Almond Milk – plain & simple

Almond Milk - plain & simple

You will forget about shop bought almond milk once you have made it yourself! Just get yourself a nut milk bag or a muslin cloth and start squeezing all the goodness out of those healthy pearls.

Unless you buy almond milk from a reputable supplier for a massive price tag, you will never be sure of what you are getting – the percentage of nuts is often minimal (this explains the rather watery taste). Further, the nuts may not be soaked beforehand (read below why this is important) and they will be packed with artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers and additives to prolong shelf life – obviously! But what will strike you most is the wonderful taste of homemade almond milk – drink it plain and it will taste like nothing found in any supermarket!

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Spiced Rhubarb & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait

Spiced Rhubarb & Strawberry Breakfast Parfait

Don’t you love those recipes that give you lots of alternatives?

Starting your day with this delicious ‘Spiced Rhubarb and Strawberry Breakfast Parfait’ can turn any day into a happy one. This parfait is a composition of rhubarb compote and greek yoghurt which perfectly complement each other, the tart sweetness blending seamlessly with the softness of the yoghurt. Endlessly versatile, you can easily transform this fruit and vegetable mix into a decadent dessert or a crumble with a few minor tweaks. What about serving it with a vanilla panna cotta (just omit the basil in the ‘Basil Panna Cotta’)? Continue reading

Szechuan Spiced Nuts

Szechuan Spiced Nuts

We’ve all suffered that draining, mid-afternoon low and have gone in search of a quick energy shot; unfortunately, most people opt for the instant sugar rush promised by chocolate and cookies. The problem is that sugar rushes are just that, they don’t last long – a post choccie crash which is accompanied by all those evil calories that find their way straight to your hips! Continue reading