Lavender & Lemon Tahini cookies (gluten free)

Lavender & Lemon Tahini cookies (gluten free)

I am not going to pretend that these cookies are healthy, but they are a lovely treat, and also gluten free. They are a bit on the delicate side, but the melt in the mouth texture and lavender lemon flavours are just delectable. Ingredients 1/4 

How to make really good salads…

How to make really good salads…

Growing up in South Africa as the youngest in a household of four children, one of my chores from a young age was to make the salad. Making salad can potentially be dreadfully boring, and I rarely order salads in restaurants unless I know they 

The much requested Blueberry Amaretti biscuits

The much requested Blueberry Amaretti biscuits

This post is especially for my students who came to my mini yoga-event at the Woodstock community Centre last week. I haven’t had a chance to photograph these, so all I have for you is a camera phone snap. But, I didn’t dare wait any 

Sardine Puttanesca with courgette spaghetti

Sardine Puttanesca with courgette spaghetti

This Sardine Puttanesca recipe is thanks to my colleague and friend Claire who sits next to me in the office. I needed an idea for dinner one night and Claire told me that this recipe was super quick but full of flavour. My twist however is that 

The best ever glazed carrots

The best ever glazed carrots

Glazed carrots re-ignites warm memories for me. My mum use to make amazing glazed baby carrots and serve them with meat dishes on Sundays when we sat around the big round dining table. Although my version of glazed carrots are a bit more rustic and 

Carrot top pesto – a use for those greens

Carrot top pesto – a use for those greens

I decided the other day that I just couldn’t get myself to bin the lovely green foilage of a bunch of carrots I bought from the local market, and I was sure it must be good for something. So after a bit of research to 

Wheat & Sugar-free Apple & Plum Crumble

Wheat & Sugar-free Apple & Plum Crumble

Apple crumble is one of my husband’s favourite desserts. I try to avoid grains for most of my meals, as I always feel better when I eat a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet. I have tried a few grain-free crumble toppings that I haven’t been 

South African style pumpkin fritters the healthy way (paleo & gluten-free)

South African style pumpkin fritters the healthy way (paleo & gluten-free)

Also on my recent visit to South Africa, I helped my mum make some traditional style pumpkin fritters (or Pampoen koekies as they are known in Afrikaans) for a family get together. In South Africa, these pumpkin fritters, sweet as they are, are eaten with