Tropical Mango Frappe

We believe that the best mango smoothies are made with the fewest ingredients because mango has such a delicious flavour on its own. Even just blending frozen mango with coconut water makes a delicious treat. You may also like to add a smaller amount of coconut water and place the mixture in the freezer to create a refreshing mango sorbet! …

Rhubarb Compote

 Rhubarb compote is a great addition to granola and yoghurt, oats or on it’s own. Our compote is sweetened only with fresh apples, contrasted to the majority of store bought compotes that usually contain significant quantities of sugar. The apple creates a delicious texture, adds nutritional value and provides ample sweetness. For those who love rhubarb as much as we …

Asian Spiced Crab Omelette

We usually make this omelette as a lunch or dinner, however it is also great for Sunday brunch. It is really easy to make, yet always impresses our guests and is packed with protein and many other nutrients (not to mention that it is seriously flavoursome and delicious!). We recommend garnishing with fresh shallots, a wedge of  lemon or lime, …

Starting a detox routine – what you need to know

January is the time many of us make resolutions and consider ways to improve our health and our lives. A ‘Detox’ regime is a common way in which people choose to begin the year. Even with mostly healthy lifestyles, our bodies can gradually accumulate toxins, before we have even begun to take into consideration the various indulgences we (or many …

Olive Tapenade

Making your own olive tapenade is so easy to do, and just tastes so much better! And it is great not having to worry about the freshness and what additives have been included in order to extend the use-by date. Homemade dips with vegetable sticks or gluten free crackers is the perfect entree, and is great to serve at a …

Sugars and natural sweeteners – beyond the marketing hype

Sugar in its many forms is now widely considered to be detrimental to health, especially in the quantities in which it is being consumed today. Researching sugars, however, is a minefield. Information can be confusing, conflicting and often inaccurate. There are all sorts of claims being made about good and bad sugars and customers’ increasing awareness has led to a flood …

Lemongrass Chicken Kebabs

As you may have gathered by now, we love thai flavours – lemongrass being one of our favourites. Lemongrass also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping ward off illness. As we’ve previously mentioned, chicken is one of the most important foods to buy organic, to avoid synthetic antibiotics and hormones as well as pesticide laden foods that the chickens consume. …

Thai Spiced Crab and Avocado Timbale

Our Crab Timbale is the perfect light, refreshing and healthy dinner in the lead up to Summer, not to mention it is incredibly delicious! We love creating thai flavours with ginger, chilli, lime and mint – it goes with so many meals and is just so hard to beat. As you can probably tell by now, we love our avocado …

Avoid the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic

Diabetes is fast becoming a common illness. Alarmingly though, whilst there is support as well as effective treatment options for those who have it, there still appears to be a general lack of awareness in the community who are not (yet) affected by it. Many people, for example, don’t fully understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Although they both involve the hormone, …

Crepes Suzette

To any crepes suzette lovers out there, we highly recommend you try out this recipe! Our gluten, dairy, sugar (and alcohol!) free version is absolutely to-die-for. These crepes are filled with Botanical Cuisine Orange and Lucuma cashew yoghurt and our homemade orange sauce, dusted with ground cinnamon and grated orange zest.  We used regular oranges for our sauce, but if you prefer …

Lemon Lime Matcha ‘Cheesecake’

Our healthy ‘cheesecakes’  just got even healthier thanks to the added antioxidant hit of matcha powder – pure stone ground green tea. This week we have been lucky enough to try out this new superfood, thanks to Matcha Maiden and we are absolutely loving it. We’ve been adding it to lots of things from our morning green smoothies to our raw, …

Healing Carrot and Ginger Soup

Words cannot describe how nourishing and flavoursome this soup is! Whenever I am not feeling 100%, this is my go-to meal. Ginger contains several medicinal compounds… It is great for relieving stomach complaints, nausea and calming a sore throat. Now that is my kind of medicine! Ginger is also a very warming spice so this soup makes for the perfect …

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Even though all of our desserts are made without flour, we wanted to make a cake to resemble the traditional flourless chocolate cake. I love how light and spongey flourless cakes are, and I LOVE how rich and chocolatey this one is! We have used organic, raw honey as a sweetener. We find the quantity suggested in the recipe provides …

Pumpkin ‘Hollandaise’ Sauce

Eggs benedict has long been a breakfast favourite for many, but isn’t exactly the healthiest way to start the day… Traditionally, hollandaise sauce is made with loads of butter and excessive quantities of salt. Our hollandaise sauce made with pumpkin uses coconut oil, in place of butter and in much smaller quantities. In my opinion, it is even better than …

Food as Medicine

With many executives being time poor and perhaps energy poor at the end of the day, we have been and continue to be enticed by take away food and/or a freezer full of pre-prepared meals. The irony is that these ‘time saving’ measures actually deplete our energy, our enjoyment of food and our resistance to infection, ultimately leading to a time cost. …

Blueberry Chia Pancakes

This recipe is quite similar to our older Blueberry Pancake recipe but we absolutely loved the new additions so thought we would still share it with you all. I cannot emphasize enough how much I recommend Botanical Cuisine cashew yoghurts. They are incredible! These pancakes are topped with their acai and blueberry cashew yoghurt, combined with our homemade blueberry coulis …

Quinoa Sushi

Japanese is hands down one of my all time favourite cuisines. Having recently moved house, we have noticed that our area (although packed with great cafes and restaurants) is a bit lacking in good asian food. So we decided to take matters into our own hands and have Japanese nights at home! We love serving our quinoa sushi as a …

Becoming Resilient

Resilience building is a critical objective of coaching and a valued trait in the workplace. Paradoxically though, we live in a society which largely promotes the antithesis of resilience. That is, we are subtly programmed that we do not need to endure any kind of discomfort, and we reinforce this is many aspects of our lives, whether it be parenting, …

Strawberry Rose ‘Icecream’ Cake

I think this cake should come with a warning… It is highly addictive! It has such a delicious strawberry flavour and creamy texture with a cacao base… Because who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate! We also love the hint of rose from the rosewater and edible rose petals sprinkled on top. You only need a very small amount of rosewater …

Courgette and Halloumi Fritters

Another quick, simple and delicious recipe. This recipe is not dissimilar from our ‘Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Fritters’, but we wanted to share another variation with you. We find that fritters are the perfect dinner option after a long day at work when you don’t really feel like cooking, as they are so easy to make. However, they are also …