Cauliflower tabbouleh


With temperatures in London soaring into the 30s at the moment, it’s so hard to know what to eat. You need something nourishing, but you’d also like something light, and you don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen preparing it (we’ve got to get out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, right?).

So I’ve taken a little inspiration from the Middle East with this dish, after all who better to turn to than the people who are constantly blessed with these kind of temperatures! Tabbouleh is a super healthy and delicious vegan salad, traditionally made with parsley, mint, bulgur wheat, tomatoes and various spices. But I’ve put bulgar on the bench and substituted it in for cauliflower for a seriously light and gluten free salad.  Continue reading

Easy peasy Japanese-y slow cooker veggie curry


As part of our honeymoon Mr H and I spent a week in Tokyo marvelling at everything the amazing city had to offer, getting extremely lost, sitting under cherry blossom trees, people watching for hours on end, but above all, eating. Tokyo has over 10,000 restaurants, ranging from tiny little ones with five seats in a dark alleyway to Michelin starred palaces with impeccable service. You name it, we tried it. The D&H mantra of ‘active avoidance’ certainly came into effect here, as we made sure to try everything once and not feel guilty about it so that we could go home with no foodie regrets.

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Coconuts – why we love them

coconuts If we had to take one food to a desert island, it would be coconuts. Although hopefully the desert island in question would already have coconuts growing on luscious palm trees swaying in the wind by a white sandy beach (ahhhh) so we’d get to pick another food, in which case we’d probably choose avocados.

Coconuts are just incredible. Not only can they be worn as brassieres (which, when paired with a fail-safe grass skirt provides the ultimate in Hawaii chic) , but the health benefits are totally other worldly. Coconuts contain lots of good fats, which lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. It has also been suggested that they can curb your appetite and increase fat burning, so could also aid in weight loss. But there’s more. So much more. Coconuts come in many shapes and forms – we’ve listed our faves below as well as our top tips for using them. Continue reading

Quasi goreng (that’s quinoa nasi goreng, obvs) 

 

There’s a lovely little Singaporean restaurant in North West London that my family have been going to for years. My grandpa used to love it (he spent his war years in that part of the world) and always amused the waitresses with his vast vocabulary of Indonesian and Malay swear words. Or at least they used to laugh politely. He would order the nasi goreng without fail each time – it was such a big portion he could never finish it, so (being the Jewish mother he always claimed to be) he always told us we hadn’t eaten enough and made us help him out. I don’t think I’ve ever left that restaurant feeling anything left than stuffed. Continue reading

Slow cooker Mexican three bean chilli

 

 

OHMAGAWD. I have no kitchen.  PANIC. That’s me when I was told that in order to have a lovely sparkly new kitchen fitted, it would mean living sans kitchen for a month.  Originally I hadn’t given it much thought; ‘June will be warm, we can just eat salads’, I told myself (and a very unhappy looking Mr H). Well it turns out that you just can’t make those sort of assumptions in the UK, as I sit here now huddled in my dressing gown, listening to the wind and rain outside. Continue reading

Chickpeas – why we love them


Chickpeas (or Garbanzo beans to our friends across the pond) are, in our opinion, underrated and underappreciated. Whilst they may not be touted as a traditional superfood these little, creamy, nutty, balls of deliciousness are most definitely a super-versatile-food. Continue reading

THE BEST marinated kale salad

 

 I said a BOOM BOOM BOOM, can you hear me say kale…KALE! We’re SO excited to share the yummiest, scrummiest, tastiest marinated kale salad. We literally want to eat it every single day.

Kale is well touted as a superfood, but it’s not always the easiest thing to eat. It can have a bit of a bitter taste on its own, but with the help of a sprinkling of ingredients it tastes divine and it is oh so good for you. Continue reading

Hey pesto! My magical four ingredient sauce


We’re sure you know us by now – we love a simple recipe. If it’s healthy, cheap and quick then it’s a winner in our books. We also love pesto. So these two loves led us to create a super easy, inexpensive (and vegan) pesto recipe that we just can’t get enough of. Continue reading