Raw Orange Fudge Brownies

Raw Orange Fudge Brownies

    ~ Raw Orange Fudge Brownie ~   Yesterday, Ollie joyously told me about the game he and his friends played at break time; ‘Making Lunch’… Ollie was the hunter, catching the meat! His friend Yuli was the forager gathering berries and herbs, another friend was the dog, called Walnut. They made a few lunches with different varities of meats, herbs and berries. All I could think was, I’m so happy I shut my phone away in the glove box and I’m really hearing this story.. and taking a moment to delight in how flippin’ cooool and imaginative our kids are!! I made a silent promise to myself recently (and my little one – although he doesn’t know it) that the hours between 3 and 7pm I would do my absolute best to put my phone away and be completely present with him, to listen with my full attention, to really really hear him. We think there is always another day to be present …and that the email really needs to get done ..but all of a sudden my boy will be 10 this year. I don’t want him to be an adult who looks back remembers his mum always on her phone, allowing work to slip into supper time or interrupt a very important story…. I read this somewhere recently and it really hit me: “If you want your children to tell you the big important stuff when they grow up, you have to listen to the little things when they are small.. because to them, it’s always been big and important” – unknown My favourite part...
Raw Mango & White Chocolate Bounty Bites

Raw Mango & White Chocolate Bounty Bites

Much of last week was spent beavering away in my kitchen, creating, testing and re-testing recipes for this snack business I have been working with. (Can’t wait to be able to tell you more about that!). I could spend a whole day playing around and coming up with fun and delicious ways to use wholesome and nutritious ingredients. Who ever said that healthy food was bland was …just plain Wrong! Here is the recipe for my Mango White Chocolate Bounty Bites.. They need no introduction really. Just try them! (P.S. The terrible winter lighting in my flat is really not doing me any favours these days, but these were too good not to share on account of  poor photography, forgive me.) Ingredients ~ 95g desicated coconut ~ 20g 1 cup shredded cacao butter ~ 15ml coconut butter hard ~ 1ml vanilla ~ 25g brown rice syrup ~ 20g dried mango ~ Pinch of salt Method: :: Makes 10 bite sized squares (double the recipe if you want more). 1. Soak the mango in hot water for 5 minutes to soften, but do not allow to absorb so much water that they become mushy. Once soft, shake off the excess water and chop up into small pieces. 2. Weigh the dessicated coconut and place in a large bowl. 3. In a food processor, or blender process 30g of the already weighed out coconut with ½ the chopped mango, so that it is well combined but not totally smooth, add back the bowl and mix with the rest of chopped mango and the coconut 4. In a ban-marie melt together the...
Orange, Cardamom & Vanilla Chocolate Mousse

Orange, Cardamom & Vanilla Chocolate Mousse

  I’m wafting Christmas-y scents in your direction… I really wish you could smell them. This evening me and Ollie are going to make some of those delicious smelling oranges prickled with cloves and tied up with a red ribbon, I might eeeeven get around to a wreath, because homemade Christmas decorations that make your house smell wonderful totally dissolve my resistance to ..well, Christmas. This recipe, I don’t know where the inspiration came from, just happened one evening. I knew I couldn’t let the festive season pass without sharing something special. So many pecan ideas floating around, but at the moment I’m following a very strict Autoimmune protocol, and that means, amongst other things, no nuts for me (I KNOW!!!) NO NUTS! Sad face. So, we will see how I get on, but I’ve promised myself a good few months of focused healing on myself as the winter is a time that I can struggle a little. Oh, I am aloud macadamias which are like the clotted cream of the nuts anyway right? If I had to describe this mousse in 3 words it would silky, rich & fragrant… the cardamom, orange and vanilla are a match in heaven, it’s a perfect guilt free Christmas indulgence…  not that you should feel guilty about indulging, ever. But you can really go to town on this one! Free from nuts, seeds, soy, dairy, eggs, grains and refined sugar… whats left I hear you ask..? All good stuff, promise!            Orange Cardamom & Vanilla Chocolate Mousse Ingredients: ~ 125ml Coyo coconut yogurt (available in pretty much all...
Raw Fudgy Mocha Cheesecake

