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Banana Coconut Flapjack Heaven


Banana Coconut Flapjack Heaven

One beautiful day Debbie though she will clear her seed a result we got most delicious flapjacks ever!

ingredients you will need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4 tablespoons honey/agave syrup (ideally syrup - leave bees be)
  • 4 tablespoons nut butter of your choice
  • 200g oats
  • 100g raisins or dried cranberries
  • 75g shredded coconut
  • handful sunflower seeds
  • handful pumpkin seeds
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • toasted coconut flakes

Pre-heat the oven 200c (fan oven 180c)

First peel the bananas and mash them in a large mixing bowl. Add the honey and nut butter or your choice and mix well. Now add all the dry ingredients and lastly the coconut oil. Mix well and spread in a greased and lined 20cm square brownie tin. Sprinkle toasted coconut flakes over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin before cutting into 16 squares.

Tell us how did you like yours? 



Roasted beetroot hummus


Roasted beetroot hummus

Beetroot not only tastes amazing, but also has amazing health benefits. It’s high in vitamin C, is fibre rich and contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium.

The wonderful bright pink colour makes it look so appealing on your plate - colourful foods look so much more appetising!

If you have a hand blender or food processor you’ll be able to make this hummus easily and very quickly. You can still make it without a blender, but it will take a little longer to mash and it will have a thicker consistency.

What you will need:

  • 1 medium roasted beetroot peeled
  • Can chickpeas drained
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend mixture until smooth.

Delicious on toasted rye or sourdough, also yummy served with a salad of your choice. I love to top with chopped walnuts!



craving something sweet? Quick hazelnut cacao butter


craving something sweet? Quick hazelnut cacao butter

Your own butter as a response to a very strong urge for something sweet? nothing easier...

you just need to...

  • 300g hazelnuts roast for 19 mins at 180 degrees C
  • Allow to cool in tin
  • Blend to a butter in a powerful food processor for 10 mins
  • Transfer to a clean bowl with 3teaspoons raw cacao, pinch salt, splash of maple syrup (about 2 teaspoons and a teaspoon of vanilla essence 
  • Transfer to sterilised jars

It's THIS easy!

Just put it on a slice of bread, pancake and leak it straight of the spoon...crazy...isn't it?

You can eat clean and healthy every day and it takes less time than going to shops. 



Vegan chocolate berry muffins - yummy HEAVEN


Vegan chocolate berry muffins - yummy HEAVEN

Who doesn't love muffins? What makes them so amazing and yummy?Even the name 'muffin' is amazing in makes you crave one right when you hear it.

Are you already thinking about a muffin?

Or maybe it's their unique shape. I reckon a muffin without its distinctive dome wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable. Just like a bagel without that circular shape and the hole in the middle. 

Mmmmm.... muffins....

Those muffins will revolutionise your world. 

What do you need?

  • 1.5 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 60g raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 100g buckwheat flour
  • 20g arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 150g coconut sugar
  • 170ml maple syrup
  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 170ml coconut cream
  • 1 smalll sweet potato - peeled cooked and mashed
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 100g raspberries


Pre-heat oven 180 degrees C. This will allow you to make 8 muffins

Combine the flax seed with 90 ml water and let it stand for a few mins. Add raw cacao, bicarbonate of soda, buckwheat flour, ground almonds, arrowroot and coconut sugar stir until well combined.

Stir in the coconut oil, coconut cream, mashed sweet potato and salt and combine together before gently folding in raspberries last.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases and divide mixture between the paper cases. I like to add more sea salt on top before cooking.

Cook for around 25 minutes in the centre of the oven. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin.
As there are no refined sugars and due to the fresh berries and sweet potato content the muffins will only stay fresh for a few days in an airtight container.

NOTE: If you don’t have arrowroot or tapioca just add 20g extra buckwheat or ground almonds.



Most yummy retreat!


Most yummy retreat!

Debbie if our amazing food magician. She can flick her fingers and create most delicious, full of flavour and colours dishes. Let's see what she thinks about a yoga retreat...

What was your favourite thing and why?

I have so many amazing memories from my first yoga retreat I co-hosted last September in Elie. Relaxing with the guests in the lounge on arrival I knew instantly we were in for a great weekend. There were so many amazing things we enjoyed together full of fun and laughter. From having photographs taken on a sunny day in the beautiful grounds to having more photographs taken the next day doing crazy yoga poses with a group of amazing women holding me up in splits! Whilst preparing lunch throwing my apron off and a second later heading off to the beach for a walk with everyone, as we had collectively decided getting out in the fresh air was what we needed and lunch could happen 2 hours later! Sleeping on the top bunk for the first time in around 45 years because my roommate was scared of heights! Making connections and new friendships. Switching off from technology because the phone signal was rubbish!

What inspired your food?

I’ve always loved cooking ever since I was a teenager. Today my cooking is inspired by my desire to take care of my body in the best way I can; this includes regular yoga practice, exercise classes and cooking foods from scratch using the best possible ingredients. Removing refined sugar and all processed foods from my diet have made such a difference to how I feel as well as my energy levels. I love experimenting with new healthy and wholesome ingredients and cook with lots of grains, pulses, seeds and nuts. I still bake cakes and treats, but much healthier versions! I gain so much pleasure from cooking and sharing what I have cooked with others, as well as showing how they can cook in this way too. My cooking is inspired by Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella), Kimberly Parsons (The Yoga Kitchen) and Bear Grylls (Fuel for Life). A selection of my cookery books are always on hand for people to browse and chat with me about the recipes they may want to try.

Why do you love yoga retreats?

Yoga retreats are so special, offering an opportunity to truly relax and recharge your batteries. Everything is taken care of allowing you to switch off from the usual responsibilities and stresses and indulge in some well deserved me time. Spending the weekend with a small group of like minded people who engage, support and inspire one another can feel very uplifting and leave you feeling refreshed. There’s something unique, perhaps powerful even about the yoga and the yoga space when your mind and body are so relaxed. I often reflect on the yoga retreats I’ve attended and when I take myself back to the yoga and the yoga space I instantly feel comforted and relaxed.

Hosting a yoga retreat is special honour and privilege to be able to nourish and care for those attending through my delicious food prepared with love.

Why Treescape was so unique and special?

Treescape really is a true home from home where you can instantly feel comfortable and relaxed. The house is spacious, but still small enough to feel cosy and offers a feeling of togetherness for the group. Everything you could ever need is right there with some special little luxuries too that make if feel even more indulgent, such as an area on the landing to chill and read a book! The kitchen met all my expectations and more, making it a fabulous space to busy myself preparing food. The grounds and garden area are so peaceful just to sit in and relax, enjoy some outdoor yoga or have a little wander to stretch your legs.

What did you think about the area?

The East Neuk of Fife offer fabulous walks along the Fife Costal Path and Elie itself boasts a gorgeous beach worth exploring whatever the weather. Walking around Elie gives a sense of being away from it all without having to travel too far from home. There are several little gift shops and coffee shops too, if like me you need real barista coffee to help you function at your best! The Ardross Farm shop is worth a visit as well as nearby Bowhouse whee they often have food festivals.

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