wild blueberry powder

Two Ways With Superfood Wild Blueberries and Oats (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Blueberries were one of the first ‘superfood’ rockstars. Boasting high levels of antioxidant phytonutrients, vitamins C and K, manganese, copper and fibre, they are great for overall health and disease fighting. Wild blueberries, their smaller, more intense, siblings are even richer in antioxidants compared to cultivated varieties. However fresh wild blueberries are not easy to get hold of in London so the next best thing is … Continue reading Two Ways With Superfood Wild Blueberries and Oats (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

vegan black bean brownie

Healthy Meets Delicous Recipe: Magic Bean Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, low-carb)

If you follow me on instagram then you’ll have recently seen me making these brownies. I asked folks to guess the magic main ingredient and of course nobody guessed correctly. Yup black beans!s No wheat, grain or nut flour of any kind is used. If you tell people you’re making cake with black beans…..well I bet you are screwing up your face. I’ve baked it on numerous occasions … Continue reading Healthy Meets Delicous Recipe: Magic Bean Brownies (vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, low-carb)

Chop'd sesame, salmon & orange salad

Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

I was recently invited to the launch of Chop’d’s (grammatically correct but unsightly I know) new summer menu, which is in stores next week. I had the chance to meet Eddie Holmes, the founder of Chop’d as well as some of the suppliers to the restaurant’s food chain and learn more about the company’s food philosophy. Chop’d has nine stores in London and is coming up … Continue reading Wonderlunching at Chop’d: new summer menu

Recipe: Oat & Almond Pancakes with Banana & Berries (wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Pancakes are one of my favourite food groups. It is impossible to be depressed eating pancakes. Go on try. I’ve been experimenting with oat muffins (recipe coming soon) so I figured oats would work equally well in pancake form. With Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day coming up, this recipe will hit the spot for everyone whether eating gluten free or not. RECIPE: OAT & ALMOND PANCAKES WITH … Continue reading Recipe: Oat & Almond Pancakes with Banana & Berries (wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Tantalising Taste of Forbidden Rice: Black Rice Is Beautiful

I love pottering around Asian (well make that all) supermarkets and seeing what new foods to play with I can find.  One of my latest discoveries has been black rice, also known as Forbidden Rice. Doesn’t calling it forbidden instantly make it more tantalising? In ancient times, it was cultivated only for the Emperor in China and commoners were banned from eating it hence the … Continue reading Tantalising Taste of Forbidden Rice: Black Rice Is Beautiful

Yummy Healthy Eating: Recipe For Spinach & Pistachio Pilaf Peppers (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

I’ve written before of my love of Lewisham market for the abundance of cheap, great quality fruit and veg there. This recipe was inspired by a haul of romano peppers (I got five for £1 so a saving of about 80% compared to supermarket prices). I like how the peppers look like shoes you’d find in a souk. As usual I like maximum flavour for minimal … Continue reading Yummy Healthy Eating: Recipe For Spinach & Pistachio Pilaf Peppers (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Meringue Girls meringue selection

Move Over Macarons: Meringues Are The New Cupcakes!

Meringues are the new macarons don’t you know. Check out these pretty little things from Meringue Girls. The meringue kisses are a tasty moreish mouthful and come in a rainbow of colours/flavours including coconut, lemongrass and ginger, and gin and tonic. Gluten and dairy free they’re a sweet treat for those with certain food issues. I’ve seen them around at festivals and they are available … Continue reading Move Over Macarons: Meringues Are The New Cupcakes!

Feeling Hot Hot Hot? The Most Refreshing Drink Ever ~ Watermelon Limeade

We have had 10 days in a row of scorching sunshine in London. Amazing. The hot weather is forecast to continue for at least another week. We are in a state of confusion. Day after day of sun. Some people seem to need an advice line to tell them how to cope with the psychological trauma of not being able to complain about the rain. … Continue reading Feeling Hot Hot Hot? The Most Refreshing Drink Ever ~ Watermelon Limeade

Recipe: Cocotastic Coconut & Strawberry Pancakes (vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free)

When I want  a cake fix but haven’t got the inclination, patience or ingredients to make cake, pancakes hit the spot. I have a million and one delicious pancake recipes to share. This one is great for brunch or dessert. RECIPE: COCONUT & STRAWBERRY PANCAKES (vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free) Recipe: Coconut & Strawberry Pancakes (vegan, dairy-free) Ingredients (makes 8- 10 pancakes): Vegan pancakes: 1 cup of … Continue reading Recipe: Cocotastic Coconut & Strawberry Pancakes (vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free)