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SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

Eleanor Ozich SWEET DELIGHTS VEGAN VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

You’ll be happy to know that this salted chocolate slice is sensationally delicious, as well as healthy. The filling contains the magical ingredient of avocado, creating a sensuously rich ganache that’s not overly sweet. There’s also no cooking required, just good, pure ingredients. I've shared the recipe in this weeks column for VIVA. If you give it a go, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below! Eleanor x

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MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Eleanor Ozich BEAUTY SIMPLE LIVING VIVA COLUMN

MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Compose your very own signature scent with homemade perfume balm, it’s wonderfully simple to prepare, and can be made at home with only a handful of natural ingredients. I personally find most commercially made perfumes to be overwhelming, their fragrance cloying and artificial. One look at their ingredient list does nothing to improve my opinion, either. Once you’ve started making your own, you’ll be pleased to learn how heavenly it can be. Your homemade blend can be as simple or as complex as you choose, it’s all about developing your own personal scent profile that’s unique to your senses. You...

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FROZEN YOGHURT POPSICLES WITH RASPBERRY HONEY JAM

Eleanor Ozich SWEET DELIGHTS VIVA COLUMN

FROZEN YOGHURT POPSICLES WITH  RASPBERRY HONEY JAM

I have been making popsicles. Little, creamy indulgences that are perfectly rich without being particularly sweet. I begin with luxurious double cream, and stir in to thick, Greek yoghurt. Plump little raspberries are gently crushed with a spoonful or two of my favourite Lumojo Manuka honey, earthy and beautiful with it’s subtle toffee flavour. I then layer dollops of each in to the popsicle moulds, and pop them in to the freezer.  If you'd like to try the recipe, I've shared it in this week's column for VIVA. Eleanor x  

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SIMPLE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME

Eleanor Ozich SIMPLE LIVING VIVA COLUMN

SIMPLE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME

  How you keep your home, is essentially, how you choose to live. It should be a place that tells your story, and celebrates your day to day life. No matter how seemingly ‘finished’ your décor might be, an inspiring sense of change in your home is always welcome. The more you enjoy your home, the more you’ll take care of it. Instead of allowing mess to accumulate on your kitchen bench, you might feel inspired to de-clutter, and create a pleasing arrangement in it’s place, or instead of leaving piles of laundry build up in the corner of the...

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POACHED FISH IN A SUMMERY SOUP

Eleanor Ozich DINNER LUNCH VEGETARIAN VIVA COLUMN

POACHED FISH IN A SUMMERY SOUP

The velvety texture of tender, cannellini beans, are rather pleasing in this gentle, summer soup. There’s also fresh, bright herbs, and softly poached pieces of fish in a light tomato broth. It's a simple recipe, as always, a deliciously tasty expression of how I like to cook.  It's in this week's column for VIVA. 

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