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This gluten-free, pancake-like bread is also low in carbohydrates. It is the perfect nibble whilst waiting for the main meal, but also great as accompaniment to hearty soups, salads and stews. It is dead easy to make and left overs are delicious toasted. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups chickpea flour 1 teaspoon fine salt (eg: Himalaya) 2 2/5 cups (600 ml) filtered water 2 Tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil coarse salt, chopped garlic, rosemary leafs, extra oil for drizzling Method Place […] Continue reading →

23
May

NAPOLI SAUCE

A delicious and very versatile sauce that can be used over pasta, various vegetable dishes, on a pizza base, thinned down as a soup …. in one word in any recipe where a hearty tomato sauce is required. I use it in the recipe ‘Airport Potatoes’ instead of tinned tomatoes (see previous recipe). It makes a big enough quantity so you can freeze some for a quick meal or two on busy days. INGREDIENTS 4 medium carrots 1 head of garlic 2 red onions 2 leeks 100 ml extra virgin […] Continue reading →

This is one of my great winter comfort food recipes and has been an all-time favourite with my children since they were little (they are now 28 and 36!). I found this recipe in a magazine many years back – it was from a cook book by Jill Dupleix, who poached it from the warming trays of the cafeteria at Rome airport – hence the name Airport Potatoes. I have adapted the recipe somewhat. You can serve it as a side dish, but we mostly make a meal of it, especially when adding the […] Continue reading →

Leading a busy life does not always leave a lot of time to prepare extensive healthy meals. Here is a super tasty recipe you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. It is also great as part of your spring detox programme. Ingredients: serves 2 1 packet of firm or semi-firm tofu (GMO free), cut into small cubes 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 – 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1 – 2 tablespoons soy or Tamari sauce 1 – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small cabbage, […] Continue reading →

This simple recipe is an adaptation from an already quick and easy one, but  the way I cooked it, it is even more super fast and super easy, yet delicious – real comfort food for a cold winter’s day. I was late starting to cook, and I was tired, but it took me no more than 30 minutes to rustle this curry up. It really lifted my spirits when I tucked in. Ingredients: 1 butternut, cut into bite-sized cubes (save the seeds & roast over low heat or in the oven with a little […] Continue reading →

I found this delicious Persian inspired recipe in an old magazine and adapted it somewhat. It is easy and quick to rustle up and a great change when brinjals are in season and one has run out of ideas of what to do with them. When I first made the recipe, I did not have enough brinjals, so I just baked some butternut wheels and dressed them with the same sauce and toppings. The result was just as tasty. So play around and use different vegetables. Any left over sauce can be used as […] Continue reading →

The kale and spinach in my vegetable box outside my kitchen door is growing at an amazing rate, so I have to come up with new ways to eat them in order to not get bored. Here is a yummy and easy recipe I pulled out of my own hat last week, which I will definitely be making regularly in future, as it turned out to be delicious.   SWEET POTATO & SPINACH/KALE BAKE Ingredients for 4 people 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed (no need to peel) 1 large bunch of spinach, kale or […] Continue reading →

These crackers are dead easy to prepare without any equipment and are a great stand-by for those snack attacks. They are delicious on their own, but also go with dips, humus, vegan cheeses,  as an accompaniment to soups or salads, cheeses and even with sweet toppings. They are nutrient dense, providing ample essential fatty acids and are very satisfying – so much better and healthier than plain old potato crisps. Ingredients 200 g sunflower seeds 60 g flax seeds (coarsely crushed in […] Continue reading →

I was told about this drink by a client who raved about it. When I tried it for the first time, I also started raving about it. This drink is very tasty, most refreshing on hot summer days (move over beer!) and detoxing at the same time, and it has virtually no calories and is sugar free – so much better than sodas, juices and cool-drinks laden with sugar and other harmful additives and colorants. And best of all:  it is made in a jiffy at a fraction of the cost of commercially […] Continue reading →

I discovered this recipe  in a health magazine. It took me all of 10 minutes to make, and after 2 hours in the freezer, the chocolates were ready to eat, although it was just as delicious to lick the bowl! Double (or triple) the quantity to have extra. You need to serve and eat them straight from the freezer, as they go soft quickly when left outside. This recipes makes about 12 – 14 individual chocolates. Ingredients  2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder 2 Tablespoons Tahini (or any […] Continue reading →