Frozen banana, peanut butter & chocolate bites

Frozen banana is a great summer snack; it’s so easy, pop it in the freezer and its taste and texture is just like ice cream. For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party I was looking for a way to create frozen banana bites as treats for the kids and I stumbled across this recipe which I…

2nd Birthday party food

Last month was my daughter 2nd Birthday. After the popularity of my first birthday food post I thought I would share what we did for her 2nd Birthday.   I have to say I think planning a second birthday takes a little more time and consideration than the first. The kids need a little more…

Buckwheat pancakes with Ricotta & Spinach (Galettes de Sarrasin)

I think Buckwheat pancakes work great as a savoury meal. Using buckwheat flour gives the pancake a slightly heavier texture than your standard crepe, with a robust and earthy flavour that tastes delicious. A traditional pancake from Northern France, these galettes de sarrasin are quickly cooked in the pan for a minute or two, served…

Millet croquettes

I recently rediscovered Millet Croquettes, I’d forgotten how much I loved them and how tasty they are.  I think we used to have them on a weekly basis as children growing up in a macrobiotic household. Millet, which you can find in health food stores, is super healthy, gluten free and easy digestible. It’s a…

Caponata Aubergine Stew

Caponata is a Sicilian Aubergine Stew that has become one of our regular family meals. It’s on our menu most weeks! It’s so versatile; you can serve it hot or cold and have it with bread, pasta or couscous. We usually have it with gnocchi. Traditionally Caponata would be made with celery as well as…

Pear Tarte Tatin (refined sugar-free)

We have a pear tree in our garden that never stops to amaze me at how much fruit it can produce.  They are deliciously sweet conference pears and at this time of year I always have to find ways to use them up. In the past, I have made jars of mulled pears, chocolate & pear…

Ricotta & basil Gnudi with a quick tomato sauce

I only tried Gnudi for the first time recently…and it’s amazing! It’s like nothing else I have ever tasted. A little bit like Gnocchi but made of ricotta instead of potatoes. The word Gnudi comes from the Italian for ‘nude’ and refers to the idea of ‘naked ravioli’. The dumplings are delicate, soft and melt…

1st Birthday party food

It was my little girl’s first birthday a couple of weeks ago. How time flies! One day they are a baby and the next they have grown into a toddler with their very own personality. It was a lovely day; we had a small party in the back garden with a few toddlers, mums, dads…

Maybe we should be eating more amaranth?

Wheat is everywhere. We eat so much of it! Bread, Cakes, Pastries, Pasta, even couscous… World wheat production is predicted to be near record this year as we are expecting to produce 690 million tons of it. We are mad on the stuff. It’s not a new thing but I’ve been reading more and more…