Gluten-free Chickpea Crepes

Gluten-free Chickpea Crepes

If Ebola doesn’t get us, gluten will. Nah, just kidding. GSOH folks! Gluten is not a poison – let’s get that straight.  Gluten is not unhealthy either. For most people, gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley) is more than tolerable. It’s bleedin’ great. Gluten is what makes baguettes fluffy and donuts spongy. […]

Chilli Chocolate Mousse & other aphrodisiacs

Chilli Chocolate Mousse & other aphrodisiacs

Something to help you out this evening. Mother Nature’s best aphrodisiacs …     You can find my recipe for a rather, erm, stimulating Chilli Chocolate Mousse in TheJournal today, and on page 239 of The Extra Virgin Kitchen.  It’s mousse like no other. Happy Valentine’s Day!   (photography Jo Murphy)         […]

Barbie Fudge

Barbie Fudge

My giddy four year old came up with this recipe, when he accidentally dropped a small jar of beetroot powder into the pot while I was making a halva-style fudge.  MacGyver has competition. Dynamite stuff. Sesame are mighty little seeds. They are practically belching with B vitamins, the ones responsible for energy ignition and brain […]

Cooking with Donal, and raw chocolate

Cooking with Donal, and raw chocolate

Apparently, women think about chocolate more than men. Some scientists think this is because eating cacao helps release a cavalry of dopamine in the female brain, the same substance released during orgasm. It’s even been suggested that when women eat raw chocolate, it affects activity in the cerebral hemisphere responsible for regulating sexual desire. Just […]

Chocolate Cups with Bee Pollen & Ginger

Chocolate Cups with Bee Pollen & Ginger

There’s something desperate about resorting to dust, scraped from the knuckles of bees. But who am I to judge? I’m suckered into superfood fandangos like iron filings to a magnet. Bee pollen looks tots amazeballs on chocolate, yoghurt, smoothies and ice cream. It’s an extraordinarily healthy food, and tastes like fermented ear wax so I […]