Almond & Orange Biscotti

Have you ever tried a rusk? They are a South African biscuit and one of SA`s absolute favourite things. They look like a dog biscuit, I kid you not, and they are absolutely rock hard, to the point that they are almost impossible to eat unless dipped in tea or coffee. Sounds appetising right? Every time we go to South Africa, SA returns home to london with half a suit case full of rusks. Each Saturday and Sunday morning he rations out just one rusk for breakfast and threatens physical harm to … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Ice Cream

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Where does my recipe inspiration come from? While I would love to tell you that a lot of it comes from delicious meals I’ve enjoyed at restaurants or from shopping at local markets in different countries I have been to on my travels, that would be a complete lie. Most of the time, my recipe inspiration comes from the impending use by date on food hidden in the back corner of my fridge. Sorry to disappoint you. I absolutely hate to throw anything away, especially food, and will do everything … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Bread

Cauliflower breadsticks and pizza crusts have been showing up on health food blogs for the past year or so, pushing kale chips and spinach smoothies to the side. I am a massive fan of cauliflower pizza and make it for dinner about once a month, but I find the process of grating the cauliflower and microwaving it in batches to be quite time consuming. As previously mentioned I was on a ‘cooking with cauliflower’ spree last weekend and after making couscous salad, I had leftover cauliflower rice … [Read more...]

Tropical Fruit Bites

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My sweet tooth has a mind of its own. It can’t be tamed, it shows up at the most unlikely of times, and it won’t stop nagging me until it gets exactly what it wants. I think of it as good training for when I one day raise kids. No matter how large my lunch or dinner, I continue to be hungry until I have eaten something sweet. It’s quite the phenomenon, even after 2 servings of Thanksgiving dinner I’m still hungry and craving pumpkin pie. Energy balls have been a great solution to this … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Couscous Salad

It's official, cauliflower is my new favourite vegetable (sorry butternut squash!). It may not be the most vibrant of vegetables but when it comes to versatility, it takes the cake. Last week the market had cauliflower on sale so I bought some with the intention of perfecting my cauliflower pizza crust. 4 dishes later I was out of cauliflower and still hadn’t started on the pizza crust. Instead I came up with 4 completely different recipes, Chinese fried rice, a jalapeno & bacon bread, … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Halloween is my second favorite holiday, surpassed only by Christmas, because lets be honest, nothing beats a mug of eggnog and a twinkling Christmas Tree overflowing with presents. Here in the UK, Halloween is nowhere near as big a deal as it is in North America which has always surprised me. You would think Brits would be keen to spend a day dressed in crazy costumes and eating endless amounts of candy. For most parents, Halloween is a time when they dress their kids up in adorable costumes … [Read more...]

Spanakopita Fritters

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SA and I went to Mykonos this summer, have you ever been? When it comes to European beach holidays it definitely tops my list, an island surrounded in turquoise water, beautiful beaches, and small town with cobblestone streets, white buildings and amazing restaurants. It's my happy place. This summer was the first time we went when I was on a restricted diet and I was dreading every minute of it, I pictured myself living off of greek salad for a week while SA indulged in moussaka, tzatziki, … [Read more...]

Chunky Monkey Muffins

Once a month I engage in a standoff with the bananas on my kitchen counter. I spend up to 2 weeks waiting for them to reach the perfect ripeness (mostly brown spots with only the tinniest bits of yellow left) which lasts for a short period of time before they turn to the dark side and begin to resemble compost. I get a bit obsessive, daily monitoring their progress and yelling at anyone who even thinks about eating one. I am generally not an angry or violent person, but eat one of the four … [Read more...]

Fig Newton Energy Balls

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Since starting Every Last Bite almost 7 months ago I am quite proud of the varied selection of recipes I have posted. There have been salads and soups, starters and dips as well as breads, bars and cookies. No matter how creative or delicious each recipe is, week after week the most popular posts are my Apple Pie, Coconut & Ginger and Banana Bread Energy Balls, not that I'm judging you guys for checking them out, they are seriously good. I think its fair to say that energy balls are … [Read more...]

Grain Free Pumpkin Risotto

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My family came to visit a few weeks ago and we decided to go to Bordeaux for the weekend. Whenever we are together good food and lots of wine is a given, but put my family + SA in Bordeaux and the good food and wine hits a whole new level of indulgence. We spent 2 days in the town of Bordeaux which has officially become runner up on my list of favourite French cities (don't worry Paris, your position at the top is safe!). Bordeaux is a picturesque city with beautiful old buildings, quaint … [Read more...]