TIme for dinner? Too tired to make a grande meal? Want something light? This was how I felt two night ago so I made this. Sounds simple but does NOT compromise on flavour. Blackened bell peppers pack a punch in terms of flavour and never fail to disappoint especially when mixed with garlic and a handful of seeds. So here you go, try it and use to drizzle on anything you fancy, to dip something you fancy into it, spread onto something to munch on or just eat it off your spoon….yeah, it’s that tasty 🙂 Continue reading
This Sunday a bunch of us, led by our wounderful ‘guidess’, gathered in the forest where we got to celebrate our Menarche (a girls first period) surrounded and held by mother nature. Some time ago these celebrations where the norm where women would gather and celebrate a girl as she makes the step into womanhood. However these days, this very important phase in a girls life is ignored or if you’re lucky you get a pack of tampax shoved in your face and told to ‘shoooo ‘shooo and we age still carrying that little girl inside of us. So last Sunday, a group of heart sisters met up in the forest where we made a fire, danced, chanted, cried, let go of the inner girl still residing in us, offered all traces of the child in us to the fire and made the step into full Womanhood (see picture below). In the words of our guidess, Satyamayi – “The Goddess inside who demands we look at ourself and the world through our Higher Self, letting go of the one that holds on to justifying its own story, that wants to point out and blame, to judge or hide… and rise up to embody the true Goddess within. The wise and all compassionate one that commits to seeing the world, and herself, through the clear eyes of the Heart”.
After this energetically charged evening, you can imagine we were famished! so we each brought something to munch on and this was my offering. Some yummy sugar-free and delicious banana flapjacks, dipped in honey (the honey part is your choice 😉 ) I served it with honey on the side for the sisters so they could have the choice to eat it pure or drenched in honey! But before you begin drenching (note: I have nothing against such delicious act) have it pure, you might be surprised at the power of yummy ‘n’ ripe bananas 🙂 Continue reading
Next up, homemade gluten and dairy-free seeded bread. Why? We’ll because, I just have to have bread …..plus it’s soo much fun and easy to make it yourself, you’ll see ;-).
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One of our friends, with a very special tummy was coming over from London to stay for the weekend. He could only eat gluten-free foods, no sugar, some fruits but not all, a lil’ bit of this ‘n’ a lil’ bit of that and I was EXCITED!!. I like having weird requests like this. It translates into ‘time for creativity!’. So after much wandering around Paris scavenging ingredients, I made quinoa with the sassy sauce for dinner and quinoa balls for dessert and I remember him saying this is the first time he has eaten soo much in a while and had gotten used to just having steak and chips. He was very happy and so was I. Continue reading
It happened on a fine day in London when I wandered into Sainsbury’s thinking, “hmmmmm, I want me some granola or muesli”. Now this was not the first time I had bought muesli but for some reason, on that day (which I remember clearly), the price of one packet seemed ridiculous to me and I was like, whaaaat? (as if it was my first time), I’m gonna make it myself thank you very much. Continue reading
Can you say the name of this recipe fast? hehehe :-).
Ok so cherries are dominating the markets at the moment and I wanted to bid farewell to the pear and remembered this recipe that I conjured up in the winter sometime before Christmas last year. The pears come out looking as beautiful as ever in this dessert and I am sure everyone at your table will be surprised as I was when I put it together. Pears are normally perfect the way they are but I felt they didn’t mind being dressed up with nuts and chocolate. Would you? Continue reading