Healthy eating

  • Healthy chicken soup recipe

    Serves 4-6 with one large pot Preparation time: 3 hours Ingredients 1 whole free-range organic chicken, washed 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 3 bay leaves 3 celery sticks, washed and cut...

  • Chia seeds pudding recipe

    Serves 2 Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients 340ml of your favourite milk, heated 4 tablespoons chia seeds 1 large bramley apple, peeled, cored and cut into 3cm pieces 1-2 teaspoons...

  • Top pick: books to read in 2015

    For many of us, reading is a luxury we just don't find the time for. But with so many exciting new reads out already this year, it's worth taking time...

  • 10 tips for going vegan

    Last year celebrities including Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson all hailed veganism, taking up the diet and making weight loss look easy. If you've...

  • Top 10 superfoods for a no-diet detox

    You indulged a tad too much this festive period and you're feeling bloated, unhealthy and not at all prepared for the bright new year ahead – yet you don't plan...
  • Celia Brooks' Spanish gazpacho

    Gazpacho comes in many guises – some do not even use tomatoes, as it’s been around since before Columbus returned to Spain from the New World with the juicy red...
  • Florentines

    Makes 40 - 50Preparation time 40 minsCooking time 12 to 13 minsIngredients250g corn flakes200g salted peanuts200g raisins
397g condensed milkFor the chocolate covering50g dark chocolate, meltedMethodPre-heat the oven to 300°F, gas...
  • Raw tiramisu

    Makes 16 slicesPreparation time 40 mins, soaking (8 hours) plus freezing time 2-3 hoursIngredientsFor the base200g blanched whole almonds100g whole almonds (with skins) 150g macadamia nuts300g soft medajool dates, remove...
  • Frozen berries coconut sorbet

    Serves 4 Preparation time 20 mins – freezing fruit 6-8 hours (overnight – is best) Ingredients2 bananas ripe, frozen 125g blackberries, frozen300g, strawberries, stems removed, frozen200g blueberries, frozen100g coconut milk...
  • Raw chocolate mousse cake

    Serves 12-14Preparation time 0 minsCooking time 0 mins IngredientsFor the crust: 100g pistachio nuts 150g blanched almonds 50g desiccated coconut 200g dates, (pre soak if hard) 3 tsp. lemon juice1...
  • Seasonal fruit tart with crème patisserie

    Serves 10-12 Preparation time – 2 hours  Cooling – 30 mins Ingredients For the date and walnut pastry:300 pitted dates250g ground walnuts150g ground almondsPinch of salt For the crème patisserie:600ml almond...