*I received one copy of Live it, Do it, Easter book for the purpose of this review. As always all opinions are my own.*
I don’t know about anyone else but I have not been feeling Easter this year and procrastination is in overdrive. I still haven’t gotten all of our Easter eggs and the motivation just isn’t there this year. I usually get super excited about Easter and setting everything up read for the Bunny to arrive. I mean, it’s a holiday that encourages the over consumption of chocolate. What’s not to love!?
Since Mr 5 started school at the beginning of the year I have been taking more notice of the food we eat and how it helps him to work better while at school. I have been making some of the stuff for his lunchbox and focusing on making sure that the take away has been kept to a minimum. It’s also been a challenge to find things that are quick for him to eat, and that he likes because he’s a busy boy who like most kids is more interested in the playground than sitting to eat.
With the increase of making my own baked goods, I have also been looking at different ways to flavour biscuits and cakes so that Mr 5 is getting as much nutrition as possible. I’ve tried adding vegetables to our cakes and have been really impressed with the taste. I have also tried things that have been flavoured with cacao rather than the refined cocoa powder we are used to. The cheesecake I tried from a local business was to die for!
With saying all of that I have been on the look out for different recipes to find, but everything felt like I needed to spend 4 hours in the kitchen just to get one thing done. I’m a get in, get out kind of person, especially in the heat we have been experiencing. When Cassandra from LIVE IT, DO IT! asked for people to check out her new recipe book ready for Easter, I jumped at the chance.
I was looking forward to looking at how Cassandra created yummy Easter treats while still keeping everything as health as possible. The book layout is great, with each page being accompanied with beautiful pictures of Cassandra, her family and the beautiful food she has created. Note to self: Don’t look through the book in the middle of the night and you’re hungry! You will find yourself scrounging through your cupboards wondering if you can scrape together enough ingredients to give a recipe a whirl!
Before the recipe section is a shopping list, which while it obviously doesn’t give you the amounts needed to cook every recipe in the book (there are 40 recipes included in the book!) it does give you an outline of the kinds of ingredients you will need. Each recipe only has 3-4 steps and doesn’t need any fancy kitchen appliances to complete. The recipe book is filled to the brim with yummy chocolate wholefood recipes. So this Easter you can have your cake and eat it too!
You can buy your own copy of LIVE IT. DO IT. EASTER from Cassandra’s website here. Hurry though, it’s $5 for a limited time!
The best part about this review? I have one copy of Cassandra’s LIVE IT, DO IT! Easter Ebook to give away to a lucky reader. All you have to do is answer this simple question to be in the running! Sorry, Australian residents only for this one.
What is your favourite memory about Easter?
Terms and Conditions.
- This competition is a game of skill which is judged on the best answer to ‘What is your favourite memory about Easter’.
- The competition opens at 7pm on the 29th day of March 2015 and entries close at 6pm on the 31st day of March 2015.
- Entries are open to Australian residents only.
- One entry per household. Duplicate entries will be removed.
- The winner has 24 hours to respond to email correspondence or the prize will be redrawn.
- The prize is one (1) copy of LIVE IT, DO IT Easter Ebook.
- All decisions are final and no discussion will be entered regarding the winner.
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