Since these chocolates went down a storm at our Fasts Track to Fabulous Evenings, I decided to share the recipe with you, so, you too can make these healthy delicious treats. However, I cannot take all the glory as it was my dear friend Belinda Blake, who introduced them to me. Thank you Belinda :)
Lamb shoulder with broad beans and herbs by Ottolenghi
It’s lambing season so spring is the perfect time of year to be eating this nutritious red meat. Like the broad bean in this recipe, it too is a great source of iron and B12 but iron from meat is more easily absorbed than from its plant cousin. Iron is essential... Read More / Comments »
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The wonders of watercress
Vegetable of the Month - Watercress
Making an appearance this time of year is a wonderful, peppery, leafy green called watercress. This plant, once revered by the ancient Romans for its medicinal powers, was fed to their soldiers to fight against diseases such as scurvy, bronchitis and ‘ill’ blood.
Today, watercress is making its comeback not only because of its rich variety of nutrients but also thanks to its delicious fresh flavour and versatility in the kitchen.
Here’s a wonderful summer recipe that is perfect as a light lunch but is also delicious as an accompaniment to roasted meats. The fresh, peppery flavours of the watercress contrast with the sweet, zesty juice of the oranges. Together, they cleanse the palate and help digestion as well as add a splash of summer colour to the table.
Rosemary the perfect herb for the Easter holidays.
Traditionally, Easter provokes images of delicious family lunches of roasted Iamb with rosemary. So, I thought this would be the perfect time of year to share with you some of the health benefits from this wonderful fragrant herb. It is however, an evergreen plant, so the fresh leaves are available all year round.