What happens when you’re faced with Courage and Vulnerability

I have a confession to make. A BIG confession. Some six months ago I made a life-changing decision. I was tormented with the choice for more than 12 hours straight.  I took a risk. A huge risk. I had no way of knowing whether it was going to pay off or not. I knew the …

Ania NowickiWhat happens when you’re faced with Courage and Vulnerability

Breaking boards to break free

“Josh, you have a lot of suppressed anger. You need to break something.” Ania read me like a book. I thought about her words for a moment, then I replied, “How about a pencil? There’s a pencil on my desk, I could break it!” I proceeded to snap the pencil into 4 pieces; letting out …

Ania NowickiBreaking boards to break free

Sexy Raw Valentine’s Pomegranate Fridge Chocolate

Come on, you know you want some! Once again it’s time for romance!  You might hate this time of year or love it. Maybe you feel it’s acutely over-commercialised or perhaps you love to have yet another excuse to spoil your partner. Whatever your feelings, it’s always a good time for chocolate and to spoil …

Ania NowickiSexy Raw Valentine’s Pomegranate Fridge Chocolate

Revitalising lemon Curd

Who’d have thought that you could eat this stuff and know you’re doing yourself good! This recipe was a total revelation to me! How can something that is known to be purely indulgent also do you good? This recipe tastes pretty much the same as the real thing, too. Isn’t that awesome? Let me admit right …

Ania NowickiRevitalising lemon Curd

Gourmet Noisette Hot Chocolate

Despite tasting decadent, this hot chocolate is abundant in nutrients, include fibre, protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Hazelnuts are an excellent source of flavonoids which support brain health, improve circulation and can even help to reduce the symptoms of allergies. Equipment needed Blender – a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix, …

Ania NowickiGourmet Noisette Hot Chocolate

Rich Chocolate Mousse

What, another chocolate dessert?!?! Yep! Have I gone chocolate mad? U-huh! I make no apologies! I love chocolate and is loves me. And chocolate is healthy, so why not have some fun with it, right? Chocolate puddings are a sneaky way of giving something nutrition to your loved ones without them even realising it. This …

Ania NowickiRich Chocolate Mousse

Courgette Sidekick

This is such a hit (even with kids) whenever I make it for family occasions.  The lightness of the courgette accompanies any dish.  What’s great about it is that it tends to marinate quite quickly, giving it an antipasti quality with a great almost pasta-like texture.  It’s quickest and easiest to prepare using a mandolin, …

Ania NowickiCourgette Sidekick

Simple & Satisfying Salad Dressing

Delicious extra virgin olive oil to tantalise my tastebuds when eating my salad. I LOVE the dressing on salads. Particularly with a generous glug of organic, cold (or mechanically) pressed extra virgin olive oil. I would say that you need about two tablespoons per person of this thick, green tinged delightful stuff. (Sometimes more, if you’re …

Ania NowickiSimple & Satisfying Salad Dressing

Spiced Seaweed Rice

. This is what I came up with for my recent shared meal. I invited some new friends with a common passion for real food to bring a dish and share an evening with me in my home. It was a resounding success! Seaweeds are incredibly high in nutrition, from fibre to protein, to minerals …

Ania NowickiSpiced Seaweed Rice

Mediterranean Style Courgette Linguine

This is a lovely light dish reminiscent of Italian linguine pasta, yet it’s totally grain free! You can serve this as a starter, side or main, depending on your appetite. Feel free to swop in or out any ingredients! Serves: 2 (as a main) Ingredients: 2 organic courgettes/zucchini, washed, topped and tailed 3 vine ripe …

Ania NowickiMediterranean Style Courgette Linguine