Apple + Millet Crumble Cake
Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Millet / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Apple + Millet Crumble Cake

A rustic, apple-packed, buttery millet crumble-topped, rosemary scented afternoon tea cake. Beauty in simplicity.   ___________________________________________ FOR APPLE CAKE 4 cooking apples – we used Bramley, peeled, cored and cut into 8-10 chunks 5 tbsp plain flour, sifted 4 tbsp caster sugar 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp baking powder 2 free range eggs … Continue reading

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears
Almond Milk / Almonds / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dairy-Free / Fruit / Ginger / Maple Syrup / Meals + Courses / Pearl Barley / Pears / Pomegranate / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears

  It’s easy these days to get carried away with what’s new and exciting – especially in the world of food. We are constantly bombarded with marketing ploys and colourful packaging that claim ‘superfood’ status and optimum nutrition. I’m certainly not suggesting that I don’t occasionally ride the wave of the latest ‘trendy’ ingredient – … Continue reading

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg
Beans / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Edamame / Eggs / Freekah / Lemon / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Wholegrains

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg

Gone are the days of boring breakfasts and lacklustre lunches. There is no reason to reach for the white bread and peanut butter come midday when, with a little thought and preparation, you can have a healthy, nourishing meal that makes you feel good inside and out. I know a lot of you are busy … Continue reading

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut
Almond Milk / Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cinnamon / Coconut / Fruit / Ginger / Honey / Orange / Quinoa / Rhubarb / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut

As life seems to hurry by we often forget to nurture and nourish ourselves properly. Yes, you can pep yourself up with multi-vitamins and relieve cold and flu symptoms with paracetamol but I don’t believe there to be anything more powerful for the promotion of health than what you put into your mouth. The kitchen … Continue reading

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous
Baking / Chilli / Cinnamon / Couscous / Eggplant / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Turmeric / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous

Autumn sniffs and sore throats seem to be everywhere at the moment. After a long, hot summer, most of us are struggling to make the transition to shorter days and cooler nights. Following the natural health route, I believe that what we choose to put in our mouths affects how we feel. This recipe is … Continue reading

Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake
Almonds / Baking / Banana / Buckwheat / Cinnamon / Coconut Oil / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Hazelnuts / Honey / Oats / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake

Cheesecake and banoffee pie – two wonderful and decadent treats that rarely fail in making people sit back, smile, and pat their bellies with delight. While nothing can beat a classic ‘just-like-grandma’ makes it cheesecake, this recipe takes the idea and basic flavours and lightens things up a little. Organic rolled oats, rye and spelt … Continue reading

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens
Beef / Brussel Sprouts / Celery / Cheese / Chilli / Cracked Wheat / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lamb / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Paprika / Pomegranate / Savoury / Tahini / Tofu / Wallaby / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens

I’ve featured a couple of recipes on the blog that see kangaroo as the star of the show, and why not? Kangaroo is a beautiful meat not only because of its taste and incredible nutritional properties – it is very lean and packed full of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – but it is … Continue reading

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Chilli / Goat's Cheese / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Wholegrains

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad

A favourite 5 minute summer-spirited lunch. Grill an avocado, add a pile of sprouted mung beans, colourful baby herbs, parsley, and pink peppercorns, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and some dried chilli flakes. I like to keep things simple and eat this scooped straight from the skin, but if you’re … Continue reading

Brown Butter Banana Bread
Baking / Banana / Bread / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Eggs / Honey / Lunch / Sweet / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Brown Butter Banana Bread

 Moist, nutty, sweet and studded with big chunks of banana – this is my go to banana bread recipe. it bakes up fragrant, golden and moist and is made from a blend of walnut and buckwheat flours, a spoonful of butter, happy eggs, vanilla, honey, and a touch of salt. Given a little kick from … Continue reading

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies
Baking / Breakfast / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies

I don’t think much needs to be said here. Big gooey chunks of dark chocolate, soft vanilla salt-flecked dough, rolled into rounds and baked in the oven for less time than it takes to fiddle around trying to open a packet of biscuits from the shops. I’m not a big-time cookie lover, rarely do I … Continue reading

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu
Apples / Black Rice / Blood Orange / Brussel Sprouts / Fennel / Lunch / Orange / Pepitas / Radish / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Tamari / Tofu / Wholegrains

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu

A bejewelled salad of black ‘Forbidden’ rice, fresh green apple, fennel, radish, little cubes of tofu, and unbelievably juicy blood oranges. Fresh and crunchy with toasted tamari pepitas, crispy brussel sprout leaves and baby sorrel, and tossed with a simple blood orange and olive oil dressing. I don’t know about you, but my tastebuds are … Continue reading

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Bread / Breakfast / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Rosemary / Savoury / Sweet / Thyme / Wholegrains

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini

1 punnet of (extremely expensive) blueberries, lashings of locally produced goats cheese, nuts and seeds, and herbs from my garden – this is how I tricked out my mid-week lunch. Sandwiched between two thick pieces of wholemeal grainy sourdough, this particular Panini combines the comforting pleasure of a grilled cheese sandwich with a zingy kiss … Continue reading