Coconut crepes, with banana cream and blueberries

After losing the photos I’d taken for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day from my camera I was a little frustrated but posted a link to these cauliflower pancakes. From this I was asked about crepes. You see, it’s quite easy to make fluffy pancakes, but much harder to get soft delicate crepes without the magic binding properties More…

What is the best way to cook brown rice?

For the next few posts it’s back to basics. Up first I tackle the seemingly impossible task of cooking brown rice. Sure, I’ve cooked brown rice many times before, but very few times have I enjoyed the texture. My favourite brown rice has always been the repeatable pouches from the supermarket, but no way am More…

Salt and pepper Scallops with Asparagus

Whether you’re trying to eat low-carb or low-fat this suits both diets. It’s also on the table in under 15 minutes and perfect for those hot days. It’s short on steps, but big on flavour.

A lighter Tiramisu

Every December 23rd I make a tiramisu for my husband Stephen’s birthday. It’s dead easy, but we don’t make many desserts, so it only comes out once a year. Traditionally mascarpone, a super thick Italian cream cheese is used, making this dish sugar and fat personified. However, with a few simple switches the calories, fat More…

Hazelnut and Choc-Hazelnut Macaroons (sugar-free/gluten-free/dairy-free)

By making these biscuits I could bring the downfall of Christmas in my family. Chocolate, the downfall of Christmas? I know…. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. Introducing anything new to our family’s Christmas is risky. I got weird looks with these stuffed eggs last year; but everyone loved them. This year, I mentioned More…

Cashew Finger Cookies

Crispy, golden buttery cookies made from all natural ingredients; without the butter, sugar or flour.

Chocolate Chilli Mango Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a simple and tasty way to get more fibre and omega-3s in a vegan diet. Add in the flavours of mango and chocolate and what’s not to like?

Raw Carrot Salad with Sesame, Soy and Lime Dressing

Summer’s nearly here. Which means it’s time for some fun salads. Continuing on with the Asian flavours, is this bright and crunchy carrot salad. Traditionally carrot salad is popular in many cultures, the most well know are those from the middle-east. However, this salad is a spin-off from an Asian noodle salad I used to More…

Rye, raisin, carraway and molasses bread

  Food shared with good friends always seems to taste better.  Just over a year ago I was in London sharing this bread with my dear friend Carolyn. We’d jumped on the tube and trekked across town to the Islington Farmers Market not knowing quite what we’d find when we came across Flour Power City. More…

Flourless Coconut and Mango Cake

Lately I’ve been dreaming of a return visit to Thailand. Silly really considering half the country is under water right now. To compensate I’ve been going a little crazy for all the amazing tropical fruit which is coming into season at the moment. Especially, pineapples, papayas. And finally, mangoes were under $2 each at my More…