Super simple raw chocolate covered strawberries


Everything tastes better coated in chocolate – fact. Especially strawberries. These raw chocolate covered strawberries are such a fabulous little dish to serve your dinner party guests over an after dinner coffee (or fresh mint tea in my case) and they look really impressive too, but they won’t take you more than five minutes to prepare! Continue reading

Chocolate orange pumpkins

Chocolate orange pumpkins
No tricks here, just delicious Halloween treats! We wanted to come up with a healthy, guilt-free treat that is easy to make (for big people and little people too!) and these chocolate orange pumpkin bites proved to be just the ticket! Continue reading

Ferrero Rocher (aka six ingredient chocolate hazelnut balls)

Unless you lived under a rock in the 90’s (or unless you were too young to remember or NOT EVEN BORN YET which makes me feel so old I can’t even bear thinking about it), you’ll remember that advert where the butler walks around an ambassador’s party with a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher. Brilliant marketing though this was (given that just about everyone seems to remember it) it upset me for a number of reasons; Continue reading

Magical matcha cacao swirl tartsĀ 


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

The best hummus, and I would know…


I pride myself on knowing good hummus. I’ve eaten enough of it in my time, and I’m talking the proper stuff, not your average supermarket rubbish. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well get yourself to Jaffa in Tel Aviv, head to Abu Hasan, grab some of their insanely delicious hummus and some pitta to mop it up and only then will you understand. Or make this instead. 

Now hummus is often seen as complicated or scary – there’s about five different spellings (houmous? hummous? hummus?…) and about five million different recipes, but I promise you it needn’t be. All you need is a food processor, a couple of ingredients and a spare five minutes and you’re good to go. Continue reading

The world’s best chocolate orange cheesecake

 


I’ve always had a little thing for chocolate cheesecake. Maybe it’s down to my  Jewish roots (the Jewish festival of Shavuot is celebrated by eating cheesecake – #winning) or maybe it’s just because it’s insanely delicious.

When I was little my favourite thing in the world was a triple chocolate cheesecake from Marks and Spencer – I used to savour every mouthful and finish every morsel. On holidays to America we’d always end up making a subconscious beeline for the Cheesecake Factory and stuffing ourselves silly with their unbelievably tasty (and unbelievably unhealthy) offerings. Continue reading