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

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

Throw away the ‘smack’ bars – my hunger-busting apple pie granola bars


The scene is set – it’s 11am in a busy office, you’re trying to press on with your to do list, but your concentration is waning and your colleagues are not enjoying the awkward soundtrack provided by your rumbling tummy.
You just need a quick fix. Anything will do. One of said colleagues offers you a Nutrigrain or a Special K bar. That’s healthy right? You readily accept and scuttle back to your desk.

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