Victoria Sponge with Chia Jam and Coconut Cream

Victoria Sponge with Chia Jam and Coconut Cream

I made a disastrous version of this gorgeous cake on the telly here.Queen Vic would have turned in her grave. I was having too much craic in the kitchen with Lucy Kennedy.   Chiamania When you need to recharge your superhuman powers, or your Bridge skills, try chia. These weensy seeds are members of the […]

cooking supergrains – amaranth

cooking supergrains – amaranth

Amaranth is another one of those supergrains that have Hollywood glitterati genuflecting. It has serious nutritional gravitas, rivaling quinoa as the number one seed. Think of a white poppy seed. Small, but mighty. Amaranth has more muscle than wheat, clocking in four times the amount of calcium and twice as much iron. And with generous […]

Cooking Supergrains – Quinoa

Cooking Supergrains – Quinoa

It’s much easier to cook quinoa than pronounce it. Once you give this super-grain a shot, you’ll be outraged couscous ever seduced you.   Cooking Quinoa – a 60 second demo from Susan Jane White on Vimeo.   What’s so snazzy about quinoa? Here’s the jazz from a post last January with a recipe for […]

Pomegranate Fudge

Pomegranate Fudge

  For more healthy treats during lent, watch my eager mug (and nervous fingers) on TV3’s Ireland AM every Tuesday morning, 8:30. Here’s a sample … Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Ready in: 4 hours (needs to freeze)         3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil Up to 1/2 cup […]

Spirulina Bon Bons

Spirulina Bon Bons

A 90 second demo, making one of our favourite snacks …     15 Medjool dates  1 tablespoon spirulina (we used Naturya, lasts for months and months)  2 tablespoons lucuma (again, Naturya)  2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil  2 tablespoons almond butter (love Keen) 2 teaspoons tamari soya sauce