Welcome to this week’s edition of the HBC Cookbook! This week we have an amazing selection of seasonal recipes, including cauliflower hummus with kale pesto, a basil and garlic spring potato salad, rhubarb khoresh with chickpeas and chard, crazy carrot blender pancakes and chocolate brownie granola clusters. All recipes are created and tested by you, our wonderful community of health bloggers. If you want to be in with a chance of being featured on the HBC Cookbook, post your recipes in the Recipe Sharing group.

Cauliflower Hummus with Kale Pesto: Tasting Page

“This paleo cauliflower hummus with kale pesto swaps out white beans for cauliflower, and is topped with garlicky kale pesto for a healthy low carb snack. I’ve been tinkering with a paleo diet for a while now and, I have to say, I’m feeling really good.”  Read more…

Basil and Garlic Spring Potato Salad: Jennifer Robinson

“Asparagus season is here! One of my favourite dinners at this time of year is having a selection of different warm salads. I created this recipe this week and loved it, I’m pretty sure you will too!” Read more…

Rhubarb Khoresh with Chickpeas and Chard: Natural Kitchen Adventures

“I swear that in the 1980s rhubarb was not the height of the home grown veg trend I feel it has become.  Maybe as a child all I could perceive was that no vegetables were trendy, whereas the truth was and still is, that it’s something you tend to appreciate or get excited by as you get older – a vegetable for the over 30s?   One such 30-something of the 1980s was my own Dad. We had a patch of rhubarb in our garden, not huge, but enough for conventional Sunday crumbles to be made (alternating with home grown gooseberries), and less conventional rhubarb wine. ” Read more…

Crazy Carrot Blender Pancakes: Sweet Spotting

“If I were a pancake…..I’d be this one! Orange, hot and fluffy! There are breakfasts that are worth waking up for….This is one of them. Go ahead and grab your blender! Ummm…what a smell. I know you will enjoy the sweet aroma that flows in the air…. It’s irresistible!” Read more…

Chocolate Brownie Granola Clusters: Emma Marie’s Kitchen

“Granola is one of my favourite things to have for breakfast.  I often add about half a cup of granola with some almond milk and berries and call it breakfast, it’s easy and delicious! This granola is not only great for breakfast, but I also love to snack so it’s perfect to put in a plastic baggie and have throughout the day. The chocolate clusters reminds me of the brownies my sister and I used make when we were younger, and you wouldn’t even know that it’s healthier! I hope you enjoy this recipe and please send your photos my way!” Read more…