Vitamin Mojito Smoothie

A perfect day-starter for those who prefer a lighter breakfast. Imagine sitting in the early morning sun, slowly slurping this delicious, refreshing cocktail. A green, good-for-you cocktail!! You may even get tempted to add a cheeky little shot of rum… I will have to wait till the evening for mine – better start the day sober!! 😉 Continue reading

Carrot & Coriander Soup

This one was completely unplanned. I wondered what to make with all the carrots and parsnips I had in the fridge. Since I am still in my blended soups mode it didn’t take too much planning. I have to admit I have never had carrot soup before, it never sounded very appealing. Now I know I was missing out! A small tip: pick two of your favourite spices, they will elevate the flavours and completely transform this dish. Cilantro, cumin, garlic or ginger combine beautifully with carrots, but be creative and see what works for YOUR palate! Continue reading

Orange Blossom Honey & Ricotta Cheesecake

This cake is a result of several conversations over the Easter breakfast table. If you fancy a lighter version of a traditional ricotta cheesecake, this one is a great option. It is very creamy with a only a subtle hint of orange. The original recipe comes from Food Network, Giada de Laurentiis cooking show. I adjusted it by replacing cream cheese with mascarpone. I also used digestives instead of biscotti.  Continue reading