Roasted Metis Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini

Roasted Metis®, Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini

Summer fruit welcomes a brand-new stone-fruit variety to the shelves this year and it’s called Metis®. Pronounced Me-teece, this natural cross between a plum and apricot is firm and crisp on the outside while being sweet and juicy on the inside. Metis® fruit has been naturally bred using bees to cross-pollinate apricot pollen and plum blooms … Continue reading Roasted Metis®, Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini

Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Tribal smoothies are an industry leading brand when it comes to active nutrition and their range of exotic fruit smoothies are packed with organic baobab proving “natural fuel for life”. They are champions of “real-food” so their smoothies are great energising pouches for on the go fuel. Although, as you’ll see, they are also great … Continue reading Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake

Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads

Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads

Light and fluffy homemade flatbreads topped with crunchy paprika chickpeas, juicy roasted vegetables, crispy kale chips and lashings of creamy hummus. The ultimate finger food that is as comforting as it is fresh, healthy and vibrant. “This is my favourite kind of meal” are the exact words I said as I finished my last mouthful … Continue reading Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads

Sticky Asian Aubergine with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas

Sticky Asian Aubergines with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas

I’ve recently found myself talking and thinking a lot about spices, Asian and Indian cuisine. For a long time I wouldn’t really enjoy an Indian takeaway as so often they are loaded with a lot of excess oil and are highly Westernised version of the authentic Indian cuisine that it is replicating. But then since … Continue reading Sticky Asian Aubergines with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates Toasted Cashews and Tahini

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates, Toasted Cashews and Tahini

A vibrant and fragrant spiced cauliflower rice salad with chickpeas, carrot ribbons, spinach and juicy dates topped with toasted cashew nuts, a creamy tahini drizzle and fresh herbs. Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates Toasted Cashews and Tahini This is one of my favourite meals that I keep making on repeat but hadn’t yet written down … Continue reading Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates, Toasted Cashews and Tahini

Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Raw cheesecakes are still a fairly new sweet treat creation for me, after discovering how easy and creamy they are with the right kitchen equipment. In fact, in 3 months I’ve created several cheesecake recipes and this Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake joins my previous Salted Almond Chocolate Cheesecake and my Lemon and Pistachio Raw Cheesecake, … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices

Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

These almost raw, no-bake slices may just be a little bit addictive… you have been warned. I love making new variations on raw slices and experimenting with different flavour combinations and these bars are testament to one tasty afternoon of experimenting.  Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices These ones … Continue reading Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices

Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II

Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II

Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti

With a knowledge of the Italian language, it still makes me chuckle that ‘biscotti’ in every other language refers to this particular type of sweet treat, whereas ‘biscotti’ literally translates to mean ‘biscuits’. The Italian call these type of crunchy biscuit cantuccini which I think sounds much more exotic and enticing, don’t you agree? Nevertheless, … Continue reading Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti

A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy

A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy

Are you heading for Hitchin? My favourite plant-based food spot, Chia Naturally Healthy, is located in the old churchyard in Hitchen. Since September 2015, Chia, led by founder Lucy Fisher, has been offering nourishing, healthy and nutritious superfoods. The space Chia Naturally Healthy feels like a home from home. With wooden beams across the ceiling, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy