Coconut choc chip cookies
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Coconut choc chip cookies

Coconut-ty, chocolate-y and oat-y all at the same time, these beauties are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and bursting with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips. Rather like a Bounty bar crossed with a macaroon in biscuit form! Perfect with your morning cuppa (they are breakfast compliant because of the oats, … Continue reading

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

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 tea 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

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

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart
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Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart

Sometimes (rarely) eating pizza doesn’t seem quite appropriate. For me, in the midday sun is one of those times. I want something a little less heavy. Something with brighter flavours and a bit more veg. But really, I still want pizza… I bring you my summer ‘pizza’ tart. The reassuring tomato-mozzarella combo remains but the … Continue reading

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
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Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading

Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese
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Truffly cauliflower mac and cheese

Q: What’s better than cauliflower cheese, mac’n’cheese and pretty much most other things? A: Cauliflower mac and cheese rolled into one, topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and drizzled with truffle oil.  IT’S MAC’N’CHEESE ON STEROIDS. Yes, there is one of your 5-a-day snuck in here but I’m not going to lie to you lovely people – … Continue reading