Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie
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Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie

To say coconut water is having a bit of a moment is an understatement. Rihanna, in her retro pineapple bikini, is splashed across every other billboard as the fun and flirty face of Vita Coco, and it is being relentlessly branded as the health drink du jour. Even our work canteen has now started stocking … Continue reading

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte
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Orange & amaretto chocolate torte

My boyfriend’s birthday is next week and as we’re away this year (and I’m frightened of baking in temperamental foreign ovens…) he’s getting his cake early. I felt a bit guilty about not giving him the cake on his actual birthday but have overcome this by reminding myself that: 1) who ever complained about being … Continue reading

Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef
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Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef

I fell in love with soba noodles on a trip to Japan last year. Until then, my Western experiences of ‘authentic’ Japanese cuisine had led me to believe that the Japanese subsisted on sushi alone, washed down with green teaย by day and sake by night. I was obviously wrong (about the sushi anyway!). And everything … Continue reading

Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip
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Superfood supper: Beetroot & coriander dip

Move over houmous, this vibrant dip is where it’s at – it’s tasty and fragrant and the cardamom and coriander add an exotic zestiness to the sweetness of the beetroot. The ‘catch’: It’s good for you too…as well as vitamins and minerals, beetroot is packed full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory chemicals and can help your body … Continue reading

Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie
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Antioxidant-rich blueberry & almond milk smoothie

In my attempt to improve my health, my juicer and blender are getting a fair bit of action at the moment! So here’s another one… And this one is heart-healthy, skin-healthy and generally a bit magic. Not only is it low in fat, high in fibre and dairy-free, it contains whopping amounts of antioxidants which … Continue reading

Beginners’ green juice
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Beginners’ green juice

I bought a juicer. I know it’s faddy and I feel like a wannabe-celeb-detox-hipster but I’ve struggled with health problems for almost two years and it’s time I took matters into my own hands! I’ve heard and read countless glowing reviews of juicing and, given that conventional medicine has only got me back to about … Continue reading