Pumpkin, Eggplant and Chickpea Curry

Thank heavens for curry! Whether you’re eating a plant-based diet or not, a homemade vegetable curry will always be a perfectly satisfying, delicious and nutrient-rich meal. Curry is my ultimate comfort food if I’m feeling a bit under-the-weather, packed with health-promoting ingredients. It is also one of the best meals to cook as a great…

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Guava Health-Kick Smoothie

It’s guava season over here now! Again, I am incredibly lucky to be blessed with a big old guava tree in my garden, so I can’t get enough of them, even if I have stood on a couple of ants nests in the gathering process (ouch). Guava is native to the Caribbean and has an…

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Vegan Rocky Road Chocolate Slab

The sweet tooth strikes again. This time it forced the creation of the most crunchy, chewy, sweet, salty, delicious homemade rocky road chocolate slab, just like those ones you get in the Hotel Chocolat shop, minus the sugar, full cream milk powder, gluten, etc.! Interestingly, the concept of Hotel Chocolat has firm roots here, in St….

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Baked Eggplant Stuffed with Spicy Tomato Chickpeas

My love affair with aubergine continues… I have had requests from people for fuss-free meals that even those who are not as enthusiastic about cooking could whip up and enjoy. At the same time, I am continuing to experiment with plant-based dishes that are satisfying enough to be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike….

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Moroccan Quinoa and Lentil Salad

While living in St. Lucia I have made a great friend, Anitanja. She designs beautiful jewellery and is also in the process of creating her own chocolate brand made with the cocoa that grows on her own estate (it’s really yummy). We get on so well because we’re like-minded and are strongly interested in health…

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Vegan Chocolate Nut Butter Glory

The main element of this raw dessert is a chocolate mousse that literally takes 2 minutes to make and tastes amazing. It’s so dangerous that once I’d created it for the first time last Monday, I then ended up making it every night for the rest of the week…oops! I’ve adapted a Hemsley and Hemsley…

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Gourmet Baked Potato, Beans and Cheese

Jacket potato, baked beans and cheese is a very common comfort food/ winter lunch in the UK. Growing up, I loved indulging in a crispy-skinned jacket spud with lots of melted butter and cheese and beans, tuna mayonnaise and cheese, or chilli con carne and cheese. Nowadays I wouldn’t really choose to indulge in any of…

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Oaty Coconut Vegan Cookies

Since getting back to the land of the coconuts, I have been back to cooking with them and have come up with this recipe which results in a delectable middle ground between a cookie and a flapjack that will have you reaching for more. While I was in the UK, I made sure to suss out how easy…

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