And today I wanted to share a healthy, nutrient-packed sweet treat, easy and quick to prepare and only using raw and easy-to-find ingredients. And guaranteed to be loved by your little ones, especially if you ask them to help! Ingredients: 1 cup sultanas 1 cup dried fruit (I bought a bag of tropical dried fruit… Continue reading Fruity snowballs (raw, vegan, gluten-free)
School has started and the huge responsibility to send healthy and delicious packed lunches to my pre-teen daughter is reflected by the extra time spent baking and cooking. She totally has a sweet-tooth (it must be genetic!) and I rather send her some homemade sweets than leave her to the temptation of the sugar-packed cupcakes… Continue reading Wholemeal apple and coconut cake (dairy-free)
Summer and holidays… the perfect combination to relax, let the sun recharge our vitamin D levels and prepare our immune systems for winter with light and healthy meals. And while fresh salads are a favourite in our house, I pretty much enjoy throwing a bunch of veggies in the oven and let them roast until… Continue reading Deliciously roasted vegetables (mediterranean diet)
And this weekend, the Tall ship Regatta 2016 had a stop in Blyth. Despite half-a-million visitors being expected throughout the whole event, and the pouring rain for the first hour and a half, and having to stand sometimes near to an hour to be able to put a foot on the deck of a few of… Continue reading Blyth, ships and Papa Ganoush
“And here she is… trying to invent the wheel again…” you must be thinking. And yes, I have also been disappointed quite a lot with miraculous replacements of my favourite (and not so healthy) food but I assure you… it really works! Really! This is the most tastier butter-like replacement of butter you will must probably try…… Continue reading Butter it’s not!
And this post is all about upgrading the humble butternut squash with an old, simple and popular recipe from my homeland… the amazingly beautiful Madeira Island. It is also a brilliant way of giving your children the goodness inside this marvellous and nutrient-rich veggie. In this post I will show two options for cooking the pancakes:… Continue reading Butternut squash pancakes
And these are by far one of the favourite recipes of mini me… gluten-free lemon cookies. As I try to vary the cereals that are part of our diet, you will always find gluten-free flour in our cupboard. And these cookies came to life exactly on a moment of mini me weekend boredom. I ended up challenging her… Continue reading Mini me’s Lemon cookies (gluten-free)