Nourish your skin from the inside out with chocolate tarts and creamy stews

Looking for a way to add a youthful glow to your dull January skin? Well, thinking about what you eat could be the secret you’ve been searching for.

We all know that eating the right kinds of food can make us feel our best, but having a healthy balanced diet can also help our skin look its best too. What’s more, whipping up a delicious glow-inducing dish is easier than you may think, as food blogger Elisa Rossi proves.

Here, she shares a selection of tasty recipes that are sure to nourish your skin from the inside out…

Hazelnut and chocolate no-bake tart

Makes 1 x 23cm tart

Ingredients for the base

  • 150g pitted Medjool dates
  • 120g hazelnuts, plus extra for decoration (optional)
  • 70g porridge oats
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

For the filling

  • 2 x 400ml tins of full-fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight
  • 150g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


Red pesto traybake veg salad

Serves two


  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 small aubergine, cut into small cubes
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 tbsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, whole
  • 60g pitted olives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp small capers
  • 10g fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 10g fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 40g rocket, to serve

For the red pesto

  • 1 large pointed red pepper, whole
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 40g walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes


Creamy cannellini, mushroom and cavolo nero stew

Serves four


  • 2 x 400g tins of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400ml veggie stock
  • 200ml unsweetened oat milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 1⁄2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1⁄2 tbsp tamari sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  • 50g cavolo nero or kale, de-stemmed and finely chopped
  • 200g mixed mushrooms (a mix of chestnut and shiitake), sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Serve with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley and a drizzle of good-quality extra virgin olive oil


Savoury carrot and sun-dried tomato muffins

Makes 12 muffins


  • 180g chickpea flour (also called gram flour)
  • 40g buckwheat flour
  • 30g nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A twist of black pepper
  • 400ml oat milk
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 30g pitted olives, finely chopped
  • 40g sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely grated


Recipes from Happy Skin Kitchen by Elisa Rossi, HarperThorsons, £25, available now.


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