Chocolate Covered Apples for Autumn are almost too pretty to eat but with their dark chocolate outside and sprinkle of almonds they are just too delicious to resist! They are a beautiful addition to any autumn themed table decoration and a healthy alternative to other sweet temptations around the upcoming festive season. Dark chocolate is packed with flavonoids – part of a group of antioxidants that have many beneficial health properties – so these apples are not only pretty to look at, but are really good for you as well!
When the days start to get colder I always feel that it is time to get cosy with comfort food and the beautiful seasonal flavours of autumn. This simple, hearty yet scrumptious dinner consisting of lamb, root vegetables and potatoes beautifully captures the essence of autumn whilst it is a quick and lovely rustic weeknight dinner that is best enjoyed with a nice glass of red wine as well as good company to warm up a cold Autumn’s night.
Barley is one of the healthiest and oldest grains around – Egyptians already used it thousands of years ago! This ancient grain deserves more attention than it gets nowadays but thankfully it is slowly finding its way back into our kitchens and gaining popularity as a superfood. The nutty chewy flavour of barley is a wonderful addition to salads, casseroles, soups or can be eaten just as a side instead of rice or pasta. Combined with roast vegetables, mushrooms and kale it is a simple dish that is packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals for a light and healthy lunch. [Read More…]