Valentine’s Day is on the horizon ladies and gentlemen, and what better way to celebrate how much you love yourself than with some healthy and delicious baking? We definitely heart these creations from our community. If you want to be in with a chance of being featured in the next HBC Cookbook, post your recipes in the Recipe Sharing group.

Roasted Plum Chia Jam – Delicious and Healthy By Maya

“This is kind of a jam and kind of a chia jam and I’m not actually sure how to name it cause it is essentially roasted plums with the smallest addition of coconut sugar, chia seeds and spices. I added only 3 table spoons of coconut sugar and 2 table spoons of chia seeds to a kilo of fruit. And it is not a real jam since you can’t store it for long. I’d say up to two weeks refrigerated.” Read more…

Raw Raspberry Ruffle Bars – Rawberry Fields

“If you haven’t had a raspberry ‘Ruffle’ bar before, you have not lived. They have been one of my favourite treats since childhood, and back in the days when good old Woolworths was still around, I remember filling my Pick ‘n’ Mix bad with these things. The best thing is, they’re vegan too!” Read more…

Pink Velvet Vanilla Pia – Mrs Hollingsworth

“In my opinion pink food is prettier, which means it’s tastier too, and this pink velvet vanilla pie is certainly no exception. I created it for my nieces second birthday party – she doesn’t LOVE pink as much as I do so I’m working on it via her subconscious as she does love desserts – hence the inspiration for this one.” Read more…

Raw Chocolate Orange Hearts – Don’t Frig With My Food

“These are great for a homemade valentine’s gift and they’re heart healthy too as very little heat is used therefore you get the max amount of antioxidants and phenolics from this chocolate and you add your own sweetener so you can control the sugar and purity.” Read more…

Pretty Pink Raspberry and Polenta Loaf – Spamella B

“A while ago it was a pleasure to create some recipes for Graham’s Family Dairy…And now it’s time for some new ones! First up is this delicious Valentine’s Day recipe, a light sponge filled with raspberries and topped with a beautifully (and naturally) coloured Quark frosting, this healthy bake would make an ideal treat for your loved one!” Read more…