THE BEST KINDER BUENO BROWNIES

Ok.

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STOP EVERYTHING

It’s not everyday I say this.

BUT STOP EVERYTHING

LET YOUR TEA GO COLD

LET YOUR TAP RUN OVER

Because this insanely delicious recipe needs your FULL attention.

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You’ve heard of slutty brownies – Oreo brownies – Creme egg brownies

But where oh where is the brownie ode to Kinder??

Kinder have given us every kind of joy imaginable. From the elegant bueno to the fun sized happy hippos, the creamy touch of bueno chocolate is like no other.

browhnyummAnd it’s about time we had a solid brownie recipe that would honour this gift to mankind.

These brownies are a 9.67/10.

That’s high.

Am I biased because I LOVE kinder?

Maybe.

Am I sorry about it?

Not at all.

 

Without further delay, here is my new recipe that absolutely BANGS

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 100g Kinder bar chocolate (5 bars)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 180g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 kinder bueno bars
  • Kinder chocolate of choice to decorate (I used kinder eggs, happy hippos and kinder bon bons for an easter theme!)

METHOD:

  • Line a deep baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  • Melt the kinder chocolate – you can use a microwave on short 20 second blasts but to avoid burning the chocolate, place it in a plastic bowl above hot water
  • Once melted, leave the melted chocolate to cool (not harden)
  • Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy
  • Add the vanilla and eggs and beat
  • Pour in the chocolate when cool (if you pour it in while hot it will cook the eggs and you’ll get some weird breakfast brownie thing that no one wants #dontdoit)
  • Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder along with the pinch of salt
  • Fold in the flour until it is barely mixed in
  • Add half the mixture to the tray
  • Get the kinder buenos and smash them up while in packets (heart breaking I know, but trust me)
  • Lay the broken bars onto the brownie mix (so it’s like brownie – bueno – brownie)
  • Add the remaining brownie mixture on top
  • Put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, add your decorating chocolate to the top then pop the tray back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes depending on how gooey you like them! (adding the decorating pieces once the brownie is already partially cooked stops them from burning)

Allow to cool before you cut and LIVE YOU BEST LIFE

I just

I just can’t.

Thank you kinder 🙂

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT IF YOU MAKE THESE!

I’d love to know your thoughts because I truly believe these are a game changer

xoxo

Dr Saz

 

Banana & Apple Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Oh yes.

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These banana and apple muffins are super easy, healthy, fun and most importantly delicious. A brag worthy rating of 8.84

I love to bake a large batch ( I double up on the recipe below) and pop them in the freezer. If I know I’ve got a busy day ahead, I’ll take some out to defrost the night before or microwave them in the morning for a hot delicious breakfast.

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YOU WILL NEED:

(makes 6)

  • 1 apple – diced
  • 1 banana – mashed
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 table spoon sunflower oil (optional)
  • 3 table spoons of self raising flour
  • 3 tables spoons of oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

 

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  • Pre- heat your oven to 170 degrees and grease a muffin tray – or line up 6 muffin cases on a tray.
  • Put the diced apple and a teaspoon of cinnamon in a microwaveable bowl – stir so that the apples are covered in the cinnamon and add a dash of water
  • Heat the cinnamon covered apples in the microwave for 1 to two minutes until soft-ish. Set aside to cool
  • Mash the banana in a large bowl
  • Add in the eggs and mix em up
  • Fold in the sifted flour, along with the oats, salt, baking powder and vanilla essence
  • Fold in the cooled (ish) apple chunks
  • Put a couple tablespoons of mix in each muffin case and put the tray in the oven  for 10 to 15 minutes until the delicious muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle of one.

Serve and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!

XOXO Dr Saz

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Broccoli & Pesto Chickpea Pasta

Oh Hey Cuties!

Ready for a quick, easy, filling vegan meal prep recipe?

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I tried this recipe a little while ago while entertaining friends, then edited it to make it a little easier and more nutritious! Hope you like!

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Let’s go!

Ingredients

  • Pasta
  • Basil Pesto
  • Chick Peas
  • Lemon zest (or a couple of teaspoons of juice)
  • 1 large broccoli floret (boiled and mashed)
  • Chilli flakes
  • Teaspoon of ginger
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

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Method

  1. Sprinkle the pasta with salt and boil
  2. Boil the Broccoli
  3. Mash the broccoli
  4. Stir the mashed broccoli and all other ingredients into the pasta
  5. et Voila  🙂

mashed brocoliIt really is that easy!

You can top it with cheese to serve (I love it with parmesan)  if you’d like!fre

Let me know what you think!

xoxo

Dr Saz

Cajun Chicken & Couscous – MEAL PREP RECIPE

Oh Hey friend!

This meal prep recipe is quick, easy, healthy and most importantly DELICIOUS!

You can eat it hot or cold which is a treat for those of us who often don’t have access to a microwave at work! Here’s what you need:

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast (cut into small to medium pieces)
  • Thyme
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Table spoon of oil
  • Cous Cous
  • Red and yellow peppers – sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons of pesto
  • Salt
  • Kale – washed and stalks removed

Method:

  • Season chicken with thyme, cajun, olive oil and a splash of water
  • Cook in the oven according to instructions (25 to 35 minutes)
  • Once cooked, pour the chicken and chicken stock  stock into a pot
  • Boil the kale in water with a pinch of salt for 8 minutes
  • Add pesto, cous cous and boiled water to the pot with the chicken
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Place a lid on top of the pot and allow it to sit for 5 minutes
  • Once the cous cous is cooked, stir in the sliced peppers and kale
  • Divide into portions
  • Fridge/freeze for storage 🙂

You can see the VIDEO RECIPE here!

