Pumpkin-spice protein slice


With its natural sweetness, pumpkin is the perfect ingredient for creating a low or no-sugar, guilt-free treat. This pumpkin slice is full of pure, healthy ingredients, and the result after baking is a moist, dense, lightly-spiced slice. The addition of hemp protein powder will ensure that it’s a slow release snack that also serves up a healthy dose of omega-3s.

You could make it totally sugar-free by taking out the honey and adding a little stevia. It’s also dairy-free and gluten-free. A triple, healthy whammy! Continue reading

Roasted pumpkin soup with parmesan-hemp soldiers


Creamy pumpkin soup made with hemp milk and drizzled with pumpkin oil. Serve with crispy soldiers coated in hemp seeds and parmesan

I know what you’re thinking – not ANOTHER recipe for pumpkin soup. Admittedly, this time of year such recipes are everywhere – but personally, I can never have too much pumpkin. It’s really not a chore. My little boy isn’t yet old enough to know what Halloween is, so all the pumpkins in our house proceed directly to culinary use!

This pumpkin soup recipe has a few unexpected twists and turns. Notably, I’m using super-healthy hemp milk to make it silky smooth and add a delicate hint of nuttiness, and there’s also curry leaves and cumin thrown into the mix.

I still remember an amazing pumpkin soup I tasted a few years back in a cosy little family restaurant in the Austrian Tyrol. It was around this time of year, and the restaurant was a beautiful traditional wooden building, with big comfy cushions scattered on bench seating, low hanging lamps and the warmth of a semi-open kitchen. Continue reading