Recipes

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  • Upside down pear cake (vegan)

    April 17, 2017

    I love this upside down pear cake and have been making it a lot recently. I guess its because I’m still a bit of a newbie to the no eggs no dairy th...

  • Carrot, orange & ginger soup

    May 30, 2016

    This carrot, orange and ginger soup is my favourite when I’m feeling in need of something light, healthy and delicious. Its super cleansing – I lo...

  • Blueberry slice with a ginger cashew cream (GF, Vegan)

    May 20, 2016

    When blueberries come into season, it’s worth celebrating by making this super delicious blueberry slice. Imagine an abundance of blueberries combin...

  • Tahini, almond & dried cherry granola (GF, Vegan)

    May 10, 2016

    Making homemade granola is very satisfying, you can basically throw in your favourite nuts and seeds and it always turns out delicious. But this tahin...

  • Blueberry & pecan brownies (GF, Vegan)

    May 2, 2016

    You can’t beat a good brownie. But the deeper I delve into the wholesome foodie world the more I demand a certain standard - that means vegan, glute...

  • Roasted red pepper & butternut squash tart (gf, vegan)

    April 22, 2016

    There’s something very honest about this roasted red pepper and butternut squash tart. Its so simple – no funny sauces or rich fillings - just the...

  • Miso soup with spring greens

    April 4, 2016

    Miso soup is so soothing and nourishing. It’s the perfect soup to make when you’re feeling like you need a boost – if you want something really ...

  • Maple pecan cookies (vegan)

    March 24, 2016

    Butter is becoming a rare find in our house these days. Instead, I scour the shops for offers on the best organic coconut oil I can find because as th...

  • Raw strawberry mousse cake (GF, VEGAN)

    March 18, 2016

    If you like strawberries you’ll love this raw strawberry mousse cake and it really is the simplest recipe to make. The mousse topping is just fresh ...

  • Grilled pink grapefruit with honey walnuts

    March 8, 2016

    Grapefruit is such a brilliantly healthy way to start the day, and warmed under the grill with honey and walnuts it’s also the most delicious. The g...

  • Pear & Cinammon Ile Flottante (floating island)

    February 27, 2016

    I loved Ile Flottante as a kid and so I look out for it whenever I’m in France. You can buy it ready made in a pot in some French supermarkets - jus...

  • Roasted squash, coconut & chickpea soup (gf, vegan)

    February 17, 2016

    On a cold, wintry day you can’t beat a comforting bowl of this roasted squash, coconut and chickpea soup. It’s creamy and chunky and with just eno...

  • Clementine, date & ginger biscuits

    January 30, 2016

    Teatime – its the country’s favourite ritual – so simple, and yet so deeply soothing. On a cold wintry day in England, nothing beats that 4 o’...

  • Carrot cupcakes with vanilla cashew frosting

    January 17, 2016

    These carrot cupcakes are delicious with or without the frosting but it’s the vegan frosting that I recon really makes them. I’m always surprised ...

  • Rosemary & Thyme Pink Himalayan Salt with crushed Juniper Berries

    December 30, 2015

    For the first time this year I made some home made foodie presents including this Rosemary and Thyme Salt. Super easy to make and really useful in th...

  • Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric Tea Balls

    December 8, 2015

    Lemon, ginger and turmeric tea is just the best if you feel like you’re coming down with something. So this week, as it’s that time of year when t...

  • Lemon and cashew gluten free shortbread

    November 18, 2015

    I’m in love with these gluten free lemon and cashew shortbread biscuits.  I'm sure I'll get bored of them eventually but in the meantime I've taken...

  • Fig salad with bean sprouts & toasted pine nuts

    November 6, 2015

    I’m always looking for things to make a salad both interesting and satisfying because in my mind a salad really needs to be a meal in itself.  This...

  • Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice

    October 27, 2015

    I've recently worked out that drinking a glass of juice is actually really filling and sustains you energy-wise far longer than many carbohydrate snac...

  • Pear Bircher Muesli

    October 21, 2015

    This simple pear bircher muesli is so easy to make and really delicious.  It’s one of the few breakfasts that I will swap for toast – and that’...

  • Healthy green soup

    October 10, 2015

    Jammed full of broccoli, spinach and courgette, this healthy green soup is really nourishing to the soul.  It’s like a winter version of a fresh gr...

  • Gluten free mini chocolate chip cookies

    September 29, 2015

    I love bite size food.  There’s something very satisfying about making small things and these little gluten free mini chocolate chip cookies are no...

  • Spelt and fig crackers

    September 22, 2015

    Spelt and fig crackers are super delicious and surprisingly easy to make.  They’re also much better than the shop bought crackers that are often ve...

  • Gluten free mini peach pies

    September 15, 2015

    These gluten free peach pies are all about the fruit.  They’re about celebrating the gorgeousness of the peaches, beautifully sweet and juicy.  An...

