Dynamite in small packages

Well, more like balls. These power clusters pack a punch of energy that’ll get you through any snack time (or dessert 😉 ) and provide sustained energy release throughout the day. With yummy ingredients dates, almonds, cocoa and coconut, talk about a super power ball! – except this one’s not a gamble! What you need…

Buffalo beetroot nd butternut slaai

Kawaaaaai?! Haha well let’s start with ‘slaai’, the Afrikaans word for ‘salad’. Pretty descriptive right, kinda like ‘slaw’ but not really… the word just sounds fresh, like crunchy veggies chopped and sliced into a delicious Summer salad. Then there’s ‘kawaai’, the Japanese word for ‘cool’ which doesn’t connote symbols of ripped jeans, leather jackets and…

Green pasta au natural

I was out and about in Madrid this week, between interview and private class, and it’s surprisingly difficult to find food on the go in this city. Unlike London, there is no lovely Boots meal deal with their delicious sarmies to save the day. So I ducked into a DĂ­a supermarket, usually my last option because of quality,…

Chuck it in there!

Literally a thrown-together salad that impressed me so much I felt compelled to write about it. I had the following in my fridge: One ripe tomato Half a crunchy apple Quarter of an onion A carrot Fresh parsley Sunflower seeds Artichokes (pickled in vinegar and garlic) Jerez vinegar (wine vinegar will do) Chimmichurri sauce Sweet…

Homemade Peanut Butter

On Saturdays, we have a ‘desayuno fuerte’ as it’s said in Spanish, a ‘strong breakfast’! Toast with olive oil and slices of fresh tomato are probably the best thing about Spanish breakfast, and something I learned during my time in Andalucia that I will forever keep with me. But what’s a hearty breakfast without at…

Classic chocolate cookies

If the Spanish have cookies for breakfast, why can’t everybody? These nutty bites of cocoa heaven are simple and easy to make, and are a perfect mid-morning or late-afternoon, pre-gym snack with lots of naturally energy-boosting ingredients like protein, fibre and healthy fats. No butter, very little sugar, gluten-free… and delicious! These cookies can be…

Carrot and apple muffin puffs

So, about those apples and carrots… they’re laying about in your fridge and you’re not sure how to make them useful. Throwing out food is something that can usually be avoided with a quick addition of a little sweetness, flour, and love ❤ These are dangerously delicious, so don’t go making just one batch! The…

Beetroot Cupcakes

First apples, then carrots… and now beetroot – in a cake?! Believe it. This super-veggie gives a crumbly, juicy and tasty finish to your regular sponge. My recipe pairs it with wholewheat flour, giving you an excuse to have another one (they’re healthy!), and the density of wholewheat flour holds up the texture and flavour of…

Gluten Free Spaghetti

Did someone say Arrabiata? Oh yes, nothing like the tart ‘nd sweet taste of a delicately balanced napoletana sauce, chuck in some chillis and you’ve got a heart-and-belly warming Arrabiata for the win! Sounds like a recipe for a delicious pasta dish to go with a chilled night in. But wait a minute…  what about…

A Lithuanian doesn’t merely enjoy the view. He “swallows with his eyes” (ryti akimis)

I had the pleasure of meeting my first Lithuanian on the Summer Camp I’m working in Canterbury, England – and what a pleasure it has been! The quote in the title is taken from an article which Gabrielė sent to me, about Lithuanian expressions. Definitely worth a read at http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/26-funniest-expressions-lithuania-use/ I’ve not only been blessed with an insightful,…

Sevilla to Dubrovnik

We arrived in Dubrovnik weary after a long day traveling. On our itinerary for the day was: – A three hour train ride from Sevilla to Madrid on AVE, a long distance Renfe train. – A 25 minute Cercania (circuit train) to the airport. The C1 connecting Atocha railway station to Madrid airport Terminal 4…

Banana Crumpets

Nothing like a lazy Sunday morning, waking up slowly and casually cooking up a hearty brekkie. These delicious and healthy banana crumpets are full of good stuff like coconut and wholewheat flour, satisfying your tummy and your taste buds! Ingredients: 2 bananas 2 eggs 1/4 C desiccated coconut 1 C whole-wheat flour (substitute with more…