Raw Chocolate and Hazelnut Cheesecake
Looking for a gluten and dairy free dessert that tastes divine? Well, I have just the ticket! And this one makes a real showstopper. You’ll make this and wonder why you haven’t been making it for years. A new recipe for your Christmas rotation – you’re very welcome!
Prep time: 30 mins 12 hr chilling time
For the base
250g ground hazelnuts
10 Medjool dates, pitted
3 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp raisins
1 tsp vanilla paste
For the filling
250g cashews, soaked in boiling water for 30 mins and
120g coconut oil, melted
100g ground hazelnuts
5 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp cacao
1 pot cashew yoghurt
70-100ml hazelnut milk
1.5 tsp vanilla paste
Pinch of salt
One of my favourite things about the colder weather is that it signifies soup season, and soup is the easiest lunch or starters offering ever. This one is packed with delicious wintery flavours of celeriac with just a touch of nutmeg and coriander.
Celeriac is also in season right now, and it's loaded with important vitamins, such as vitamins B6, C and K, and it's a great source of fibre. Plus, it tastes delicious!
Don't be put off by it's unusual appearance - once it's peeled and chopped, it doesn't look that different from parsnips.
300g fresh fennel, finely chopped (including the green part)
230g celeriac, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp coriander seed
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 vegetable stock cube
140g butter or 2 tbsp coconut cream
Juice of 1 lemon
salt & ground black pepper, to season
A handful fresh dill or tops of fennel, chopped, to garnish
Handful of gluten-free croutons (Optional)
I am a huge fan of asparagus – particularly British asparagus, you really can’t beat it! So, I am super excited that it’s currently in season!
But did you know that as well as being completely delicious, asparagus is a real powerhouse of a veggie. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals especially folate and vitamins A, C & K. Plus, it is a great source of both insoluble and soluble fibre making it the perfect partner for a healthy gut and good digestion.
4 fillets cod
1 large bunch asparagus, cut into 3-4cm pieces, tough ends removed
1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
½ white onion, very thinly sliced
1 lemon, very thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Seasoning to taste
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