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…

Out and About: Broadway Market

Broadway Market is a little haven in Hackney, selling the most enticing fresh produce, delicious street food and baked goods. If you haven’t been yet, you should definitely check it out! Nestled in behind London Fields, the market is buzzing on a Saturday, filled with young couples, families, friends, old-timers and newcomers. Broadway is on the top of my Saturday adventure list….

Salad crunch bowls: into the spotlight

When it’s cold and miserable outside, we all crave comforting soups and hearty stews – food that my dad says ‘warms your bones’. After a very cold and wet start to the year, I’ve certainly had my fill of comforting food. So now that we’ve reached March, and I feel optimistic about spring and sunshine…

The Mighty Shakshuka

Shakshuka (definition): ‘to mix or shake up’  This is my favourite breakfast. Reserved for those mornings when I want to eat something that feels like a giant hug, shakshuka is a restorative, exciting and unbelievably simple dish to make. Shakshuka is a very popular breakfast in the Middle East, but has recently become a staple brunch…

Carb Substitutes…worth the hype?

I am a diabetic. I cannot tell you whether I am Type 1 or Type 2, because I don’t actually know. According to my doctor, I am an ‘enigma’. A month ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes, but there are several different factors that currently leave me straddling the fence between both Types. A little about me:…

Banana Bread: low on sugar, BIG on flavour

Darling reader. I want you to imagine walking into a room, and the smell of freshly baked banana bread fills your nostrils with its wondrous aroma. Let the smell wash over you, and feel your mouth begin to water. This is one of the best smells in the world. Are you drooling yet? While brownies…

The Brownie.

The brownie. A source of contention for so many people, known to break up relationships and forge great divides within the baking community. Okay, perhaps not this extreme but let me tell you, I have been involved in several debates in which both sides have hotly argued the same thing, over and over again: ‘Fudge-y’…