The Raw Cacao Torte of a Lifetime

The Raw Cacao Torte of a Lifetime

I’m through with guilt. As a woman, my brain was trained to deliver remorseful-code after every box of Ferrero Rocher. I was a bit of a tart for them. But what if you could turn your chocolate cravings into a nutritional hit? Find something sinful, but utterly saintly? I’ve nailed it. And my husband saw […]

Superhealthy Halva

Superhealthy Halva

Sesame is the Matt Damon of seeds – quiet, shy and underappreciated yet unquestionably tasty. 2014 might just be their year. In Hinduism, the sesame seed stands for immortality. Eyebrows sufficiently raised? Wait until you taste the halva recipe below. Notions of everlasting life might come from the sesame’s stash of lignans. These are a […]

Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire

Three of life’s great pleasures? Itching, sneezing and submitting to chilli. These devious little vegetables raise our body temperature and help release natural endorphins to keep our blood gurgling with excitement. I recommend the powdered form to give your lips a delicious sting and swell the senses. Guessing the heat of a fresh chilli can […]

Kickass Granola

Kickass Granola

Is rapeseed oil the latest MasterChef must-have? Celebrity chefs seem indecently excited by the stuff. “We should embrace it as enthusiastically as olive oil,” coos foodie heart-throb, Ollie Dabbous. British rapeseed oil is liberally used in Dabbous’ Michelin-starred restaurant. Jamie Oliver serves a bottle of artisanal rapeseed oil on every table in his new restaurant. […]