Truly loved this prep, so easy and convenient and truly delicious!

8.98/10

Let me know if you try it!

xoxo

Dr Saz

 

Valentines Day Strawberry & Dark Chocolate No Bake Cheesecake

Oh Hey Lovers

cropHere’s a recipe that will guarantee you crush falls in love..with this cheesecake.

This no-bake cheesecake is fun, easy and relatively healthy (not that healthy but less unhealthy than the usual types of cheesecake recipes)

Whether you are all boo’d up this Valentines or single as a pringle (why do we say that? Pringles legit come in multipacks), this recipe will set your heart afire.

Ready?

Let’s go

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Ingredients

  • Handful of Strawberries
  • 3 squares of dark chocolate
  • 115g Icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 16 digestive biscuits
  • 600g Philadelphia lightest cream cheese
  • 284ml (1 tub) double light cream
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

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Method

  1. Crush the digestives until they are super crummy (use a rolling pin)
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave then pour it in the biscuits
  3. Stir until all the crumbs are covered
  4. Grease and line a cake tin (I made 3 smaller cheesecakes). A removable bottom tin like mine will made serving much easier!
  5. Push the biscuit mix into the tin – flatten it with a teaspoon and pop it into the fridgechese7
  6. Mix the vanilla, icing powder and cream cheese until smooth, adding the cream last chese 2
  7. Add the mix into the tin, tap the tin on the surface to ensure no bubbles and an even spread
  8. Put the cheesecake in the fridge overnight (or freezer for 2 hours if you’re in aa rush like me)
  9. To serve, leave out of the fridge for 20 minutes,
  10. Blitz the strawberries and drizzle over the cake
  11. Microwave the dark chocolate and drizzle over too

Enjoy as you fall deeper and deeper in love… with this glorious cheesecake.

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Xoxo

Dr Saz

Thai Green Chicken Curry

I LOVE THAI FOOD

Ever since I did that really original millennial rite of passage – travelled solo around Thailand for four weeks – I have been in LOVE with Thai food. Apart from a distinct lack of readily available mature cheddar cheese (seriously searched everywhere and could not find a strong enough cheese?) that land really does have it all.

The raw ingredients can be a bit fiddly to get hold of, but here’s a simple, quick and delicious Thai green curry that I haven’t been able to stop eating this week!

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Ingredients

  • Thai Green curry Paste
  • 1 can Low Fat Coconut milk
  • Thinly sliced Chicken pieces (swap for butter beans for a veggie option!)
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • 2 gloves of garlic, chopped
  • Vegetable oil or Sunflower oil
  • Chilli flakes for seasoning
  • Tarragon for seasoning
  • Vegetables of choice ( sliced mushrooms & red peppers)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil and fry your sliced garlic until it is a very light brown – DON’T BURN IT. sorry for the capitals but burning it will ruin the taste so if you burn them just throw them out and order in
  2. Add the thai green curry paste and mix
  3. Add the chicken and cook until it’s nearly done
  4. Rinse and boil rice
  5. Add the coconut milk (1 400ml can goes with 1/3 of a thai green curry paste jar, I personally use the whole jar of paste because I like it less creamy)
  6. Add the tarragon and chilli flakes for an extra kick
  7. Add the vegetables and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes
  8. Serve with rice!

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*TIP* 

To get that cute fancy shaped rice, simply place your rice in a small bowl or Tupperware tub, fill it up and press it down into the tub, then turn it over onto your plate! Garnish with fresh basil for extra instagram likes.

Add in MORE vegetables, use less oil, use lean chicken breast and serve a smaller portion of rice for a lower calorie/leaner dish.

You’re welcome.

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Let me know what you think if you try it!

I give it a Dr Saz rating of 8.36/10

xoxo

Dr Saz

Will they let me die if I’m on the Organ Donor Register?

Will they let you die if you’re on the organ donor register?

I have been asked this question countless times. To some of you reading this, it might seem ridiculous. To others, it feels like a genuine concern.

The answer is no. Here’s a little more detail as to why.

  1. The paramedic/healthcare professional looking after you while you are alive would likely not know if you were on the organ donor register or not.
  2. Death is confirmed by doctors who are completely independent to the transplant team. Meaning there is no room for overlap.
  3. There are strict criteria in place in the UK to help those who care for the dying, by providing safe, timely and consistent criteria for the diagnosis of death. Organs are never removed until the death has been confirmed in line with these strict criteria.
  4. The transplant team then have to discuss with your family first. Even if you are on the organ donor register, the transplant team will not take your organs after death without your families consent.

Organ donation is a gift. It is your choice. No one will force you to give a gift that you don’t want to give. No one will treat you any differently if you decide to give or not to give.

The NHS is here for you, to prolong your life and improve your health whenever you need it.

Being on the organ donor register and having the option to give life after life is a gift in itself. And thanks to those who do choose to give, organ donation continues to transform and save countless lives.

Doctor Sara