All posts tagged: honey

Honey Oregano Halloumi + Courgette

While the summer may have packed itself up and left us for dead a little early this year, the same cannot be said for the courgette glut. With no access to a garden or allotment of my own, my source for this knowledge is the generous portion I seem to keep finding in my veg box delivery each week. It’s long been known that I’m not a courgette person. One of my most popular recipes to date – and one of the only ways I can truly enjoy them – is courgette brownies. However, throwing something into a brownie batter and baking it could only ever result in deliciousness. It’s cheating. It’s time for me to grow up and learn to love courgettes as the dinner-destined vegetable they are. I’ve been drizzling halloumi with honey and oregano for as long as I’ve been cooking, ever since seeing it on the internet somewhere (the only reason I ever do anything). I happened to have too many courgettes in the fridge and presumed no harm could come …

Walnut and Honey Spelt Loaf

Weekends are for baking, this is an indisputable fact. This week it was the Real Bread Campaign, and so I thought it only right that I get my hands dough-y. My household is collectively everything-intolerant so wheat has been off the menu for a while now, but it’s becoming more and more trendy now to eat things like spelt bread. This can only be a good thing because spelt is high in vitamin B2 alongside other nutrients, and being water soluble it allows your body to absorb them easily, it’s also easy on your cholesterol levels (proof here). So this recipe is good for your body, but baking bread is pretty good for the soul, too. The process of kneading and rising are grounding, and the homely smells that linger are unmatched by any Yankee candle. It’s a lot easier than some people might have you believe and there’s something very rewarding about buttering warm, fresh out of the oven bread that you crafted with your own fair hands. 500g spelt flour 1 tsp good sea …

Healthy Hemp, Honey & Almond Granola

Granola is great, but good granola is hella expensive, so this recipe brings together odds and ends that you might have in the cupboard (if you’re a nuts and seeds person) and creates a good granola on the cheap (sort of). Little note on the ingredients, I’ve used hemp oil instead of sunflower (the standard granola oil) cause its good for you and stuff, and I can’t taste a difference, so I recommend you do that. I picked up some local honey at the Foodies Festival this weekend courtesy of Blackman Bee Farm, local honey is an insanely good hayfever antidote and its likely to be 6708% better quality than branded stuff, so if you can get your hands on some near you its worth buying! And finally, almond butter, my favourite new swap-out ingredient, palm-oil free and delicious in its own right, this has replaced peanut butter permanently.   Makes a couple of kilner jars 2 tbsps honey 2 tbsps hemp oil 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp smooth almond butter 3 tbsps toasted …