Xmas-Laced Energy Balls

Xmas-Laced Energy Balls

No need to straddle a packet of biscuits to nurse that stinking hangover. When these energy balls are programmed into your festive calendar, you’ll jumpstart your battery faster than immediately. I made them on TV3’s Seven O’Clock Show tonight, so you can watch the demo here with the inimitable Lucy Kennedy (love her wicked humour). […]

Saffron apricots with pistachio yoghurt and mandarin sauce

Saffron apricots with pistachio yoghurt and mandarin sauce

Dried apricots are basically a bundle of nutrients squeezed into juicy, amber baubles. Good for all things dermal and duodenal *inappropriate wink*. These soft saffron apricots with sticky mandarin sauce is what I am waking up to every morning this week.     I noticed there’s a preposterous difference between bright orange apricots and dark […]

Thanksgiving: Star Anise Poached Pears

Thanksgiving: Star Anise Poached Pears

  Happy Thanksgiving my little health fiends! Poached pears look so impossibly gorgeous perked up on their plate, dribbling with boozy sweetness (like your favourite batty aunt by 4pm every Thanksgiving). These ones have star anise which helps with digestion and feel achingly good after a big meal. Do them 1-3 days in advance so […]

Green Tea Macaroons

Green Tea Macaroons

I was never a fan of green tea despite its heroic health benefits. Black tea, its older cousin, often seduced me. White tea? Hell yeah. But never green. It whiffs of wet grass – not so attractive if you have Irish DNA. Matcha is different. This strange green powder is home to a series of […]

Pruning …

Pruning …

Sun-drenched plums, anyone? Okay, not so sexy. But you know what’s really unsexy? Constipation. My mate Colonel Prune is packed with soluble and insoluble fibre, giving them the nifty ability to samba along our canals. These wrinkled fruits are what Californian jedi flag as a BF (best friend). Prunes works by spring-cleaning the gut with […]