Healthy treats

Coconut, turmeric and ginger cookies

This week, amid the doing and the coming and the going alongside an ongoing learning of the art of Simply Being in the countryside, I managed to bake a batch of cookies. This may not sound like a huge accomplishment to some, but anyone with a curious crawling babe and […]

Chocolate + beetroot muffins

I wanted to share this recipe, adjusted only minimally from the original by beauties Jasmine and Melissa of Hemsley + Hemsley, because it is one I come back to time and time again and it saved me from depleted hunger traps during pregnancy and in those early weeks of parenthood, […]

Turmeric, lemon and ginger chia pots

It has been a while since I shared in this online space. There are many reasons but one primary: motherhood – and the immense limitations it puts on one’s spare time; added to that, a (sleep-deprived) struggle for daily structure and a deep and ongoing dive within as this journey […]

Free-from banana and fig flapjacks

It’s hard to sit down and type anything about the last few weeks now that I’m a mother. The journey has been so all-encompassing, so full to the brim of every emotion, of a love I never knew, of challenges, choices and non-stop growth… and amongst it all has been […]

Coconut and cardamom bounty balls

I promise I will post a savoury recipe soon, but as my 38th week of pregnancy approaches and calories are in high demand, it’s hard not to focus on the infinite rainbow of delectable healthy sweet treats that occupy my mind and days in the kitchen. And they usually involve cacao. […]

Christmas chocolate truffles

These raw chocolate truffles are a delight to make and bursting with the warming flavours of December and all the excitement it brings. I remember creating the recipe for my book during the hot summer months and longing for advent to be upon us so I could taste them in their […]

The best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

A few weeks and multiple batches of cookies ago, my beloved sister Tehya Sky sent me this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe from California, where she has been making and demolishing them with equal joy and fervour for her household and her friends. She even sent me a photo of […]

Blueberry and quinoa muffins 

This wholefood gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe from my book is full of surprise ingredients including quinoa, chia, oat, apple puree and banana. They are moist, sturdy and delicious, full of protein-building amino acids, naturally sweet and balanced with blood sugar-regulating cinnamon, offering so much more than your average bakery treat; I love […]

Gluten-free courgette bread

Image: Rahel Weiss, The Naturalista – nourishing recipes to live well This easy and indispensable gluten-free courgette bread is one of the most popular and widely loved recipes from from my book. I wrote it under Everyday Essentials, and since my blog was conceived with the idea of creating exactly that, it seems time I […]

Raw lucuma banoffee pies

I love banoffee pie with a lifelong devotion and I know I’m not the only one. Being pregnant seemed to magnify this adoration and one of my main early cravings was for something sumptuously rich and creamy, with some saltiness, some sweetness and two of my favourite flavours of the moment thrown […]