Winter can seem a little endless sometimes here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our tropical on in the comfort of our own homes right? Our five ingredient tropical green smoothie might not come with a side of sandy beaches or even a cocktail umbrella, but it’s super tasty, really good for you and reminds us of wonderful holidays in far-flung locations (sigh). Continue reading
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No-bake banoffee pie
Whoever first thought to combine bananas and toffee to come up with banoffee pie is a genius, and I hope they received at least a Knighthood for their services to dessert (and maybe even a Nobel prize as well). I never actually used to like banoffee pie because of my sheer hatred (and fear) of bananas, but as a recovered banana-phobe, I’m definitely making up for lost time. Continue reading
Banana and date flapjacks
I used to love those trays of flapjacks they sell in supermarkets, back when I was young and apparently rather naive. You see I always used to think that the tray of flapjacks was the healthier option, because in my head it was just oats and oats are good for you. So it was ok to eat the whole tray, right? Wrong. My world turned upside down when I once looked at the ingredients list – sugar, golden syrup, palm oil, other nasties – not good for you in the slightest. Continue reading
Magical matcha cacao swirl tarts
I’ve got a serious case of ‘matcha mania’ at the moment. My obsession started back in April when Mr H and I visited Japan – you can literally get matcha flavoured EVERYTHING out there – and by the time I left I was totally hooked. For anyone unfamiliar with the stuff, matcha is essentially powdered green tea leaves, but because you actually consume the leaves (which is where many of the antioxidants are) rather than throwing them away as you would with a teabag, it’s heaps more powerful as well as being much more concentrated. Continue reading
Double chocolate ice lollies
Summer time in London is just the best. It’s crazy how the temperature can totally shift the vibe of an entire city, but it’s true – people seem happier and more carefree, and everyone makes an effort to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
And with summer in London of course comes ice cream. The tinkling chimes of the capital’s ice cream vans have long been the soundtrack to our summers – they are quite literally the Pied Pipers of the common era, with children (and some adults, ahem Mr H) finding themselves subconsciously gravitating towards the noise in the hope of a Mr Whippy. Continue reading
Indian inspired creamy chai latte
When Mr H and I set off on a magical tour of India two years ago, we had no idea how much of an assault on the senses (in a good way!) it would be. Everywhere we went we were wowed by the noise, the colours and the smells, but above all, the tastes.
Half-baked banana balls
Half-baked, nutty and bananas. If you are what you eat, then Mr D and Mr H would probably say we’ve been overdoing it a little on these. And they would probably be right!
These beauties are the perfect snack – packed with slow-release energy, good fats and tonnes of vitamins and minerals, they are so easy to pop into your lunch box and take to work for a teatime pick-me-up. They are also so easy to pop into your mouth, which is where most of ours seem to end up.
Passover cinnamon balls
I’m always all for a celebration, which is why I’m so excited for all the Springtime festivities in store in the next few weeks.
However with family time comes food in our families (and lots of it), but sadly the traditional delicacies of my Jewish origins don’t sit quite so well with my passion for healthy eating. So I’ve been busy in my test kitchen whipping up some recipes for you lovely people which have all the taste but none of the nasties. Continue reading