Superhealthy Halva

Superhealthy Halva

Sesame is the Matt Damon of seeds – quiet, shy and underappreciated yet unquestionably tasty. 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 group of plant-based chemical compounds associated […]

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. […]