Hey friends,

Welcome to another edition of Feast & Ferret.  Where my love of food and products meet.


oat and coconut cookies stacked

A healthy treat for the kids after school and at the weekend, these cookies have no refined sugar and can easily be gluten free by using gluten free oats.

As someone who is still in shock at THAT Jamie Oliver documentary about the effects of sugar on our health, I tried out this recipe to see how cooking without refined sugar and flour would turn out.  More importantly I wanted to know how it would go down with my kids.

oat blurred

These healthy and simple cookies from Honest Mum are DELICIOUS, like flapjacks in texture and are so sweet and yummy.  I’m surprised at how delicious alternatives to refined sugar can be.

This recipe uses banana, honey and coconut oil to add sweetness and flavour.  I baked mine substituting the raisins for roughly chopped medjool dates.  I love medjool dates, they are so much softer than normal dates, I eat them like sweets.

oat and date closeup to dates

The addition of the medjool dates made the biscuit slightly softer and sweeter, my son absolutely loves them.

Jon doesn’t like seeds so you could leave those out if you prefer.  I loved how versatile it can be, the base recipe is so easy and you can add whatever you want.

How gorgeous is this plate? It belonged to my Grandma, every time I use it I think of her.

oat and date cookie closeup



I used to wash my hair every day before I had kids, EVERY DAY people. Now I’m looking for time saving tips everywhere and my hair is not exception to this rule.

I spray this dry shampoo into my roots every other day to keep my wash and blow-dry going a little bit longer.  Some people can make it to day three, but I don’t make it quite that long.  Making every other day an express shower is an amazing time saver!


This is my newest flavour, coconut and exotic tropical.  I love it and there are so many flavours to choose from!  I’ve tried others and this is my favourite so far.

Have a great weekend!

Lizzie xo


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8 thoughts on “FEAST & FERRET”

  1. Thanks so much darling, yours look amazing. You’ve reminded me to make these again with the kids as we haven’t for a while. Love Baptiste too xx

  2. Yum yum, remember seeing these over at Vicki’s place and how gorgeous they look here again! I never saw THAT documentary but anything that reduces sugar in our diets but still takes amazing has to be good right? Love dry shampoo too – it’s a life saver. Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy and hope to see you again on Monday! x

  3. Those cookies look amazing Lizzie! I have a sweet tooth and try to meet that need with natural things rather than pre-packaged things full of rubbish (though I must say all those eclairs on the tables at Blognix meant I failed miserably with that at the weekend!). I’ll give them a go – thanks to Vicki! Gorgeous pics. Love dry shampoo too, there are times I just lack the time or inclination to wash my hair every day – bit of dry shampoo and lots of grips twisted in to a do and I’m good to go xxx #sharethejoy

  4. Strangely (perhaps) I’m yet to venture into the dry shampoo world… perhaps my time is here! As for those cookies, a must for the after school snack and a nice cup of decaf 🙂 #sharethejoy

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