Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Homemade Christmas Gifts

I know it's a little late, but just in case you're in need of some last minute presents, stocking fillers or just some treats to have around the house over the festive period, below are four super simple recipes that are sure make anyone happy. 

Perfect for having with cold cuts or to accompany a cheese board, this Chilli Jam and Caramelised Red Onion Chutney are must-haves over Christmas. They both can be made a month or two in advance to let the flavours intensify.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Raw Chocolate and Cashew Tart

Autumn is finally upon us, so now is the time to stay inside, bake pies and put cinnamon on everything. Today though, I give you this Raw Chocolate and Cashew Tart. 

That you should definitely make, whatever the weather.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Raw Snickers Pie


For those of you who know me well, or maybe just those that have read my blog for a while, it will come as no surprise that Snickers is one of my favourite chocolate bars. Yup. Chocolate, caramel, peanuts - I'll never understand why these bad boys are so under rated. Over the years I've seen so many recipes for home made snickers/peanut butter bars/pies/desserts so I will also never know why it's taken me this long to make one myself.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Wholesome Carrot Cake

For a long time I worked in a cake shop - a shop that just happened to make an amazing carrot cake. As it happens, carrot cake is the one cake that will have me straying from my beloved chocolate cake, so I definitely ate my fair share of it over the years. Along with free cake, working in the shop also meant that I heard people use the line "well of course it's healthy - it has carrots in it!" more times than I can count. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies

This recipe is on of those great ones that can be whipped up at the last minute with very little fuss. 

It's the kinda recipe that you'll (hopefully) have all of the ingredients for and it's the kind that only requires one bowl to make and 30 minutes to bake. 

All this nifty time saving can really only result in one thing, can't it? Well, er...more time. More time for you, so you can sit down with a friend (+ your batch of Blondie's) and stay there until all the Blondie's are gone and you've somehow watched all off this series of Celebrity Big Brother. 

Or whatever else it is that people do when they have lots of time...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

I made this soup at the weekend when I was feeling particularly sorry for myself. My plans to go to Notting Hill Carnival were ruined when I woke up bunged up and snotty (sorry), only to look outside and find torrential rain. So rather than spending the day with my friends and eating lots of jerk chicken; I stayed in my pyjamas, watched endless films and made soup. It seems that not only is autumn already upon us, but I am acting middle-aged (way) before my time. I'm not sure which is more least I had the soup to find some comfort in.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cherry and Almond Tray Bake

Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in current crazes and recently there has been no bigger craze, in certain circles, than that of health food.
When it comes to health food I'm always in two minds - on the one hand I am unashamedly greedy and wholeheartedly believe that life is too short to consistently say no to dessert; though I am also in the mindset that it is definitely possible to create delicious foods that are good for you. Now this is where the problem has arisen recently - as so many have jumped onto the health food bandwagon, so much of what is being created does not actually taste any good.