Middle Eastern Baba Ghanoush

I’m still getting to grips with this seasonal eating malarkey. One minute there is an abundance of a certain ingredient at the market stalls and in the supermarkets, and then, puff! – it disappears, never to be seen again. It makes planning meals a little more interesting, but the unpredictability of what I’ll be able…

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

There is no doubt that St Lucia is fully equipped for all kinds of healthy alternatives to the classic sugar-laden, fat-heavy, rich, sticky chocolate brownie. The reason for this is that some of the best ingredients to use for these brownies, that allow us to cut out the grain, are black beans, sweet potatoes and…

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Whole Grain Spelt Banana Bread

Although I try to be as gluten-free as possible, this spelt banana loaf is an exception. The reason being…it’s realllly good. But also, I had some whole grain spelt flour in the cupboard that I was keen to use up, and before I stopped eating refined foods I had an amazing spelt banana bread recipe…

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Comforting Vegetable Chilli

Last week was a weird one. To tell you the truth I’ve been feeling incredibly homesick recently. I guess nearly 8 months spent 4,200 miles from my loved ones has started to take its toll. I’m fine now – after a fun weekend, lots of exercise and most importantly, good food. When you’re feeling a…

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Fluffy Banana Coconut Flour Pancakes

Sometimes, nothing is more fitting on a Saturday morning than a lovely pile of pancakes, and as I have been throwing coconut flour into just about everything at the moment (still haven’t quite finished my first bag of flour though!) I thought I’d better create an easy coconut flour pancake recipe. Some of you are…

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Roasted Veg Rainbow Stacks with Cashew Pesto

Well HOLY YUM, this may have been one of the most delicious meals I have ever made (and I’ve been cooking for 11 years). What’s more, it didn’t involve any meat or grain – it was just vegetables (and maybe some nuts and a little bit of dairy). The idea for this dish came to mind when I…

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

You may have noticed that I like to eat oatmeal. Well, I didn’t always like it. In fact, for the first 23 years of my life I couldn’t abide porridge, and the two reasons for that were; I had only ever eaten microwaved porridge, and for some reason hadn’t thought of getting creative with it….

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Raw Vegan Key Lime Pie

So here’s the thing. Practically, raw treats and the Caribbean climate are simply not a match made in heaven. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but these raw delicacies cost an arm and a leg to make because they are deprived of the powers of heat and expansion so require big quantities of pricey ingredients!…

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Poached Egg with Chorizo and Beans

Now this is what I call real food. I am a huge fan of a runny poached egg on a Saturday morning. When I lived in the UK I would nearly always combine it with avocado, baby leaf spinach and some rye toast. However, avocados are not in season at the moment and haven’t been…

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