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 …

berry, nuts and chocolate tarts

Chocolate Berry Tartlets | The Healthy Way

Healthy eating does not have to mean avoiding chocolate – because what’s the fun in that! Yes, these tartlets have chocolate as one of the key ingredients along with the fabulous all-rounder coconut oil, one of my favourite healthy fats to include in desserts of any kind. Because if healthy eating required giving up chocolate, I would have given up …

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 …

Fudgy flourless chocolate torte

This is torte, but not as you know it, and you and this little beauty may want to be left alone for a while once you’ve taken your first bite! To share or not to share is the question on the lips of those who’ve already been seduced by this ridiculously moreish treat. Deceptively simple to rustle up, this chocolaty, …

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! …

Strawberry chia pudding

Chia Pudding Pots that are easy to Grab-and-Go

If you haven’t come across chia puddings in your local café yet, chances are you’ll cross paths before too long. Chia seeds have been popping up everywhere since we all started to cotton on to the healthy benefits these tiny seeds contain, and luckily using them to create a nutritious and tasty pudding treat is really fast and easy. You see, as well …

Energy Bliss Balls

  Someone asked me a couple of days ago what is my best, go-to, snackable food for when I get the munchies? I didn’t hesitate in my reply that these Bliss Balls are my constant obsession and for good reason! What’s not to love when they take less than 5 minutes to make, are supercharged with pick-me-up ingredients and are incredibly reliable at boosting energy …