Healthy treats

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 […]

Salty sweet maple, coconut and cranberry bars

I don’t use maple syrup often but when you need a salty-sweet hit to fulfil your wildest food fantasies, it always becomes a faithful unrefined ally. I sometimes have dreams of one day travelling to an endless maple forest and tasting it fresh from the tree… intoxicated by the fresh Canadian air […]

Vanilla and cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds

When I was little we would make cinnamon toast at home for tea on weekends. Maybe it was to taste like the amazing American cereal named after it (closely rivalled in the cupboard by Golden Grahams. Anyone here under 25 probably has no idea what I’m talking about). It consisted […]

The perfect cacao shot

My ever deepening love of cacao is no secret. In a ceremony, a chocolate bar, or just as crunchy nibs and beans, the plant is one of my favourite allies and the love goes far beyond mere chocoholism. This adoration and respect was recently compounded by our third trip to […]