I just love a bit of mint choc chip – it’s sweet but also refreshing with a perfect chocolately crunch – and for that reason it’s always been one of my favourite flavour combinations. It was definitely my ice cream cone flavour of choice when I was younger, and my tastes don’t seem to have changed very much since! But of course nowadays seeing as I don’t eat dairy or refined sugar the traditional ice cream version tends to be off the cards, so I wanted to create something healthy and guilt free that also combines the minty and chocolatey flavours that seem to go so well together. Continue reading →
Breakfast is a magical thing – it has the power to transform something that would usually be classified as a dessert into a totally acceptable main meal. And I’m all about taking advantage of gastronomical norms when it means I get to start my day with something super delicious, a little sweet and potentially (and more often than not) full of cacao and or nut butter.
Coffee is like marmite – you either love it or you hate it – and if you love it (like me) it can be dangerously addictive. I used to get through not one, not two, but three large skinny lattes a day when I was working in an office, but managed to wean myself off it and felt loads better for doing so. But I do still really love the taste of it, so these days I’m still partial to the odd decaf almond milk latte here and there.
I’m a big fan of chia pudding (looks like dessert, tastes like dessert but is totally acceptable to eat for breakfast) so when they lovely people at Sevenhills Organic sent me some of their amazing organic chia seeds and cacao powder I wanted to create something super special and super delicious using them both. Continue reading →
I know what you’re thinking – HOW on earth can the chocolatey piece of heaven pictured above be healthy!? Well I don’t blame you, I can’t quite believe it myself to be honest! And trust me, this dessert isn’t just something that LOOKS unhealthy but tastes as if someone’s replaced sugar with spinach and chocolate with carrots, it doesn’t taste remotely healthy either! In fact it tastes downright indulgent and my ever-willing taste testers proclaimed that they actually wouldn’t have realised that what they were eating was totally guilt-free had I not told them beforehand. Continue reading →
This recipe is my new dinner party favourite – not only do these little shots look super impressive, but they taste bloody amazing too. Oh, and they’re a great way to use the shot glasses gathering dust in my cupboard given that I haven’t done a shot of anything (aside from wheatgrass) since about 2008. Giving away my age there a bit, but never mind! Continue reading →
It’s December, so Christmas is officially a-coming! Whilst I still have a LOT of Christmas/Hanukkah shopping to do (thank goodness for Amazon Prime hey), when it comes to festive recipes I seem to be pretty organised this year. I can’t wait to share them all with you! Continue reading →
I’ve always loved a good crumble – it’s such a delicious thing to eat all year round, not to mention how simple it is to make! Traditional crumbles are a tad on the unhealthy side – loaded with flour, sugar and butter (yuk, yuk and double yuk) but luckily it’s just as easy to make one just as yummy without any gluten, dairy or refined sugar. Continue reading →
Every time I hear the word ‘parfait’ it makes me think of that scene from Shrek where Shrek is trying to tell Donkey that ogres have layers like onions, and Donkey is trying to tell him that there are a lot better things with layers that he could compare himself to;
You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let’s get some parfait,” they say, “Hell no, I don’t like no parfait”? Parfaits are delicious!
And you know what? He’s not wrong! There’s a reason why the name of this dessert (or breakfast in this case) means ‘perfect’ in French – you just can’t fault it! This one is so easy to make, looks super impressive and tastes bloody awesome. Continue reading →
When I was little, my Grandma used to make the most delicious rice pudding in the world, ever. It was so creamy, sweet and comforting, and to this day just the smell of warm rice pudding evokes the most treasured childhood memories. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one – just about everyone I speak to has a story to tell about the time travelling powers of rice pudding. Continue reading →