Healthy Summer Recipes from Carla Simao

Carla Simao, owner of Kirstie’s favourite little Notting Hill cafe Teas Me, has shared a couple of scrumptious recipes fresh from her recent appearance in the Super Theatre at Ragley Hall last month.

So delicious and super easy to make, there’s no reason not give them a go at home yourself- remember to tag The Handmade Fair in your posts so we can see what you’ve made!


Tea’s Me To Die for…Vegan brownie


The balls will keep for a week in the fridge (if you don’t eat them all at once!)

You will need:

450g dates

250g coconut

150g raw cocoa

150g linseed

50ml water

100g Desiccated coconut

• Pop everything but the desiccated coconut into a food processor and chop, adding a little of water if the mixture seems too dry.

• Form into balls using your hands

• Roll into the desiccated coconut

Tea’s Me Purple Cabbage Salad


The perfect summer dish- have it as a side with your BBQ, or on its on as a light lunch or dinner.

You will need:

1 purple cabbage

250g Pumpkin seeds toasted

250g sultanas, best soaked in apple juice or Rum before.

1 bunch of fresh mint

Sea salt to taste

Drizzle of the best Olive Oil you can find

Fresh lemon zest grated

• Shred the cabbage into a bowl

• Mix in all ingredients except the feta

• Crumble feta chunks on top.

Enjoy!