Spiced apple strudel

Flaky golden buttery layers of pastry and sweet spiced apples, all the warmth you need on a cold winter day! This recipe is a cheat’s way that makes the traditional Viennese Apfelstrudel feel like a quick comfort dessert at home with a simple filo pastry. A mere mouthful and I find myself reminiscing over my holiday in Austria…

Winter fruit galettes

All the goodness of berries, plums and apples enveloped in a rustic flaky blanket of pastry! With the exhaustion of Christmas setting in, yet that excitement of a New Year looming around the corner, an assortment of fruit galettes is as easy as it gets with dessert! All you need is some pastry, a bunch…

Guava pâte de fruit

Christmas at home isn’t complete without these blush red bites and the intoxicating fragrance of guavas! All those hours stirring viscous, bubbling molten fruit pulp and sugar culminate into this simple and festive pâte de fruit or guava cheese as most of us know it. This one is made almost all natural without any artificial additives such…

Candied orange slices

Keeping it simple with these sugar-coated citrus slices dunked in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with Himalayan salt. They’re perfectly candied, zesty and chewy with just enough bite and taste even better paired with chocolate. Perfect holiday giveaways to bump up that sugar rush if you’re looking to switch it up from the traditional Christmas cookies! PREPARATION TIME: 2 hours, excluding…

Mixed berry smoothie bowl

A perfectly Christmassy, berrylicious smoothie bowl with your daily dose of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s dairy-free and packed with simply the goodness of fruits, just as refreshing as it is delicious! And let’s face it that vibrant colour just makes it perfect for the holidays. Berries and citrus again, hardly a surprise how addicted I’ve become to these gorgeous…

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Dark and robust, with an intense flavour of ginger, a subtle hint of spice and the sweetness of molasses; that’s exactly what you want your perfect holiday gingerbread to be! You could be biting off someone’s head, nibbling your way through a Christmas tree or gluing together an elaborate gingerbread house, as long as it tastes delicious…

Christmas tree Linzer cookies

Citrus, spice and everything nice is all you need at Christmas! Almond shortbread infused with orange zest and cinnamon, put together with a heavenly tart raspberry preserve and dusted with icing sugar make for a perfect combination of flavours for the Christmas edition of these Linzer cookies. These are an adaptation of Linzertorte, a traditional Austrian dessert…

Cacao berry smoothie bowl

Chocolate for breakfast? Why not! Cacao and raspberries make this a perfectly indulgent yet healthy breakfast smoothie bowl. Combined with the goodness of oats and creaminess of frozen bananas, it’s fibrous, packed with antioxidants and will leave you feeling full up. What better excuse than to start your day with some dessert! INGREDIENTS (serves 1) For smoothie…

Date & Cacao Bliss Balls

Dates, espresso and chocolate make the perfect amalgamation of flavours that’s sure to boost up your energy with every bite of these bliss balls! Experimenting with a variety of nut butters, seeds, cacao nibs, protein powders, you can change it up all you want and can’t really go wrong. This one’s a quick-fix recipe with a whole lot…

Rye & wholewheat seed crackers

These dark and rustic rye wholewheat crackers have an intense and nutty flavour, are packed full of superfood seeds and make the perfect healthy snack to binge eat with no regrets! Toss all the ingredients together, bit of kneading and in no time you’ll have yourself freshly baked crackers, much better than looking through ingredients on store-bought…

Avocado & spinach hummus

An all-green version of a classic hummus, this avocado & spinach hummus is extra creamy and addictive!  If you’ve still not gotten onto the superfood bandwagon, chickpeas are definitely a great start, they’re delicious and packed full of protein. Adding  superfoods to your hummus simply bumps it up a notch if you’re looking for something healthy, think of…

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A moist lemon sponge speckled with green zucchini and generously drizzled with a tangy, zesty lemon glaze makes for a perfect summer loaf. Sure, it isn’t summer anymore but if you love citrus, this one makes a lovely simple sponge. Let’s get to the strange bit, zucchini in a dessert? The thought of that made me cringe a bit as…