Author Archives: Mauriceg

Raw cacao reishi cake recipe

To celebrate the wonder that is chocolate 🍫 and our love of medicinal mushrooms🍄, we asked Ana (Sweet Nourishments) to create a delicious cake incorporating both of these wonderful ingredients… she didn’t let us down. Utensils Food processor 8’’ square baking dish (ideally with a removable bottom) Baking paper 2 Pots and bowls (for bain-maries – a bowl over a […]

These chilli Monday mornings..

With all that is going on at the moment, you might find that your mind is feeling a little fuzzier than usual. We could list many herbal and nutritional solutions for you here, but that can wait till another day. Because the mixture of chocolate, chilli, vanilla, cinnamon and milk (as was de rigeur for […]

Chickpea Cookie Dough Bars

This month we have a protein-packed recipe take and adapted from Maya Duncan’s blog The Dancing Foody. I was really sceptical of chickpeas in sweet things until I tried these and OH MY they are so tasty! An oaty, date-y base layered with a creamy, delish vanilla cookie dough and I PROMISE you can’t taste the […]

Roasted Sqaghetti Squash with Miso Braised Chard, Chilli Tamari Tofu & Red Quinoa

It’s immensely surprising when you discover the range of squashes, not just in shape and size but in actual flavour and especially texture.  Spaghetti squash is probably the most fun of all in the texture department, yielding a soft noodlish texture when scooped after roasting.  It’s also natural lightly citrus-ey tasting so plays well with […]

Recipe – Warm Salad of Harissa Aubergines, teriyaki Beef and Irish Runner Beans with Shirataki Noodles

So often my dinners are just a mish mash of what’s in the fridge.  The major joy of this in July is that produce is literally heaving from the hedgerows (and produce aisles in your local neighbourhood Hopsacks 😜) so salad dinners can be quick and easy, and concocted without too much forethought.  But without […]

Brunchtime Recipe – Cinnamon Spiced Tofu Scramble, Braised Portabello Mushrooms with Gluten Free Muffins

This one’s a hearty brunch that won’t leave an ounce of room for dessert, or extra fizzy drinks if you’re having some buddies for a physically distanced celebration of summer!!?  The muffins mop up the scramble and juices from the softened tomatoes and mushrooms, making the whole thing a self cleaning plate of wonder. Tofu […]

Mood-boosting pancakes

Vietnamese pancakes with curried crispy tofu & chilli almond dipping sauce By The Hopsack’s Head Chef, Nicky Halliday. This colourful, mouthwatering dish has many nutritional benefits: It is high in fibre, good fats, antioxidants & anti-inflammatories. Tofu, almonds & eggs are all high in tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which can help lift your mood, reduce anxiety […]