Festive Spiced Spelt Biscuits (vegan)

Whip these up to have on hand for guests, for yourself, or for healthier edible Christmas gifts! These festive little bites are made with easy – to- digest spelt flour, Christmassy mixed spice and minimal sugar. The sweetness comes from organic pureed apples and molasses, meaning these biscuits could be a welcome break from theContinue reading “Festive Spiced Spelt Biscuits (vegan)”

Vegan Gingerbread Men

These gingerbread men are easy to make, and suitable for anyone following a vegan, vegetarian and lower sugar diet, as well as being nut free and high in fibre! The ginger and cinnamon in this recipe can help cut through sinus issues, head colds and congestion, and the essence of baking gingerbread biscuits is comfortingContinue reading “Vegan Gingerbread Men”

Vegan Pink Pate

With more and more people becoming health conscious and changing dietary habits, it can be difficult to know exactly what to serve at festive get-togethers or group dinners. Are people still following low-fat diets? Have they gone paleo? Is everyone still gluten free or are they having a cheat day? Whatever situation your guests present you with, thisContinue reading “Vegan Pink Pate”

Vegan Pate

Making everyone happy at Christmas is a challenge to say the least. In fact it can seem impossible at times, especially when it comes to food that suits everyone’s ever-changing dietary ‘needs’. If your mother in law has gone gluten-free, your nephew paleo, or your sister vegan (or all three….) it can be tempting toContinue reading “Vegan Pate”

Mulled Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

Whilst the majority of the year may be all about juicing, healthy smoothies, green tea and magical spiced elixirs, the festive season often sees many of us suffering the consequences of one-too-many celebratory drinks. If you’ve over indulged in alcohol, sugar or processed foods, welcome to the world – it’s called being human. Temptation usually means DecemberContinue reading “Mulled Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink”

Nepalese Momos

Save this recipe for the strange ‘in-between’ part of Christmas, when there’s lots of leftover food, but you’re looking for something other than turkey sandwiches and cold potatoes. You can stuff these Momos with your Christmas leftovers, and then save the recipe to use again and again throughout the year, with seasonal stuffing ingredients.

Chocolate, Chai & Chestnut Pudding: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food #2

A wholesome dessert that is totally suitable for breakfast. Chai is always cooking on the hob at my house during Winter, and the addition of chestnuts adds some warming, nutty festive flavour. As I mentioned in last week’s recipe; Chestnuts are low in fat, but rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium andContinue reading “Chocolate, Chai & Chestnut Pudding: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food #2”

Chocolate Chestnut Truffles: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food

With all manner of celebrations coming up within the last couple of months of the year, there’s always a party to go to, a dinner to host, or a get-together to prepare for. Sweet treats and indulgent dishes are plentiful, so here’s a recipe to bring a little balance to the table with healthy ingredientsContinue reading “Chocolate Chestnut Truffles: Healthy Festive Fare & Party Power Food”

LookFantastic November 2016: #LFSparkle

#LFSparkle We’re nearing the time of year at which everything will have an essence of sparkle and surprise about it. To get us into the party spirit then, there’s nothing like receiving a box of beauty through the post – and this must be one of the best boxes we’ve seen so far. As aContinue reading “LookFantastic November 2016: #LFSparkle”

Winter-Spiced Persimmon Preserve (GF)

There’s no mistaking the season with the Wintery scents of this recipe as it cooks. Aromas of cinnamon and star anise will make the kitchen smell as though you’re warming up a batch of mulled wine, but this preserve is suitable for the whole family, and is perfect spread over warm home made bread or thisContinue reading “Winter-Spiced Persimmon Preserve (GF)”