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Coconut Crackles


 coconut crackels
I’ve had a couple of weeks break from the business side of Wholefood Simply. The side I struggle with, the side it would be fair to say I do not enjoy.

It has been exactly what I needed.

At the beginning of the year my monthly costs significantly increased to a point where I had to explore paths I have no interest in exploring and it left me asking “Is it worth it? Is this what I want? Is this who I am?”

In my mind-clearing-weeks I decided that yes, as long as I can cover the costs without impacting my family this is what I want. So as long as I can do that I will continue to hang out in this place that has become a part of me.

But I won’t go down the business path. That just isn’t me. Perhaps one day I’ll meet someone who can look after those things for me. But for now my plan is to just focus on what I love: cooking, sharing, and chatting with you. If the day comes when it is costing too much I will stop and that too will be ok. I will be grateful for the time I had.

I am not going to stress about this any longer and nor am I going to try and be someone I’m not. Wholefood Simply isn’t, and was never meant to be, a business. It’s a place for giving, for sharing, for helping, for enjoying.

It’s just a little space for people who want to be here and I’m just a Mum who loves being a Mum. Who wants to be a Mum without juggling ‘work’ too. I can’t discuss advertising, marketing and networking. I can discuss babies, sleepless nights and all things children.

So here’s to whatever may be! To no more stressing and embracing this journey for all that it is. To accepting my inabilities and to having more time to build train tracks, go to the park, read stories and to switching off and jumping out the door with my family.

Coconut Crackles

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 slightly rounded tablespoons honey*
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  1. Place the ingredients into a small bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Use your hands and fingers to work the honey and oil into the mixture until it is well combined and sticking together.
  3. Use slightly damp hands to press the mixture very firmly into the holes of a silicon mini muffin tray.
  4. Place in the fridge to set.
  5. I pressed down on my crackles again after they had been in the fridge for an hour or two and then I left them to set overnight.
  6. I made 18.
  7. Enjoy!

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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Shell from SewEnSow March 25, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Well done on some quiet time to figure out what’s right for you. Right now anyway. I’m a big believer in we can always change our minds! I’m glad you can still be here, sharing your stories, recipes & inspiring images!

Wendywoo March 25, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Me too, well said!

A March 25, 2015 - 9:04 pm

You’re doing an awesome job and your time and efforts are SO appreciated.
I hope you can continue to do what you love without it being a labour. But there’s certainly nothing wrong with making a little moolah for all your hard work!

Katia Vladimirovna March 27, 2015 - 7:20 am

You need to do what is right for you at this time. Nothing is static. It sounds like you are intuitively following your own path, and that path is never straight. I should mention that I am a working mom and it’s not easy to juggle the two roles. After being a stay-at-home-mom for a few years, I needed to return to work to support my family, and that’s okay. This is what is right for us at this time. So, do what you do best and take things one day at a time as you continue to get to know yourself. So, enjoy the journey, and thank you for sharing it with us. I will definitely try to make the coconut crackles today!

Bianca Slade March 28, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Thank YOU!!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your story. I hope you enjoy the recipe. x

Jen March 27, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Just wanted to say how much I love your books. My husband bought them for me as a birthday gift (on request) and I tell everyone how great they are. Thanks for doing what you do.

denise zamberk April 8, 2015 - 5:05 am

I often check in with your recipes for some inspiration
thank you 🙂
My little guy likes the coconut crackles and keeps asking for more

Bianca Slade April 12, 2015 - 9:44 am

Fabulous! Thank YOU! I appreciate the feedback. x

Choc Chip Slice ~ Wholefood Simply April 12, 2015 - 6:46 pm

[…] 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. […]

Ashley Pearce April 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm

I love your honesty and openess. Your recipes are awesome too but really enjoy reading the stories that go with them. Thanks for keeping it real 🙂

Bianca Slade April 14, 2015 - 9:49 am

Thank you so much Ashley. That is lovely to hear!! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my little stories and for writing to me. I hope you continue to enjoy my little space. x

Tracey Nelson April 15, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Just discovered your blog today and have been so moved by your openess and honesty- as well as your AMAZING recipes! You are an inspiration 🙂 Hope you continue to focus on your strengths, keep an eye on your priorities and try to lighten up on yourself… it’s not just your recipes that are amazing, but you are too! If a complete stranger can recognise that, then you can too! 🙂

Bianca Slade April 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Oh Tracey that is so lovely to hear!! Thank YOU! It is very kind of you to take the time to write and I am thrilled to hear that you are enjoying my little space. Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. xxxxxx


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