Good Roots Food Festival

Yesterday was spent at Good Roots – an urban wellness and street food festival in Dalston. I got to meet and chat to some of my greatest inspirations such as Madeleine Shaw (pictured below with me) and Hemsley & Hemsley, and watched Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella) and Olivia Wollenberg (Livia’s Kitchen) interviewing each other.  There…

How To Make Raw Chocolate Bark

Chocolate ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup cacao powder 1/3 tsp vanilla extract Topping variations: Goji berries + flaked almonds Sultanas + chopped pecans Cranberries + dried coconut Method: 1. Blend all raw chocolate ingredients, place in a lined baking tray/glass dish. 2. Decorate with toppings of choice. 3. Place…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ingredients: 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter – I use Hi-PRO Nutrition (can replace with cashew butter or almond butter) 1 ripe banana (the browner the sweeter) 1 can of chickpeas 4 tbsp date syrup/maple syrup 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips Optional: 1/4 cup rolled oats or 1…

The Peanut Butter brand to supplement your workouts

For those of you who, like myself, enjoy regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, what better way to supplement your workouts and help your muscles recover than with a delicious and natural source of protein in the form of my all-time favourite spread: peanut butter! Hi-PRO Nutrition has released both crunchy and smooth…

26 Grains: London’s Porridge Café

If you think porridge is boring, you obviously haven’t been to 26 Grains. Having been meaning to check out this spot in Neal’s Yard in the heart of Covent Garden for ages, I finally made my way there for breakfast this morning and can truly say my perception of porrige will never be the same!…

How to make your own Granola

When people used to tell me they made their own granola, they immediately reached a new level of domestic goddess in my mind. That was until I realised that anyone can whip up a big batch of this breakfast goodie in about half an hour! The crunchy texture of the toasted oats and chopped nuts,…

Chocolate Zoats Baked Porridge

If you are yet to try ‘Zoats’, it’s time to jump on the band-wagon. Although I am fully aware that adding courgette (zucchini for the ‘Z’) to a bowl of porridge sounds totally bizarre at first, I have discovered that it actually tastes incredible whilst enhancing the creamy texture. Needless to say this dish is…

The Ultimate Banana Bread

Nothing says “comfort” like a straight-from-the-oven loaf of banana bread, and this one is incredibly decadent, spongey and super moist. It is naturally sweet thanks to the over-ripe bananas, with undertones of caramel from the date nectar and maple syrup, and a slight spice from the cinnamon. It works perfectly as breakfast, spread with some peanut butter or even…

Raw Cacao vs. Cocoa

Anyone curious about my favourite chocolatey superfood – Cacao – would probably wonder how it differs from cocoa.   I recently undertook a “chocolate-making course at Rococo’s flagship store in Knightsbridge, where I discovered the whole process. Cocoa comes from the cacao bean. The beans are a natural antioxidant that have been proven to lower…

SHAKSHUKA

This dish of baked eggs combines spicy tomatoes to give the dish a real punch of flavour whilst the peppers and aubergine provide a slightly crunchier texture. The spinach give you your daily dose of leafy greens and the eggs offer protein as well as deliciously soft, oozing yolk! I love the Middle Eastern taste…

Quinoa Porridge

There’s nothing like a warming bowl of porridge in the morning, but if you find that oats can be a bit bloating or you are seeking a delicious gluten-free alternative, fear not – quinoa porridge is here!  Quinoa is a fantastic grain to incorporate into your breakfast since it’s packed full of protein, which keep…

How to make your own Hummus!

I have recently found a new obsession: hummus. As hard as it is to believe, I never used to like it. In fact, I used to detest it! Then all of a sudden, after a few years of not tasting it, I tried it and have never looked back!  Despite being a little pricey in…