Sunday, 11 November 2012

Cranberry, Coconut, Lemon and Almond Triangles

Hello, here we are at the end of another week, can you believe it?!
Jeez it will be my birthday soon then dare I say Christmas and new year, madness! 
But I wont wish my year away just yet, I have some yummy food, a fab recipe and something quite exciting for us bloggers so sit back and read on..........

This morning I started the day with a protein packed breakfast:

Spinach omelet with bacon and courgettes on the side. This was delicious, and kept my tummy happy for the morning. I had loads of emails to go through so that's what I did until the urge to back came over me!

Paleo Cranberry, Coconut, Lemon and Almond Triangles
(adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients: 2 cups almond flour, 1tsp baking soda, 1/2tsp sea salt, 1/2 cup pineapple sweetened cranberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut, zest of 1 lemon, 1 egg and 2Tbsp honey

Method: Combine all the dry ingredients including zest in a large bowl. Combine the egg and honey in a small bowl. Add wet to dry and mix together to form a dough. Split the dough into 2 lumps and make 2 discs about 1" thick. Cut into triangle (like a pizza) and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Bake on gas mark 4 for 10 minutes then remove and cool.

These are not sweet but very tasty so you can enjoy them guilt free : )

While the cookies cooled I did my first Insanity workout! OMG I have to admit this killed me, I was a sweaty mess by the end! It really is a challenge, in a good way, I might feel differently in a week or so but we'll see!

For lunch I had leftover turkey with olives and veggies before popping round to see my sister.

When I got back I had to get my rice dream post sorted so this happened! Last month in my foodie penpal swap I received a little pack of mexican spices to add to hot chocolate. So I cracked that open and added it to a pan which was heating up some chocolate rice dream. I also added a tsp of raw cocoa to make it extra chocolaty!

I drank my hot choc with a side of cookies on the sofa which was bliss : )

Before I get to the exciting bloggy stuff I will share my week of exercise with you:

Monday: Home viper workout
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Seafront run and body weight exercises with client
Thursday: Morning boxing workout, evening fitness class
Friday: Off
Saturday: Insanity fit test
Sunday: Insanity workout

I'm pretty happy with that! Now onto this fun news for all you lovely bloggers!

If you follow Salad and Sequins then you know I like to hold a cookie exchange now and again and as Christmas is coming up I thought what better then a.........

Christmas Cookie Exchange!!!!!!

I thought this would be fun, I have loved making my cookies the previous times and obviously receiving them and I hope you guys did and would like to sign up again. I will be posting the details tomorrow so pop by if you want to sign up and get involved in some festive cookie eating!


Whats the best thing you did this weekend?

Mine would have to be lunch with friends yesterday, was lovely catching up and having a good old gossip!


  1. Do you mean ground almonds when you say almond flour, or is that more finely ground?
    They look fab :)

    1. Ground almonds, they are pretty fab! X

  2. Best thing I did this weekend....made my own croissants! Hardly paleo friendly...or runner friendly really (!)....but yum :) x

    1. Ooooo yummy bet they were delicious! X

  3. That recipe looks awesome and of course I am totally up for the cookie exchange!