2016 classes to start 18th January

Off to workWith this being the last week of classes for 2015 – and following my previous post regarding the holiday schedules – I thought I would give you a quick update: 2016 classes will resume the week starting Monday 18th January.

So whether it’s Zumba, Aqua Zumba or Belly Dancing I look forward to seeing you then!

Happy Holidays,

Sincerely, Zumba Eileen x

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Tasty Chocolate Brownie recipe – wickedly good for you!

This Tasty Chocolate Brownie recipe was from You magazine, published with the Daily Mail. I did make some changes, like substituting regular organic milk for almond milk and using ¼ tsp almond extract. I also substituted 1/2 tsp vanilla extract for the vanilla seeds. For variation, when cooled - try icing with chocolate icing and topping with halved walnuts. Wicked!!!!

BrowniesIngredients

  • Oil for greasing
  • 75g (3oz) oats
  • 200g (7oz) dried dates, pitted
  • 125g (4 ½ oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • 75g (3oz) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla pod

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan 160c) 350f, gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line an 18cm (7in) square baking tin with parchment/wax paper and set aside.
  3. Put the oats in a food processor and blitz until they become a powder or fine flour. Add dates, butter, cocoa powder, milk, eggs, baking powder and vanilla seeds and process until the mixture is smooth and fudgy. 
  4. Spoon the brownie mix into the baking tin smoothing the top evenly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes until firm on top but a little soft in centre
  6. Once cooked, remove from oven and leave to cool. Cut into nine squares and serve.

 

Hope you enjoy! Click here to check out my new recipe page regularly for more of my favourite dishes and desserts - there's a great Beetroot Burger recipe there for you to try.  I will be adding more recipes soon.

Eileen x

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Food for thought and fitness – Zumba Eileen’s new recipe page kicks off with the delicious Beetroot Burger

After many requests I have decided to set up a recipe page and share with you some of my favourite foodie finds that are to only good for you but which taste divine too! Here is a Beetroot Burger recipe - I discovered this in the Daily Mail. The first time I made it EXACTLY like the recipe. It will make 4 patties.

The second time I made the burgers, I tripled the recipe and left out the cannallini beans, added 2 more eggs, more bread crumbs, and feta cheese. I did not sauté the onions and spices, first. In that case it’s better to use ground cumin and garlic powder. It made 9-10 nicely sized burger patties.

The texture should be like minced meat - if not add more binding ingredients. I’ve found the combination of cumin and nigella gives it a meaty-like flavour. Don’t leave either spice out!

Beet root burger pattiesIngredients

  • 2 large whole beetroots, RAW and grated
  • 1- 400g tin of cannallini beans blended to a paste
  • 100g breadcrumbs (I used dry and not fresh)
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed 
  • Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds 
  • Olive oil or any oil of your choosing

Method

  1. Add onion and garlic to a hot pan of oil and soften for 5 minutes
  2. Add Nigella seeds, cumin, parsley and chilli and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add beetroot, breadcrumbs, beans, egg, and onion mixture to a large bowl and mix with your hands.
  4. Form into four round patties and leave in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Brush patties with oil and grill for 10 minutes on each side.

 

Hope you enjoy! Click here to check out my new recipe page regularly for more of my favourite dishes and desserts - there's a great Chocolate Brownie recipe for you to try which will be great for a little Christmas treat.  I will be adding more recipes soon.

Eileen x

Find out more about Torosian Tinney Fitness and Dance by clicking here.