Ginger Oat Biscuits

It’s biscuit week on The Great British Bake Off! There are absolutely endless possibilities when it comes to biscuits… so many flavours, textures, sizes. How could we possibly choose? As with most things in life, you just have to go with your gut – and after watching the bakers battle it out with their gingerbread…

Sugar – is it all bad?

Sugar has had a lot of bad press in recent years, and for good reason. As human beings we are designed only to tolerate very small amounts of sugar at any 1 time – 1-2 tsp max. Any more than this can cause our blood sugar levels to rise, which can deeply affect our metabolism…

Spring Cauliflower Couscous Salad

It’s been a rare couple of weeks where the sun has been shining almost every day in Manchester and with the warmer weather creeping in I’ve found myself craving the cooling, bitter flavours of spring veggies. This is a vibrant salad that takes advantage of the gorgeous purple sprouting broccoli, spring onions and radishes on…

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

This is my second chickpea recipe this week and this one is a little bit naughty… but not THAT naughty. Firstly, these blondies don’t contain any gluten, dairy, eggs or oil, making them easy to digest as well as hormone and cholesterol free. Secondly, they contain a healthy dose of fibre, protein and nutrients that…

Chickpea Omelette

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. I love a smoothie in the morning but sometimes nothing beats a cooked breakfast. When I decided to commit to a plant-based diet I never thought that I’d find an alternative to omelette – how wrong I was! This omelette made from chickpea flour is…

Hot Cross Buns

I don’t know when it became an Easter tradition to eat hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday, but I’m very glad it did. These spiced fruit buns were one of my childhood favourites. Apparently, the different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning – the cross represents the crucifixion of…

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Kale Pesto and Cashew Cheese

I’m a little obsessed with squash at the moment and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. Gnocchi is traditionally made with starchy potatoes, eggs and white flour, and can sit quite heavily on the stomach. So of course I leaped at the chance to create a more nutritious version that is also…

Stay Healthy this Autumn

As winter approaches and the cold, long nights creep in, it’s natural to feel lower in mood and energy. Autumn and winter were traditionally seasons of hibernation and restoration, yet modern society often expects us to act the opposite at this time of year – most companies are busier than ever planning for the next…