  • Alkalising green juice

    September 6, 2015

    I admit I’ve become a green juice junkie.  Our fridge is stuffed with greens and there’s rarely a day that there isn't a bottle of green juice re...

  • Healthy chocolate mousse with raspberries

    August 29, 2015

    This is the perfect dessert if you’re making dinner for friends.  It’s quick to prepare in advance and will sit happily in the fridge until you...

  • No Sugar Apple & Cinnamon Loaf

    August 10, 2015

    About three months ago I set myself the task of creating a sugar-free apple cake for those days when a healthy tea-time treat is the order of the day....

  • Raspberry & Blueberry Almond Crumble (GF, Vegan)

    July 20, 2015

    I love making desserts that are brimming with fruit, yet taste satisfyingly pudding-like if you know what I mean?  Like when a fruit salad isn’t qu...

  • Olive Tapenade

    July 12, 2015

    If you’re looking for a dip to feed your taste buds then this olive tapenade is definitely it. Served with raw vegetables it makes a brilliant healt...

  • Gluten Free Summer Fruit Tarts

    July 3, 2015

    Summer definitely arrived in London this week - 36C and the hottest June day ever apparently.  So it seems kind of appropriate to celebrate with thes...

  • Poached Pears with Melted Dark Chocolate

    June 24, 2015

    I love desserts that include chocolate yet still feel healthy.  It depends on what chocolate you use of course, but so long as you buy organic minimu...

  • Chocolate Crispies with Almonds & Dried Cherries

    June 16, 2015

    I couldn’t resist buying a pack of puffed brown rice when I saw it in the health shop last week. It screamed healthy chocolate crispy opportunity! ...

  • Aubergine and Coriander Dip

    June 9, 2015

    Did you know that aubergines are either male or female? Apparently the female ones have more seeds and are more bitter.  So that means its best to hu...

  • Blueberry Ice Cream

    June 1, 2015

    Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like ice cream?  I remember we’d always stop to buy ice cream on the way back from the beach as a kid – it...

  • Raw Chocolate Tarts with Figs & Greek Yoghurt

    May 26, 2015

    I’m kind of a newbie to the ‘raw’ food experience but so far, so amazing.  These raw chocolate tarts are a hybrid of a few recipes I found onli...

  • Sweet Potato Soup with Pistachio & a hint of Chilli

    May 18, 2015

    The thing about living in London is that you’re pretty guaranteed rubbish weather for at least a couple of days a month.  Summer sometimes happens ...

  • Fruit and Nut Chocolate Discs

    May 10, 2015

    I’m usually the first one to keep chocolate plain - a simple dark chocolate truffle beats a Coffee Cream or a Caramel Swirl any day. But there’s a...

  • Carrot, Beetroot & Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip

    May 3, 2015

    I love making these carrot, beetroot and sweet potato fries to serve as nibbles with a drink before dinner - ideally while sitting in the garden on a ...

  • Blueberry and Pecan Oat muffins

    April 26, 2015

    These blueberry and pecan oat muffins are brilliant for a breakfast or snack on the run – they’re the kind of muffins I look for in coffee shops w...

  • Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

    April 17, 2015

    This healthy chocolate smoothie is divine. It’s creamy, rich, and satisfyingly chocolatey but with a lightness that makes you feel weirdly virtuous....

  • Spelt Pita Bread with Hemp Seeds

    April 7, 2015

    Spelt pita bread takes up a tiny space in my heart as one those all time favourite childhood foods. It’s the memory of our local Greek restaurant - ...

  • Flourless Orange & Almond Cake

    March 29, 2015

    It’s weird how the less wheat you eat, the more you naturally want to avoid it.  For me it’s not an allergy thing, its just that I feel a whole l...

  • Spiced Green Lentil Soup with Aromatic Parsley

    March 21, 2015

    This is one super hearty, protein-packed soup – the kind of soup that’s a meal on its own and keeps you full for ages. And that’s why I love it!...

  • Calming Pear, Mint & Avocado Smoothie

    March 13, 2015

    Don’t you just love breakfast?  This Sunday, as its Mother's day, I get to make the most of a rare and very short lived opportunity to be waited on...

  • Pea and Roasted Garlic Soup

    March 7, 2015

    It feels good eating this soup – just a beautiful bowl of green. The peas are slightly sweet, and the roasted garlic adds a gorgeously rich, yet mel...

  • Gluten Free Chocolate & Almond Biscuits

    February 27, 2015

    What do you reckon the difference is between a cookie and a biscuit? I was going to call these chocolate and almond cookies, but somehow it felt wrong...

  • The ‘how to make your family like beetroot’ juice

    February 15, 2015

    Does everyone in your house think they hate beetroot?  I had a house full of beetroot critics until recently.  Now, after buying a juicer and making...

  • Healthy Chocolate Spread

    February 12, 2015

    The simplest things are always the best and nut butter is no exception - it makes a great healthy chocolate spread.  It’s just so pure, so easy to ...

