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healthy salted caramel fudge

13 March, 2016

People who happily have outstanding text messages and emails on their phone and computer inboxes baffle me. I refuse to believe that I am the only one who finds that little number that sits in the top right hand corner of the inbox symbol telling you that you have an unread message annoying. 

I do not think that my intense irritation with that little number is irrational. What if I miss something accidentally? Even if the messages are spam or missed calls, what if I leave them all unopened so long that I miss when something important comes? Like a message from a friend, or free movie tickets that I have 24 hours to confirm otherwise I lose it (this has actually happened).

Admittedly, being a student who is currently only working part time, I don’t receive a ridiculous number of daily emails at the moment. To be honest, the majority of them are just subscriptions to health, food and lifestyle blogs, loyalty programs, magazines or news feeds. But I still go through every single one, entering into  competitions and reading through blog articles and recipes that interest me. If I don’t want to read it (hello my unused Twitter account updates), I unsubscribe or delete it. And that little number disappears. 

Call it OCD or FOMO (fear of missing out) – but  would go mental if I had unread messages sitting in my inbox for too long.

Healthy salted caramel fudge

Take this healthy salted caramel fudge recipe that I adapted from my Mindfood email (one of my favourites, and definitely one I would recommend). If I didn’t read my emails, I would never have experienced the amazingness of this raw, vegan, completely incredible treat. 

healthy salted caramel fudge
Yields 18
An incredible healthy, raw, vegan, gluten free treat for when you are feeling like a little indulgence.
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  1. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  2. 1/2 cup pitted dates
  3. 2 tbls coconut oil
  4. 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt flakes
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Taste and see if you want to add more salt.
  2. Press the mixture into a tin lined with cling wrap.
  3. Sprinkle with extra salt flakes and sesame seeds to decorate.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or place it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut and enjoy.
  1. I sprinkled sesame seeds on top, but feel free to adapt it how you wish.
Adapted from Mindfood
Adapted from Mindfood
Travelling Table Tales
It seems my slight OCD is paying off. Who’s missing out now? 

xx Liz 


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  • Reply Lisa 13 March, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Oh dear…I have about 120 unread message in my inbox when I checked just now (since incidentally, I was actually trying to do a bit of an email purge this evening) and the mister has over a THOUSAND in his. Ahem! ๐Ÿ˜› But moving on, I’m so glad you opened that Mindfood email to get the inspiration for this recipe, because this fudge looks very, very delicious, Liz!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 13 March, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      I am just glad it’s you and not me! When I was overseas last year, I didn’t check any of my emails on one of my accounts (the one that I use for e-newsletters etc.) for 3 weeks. I had over a 1000 emails to sort through when I got home. Needless to say it bothered me until I sorted through every single one (even if it was just to delete it).
      Thank you so much. I’m glad I read it too. The original recipe had tahini, but consistent with my current peanut butter obsession, I decided to substitute it. It was a very good decision.

  • Reply Claire 14 March, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love how easy this recipe is! And that it’s got peanut butter–always a winner for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am just like you when it comes to emails: I must read every single one or I can’t rest! I will never understand how my boyfriend literally had thousands of unread emails in his inbox.

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 14 March, 2016 at 11:51 am

      So it’s not just me who feels this way after all! I am equally impressed and horrified that people can have thousands of unread messages and not be bothered at all!
      The number of ingredients is always one of the first things that I look at when I am about to start cooking, so I love finding simple treats that only have a few basics that I always have in the house. I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to make it!

  • Reply Vanessa at VeganFamilyRecipes 14 March, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I love naturally sweetened little treats. This is so simple and perfect! Looks delicious!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 15 March, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Thank you so much Vanessa. I love finding and creating simple, refined sugar free treats. I hope that you enjoy them if you get a chance to make them.

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