Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

We had an utterly inspiring talk at our Women’s Institute meeting last night by one of our members, Alison, about how to get the best out of your sugar. I have to confess I am an absolute sugar junkie and anything to help me curb the cravings but not obliterate cake and chocolate from my life is worth looking into. … Read More

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

My Favourite Coleslaw

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My Favourite Coleslaw

It seems a little unfair to the other coleslaws in my life which I have made and thoroughly enjoyed but this is the coleslaw I have been making all season long and currently it is indeed My Favourite Coleslaw. I had been perfecting it throughout November, tweaking it here and there, mixing up the veg, switching out the type of … Read More

My Favourite Coleslaw

Raw Cranberry and Nut Energy Bars

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Raw Cranberry and Nut Energy Bars

I make no bones about it, these energy bars have been shamelessly ripped from the Nakd bar. I was completely reliant on Nakd bars when I worked as a TV Producer. I was either too busy to have breakfast so I grabbed one of these, maybe I had edits that ran over lunch so I kept going by pulling one … Read More

Raw Cranberry and Nut Energy Bars

Cashew Chicken Satay with Carrot and Coriander Salad

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Cashew Chicken Satay with Carrot and Coriander Salad

The deli counter was a big thing growing up. It was my favourite destination during our weekly trips to the supermarket and it was here that my sister and I were allowed to choose one treat to snack on in the car on the way home. I always, without a doubt, chose the chicken satay. Thinly skewered pieces of cooked … Read More

Cashew Chicken Satay with Carrot and Coriander Salad

Coconut and Chia Breakfast Bowl

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Coconut and Chia Breakfast Bowl

I never know what to have for breakfast. I consider myself an incredibly unfussy eater as I will pretty much vacuum up anything, but when it comes to breakfast I stumble. I always wake up feeling a little nauseous, pregnancy or no pregnancy. I can’t do fruit – too acidic, dairy increases the nausea, I don’t like eggs and bread … Read More

Coconut and Chia Breakfast Bowl

Chocolate Mousse with Mulled Pear and Cobnut Biscotti

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Chocolate Mousse with Mulled Pear and Cobnut Biscotti

My noticeable absence after my last post was not planned at all. In fact last Friday morning I was busy prepping my photos for my chocolate mousse with nary a care in the world. Then mid-save my laptop froze. It’s been doing that more frequently of late and as I turned my laptop off at the power switch after 15 … Read More

Chocolate Mousse with Mulled Pear and Cobnut Biscotti

Hot and Smoky Devils on Horseback

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Hot and Smoky Devils on Horseback

So this week I finalised my Christmas menu for what I’m going to be cooking for all the family when they arrive from Christmas Eve onwards. It wasn’t that hard to be honest, as I took the menu I made for last Christmas and merely changed the header from Christmas 2013 to Christmas 2014. Gone are the days of festive … Read More

Hot and Smoky Devils on Horseback

Bramley Apple and Mincemeat Pudding

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Bramley Apple and Mincemeat Pudding

It’s crazy how much I love mincemeat. In fact it’s just as well that it only comes out once a year as not only do I get to thoroughly enjoy mince pie season but it means I am held back from overindulging all year round. I have made close to 100 jars of mincemeat this year, for selling on my … Read More

Bramley Apple and Mincemeat Pudding