Chai comfort cups

Chai Comfort Cups

Chai Comfort Cups Here in these parts the mornings have begun to be a little brisk, the nights noticeably colder, and officially the time of the year has arrived to reach for all things warm and cozy. Along with the boots, jackets, cashmere and wool being pulled out from the back of  cupboards, it’s also a great time of year …

Gluten-Free Almond and Zucchini Bread (fondly referred to as A-Z Bread)

Don’t you just love sweet, random moments that can have rippling effects in the most surprising directions? That can prompt one of our all-time favourite gluten-free breads to finally receive a blog posting? Yes? Well, this one is thanks to Mike. We met Mike, a young English Doctor based in Leeds,  by chance last week on a train heading from …

creamy tahini and lemon dressing

Creamy Tahini Lemon Dressing

Say hello to this fabulous, 5-minute powerhouse dressing that deserves to be placed straight into your kitchen toolbox of essential, save-the-day recipes! OK, that’s a big ask of such a simple dressing. Yet this creamy tahini combo is truly finger-licking good, with its lemony deliciousness shining through its creamy texture with just the right amount of spunk and attitude. Wait till you taste …

basil and sunflower pesto

Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto

  This basil pesto is a simple, easy combo of delicious ingredients that allows you to throw together a meal in less than 15 minutes. Full of flavour and bursting with Summer goodness from the sweet basil leaves, it ranks as one of my ultimate comfort foods.  Truth be told, I have been known to eat it directly from the jar! Fresh pesto is incredibly …

turmeric & pistachio dip

Turmeric and Pistachio Dip

In my kitchen I always like to have ingredients on hand that will let me make a tasty and decadent snack with a minimum of fuss. All ingredients into the blender, “press play” for 20 seconds or so, and voilà a delicious dip is ready and waiting. This Turmeric and Pistachio Dip is a favourite example, as not only are all …

Roasted carrot hummus dip

I love taking a dish that everyone knows and loves like the ubiquitous hummus dip, and tweaking it a little! Often I’m curious just to explore some new flavour options. And I must admit very often I’m thinking about how we can get some extra nutrition gems into our diet. So without further ado, let me introduce the Roasted Carrot Hummus! …