Choc Chip Slice

 choc chip slice

I’m hard on myself.

My Husband often says it, my Mum often says it.

Despite knowing this I don’t change.

I question and doubt so much of what I do as a Mum.

I freely admit I’m a pretty lousy wife. Well, that isn’t entirely fair. I have loads of love, I seldom get angry, but I’m a shocker when it comes to housework and it is thanks to my husband that our home and my life remain somewhat uncluttered.

I can, at times, get disappointed with myself when I eat foods I know my body and mind do not like.

And then there is this blogging game.

I love it. I love my little space and I wish it was just creating and sharing recipes and chatting with you all.

But it’s not.

It’s I.T. I am hopeless with all things I.T.

It’s can be expensive. Of late, it has been very expensive.

It’s trusting people.

And at times it is being burned.

Mostly it’s something great that I feel blessed to have in my life, but sometimes it is stressful.

Sometimes I just don’t feel that what I do is enough. Sometimes I feel flat out hopeless and confused by it all. 

Sometimes I feel well out of my depth.

Sometimes, I just want hide in the kitchen and hang out at my stove. I just want to write little, rambling stories and answer questions about where to find medjool dates and ideas to pack in lunch boxes.

Sometimes I wish that was enough.

*UPDATE*

When I looked back over this post my first thought was to delete it. I felt that at the time of writing I had lost perspective, that the post was somewhat pessimistic and in conflict with how I want my space to feel and with what Wholefood Simply is all about.

However, I have decided to keep it. It is where my mind was and how I felt at that time. Thankfully it was phase that quickly passed. I wrote an update of where my thoughts ended up here.

I hope you enjoy the recipe.


Choc Chip Slice

  • 50 grams dark chocolate, chopped into chips and placed in the fridge or freezer while you make the slice
  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper overhanging the sides. Mine measures 19.5cm x 9.5cm.
  2. Place the coconut, coconut cream and honey into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is smooth and completely broken down.
  3. Stir through the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon the mixture into your prepared tin and firmly press it down. Place in the fridge for several hours to set.
  5. Slice and enjoy.

* you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer

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  • Bianca, you are doing an amazing job! You have helped so many people by sharing your ‘space’ and your amazing recipes! Know that you are NOT alone and I’m sure these blogging bumps along the road will become a far distant memory soon. xx

    • Thank YOU!!!! That is so lovely to hear and I am sure you are right, in a few months time these bumps will be behind me. Thank you for writing, have a great day. x

  • I don’t know if this helps you to know, but I think we all feel that way more often than not. But you’re the only one who knows that – to me, your blog looks exceptional: professional, clean and organized and, most importantly, delicious! Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Thank YOU!!!! That is good to hear!! I really appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. Thanks again for writing. Bianca. x

  • Tamara -My Melbourne Thermomix

    Don’t be disheartened. Your blog is beautiful. It is full of your soul and that counts for A LOT!!! Like you said, don’t be too hard on yourself.

  • debbie whittle

    Bianca, you are awesome! Love your stuff and it looks very professional! I hear exactly what you are saying – I studied to be a Health Coach, got the certificate, started practising – have started another Nutrition course but I’m not driven to be anything other than someone who just offers little bits of advice on how to be healthier. Don’t like .IT, marketing, business, promoting my services etc – you are not alone in how you feel and you are what you are – and you share some amazing stories and recipes! Thank you for doing what you do!

    • Oh I hear you!!! It is nice knowing we are not alone. I wish you all the best with it, I am sure your bits of advice help many and are appreciated. x

  • Clarissa Lofts

    I absolutely love your blog and your complete honesty with your feelings – your honesty and openness unconsciously gives others the permission to do the same. And that’s an awesome thing!
    I recently was feeling the same with my home business – always outlaying money but not getting much back… I’m now doing something completely unexpected and different!
    I think as long as you truly know what you want, what your dreams are – and make them big!! Believe that you can have those dreams then things will show up to guide you… But like you said you will need to get uncomfortable at times… But that’s ok, it’s a good thing that’s how we grow.
    I wish you all the best and thank you for all the yummy recipes!
    ✌️❤️Clarissa

    • Thank YOU so much!!! I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying my little space and that things have worked out well for you. Just steps in the road. Thanks again fir writing. xxxx

  • jojo

    Can I just say your blog is one of the most pleasant and clear blogs I’ve ever seen. Its relaxing, to the point and so easy to navigate. And your recipes are amazing!!! Thank you for your sharing 🙂 <3

    • Thank YOU so much!!!! That is such valuable feedback!! I really appreciate you writing and I am glad you like my simple approach. x

  • Naomi

    i made this slice a couple of weeks ago, mine didnt turn out quiet like yours did but still tasted amazing, i dont think i blended it for long enough as the coconut was still slightly shredded instead of butter the end result was crumbly. must be my impatience!
    Loving your blog and recipes (i am slowly cooking my way through them all)

    • Thank YOU. Perhaps try adding an extra tablespoon of coconut cream and increasing the blending time as you suggested. I hope this helps.

  • jeanie

    I just found your blog on pinterest, made the chocolate loaf which is currently taking its bath in the oven. I signed up for your posts. I look forward to reading all your background. I have plenty of food allergies, and to open up and see a recipe I can easily follow. Just WOW. Thanks!

  • Naomi

    Thank you for your honesty, particularly in regards to the struggles of eating the wrong foods. When putting yourself out there as an advocate for healthy foods I think it feels that much worse when you don’t eat as you Really want to. To hear that you struggle too helps me.

    • Thank YOU!!! Oh I have some shocking days, my advice is to enjoy them. My downfall is overeating, I am fine sticking to whole foods as I have been doing that for many years now but I just love to eat and somedays I most certainly over indulge, even more so now that I am pregnant 🙂 I am looking forward to when I can run again so I can at least bring some balance to my love of our mars bar slice 🙂 I am glad you found the post helpful and I am glad that I am feeling better. Have a great day! xxxx

  • Danielle

    I think every woman feels this way, no matter what their stage in life. I’m perfectly honest about my failings as a mother and wife… I think when we say everything is fine, or fantastic, we set each other up to fail as we can never live up to those high standards. I figure, just as your post has done, you never know when someone else needs to hear that we haven’t got it all together, we make mistakes and we have to rely on others to get through the day… Much love.

    • Thank YOU Danielle, I think you are spot on! I really appreciate you taking he time to write – and to read my words. Have a great day. Bianca