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Meet Your Matcha

August 26, 2016
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I have a bit of a MASSIVE obsession going on with matcha right now. So matcha so that whilst I wrote this post and perved over the pics I had to stop and make a matcha maca cappa (matcha cappuccino with maca powder) to curb my cravings. I had so much fun with this post (not just because of my own indulgences!) but because it was also an education to see the magnificent proliferation of matcha recipes. I learnt a lot. From Cruffins, (croissant and muffin cross-breed) cronuts, (croissant and donut cross-breed) cakes, cappuccinos, affogatos, matchoats (matcha oats), protein balls, waffles, pizza… Matcha knows no limits.… Continue reading...
Lunch/Dinner, Recipes

Say Hello to My Favourite Vegetarian-Gluten-Free-Indian Chef

July 29, 2015
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I’m not a vegetarian nor am I gluten free, so when I heard about Mira Manek and her meat-and-gluten-free-Indian food my first thought was – boring. In my mind, a meal is not really a meal without meat and I don’t like the restrictions which the gluten-free diet impose (although I know that some people don’t have the luxury of choosing). But I’d met Mira a few times at various health and fitness events and she’d surprised me with her creamy-delicious no-bake flapjacks made with chickpea flour, filled with spices like ginger and cinnamon (click here for recipe) – so much so that I was curious to know what other delights she had up her sleeve.… Continue reading...
Recipes, Treats

Raw Salted Caramel Cheesecake (From Raw & Cured)

July 23, 2015
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Ingredients: CRUST 3/4 cup of Pecans ¾ cup of cashews ½ tsp of sea salt ¾ cup pitted baking dates (soaked in hot water for about 15 minutes to soften , then drain) ¼ cup shredded or desiccated coconut Pinch cinnamon (optional) FILLING 2 ½ cups of raw Cashews (Soaked overnight or for at least 8 hours, drained and rinsed) 1 cup pitted baking dates (soaked as above) ¾ cup of Maple Syrup ¾ cup Coconut Oil (Liquid form – put jar in pot of boiling water to liquefy and then use) ¼ cup tahini 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 – 3 Tbsp (25 grams) cacao butter (melted) ¼ cup water Method: For the crust: Process the nuts into small pieces with the salt in a food processor.… Continue reading...
Lunch/Dinner, Recipes

Protein plus fat-only plates for No-Carb eaters

May 29, 2015
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I wanted to post some recipes for all those who may be on a strict protein and fat only diet. While I would never recommend this diet to be sustained for the long-term, being a journalist, I’ve experienced several fitness institutions and nutritionists who prescribe the no-carb diet for a short-term weight loss solution. This is perfectly fine to maintain for a short while – but do get advice from a health professional before you embark on it. This will ensure you’re still giving your body everything it needs to maintain good health. I’ve been on this diet for the past several weeks (for a special article out soon in The Mail on Sunday) and I have to admit, having to munch solely on meat, eggs, cheese, oil, nuts and green veg does get slightly tedious.… Continue reading...