Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)

Chocolate and hazelnuts are a dream combination, and even better when they’re combined in a (healthier) triple-layer cake! Using gluten free flour as the base and avocado for the filling and icing, this delicious and decadent cake is definitely worthy of serving at any celebration. With far less sugar than shop bought cakes, and beingContinue reading “Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)”

Plant Based Beetroot Chocolate Muffins

Seasonal and completely satisfying, these chocolatey, gooey muffins are made with healthy ingredients and are SO easy to make. Suitable for most diets – including gluten free if you swap the spelt flour for gluten free flour – and entirely plant based. Beetroots are full of iron, potassium, fiber and vitamin C – they’re alsoContinue reading “Plant Based Beetroot Chocolate Muffins”

Windfall Apple & Plum Chutney

If you have an overflow of apples or have been given some by a friend, this recipe is the perfect way to use a lot of them in one go. Deliciously tangy, naturally sweet and a great accompaniment to curry, cauliflower bites or cheese, this chutney recipe is simple yet really satisfyingly similar to theContinue reading “Windfall Apple & Plum Chutney”

Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake

A celebration of seasonal and sweet ripe fruits, this cake uses a combination of spelt flour and ground almonds to give it a springy sponge-like texture. The abundance of fruit used in this recipe means you can really cut down on the amount of sweetener or sugar you might usually use. Try it this weekContinue reading “Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake”

2-Step Green Olive Dressing

As we move towards warmer, sunnier months here in the UK, there’s often a BBQ or two to attend or host; you might spend more time eating outside; or perhaps you’re in the mood for more fresh food and different tastes. This quick and simple dressing is all natural, totally healthy and adds a satisfying,Continue reading “2-Step Green Olive Dressing”

Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlicContinue reading “Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)”

Spiced Cauliflower & Tomato Bake

Comfort food at its healthiest and tastiest – this bake is reminiscent of a pasta bake or casserole, but made with fibre-rich cauliflower, full of antioxidants, and sulforaphane – which contains an important natural chemical that effects the expression of DNA. In the case of sulforaphane (and therefore cauliflower) the effect it has is aContinue reading “Spiced Cauliflower & Tomato Bake”

Coffee, Cocoa & Hazelnut Muffins

Using small petit four cases (I suppose the ‘small’ is already implied in the word petit….), these muffins are enough to satisfy any chocolate or cake craving, without totally ruining the ‘I’m being good before Christmas’ diet…. With literally one teaspoon of mixture in each case, the ingredients are transformed into a light and chocolateyContinue reading “Coffee, Cocoa & Hazelnut Muffins”

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”

Easy Apple & Pear Chutney (V + low sugar)

Spice up these seasonal fruits and serve them along side a warming curry or festive platter of cheese and wine! (is it ok to say ‘festive’ in October?) Easy to make and with no refined sugar, this chutney will keep in the fridge for roughly a week, and will taste best a couple of daysContinue reading “Easy Apple & Pear Chutney (V + low sugar)”