Feijoa & Almond Crumble

Feijoa season has started at the Whale household. After a little windy weather recently, those green fruits have been dropping like the rain itself. I’m not generally a great appreciator of crumbles – I feel as if the natural beauty of fruit is often destroyed by cooking and hiding it…

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Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ever heard of blended chia pudding? Yes, the original chia pudding became quite famous, but its texture is rather strange. So, some insanely clever foodie decided to whip it up in a blender, thus producing . . . This. Creamy, chocolatey heaven – that’s healthy enough for breakfast! The chia seeds…

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Spiced Kumara and Carrot Cake

I asked my father what he would request before I left for boarding school. A carrot cake it was. How bad I felt, then, when I opened the fridge to unveil only one carrot! Not wanting to disappoint, I cheated a little. Orange kumara makes a delicious and valid replacement…

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Mocha Pudding

These puddings have a silky, custard-y texture and the depth of flavour that accompanies mocha. Serve them in place of after-dinner coffee or tea, and dispense with dessert! The pudding is egg-less, instead thickened by cornflour and regular white flour. I’m sure you could substitute extra cornflour for the gluten-containing…

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Golden Spiced Semolina Pudding

This pudding is filled with Eastern flavours of orange, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s creamy with a hint of grit from the semolina, and mildly sweet without being sickly. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. I love how it makes these cups look like little pots of gold!…

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