Healthy Carrot Cake and Bites

When it comes to cake, I’m not normally a big fan of anything other than chocolate, but to every rule, there is an exception. In this case, the exception comes in the form of a perfectly baked carr… Source: Healthy Carrot Cake and Bites Advertisements

Roasted Sweet Potato, with Lemon Tahini & Smoked Paprika Dressing

She stared lustfully out the rain-stained window, reminiscing the days where she would gaze admiringly at the clouds swimming across the humbly exalted blue skies; and when the warm spring heat wou… Source: Roasted Sweet Potato, with Lemon Tahini & Smoked Paprika Dressing

Healthy Carrot Cake and Bites

When it comes to cake, I’m not normally a big fan of anything other than chocolate, but to every rule, there is an exception. In this case, the exception comes in the form of a perfectly baked carrot cake. Whoever came up with the incredibly weird and inventive idea of using carrots to make a…

Beetroot Daal

Admittedly, this ‘Daal’ had a more Persian flavour disposition than a traditional Indian, likely attributed to the use of saffron in the recipe. Either way, it was a success and was devoured fully within 24 hours. Ingredients: 250 grams cooked beetroot (around 2-3 large), diced 1.5 cups green lentils x1 400g can coconut milk 5…

Chocolate & Cranberry Granola

I’d always wanted to make my own granola; to be able to regulate the quality of ingredients, restrict the amount of sugar and fats, and to be able to devise my own flavour combinations. And, finally, yesterday I did it, and it turned out better than I had hoped. Ingredients: 1 cup oats 1 tbsp…

Homemade Chunky Guacamole

We’re only at the beginning of the week, and yet I’ve woken up this morning with a heavy head, snotty nose, and aching legs. No wonder my partner bolted out of bed this morning; the ghastly sight of gunky liquid accumulating above my top lip would have me running as well. As much as I…

Vanilla & Coconut Chia Pudding

As with most chia puddings, it’s great if you can soak the seeds overnight, but if your time is limited, you can soak this for as little as half an hour and still get away with it! Ingredients: Serves 1 3 tbsp cup chia seeds 1/2 cup light coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2…

Healthy Chocolate & Stem Ginger Cheesecake

Despite my adamant attempt at self-restraint, I am still often caught red-handed polishing off the remnants of a chocolate cake or bar, face plastered with an expression of penitence. I just can’t help it when it comes to chocolate; some believe that abstinence is key, but whoever abides by this notion has clearly never experienced…

Mango Coconut Smoothie

No Talking. Just Eating. Ingredients: 2 medium mango 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup crushed ice (Optional) 1/2 tbsp rose water 1 tbsp pistachio kernels Assortment of fruit   Method: Blend together all ingredients, apart from the pistachio and assortment of fruit. Top the smoothie with the remaining fruit and pistachio  

Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl

Wait… hold on… no…. this can’t be… could it? … oh. my. God… I looked out the window today at 7pm, and IT WASN’T DARK! That’s right, folks! Summer is coming!! With summer fast approaching, there is such a romantic ambience in the air, as the sunshine gleams through your window and lights up the…

Asian Wild Salmon Courgetti

There are few things more rewarding and satisfying than a well-balanced Asian flavour concoction; over the years, whilst many aspects of my life have been reshaped and altered, the one constant has been my love for Asian food. Resultantly, there are few dishes that can beat my favourite fish (salmon), paired with my Asian soy…