Top Tips for a Stress-Free Lifestyle

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Lifestyle

2018 is going to see people start to simplify their lives to lead a stress-free lifestyle. Stress-free lifestyle blogger Cyntra has shared with us tips and new trends, that we can apply to our daily lives, to makes things a little easier and reduce stress.

Granola Rocky Road

Granola Rocky Road

These Rocky Roads are the perfect sweet treat to have with a cup of tea on a cosy afternoon. Rich and chocolatey they are the ultimate healthy treat to indulge your chocolate cravings. And who doesn’t love a Rocky Road, especially when they are free from refined sugar! 

How To Eat Throughout The Week

How To Eat Throughout The Week

So many people I know start the week with the best of intentions; tupperwares brimming with kale and nutribullets clutched to replace that hastily grabbed croissant. Then half way through the week, whether it’s a couple of meals out with friends, the office biscuit tin lurking temptingly or hectic schedules they find themselves stressed and not eating or feeling their best.

Granola Blondies

Granola Blondies

These blondies are the perfect indulgent wintery treat and are loved by all my family and friends. I find that buckwheat flour goes brilliantly with the creamy peanut butter, and the spoon granola is a must as it adds that extra crunch and gives a delicious texture! I promise these will not disappoint..

Cranberry and Pistachio Granola Bark

Cranberry and Pistachio Granola Bark

The best thing about this recipe is that it takes about five minutes, and just another 10 minutes to cool. This is my favourite combination, however you can adapt the toppings so easily depending on what you have in your store cupboard. The reds and greens from the pistachios and cranberries make this simple recipe one of my Christmas classics.

Spoon Story Telling

Spoon Story Telling

The Spoon brand started out at a small food fair in SW London. We had no background in food or business and no idea of the hurdles that were lying ahead of us. But with our notices handed in at work, we naively set out on our mission regardless!  

Spoon Meets: Antonia Magor

Spoon Meets: Antonia Magor

Antonia Magor is a London based Nutritional Therapist who has her own clinic on Harley Street. Antonia focuses on health through diet and lifestyle, practising from a Functional Medicine point of view. She is a fantastic writer and in addition to her nutrition-focused editorial pieces she also has her own online journal which she writes in regularly, including some delicious, nutritious recipes. 

Maple and Pecan Pancakes

Maple and Pecan Pancakes

These pancakes are a family favourite in my house - I end up making them virtually every weekend. The crunchy granola and extra pecans are the perfect topping and, what’s more, they are free from refined sugars too!

How To Come Up With A Business Idea

How To Come Up With A Business Idea

You’re thinking about quitting your job and your comfortable salary to start something that you genuinely care about. You keep hearing the phrases: ‘find your passion” or “do what you love - the number one rule in business”. But what if you don’t have a passion? What if you’re still searching for that big idea? 

The Importance Of Side Projects

The Importance Of Side Projects

Spoon is now something that Annie and I spend most of our time planning for, working on and strategising about. It is a legitimate business with lots of customers and suppliers as well as partners and investors. It was not always that way though. 

Spoon Eats : Hot Cross Bun Granola

This year we’re welcoming Easter with open arms. A long weekend of relaxing, meeting up with family and feasting on all things festive, pure bliss. We’re very partial to a sticky hot cross bun at this time of year. It’s these festive flavours and our never-ending love of granola that inspired this special Easter breakfast treat.

Mixed fruits, zest and spice are the stars of this recipe, which is best enjoyed simply with cold milk or yoghurt. As you take your first spoonful your taste buds are hit with those distinctive sweet, citrus and spicy flavours and the crispy texture leaves you excited for your second mouthful.   

In the unlikely event of having any left over, why not try sprinkled on ice cream in the evening. We won’t judge you if you add a little booze.

For more granola recipes check out the Spoon cookbook > click here. 

 

Ingredients:

Dry:

  • 235g oats
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of ½ orange
  • zest of ½ lemon

Wet: 

  • 1½ tbsp. maple syrup
  • 60ml honey
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 100g dried mixed fruits (sultanas, raisings, candied citrus peel)

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180c (160c fan).
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Put all of the wet ingredients into a separate and use a fork or whisk to combine the maple syrup, honey and oil until emulsified (the colour becomes lighter when this happens)
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to ensure that all the oats are covered.
  • Spoon the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment, spreading it out into a thin, even layer (use 2 trays if needed).
  • Bake on the middle shelf in the oven. After 15 minutes or so, remove the tray from the oven and give the mixture a good stir, spreading them evenly across the tray to prevent the granola from burning at the edges.
  • Return the tray to the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes (or until the granola is lightly browned) making sure to stir every 5 minutes to prevent catching.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and add the mixed fruits, it will crisp up as it cools.