Banana Almond Pancakes

Banana Almond Pancakes

Wow, these little grain-free pancakes taste AMAZING, and only contain 3 ingredients! I got the idea from my housemate Edna, who makes the strangest sounding omelette with egg, banana, spinach, cinnamon and almond butter. I think she got the recipe from a colleague when she was working in Glasgow. The difference between mine and Edna’s recipe (bar the spinach) is that I mash the banana and nut butter into the batter, whereas she adds it as a filling to stuff her omelette....
Black Rice Bowl

Black Rice Bowl

Black, or Forbidden Rice is a nutritional powerhouse. It has been dubbed the “healthiest rice in the world ” due to its high levels of iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants. The deep purple colour comes from anthocyanin, which is the same anti-inflammatory antioxidant found in berries, the skin of aubergines, grapes and red cabbage to name a few. It is called Forbidden Rice because during the days of the Ching and Ming dynasties, Forbidden Rice was exclusively reserved for...
Quinoa Bircher Muesli

Quinoa Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli is a Swiss invention traditionally made with oats, soaked in fruit juice overnight and served with grated fruit and nuts. I replaced the oats with quinoa flakes to make my bircher muesli as they are high in protein and gluten-free. This recipe is so quick and healthy too, I like to soak the quinoa in a clean jar overnight, then add the other ingredients in the morning, screw on the lid and take the bircher to...
Home Strained Greek Yogurt

Home Strained Greek Yogurt

Using shop bought organic natural yogurt is a simple and frugal way to create your own thick and creamy home strained Greek yogurt. It also ensures you are getting the real deal, as many brands selling Greek ‘style’ yogurt actually use thickeners to obtain the excellent texture, which frankly cuts corners and reduces the nutritional content. True Greek yogurt is much higher in protein than the unstrained or thickened kind since it is a more concentrated...
Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

Ahh the humble baked bean. Such a traditional English breakfast. Only a few months ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of eating anything less than Heinz Beanz, but on one recent lazy Sunday morning my cupboards were bare other than a tin of haricot beans and a can of chopped tomatoes. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not normally an ‘out of the can’ kinda gal, but along with many kids from the 90’s I was brought up on Heinz...
Black Sesame & Halloumi Flatbread

Black Sesame & Halloumi Flatbread

Black sesame & halloumi flatbread, or manoush is a Lebanese pizza-like dish topped with za’atar and halloumi cheese, commonly served at breakfast. Like my Moroccan berber omelette I love to eat these tasty pizzas any time of the day which can be topped with almost anything. I added an egg to the manoush as this is how it was served to me recently for breakfast in a restaurant. Try it for yourself and experiment with other traditional toppings, such as roasted vegetables...