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Yoghurt Mexican beans

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Mexican is a staple in our household. It is quick, fresh and tasty. Growing up, I wasn’t a big fan of Mexican food. However after a hiatus my love of Mexican was rekindled at my favourite Mexican Restaurant in Sydney – Baja Cantina in Glebe. The spice, slow cooked, tender pork and chicken blew my mind. Ever since I’ve tried to cook Mexican at every chance I get.
These yoghurt Mexican beans with minced beef is a quick, perfect after dinner dish. 
Ingredients: 1 onion2 cloves garlic1.5 teaspoons of cumin1 teaspoon of dried coriander1 teaspoon of smoked paprika½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional – can add more if you like it hot)250 grams minced beef1 x 400g can of kidney beans1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes2/3 cup of beef stock1 carrot, finely grated1/3 cup Greek yoghurt1 tablespoon olive oilSalt and pepper.
Method: Cut onion and garlic finelyHeat oil in a panAdd onion and cook until starting to brownAdd garlic and cook until fragrantAdd the cumin, coriander, paprika and cayenne pepp…

Peanut chocolate fudge bliss balls

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I love chocolate and peanut butter individually but when combined they make my tastebuds work in overdrive. If I could, I’d eat peanut butter chocolate ice-cream every night. But I think my waistline (and wedding dress) would hate me.
So these peanut chocolate fudge bliss balls are an excellent alternative. They are nutty, moist and a perfect 3.30itis snack. I don’t know about you but every time it hits 3.30pm at work I need my afternoon tea and snack to get through the last part of the day.
Ingredients: ½ cup almonds1/3 cup oats8 dates1 teaspoon cocoa1 tablespoon natural 100% peanut butter2 tablespoon natural Greek yoghurt1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey – add a little more if you like it extra sweet).Method:
Put the almonds and oats in the food processor until finely crushedAdd the dates and process until fineAdd the cocoa until well incorporatedAdd the Greek yoghurt, peanut butter and maple syrup and process until the entire mixture comes together like a doughRoll out the mixture i…