Mango Butter Flapjacks

Guilty-pleasure reveal…I have always loved a good flapjack. They’re one of those things that I find very difficult to resist when I see them in a café or even the bakery section at the supermarket, even though I know they’re so full of sugar and butter! As I consume A LOT of oatmeal over here,…

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The Relationship Between Childhood Nutrition and IQ in St. Lucia and Beyond

While it is becoming more common knowledge that diet is a cause for many health problems, particularly diseases, around the world, it may not occur to people that the way they nourish their children may have a significant impact on their intellectual capacity. Perhaps controversially, many would suggest that low intelligence levels in developing countries are…

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Summer Vegetable Coconut Flour Quiche

After discovering how quick, easy and delicious a coconut flour pastry crust is to make, I’m enjoying experimenting with tart/quiche/pie recipes at the moment. Tarts and quiches are great summer dishes, and great for vegetarians because it’s so easy to make a veggie tart taste incredible and feel really substantial.  They can be eaten hot…

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‘Home and Away’ Smoothie Bowl

Funnily enough, this absolutely delicious bowl of goodness and delight is not inspired by that 90s Australian sitcom that no one really watched, but rather by my current situation – an English girl living on a Caribbean island. It combines British and tropical ingredients that you may not automatically think of throwing together in a blender, to…

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Pumpkin and Chorizo ‘Quisotto’

As a child I never tried risotto because my mum really dislikes it and I was made to think it was just like rice pudding and should be avoided at all costs. However, my sister taught me to make it about 6 years ago, and then it became our go-to dinner party dish while living…

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Coconut Fudge

Coconut, coconut and more coconut (and the odd bit of pumpkin)! I really can’t get enough of it in every form over here, and while I have it in abundance, I am making the most of it. I love the natural sweetness of coconut – it is a great addition to almost every refined sugar-free…

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Cold-Busting Asian Chicken Noodle Broth

This is one of those recipes that can be made so quickly and easily with leftovers. It’s great to make if you have the remains of a roast chicken, because you can strip off the leftover meat and boil up the rest of the skin and bones to make a rich chicken stock which can…

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Pure and Simple Houmous

One of the worst things about living on an undeveloped island in the Caribbean has to be the lack of variety in the diet, restaurants and supermarkets. The vast majority of the locals have never eaten a plate of Mediterranean food in their lives. For those of us who are privileged enough to live in…

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Antioxidising Zesty Green Smoothie

Every once in a while it’s nice to indulge in a smoothie that doesn’t have banana in it (shock, horror!). Really, in my dreams, I would have juiced the following ingredients to achieve a magic liquor good enough to cure any grogginess or ailment, but out in the Caribbean, I am not so fortunate to…

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Paleo Savoury Pumpkin Tart

This delicious concoction was the product of a nearly empty fridge. All that remained of any consequence was a slab of pumpkin that needed using or chucking, a couple of onions and a few eggs. I have been experimenting with coconut flour recently, so fancied using it again. I didn’t want to make a sweet…

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