Coconut Banana Granola Bars

Now, I think it is obvious from the name of my blog that while in St. Lucia, I have become a little obsessed with coconut – in all forms. It has plenty of health benefits and is also totally abundant on this island, so hopefully you can understand why. I got into munching on raw…

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Quinoa, Beet, Walnut and Feta Salad

A wonderfully tasty and satisfying salad suitable for any season! The quinoa is cooked with the beet so it absorbs all the juice, nutrients, and gets a gorgeous colour. The earthy walnuts and creamy feta provide a delicious balance of flavour and texture, that combined with the sweet beetroot make the perfect meat-free meal. It’s…

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Baked Tropical Porridge Crumble

Porridge, like Marmite, is one of those ‘love it or hate it’ foods. It’s rare to find someone who ‘doesn’t mind’ porridge, and I think that’s largely because of its consistency – something similar to baby food! Up until this year I have been a proud porridge loather, despite listening to many people rave about…

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Coconut Cocoa No-Bake Balls

If you are looking for a very quick and easy recipe for a healthy snack that doesn’t require a food processor or an oven, these are for you! I’ve adapted the recipe from the Minimalist Baker who is a creative genius. These no-bake balls are a great pick-me up, with plenty of energy in the…

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An Alternative Approach to ‘Sausage, Eggs and Beans’

It’s a very British thing to take pride in a slap-up breakfast or brunch at the weekends. I always crave something special on my days off, and this means indulgent, filling and full of flavour. Yet, at the same time, I never want to eat something particularly carby or unhealthy that leaves me feeling stuffed…

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Chocolate Chip Black Bean Brownies

  These brownies are not totally healthy, as a lot of the flavour comes from the chocolate chips which are processed and contain sugar (shock, horror!), however they make a pretty good substitute for an otherwise extremely naughty treat! Considering they don’t contain flour, butter or refined sugar (apart from the cheeky choccie chips) they…

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Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

Although you might think this sounds like an extremely wintery meal to be making in the Caribbean, as it’s roughly 30 degrees Celsius all year around in St. Lucia, you still crave wintery dishes. Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are 2 staples of the Lucian diet so they are grown locally and cheap and easy to…

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