for immune boosting)

1 teaspoon – Pukka Clean Greens (for detoxification)

Flavour Enhancers:

A sprinkle of Cinnamon

A dash of Pukka Rosewater

A little Honey or Maple Syrup

pukka fibre plusOptional:


Beetroot Juice

Carrot Juice

Ginger Juice

Add or substitue any liquid with any of the following

– Almond Milk (soak, peel & blend 10 almonds) (for strength)

– Rice Milk (for easy digestion)

– Coconut Milk (for nourishing)

-Green Coconut Water and Cocnut Flesh (for Cooling)

-Manuka Honey (for immunity)

-Agave Syrup (for prebiotic digestive aid)

-Molasses (for nourishing blood energy)


Monday, August 6th, 2012

Superfoods is a term used to describe certain food groups which have amazing recorded properties, documented in clinical research and bibliography. Currently there’s no legal definition of what constitutes a superfood, however the tag has been applied because of their concentrated array of nutritional benefits. They contain a rich compliment of varied amino acids, vitamins and minerals which facilitate the possibilities of superior mental and physical health.

Below is a list of some of the most popular superfoods which can be sourced in Scoopaway.


Hhmm… Pancakes!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Traditionally Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, was used to indulge yourself and use up ingredients that weren’t allowed during Lent.  Nowadays Shrove Tuesday is more commonly called pancake day…


125g Plain Flour

1 Egg


Delia’s Christmas Cake

Friday, October 14th, 2011

We all know how amazing Delia’s baking tastes so we have included her Christmas cake here for you. You will need a 20cm round, or 18cm square tin, greased and lined with a double thickness of baking parchment.  You will need to start this cake the day before you want to cook it. This recipe can be found on Delia’s website at http://


450g Currants

175g Sultanas (more…)

Delia’s Mulled Wine

Friday, October 14th, 2011

 This delicious recipe serves 10 people and can be made in advance and re-heated just before serving, more  information can be found at


2 x 75cl bottles of a medium to full-bodied red wine

1 orange, studded with cloves


Delia’s traditional Christmas Pudding

Friday, October 14th, 2011

You will need to start this pudding the day before you want to cook it, you will need a 1.2 litre pudding basin, lightly greased, baking parchment, foil and string, and a traditional of fan type steamer.

This recipe can be found at for more information.


110g Shredded suet


Delia’s Non Alcoholic Mulled ‘Wine’

Friday, October 14th, 2011

This recipe serves 10 and can be made in advance and reheated just beofre serving, more information can be found at


1 Orange

½ Lemon

a small Orange studded with cloves