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green juice with cucumber, celery, mint & ginger

green juice with cucumber, celery, mint & ginger

I love the refreshing taste of cucumber and in this juice with celery apple, mint and ginger, the combination is delicious and incredibly thirst quenching.

First up I must say that I think juicing on a regular basis is a bad idea. All the important fiber gets wasted and you need a lot of fruit and vegetables to make a decent amount of juice. The calorie load of a juice is far higher than that of the fruit or vegetable in its natural state and at the end of the day you are extracting a high percentage of water. I know this because after making this green juice I allowed it to settle in the bottle and really about 85 percent is pure water and the rest the green chlorophyll rich parts. If you were under any illusion that drinking green juices in some way ‘detoxes’ your body, please check out this brilliant article which totally debunks the myth. BUT, juice can taste delicious and for a special treat it makes a nice addition to the breakfast or lunch table. It can also be awesome when making a special cocktail, and I find it most useful when I have a hangover too (but lets not go into too much detail there). Continue Reading →

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cappuccino à la rose

How to make a Cappuccino à la rose

I received my new Nespresso machine last week and its been a while since I was this excited about an appliance. The possibilities are endless and include tea. The recipes are thus endless and for me to have such high quality coffee at the touch of a button, I am thrilled.

This is a recipe I fell in love with on their amazing coffee creations website and its called the Cappuccino à la rose. It has white chocolate and rosewater included – I mean how dreamy. If you want to get really fancy you can crystalise a few rose petals and sprinkle these on top.

I made a little video on how to make it: Continue Reading →

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super healthy green smoothie

super healthy green smoothie

The base recipe for this super healthy green smoothie comes from a wonderful organic farm in Israel called Farma Cultura, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv in the village of Bnei Zion. This little farm is exactly the kind of place you want to have right in your own neighbourhood. They grow an array of incredible organic produce and have a little shop on the property where they sell it along with various prepared dishes which are all freshly made by themselves. We popped in for a short visit while I was on my spectacular food tour to Israel in January and took a tour of the garden. Owner Gil Shacham-Amit and her husband made their green smoothie for us and it was delicious. Continue Reading →

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how to make a pomegranate mojito {video}

pomegranate mojito

If you like a mojito you are so going to love this pomegranate version which adds a stunning flavour dimension to the lime and mint. 

pomegranate mojito

I love this cocktail because it’s not that sweet and is so easy to make. It’s literally a case of banging all the ingredients into a glass and giving them a good muddle and stir. Continue Reading →

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melon cocktail with strawberry and basil

melon cocktail with strawberry and basil

This is my rendition of the ‘Basil Melon Daisy’ cocktail from Graciales at Peddlers & Co and its rather delicious. It seems to be a ‘thing’ in drinks recipes to add jam to sweeten them up, and this of course makes total sense to me. It replaces the sugar syrup component in a cocktail adding something better, and in this case its strawberry jam. So you have the strawberry flavour along with all the sweetness you need to just stir though. How convenient? Continue Reading →

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