IN THE KITCHEN

Busting coffee: friendlier alternatives

I have always loved coffee and relish the buzzy perks after a nice steaming cup. And although caffeine messes with your blood sugar levels and places a big burden on our usually exhausted livers, in moderation these things aren’t a cardinal sin. But it was only when I started our […]

Immune-boosting turmeric nutmeg nog

A favourite of Ayurveda, turmeric is something of a wonder spice. Its brilliant pigment curcumin is a potent natural anti-inflammatory, and has also been shown to very effectively treat a variety of pain-related and rheumatoid illnesses as well as irritable gut symptoms. It is also a highly efficient anti-oxidant, able […]

Raw chocolate, sea salt and pistachio fudge chunks

When you need a rich, chocolatey fix and nutty seedy cacao balls just don’t cut it, these fudgy dairy-free choc chunks are about as rich and luxurious as raw chocolate can get. They are the result of a few good raw cocoa walnut fudge recipes rolled into one, with my […]

Gluten-free salmon, sesame and quinoa burgers

I first made these while doing a no gluten, no dairy cleanse and they have become firm supper-time favourites. The rich salmon, crunchy quinoa and sesame and fresh Asian flavours all come together to make a really fulfilling and nourishing meal, high in protein and healthy oils. And despite the […]

Gluten-free banana bread bites

A good banana bread is one of life’s greatest treats and until now I haven’t found a satisfactory gluten and dairy free recipe for those of us that way inclined. But while wandering through Wholefoods deciding on my lunch a couple of weeks ago I saw a yummy looking free-from […]

Chia, coconut & cinnamon porridge

Porridge and I go way back. It was the first thing I ever learned to make and when I was a child I used to bound out of bed on the weekend and quietly whip some up in the kitchen just as my granny taught me: with rolled oats, a pinch […]

Soak your nuts!

In these exciting, elightening and increasingly health-conscious days, there is much talk of soaking one’s nuts. I myself take great relish in the ceremony and love to eat soaked almonds, cashews or whatever other nutty treat is lurking in the kitchen cupboard – I prefer them plump and juicy anyway, […]