IN THE KITCHEN

Spiced tahini and cardamom porridge with sautéed banana

In our little cabina in Costa Rica, from where we have just returned to the depths of winter and are now tucked up in our little woodland home, we cooked simply with organic produce from the local shop. As is always the way, abundant sunshine produces such flavoursome and nutritionally […]

Beetroot and coconut soup

As winter really gathers us in its descent, embracing bright foods that are colourful, warming and earthy is something I always enjoy. It can be tempting to gravitate towards the heavy, the dense and the sweet… but if we can catch ourselves and keep things light occasionally amid the density […]

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 […]

Pea, mint and tahini dip

With summer on its way and only finding stolen moments in the kitchen as babe time continues to take precedence, I find that easy, vibrant dips and salsas are a great way to keep energy and nutrient levels up with minimum fuss and maximum potential. Also, they make a good excuse for a thin, […]

Feta and roast vegetable frittata muffins

In nutrition clinic, I so often see that, for whatever reason, many of us aren’t eating enough protein. Protein provides the building blocks for all our bodily systems and it is so important for optimal vitality and wellness. Through recent diet fads and a much-needed move away from constant meat […]

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 […]