Rice Bowl: Ginger, Edamame and Avocado

This bowl of fiery goodness is absolutely divine. The sun has started to shine on London (for now!), so it is the perfect time to whack out some lovely salads, and enjoy some really fresh, wonderful flavours. This bowl is inspired by Nigella Lawson’s rice bowl, whose influence knows no bounds in my kitchen! This…

Lentil, Tahini and Cumin Salad with Spinach and Walnuts

After a weekend of some wonderful cake-shaped indulgences, I felt the need to balance things out a bit with some lighter, healthier meals this week! I’ve been feeling a little under the weather, and haven’t really felt like trekking off to the supermarket, so this lunch was very much a store cupboard/leftovers in the fridge…

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

As the title implies, this cake is devilishly sinful. This one was made for my Mum’s birthday on Saturday. Making the salted caramel from scratch takes some time and confidence, but it’s absolutely worth the effort! I used a combination of two recipes, from the Violet Bakery and Stirring Slowly. I am inspired by so many…

Breakfast Flapjack Granola

This gorgeous chewy granola is a bit like a deconstructed flapjack. It feels super indulgent, but it’s so much healthier than you might think! It’s more chewy than traditional oven-baked granola, but I think it’s a really fantastic alternative. Plus, its fun to change things up! Inspired by Georgina Hayden’s recipe in her beautiful book…

Roast Beetroot, Lentil and Feta Salad

  Salads definitely aren’t just for summer. There are so many exciting seasonal ingredients which are perfect for wholesome, nourishing salads for when the days are still cold and blustery, and you need something to give your immune system a boost. I’ve felt a cold slowly creeping on this week, so I’m desperately trying to keep…

Smart Snacking: Homemade Popcorn

Switching to a lower sugar/low carb diet hasn’t actually been as difficult as I expected it to be. I’ve adapted quite well with carb substitutes like cauliflower rice, and upped my grain and pulse game to a whole new level. The most difficult part was changing my snacking habits. I used to be quite a habitual…

Zingy Broccoli, Kale and Avocado Plate

This bright, zingy plate packs an incredible punch. Packed full of beautiful flavours, and it’s wonderfully healthy too. With fresh, zesty, juiciness from the lime, and a sharp kick from the chilli, this dish is one of my new favourites. After a trip to the farmer’s market on Saturday, I got incredibly giddy and excited…

Yoghurt Cake with Pistachio, Lemon and Cardamom

When I was younger, the only sort of dessert that interested me was a chocolate-based, gooey, ‘naughty’ one. Perhaps my taste buds have changed, although there will always be a place in my heart for something hideously rich, decadent and indulgent, but these days I find myself veering towards something a little different. Something lighter, more…

Taking control! Healthy food, healthy mind.

Two months ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Suddenly, my world was spinning and I felt like I was losing control. Having struggled with my relationship with food in the past, I was, and occasionally remain quite nervous about eating. My blood sugar levels are all over the place at the moment, and it’s incredibly frustrating to…

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

  Spring has sprung! The weather was absolutely glorious yesterday, and I was smiling all day as a result. It’s incredible how much of an effect the weather has on our moods. That and food, of course. This salad put a giant smile on my face, every mouthful transporting me to a warmer climes. Admittedly,…

Sugar-Free Bake: Banana and Blueberry Muffins

“A balanced diet is a cupcake in each hand.”  — Anon.  I don’t know about you, but I definitely agree with that statement! On a quest to create another bake that was sugar-free, I made these little oaty beauties last night. They had barely touched the cooling rack before the first one was quickly demolished! Naturally sweetened…

Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake

This cake was a dream. Soft and almost cloud-like, it was the lightest, dreamiest cake I’ve ever made. Served with a dollop of yoghurt and some raspberries, it was an absolutely beautiful dessert. The recipe hails from Claire Ptak’s Violet Cookbook. She has named it the ‘Sunken Chocolate Souffle Cake’, so before anyone asks, yes…