  • Seedy, Fruity, Healthy Flapjack Recipe (GF, Vegan)

    January 31, 2015

    I never used to be a fan of flapjack – the stodgy, overly sweet kind.. But since I’ve experimented with my own healthier versions I’m a complete...

  • Orange and Cinnamon Baked Apple, with a Date & Walnut topping

    January 24, 2015

    In the depths of winter I try to make the most of the fruit available locally.  So it’s apples, apples, and more apples at the moment! I don’t mi...

  • Healthy Banana Bread with Apple and Raw Cacao Nibs

    January 23, 2015

    This healthy banana bread with apple and raw cacao nibs is sheer comfort food.  Eaten warm, straight from the oven its exactly what you need on a da...

  • Banana, Raspberry & Raw Almond Butter Bites

    January 18, 2015

    It feels like a bit of a cheat posting these little banana bites as a recipe – they really are the simplest things to put together. But they’re su...

  • Fig and Hemp Seed Spelt Bread

    January 10, 2015

    Have you ever tried baking bread?  If you haven’t, you must!  It’s super easy, very satisfying and it seems like pretty much whatever you do, th...

  • Matcha green tea brownies

    December 13, 2014

    I am officially in love with Matcha green tea so making Matcha brownies seemed to make perfect sense. There are so many good things I could tell you a...

  • Baked Plums with Pistachio Flapjack Topping

    December 6, 2014

    The question ‘what’s for dessert?’ comes up pretty often in our house, and chopped fruit is never deemed an acceptable response. So, partly beca...

  • Walnut and Goji Berry Superfood Loaf

    November 29, 2014

    Once you’ve eaten ‘superfood toast’ for breakfast you’ll find it difficult to go back to the tasteless cardboard that the shops call sliced br...

  • Mixed Berry & Chia Seed Jam

    November 20, 2014

    I always thought that making jam was time consuming, but it turns out its really not! This recipe takes less than 20 minutes, and in that time you end...

  • Chocolate Almond Souffle with Baked Pear

    November 16, 2014

    I’m always finding different ways to include more fruit in my diet and this chocolate almond soufflé is a tiny contribution to that effort. Each...

  • Pecan and Prune Breakfast Loaf

    November 9, 2014

    To keep breakfast interesting at home, I’ve recently been experimenting with all types of gluten free breads as well as breakfast alternatives to th...

  • Gluten free mini Pistachio Cakes

    November 2, 2014

    I fancied making these mini pistachio cakes this weekend. No particular reason why you'd bake tiny little cakes, except that I promise it's very sat...

  • Pear, Honey & Lime Sorbet

    October 25, 2014

    According to Chinese medicine, pears are a ‘cooling’ food - they’re in the same category as cucumber and watermelon - that when eaten, have a co...

  • Sticky Date Pudding with a touch of Coriander

    October 18, 2014

    I’ve added a mental note to my weekly shopping list – do not buy shop-ready sticky toffee pudding. Probably quite obvious to most people, but to m...

  • Apple and Fig Wholemeal Scones

    October 11, 2014

    My first ever experience of proper homemade scones was as a student when my housemate rustled up a batch one afternoon in less than half an hour. I wa...

  • Baked Autumn Fruit with Caramelised Nut Topping

    October 5, 2014

    I had the urge to make something autumnal this weekend and baked fruit seemed the thing. Kind of like my own little welcome to the grey days and dark ...

  • Toasted Hazelnut Biscuits with a hint of orange

    September 27, 2014

    My journey to work every morning consists of one major dilemma -  what snack to buy to keep me going until lunchtime.  This is a daily conversation ...

  • Apple, Raspberry & Pistachio Crumble

    September 21, 2014

    I'd love to have an apple tree in the garden.  How cool to be able to step outside and have an abundance of fruit every autumn.  I do have a che...

  • Strawberry and Oat Smoothie Recipe

    September 14, 2014

    I’ve recently become a smoothie addict. It’s mostly a Sunday addiction - when there’s time to hang out at home, and I can indulge my urge to gr...

  • Rich & Healthy Mini Chocolate Cakes

    September 12, 2014

    Good news - we no longer need to feel guilty about eating chocolate.  The research bods at Harvard University have studied 8,000 men for 65 years, an...

  • Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

    September 7, 2014

    There are favourite foods in our house that have to be shared out equally and with exact precision to avoid a mild riot at the dining table.  Everyon...

  • Cinnamon Apple and Pear Crisps

    September 6, 2014

    I am always starving mid morning.  It’s usually around 11am, sitting at work, stomach grumbling when I resort to digging through my rather desperat...

  • Banana Ice Cream with a warm Plum Compote

    September 3, 2014

    You can tell a lot about someone by looking inside their freezer. Mine is filled with a variety of odd ingredients in little packages – mostly with ...

  • Baked Fig and Plum Cake

    September 1, 2014

    We had a lot of plums to use up last week - a large carrier bag full to the brim to be precise. All joyously hand picked by me from an abandoned orcha...