Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sprouted Buckwheat Pancakes - Savoury or Sweet.

I first heard about this recipe about ten years ago and I loved the sound of it, really fresh, sprouted buckwheat (long before the raw food movement kicked in) and so simple. But for some reason I never got around
to making it.
Until the other night when

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sticky Black Rice Pudding with Papaya, Lime & Toasted Coconut

This one is for Kat and the crew from the Contact Improvisation dance retreat I catered for over Easter down at St Andrews Beach in Victoria. Of all the desserts I make when catering for a retreat, this would have to be the favourite. I love it because it's simple and cheap to make, and so versatile: you can eat it warm in the winter or cool in the summer.

To be honest, I am not sure what it is that makes this dessert so popular with everyone. It's just rice and sugar! I guess the black/purple colour is pretty stunning, especially when you add 

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Gazpacho with a Beetroot & Lime Twist!

One of my favorite dishes the night I catered for a French Exhibition in the Sth of France (April 2010) was a new twist I was playing on the classic chilled Spanish soup - Gazpacho - . Caspar’s mum made me my first chilled Gazpacho soup. Hesitant at first but wanting to be polite, I sipped the thick cool soup with a slightly forced smile on my face. There were so many familiar and wonderful flavors in that first sip that I instantly

Spicy Corn Fritters - part of my quick meals series

I'm often asked for recipes for quick and nutritious meals. I have promised friends, family and participants on the retreats that I cater for that I will post some ideas for simple meals to prepare.

The other common request is from women wanting ideas to encourage their kids and husbands to eat more healthily.

I think this fritter recipe may meet both requests; healthy, quick and tasty!
I have been making these little fritters for retreats for years and people just seem to love them. I remember my mum making corn fritters

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Date Choc Rosewater Fudge Balls - yum!

The multitude of health benefits of raw cacao (raw, uncooked cocoa beans) almost begs you to eat these little fudge balls and anything that contains raw cacao. It's rich in antioxidants (3 times higher in antioxidants than green tea!), highest food source of magnesium (the No.1 mineral deficiency in US) and highest food source in chromium (the No.1 trace mineral deficiency in US). Cacao is good for your brain, your skin, your heart,