Cocoa Flakes, Peanut Butter Milk and Banana

Do you find that you really properly enjoyed food more when you were a child ? I remember humming while I ate and getting into the detail of what I was eating, making each bite the perfect bite or saving the best bits for last. You know what I'm saying?  I find as adults we tend to be more disconnected from the joy we have around eating and nourishing ourselves. But, and this might sound crazy town, you put a bowl of cereal in front of me and … [Read more...]

Matcha Raspberry Cups

Matcha Cream 100g ( ⅓ cup ) coconut butter, softened 50g ( ⅓ cup ) xylitol 25g ( 1 ½ tbsp ) coconut oil, softened or melted 1-2 tsp matcha tea powder 80g ( ⅓ cup ) water, room temp or slightly warm Method In a blender combine the first set of ingredients at low speed, just so they incorporate. With the blender still running on low, drizzle in the water. Scrape the sides of the blender as needed to be sure it’s … [Read more...]

Chocolate Spirulina Brittle

This week, by absolute coincidence, I bring you a recipe that's a darker shade of green than I've been featuring recently. Spirulina is quiet the powerhouse nutritionally speaking, BUT that's not why I'm using it in this recipe. I rarely do things strictly because they're healthy, my recipes are almost healthy as an after thought, that main objective when developing new recipes is to make the most tasty thing possible. It just happens to be that … [Read more...]

Coffee Truffles with Hazelnut and Cinnamon

I've been really excited about posting this recipe and I have been "sitting on it" since before Christmas. I was testing these at the beginning of December and gifting them to friends, basically anyone I saw got a box. Everyone who tried them, including my two young nephews, loved them! My nephews have refined palates and enjoy the finer tastes in life, such as, coffee, hazelnut and cinnamon joined in chocolatey harmony. These really are … [Read more...]

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

I find that trail mix is one of those things that generally tends to miss the mark somehow when you buy it in the shops. The dried fruit usually it too much raisin and not enough cool stuff, not to mention the dried fruits will have been treated with something to keep them soft and sweetened with gross sugars. The nuts are never in the balance that I like... Maybe I am being high maintenance here, but I can be, seeing as I am a chef. I feel like … [Read more...]