Chocho and Pomegranate Salad

  I didn’t really want to admit it…in fact I shouldn’t have to as it never really happened but it seems as though the end of the summer is here.  If you like me live in the UK you will be fully aware of the very sorry excuse for a summer we have experienced this [...]

Blackcurrant & White Chocolate Fool

A while ago I went to visit a local wild life conservation/organic vegetable growing group to see what they were up to and if I could join the merriment. The very nice man who I met there gifted me with some freshly picked blackcurrants and I thought it only right that I made a bit [...]

Caribbean Carrot Punch

After a recent discovery of a few bags of forgotten carrots in the fridge, memories of my nan and her Carrot Punch recipe came back to me. I thought I would reinterpret her original version with a healthier lighter option and create something that would suit most dietary requirements. Enjoy! Enjoy this? You might also [...]

Soursop Juice Drink

I absolutely loved the taste of soursop but it is not one of those things that I eat that often.  It is one of those when I’m on holiday in the West Indies type things.  It only occured to me to buy some when I met a lovely Jamaican lady in our local shop, who [...]

Almond Apricot Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce

Do you ever fancy something a bit out of the ordinary, a bit decadent, a bit Parisian patisserie?  Well I do and often owing to the ingredients that these delightful looking gems include I refrain.  But never one to do without and feel hard done by I have come up with a very decadent little [...]

Protein Rich Hot Chocolate

What happened to the sunshine? What happened to the short wearing t-shirt loving heat? It seems to me that this might end up being one of the most unpredictable summers in a very long time so this little recipe can give you a bit of a boost on those slightly duller days.  It is a [...]

Fennel, Mint and Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Today we had a glimmer of summer, so I promptly went into garden to see what greenery there was to munch and also what I could rescue from the fridge in a bid to extend the summer feeling.  When faced with a bulb of fennel, a bunch of mint, some baby plum tomatoes and random [...]

Walnut and Almond Power Balls

  There are times when you need a little energy boost.  When all that is required is something small and nourishing to pop into your mouth and to power up and continue the day.  In these circumstances turn to these little energy balls and get your va va vroom on!  This is the basic recipe [...]

Warm Griddled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

What a week!  In fact I should say what a few weeks.  A lost camera lead, general technology meltdown, a virus and a lost recipe notepad….wowzers.  Thank goodness today’s recipe is straight forward in both the ingredients and method.  Such a chirpy little salad with its bold hits of flavour made me yearn for the [...]

Candied Kumquat Creme

I recently received a small bag of kumquats in my weekly veg box delivery scheme.  I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with them but thought that a dessert might be really the best thing…being the dessert lady that I am.  Having never candied a bean and often seeing lovely looking fruity gems [...]

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