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 […]

Agave V’s Brown Rice Syrup (a healthier Lemon Curd)

Agave V’s Brown Rice Syrup (a healthier Lemon Curd)

I flick between natural sweeteners like a remote control, just in case I’m missing something. Date syrup, maple, raw honey, brown rice syrup, coconut nectar, apple syrup – there are pros and cons to every little bottle out there. No sugar is healthy. The key is to find one that works for you and use […]

Goji Berry Rendang

Goji Berry Rendang

Goji berries are little beauts. Rich in iron, complete protein, super carotenoids, vitamins C, E and A (phew!) these dainty berries are patently potent. We love carotenoids, vitamin C and E for their immune-pumping qualities. Think of these vitamins as artillery against the sniffles and dodgy office viruses. A deficiency in these vitamins can also […]

An evening on Mental Health & Wellbeing, with Professor Lucey (SOLD OUT)

An evening on Mental Health & Wellbeing, with Professor Lucey (SOLD OUT)

Hi. It’s not always easy to talk about mental health. Somehow, problems associated with the brain seem to be treated differently by that massive force we call Society, than, say, problems associated with our kidneys. Our digestion. Or the heart. Strange, right? After all, the brain is just another bodily organ. Ruby Wax gave a […]

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 […]