It was a sweltering 39 degrees in Manila yesterday! I’m not complaining – I’ll take sunshine over rain any day. Perfect weather for these dairy & and refined sugar free popsicles! I’m so glad to finally share this recipe with you – it’s one of my favourite desserts to date. Hope you enjoy them as much as much as I did, they’re a great a treat for both kids and adults alike! For me, mangoes are ideal for desserts as they’re so naturally sweet that they barely require any sweetener. This recipe makes 6 popsicles, so there’s only 1/2 a TEAspoon of maple syrup in each one – that’s it! I think I’ll be making a strawberry version next. What would you recommend?…
This white bean hummus is one of my go-to snacks when I’m short for time or feeling lazy. It’s literally one of the easiest dips you can make! This time I’ve made the “hummus” from beans rather than chick peas, as I find the texture smoother and it takes less time to blend into a silky consistency….
Why has it taken until now for this amaaazingly decadent dessert to be a part of my life?! And wait – how is it possible that these pots of chocolatey goodness don’t contain any sugar or sweetener? *Insert 10 heart eyed emojis right here!* I know that so far, most of my recipes have been savoury, but I’m super excited to venture into the healthy desserts category! There’s so much to explore, and it’s great to know that we don’t need to sacrifice taste in order to eat well….
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, feasting on all sorts of goodness (and naughty treats)! Because if there’s ever an occasion to over indulge in food it’s probably this time of year, right? Well as the holidays come to an end, and new years resolutions cause gym memberships to rise ten fold, let’s continue to fuel our bodies right by eating loads of fresh, colourful, nutritious food….
9 days till Christmas and the festive planning is in full force!
Having two parents from different countries (England and Japan) we have quite a confused albeit wonderful Christmas, with the food theme varying year to year. I can always count on loads of fresh produce to be on the table, catering to those of all dietary persuasions; from omnivores to vegans and everything in between. This year we’ve decided to bake a fresh snapper on the barbecue! There will be, of course, a feast of fruit and veggies including this very beautiful Christmas Tree Salad!…
You’ve probably noticed that juices and smoothies have taken over Instagram and I will unashamedly admit that I am a heavy contributor to such phenomena… Long gone are the days where breakfast consisted of honey flavoured crunchy flakes (but the corny commercials will forever live in my memory). I like to have my smoothies in bowls for breakfast because: 1. I top them with fruit, grains, cereal and all other sorts of goodness. 2. It stops me from guzzling the whole thing in 10 seconds. My stomach appreciates it….
Can someone please tell me why stuffing vegetables is so pleasing?! Well it’s pretty dandy having an edible vessel on your plate, and as I’ve now stuffed tomatoes and cucumbers I thought it was about time that I stuff something else. Turns out that I’ve created another (accidental) Christmas coloured recipe – coming to you in the form of a zucchini boat, filled with a sundried tomato pesto & quinoa mix. The zucchini shells soften as you bake them and become incredibly juicy! I didn’t want them to turn out soggy though, so I only keep them in the oven for 20 minutes and then grilled the tops so the tomatoes caramelize….
For me, cheap thrills come in the form of a fruit baller. Don’t be fooled by its underwhelming appearance. It’s a nifty little contraption that does more than just make your breakfast platter look pretty….
I’ve heard of cauliflower being used as a rice substitute for quite a while now, and I’ve finally gotten around to giving it a go myself! I don’t believe in carbophobia and I love my rice, but it’s nice to mix it up sometimes, with the added benefit of squeezing in some extra veg in our diets! It only took a couple of minutes to put together and I have to say I really enjoyed it – very simple and light and fluffy in texture. I was in a bit of a rush when I made this, so there’s minimal ingredients and very little cooking time. Definitely looking forward to cooking up another fried rice with some more ingredients!…
I know that I’ve only just posted my Sun dried Tomato & Cashew Pesto recipe. However, given the speed at which that disappeared, and due to my impending pesto separation anxiety (or sepanx to all you cool kids), I was obliged to whip up another one ASAP. This time I’ve used the mother of all greens (kale of course) and macadamias. It’s the first time I’ve used kale in pesto, and to my surprise it turned out to be quite peppery, which complimented the rich creaminess of the macadamia perfectly….