A light and fluffy banana bread filled with all the flavours and textures of the much-love Florentine bite: raisins, chocolate and flaked almonds. Drizzled with melted chocolate and decorated with homemade Chocolate Florentines, this banana bread is a one-bowl vegan recipe with a GF-option, too. The banana bread of August has arrived: Florentine Banana Bread. … Continue reading Florentine Banana Bread (Vegan GF-Option)
A rich and decadent chocolate tart with a raw nutty base and a simple 3-ingredient chocolate mousse filling – with no cashews or tofu in sight. Dark melted chocolate makes for a decadent and simple filling decorated with mini chocolate Easter Eggs and raspberries – an impressive and delicious vegan, gluten-free and easy dessert. Happy … Continue reading Easter Egg Dark Chocolate Tart
Light and fluffy vegan hot cross buns studded with melting chocolate chunks and decorated with a chocolate cross – these are the chocolate-lovers dream! Delicious warm from the oven or toasted under the grill, they’re naturally vegan, dairy-free and nut-free. They are easy to make in a few simple steps and make the kitchen smell … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
This roasted butternut squash nut roast is hearty, wholesome and full of festive flavour. It is easy to make, packed with vegetables and is naturally vegan and gluten-free. It makes an impressive centrepiece at a roast dinner table and can be sliced and saved for later. After my previous favourite recipe for Veggie Nut Roast … Continue reading Vegan Roasted Butternut Squash Nut Roast (Gluten-free)
Mince pies are a staple at Christmastime – these treats are a cross between the classic mince pie and a flapjack-style bar with a sweet crumbly top. They are naturally vegan, gluten-free and easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Who doesn’t love a good mince pie? I’m not a fan of the ones … Continue reading Mince Pie Crumble Squares
A light and fluffy banana bread loaf laced with spiced mincemeat and topped with sticky sweet mincemeat infused vegan cream cheese frosting. A festive match made in heaven. It is vegan, dairy-free with gluten-free options and easy to make in 40 minutes. What happens when my love affair for banana bread meets with my obsession … Continue reading Mince Pie Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting
The ultimate festive spiced granola for simple, delicious and healthy breakfasts and snacks. This gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free granola is great to batch cook or to offer as gifts to friends over the holidays. I love granola and I love Christmas flavours, so to follow up to my original Christmas Granola, I thought I’d … Continue reading Roasted Chestnut and Cranberry Granola
Mince pies and cookies combine in these deliciously vegan and gluten-free Mince Pie Thumbprint Cookies. They’re soft and chewy with a crispy sugary top with a sweet and sticky mincemeat filling – you’ll only need 8 ingredients and 20 minutes. These cookies are a new and fun way to use mincemeat rather than stuffing into pastry … Continue reading Mince Pie Thumbprint Cookies
A rich and creamy chocolate orange vegan mousse filling in a nutty and gluten-free sticky base. This raw tart is a perfect showstopping dessert for pleasing crowds and you’ll only need 10 ingredients to make it. I first made a raw chocolate mousse tart a couple of years ago as Christmas day dessert for my … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart
The ultimate festive chocolatey brownie studded with vibrant sugar candy canes and minty chocolate. They are naturally vegan, delicious and indulgent while being easy to make with less than 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. I love chocolate brownies and I love Christmas, so it only seemed right to combine the two. These Candy Cane Brownies … Continue reading Candy Cane Brownies
Soup season is here and this creamy red lentil soup with carrots and parsnips is a real winter warmer. Spiced with cumin, turmeric and nutmeg with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, it is a crowd-pleasing soup that is vegan and gluten-free. I love soup season – any excuse to curl up with a warming … Continue reading Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
A simple and delicious festive centrepiece or side to enjoy throughout the season – or all year long. Chestnut and cranberry lentils stuffed into tender squash topped with fresh herbs and pomegranate make for a vegan, healthy and gluten-free family meal. It’s time to kick start the festive season and what better way than with … Continue reading Festive Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chesnut Brussel Sprouts
Crumbly, oaty, sticky and sweet flapjack-style bars layered with gooey vegan marshmallows and melted dark chocolate topped with an oaty crumble. These quick and easy, 10-ingredients bars are perfect as a gluten-free, vegan and healthy snack or dessert. I had so much fun making these bars themed about Bonfire night, but marshmallows are not only … Continue reading Vegan S’Mores Crumble Bars
Light and fluffy chocolate swirl buns studded with crunchy hazelnuts and laced with lots of creamy chocolate. These are easy, no-knead and no-yeast buns that deliver every time while taking less than 35 minutes. Plus they are naturally vegan, low sugar and a delicious treat. I asked, you answered, and I’ve delivered! A few weeks ago, on … Continue reading Hazelnut Chocolate Swirl Buns
Lightly spiced pumpkin pie muffins which are moist, fluffy and with a cinnamon sugar nutty crunch topping. These muffins are delicately infused with rooibos tea and are wonderfully rich thanks to the pumpkin puree – they are vegan, healthy, wholesome with gluten-free options. I am in a patch of pumpkin obsession right now, from spiced … Continue reading Rooibos Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Deliciously soft and chewy vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie spiced cookies stuffed with sultanas and pecan nuts. The perfect quick bake for a tasty afternoon treat with a cup of tea, plus they come together in 5 minutes in one bowl. Pumpkin pie season is most certainly here, and I am loving playing around with … Continue reading Sultana and Pecan Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies
A hearty and comforting autumnal dessert that is packed with cardamom, cinnamon, sticky pears and a healthy, gluten-free and nutty crumble. Perfect for a cosy treat for friends and family and is easy to make in one bowl in less than 45 minutes. Everyone loves a crumble, right? And as the temperatures dip slowly and … Continue reading Pear, Cardamom and Almond Crumble
A wonderfully creamy soup with cumin spiced notes and sweet parsnip that will warm you up on a cold winters day.
These raw and vegan chocolate coconut truffles are a deliciously rich while being good for you! A perfect holiday gift or a snack all year round.
Who doesn’t love granola? When it combines with the festive cheeriness of Christmas… well that’s one heavenly breakfast (or lunch/dinner/snack if you’re like me!).Christmas GranolaAfter all the savoury recipe testing for my Christmas bonanza, it dawned on me that I needed to re-make my favourite festive-spiced granola as it’s one I make time and time again, … Continue reading Christmas Granola
A cinnamon-sweet mince pie filled cinnamon rolls with a sticky icing sugar glaze, perfect for weekend baking or festive treats.
A festive-infused vegetable and roasted nut roast that is easy to make from seasonal ingredients. It’s hearty, comforting and packed with flavour.
Christmas spiced stuffing falafel balls full of festive herbs, chestnuts and cranberries. Enjoy these as a side or as the star of the show.
Sticky and sweet, these are my favourite way to enjoy carrots and parsnips and they make a great side dish part of a roast dinner.
Tangy, sweet and caramelised… this is the best way to enjoy sprouts.
With sugar and spice and all things nice…keep calm and eat mince pies!Homemade Mince PiesThese are just two little quotes I found when I googled “mince pie quotes” – yes, I actually did that as a way to inspire my writing here. Because, well, what more is there to say about the humble mince pie? … Continue reading Homemade Mince Pies
With a knowledge of the Italian language, it still makes me chuckle that ‘biscotti’ in every other language refers to this particular type of sweet treat, whereas ‘biscotti’ literally translates to mean ‘biscuits’. The Italian call these type of crunchy biscuit cantuccini which I think sounds much more exotic and enticing, don’t you agree? Nevertheless, … Continue reading Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Naturally sweetened, this mincemeat is filled with juicy, plump dried fruits and flavoured with warming winter spices.