Raw Fudgy Mocha Cheesecake

Hello my beauties, quick post today just to give you this recipe as I promised yesterday! If you happened to be looking for the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea or your caffeine free caramel chicory late  (wink wink), look no further. As these were a bit of an experiment, I only made a small batch, which worked out as 6 chunks about 2 inch squared. These will freeze really well, so if you wanted to make up a bigger batch then you should absolutely go ahead and do that! Ingredients Base: 1 cup almonds 6 medjool dates or 8 normal pinch himalayan salt 2 tsp lucuma Middle layer: 1 cup cashews soaked for 8 hours 1/4 cup coconut sugar 2 tbsp hot water 4 drops vanilla + //Coffee layer only 2 tsp organic instant coffee (I used decaffeinated) 2 tsp hot water 3 Tbs ground almonds 1 Tbs lucuma + //Chocolate layer only 1 Tbs Raw cacao powder 1 Tbs Brown rice syrup Chocolate topping: 1 Tbs coconut butter 1 Tbs grated cacao butter 1 Tbs Brown rice syrup 2 Tbs Raw Cacao powder Method: 1. In a high powered blender or a food processor, process the ingredients for the base until it forms a disk when pinched between finger and thumb. 2. Press down firmly about 2 cm deep into a baking tin and pop into the freezer.. I used a small loaf tin. 3. Rinse and drain the soaked cashews. 4. Dissolve the coconut sugar in the hot water and blend together with the cashews, vanilla and the salt. take some time over this...
Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

This is the yummiest simple green smoothie I have ever tasted if I do say so myself! Actually it is inspired by the very talented McKel over at Nutrition Stripped, who has a magnificent blog with beautiful recipes and who’s food photography actually makes me drool! This is a simplified version, but honestly if there was ever a smoothie to get you hooked on the green stuff this is it! Ingredients: makes 2 portions. 2 very ripe banans 1 apple cored 2 big handfuls of spinach 6 dates 6 brazill nuts soaked overnight Juice of 1/2 lemon2cm chunk of ginger 1/2 -1 cup almond, hemp or coconut milk depending on whether you want to drink or eat it with a spoon…. add more to reach desired consistancy Optional Toppings: Buckwheaties (recipe coming) Deshelled hempseeds Berries Chopped soaked nuts Soaked pumpkin seeds Dried Mulberries aka toffee! Cacao nibs Flowers 🙂 Method: Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy my lovelies ox...
Behind the Scenes Peak at the New Moon Retreat

Behind the Scenes Peak at the New Moon Retreat

Two weeks ago I took on what was one of the biggest and most exciting challenge so far for me in my business. Feeding 20 women all raw food for a whole weekend.. Kind of scary! But I absolutely know and trust that huge growth and expansion can come when we embrace being pushed out of our comfort zones. I have never catered before, and I am not a chef… and I am absolutely abysmal at maths.. (working out quantities for buffet style meals for 20… not so easy for me I’ve learnt!) But I did it! I chose to trust myself and only to believe that my passion for inspiring others to get excited about deeply nourishing themselves with beautiful and delicious food would carry me through…. ….and I’m so excited to share with you a little behind the scene glimps and some of the recipes from this magical weekend of beautiful women, yoga and food at The New Moon Yoga and Raw Food Retreat at Eden Rise in Devon.   Breakfast smoothie recipes: The pink one can be found here. The green one here. (coming soon) I just love making and eating these wraps, I love that they really feel like a meal and yet because there is no grain used they are light and refreshing, perfect for summer lunches. Click here for instruction for how to make the wraps, these ones I filled with mango, avocado, cucumber, alfalfa, mung bean sprouts, coriander and mint, and I made a dipping sauce with tahini, lime, tamari, water and a tiny bit of date paste.   I loved that...