No-bake apricot energy bites

These sweet, chewy morsels are packed full of nutrients and make the perfect perk-up mid-morning or late afternoon, and they can be made even if you don't have an oven. I adapted them from Olive magazine's "No-bake breakfast bar" recipe; after the addition of the apricot filling they're perhaps a little too sugary to be… Continue reading No-bake apricot energy bites

Carob & cashew traybake

Although carob is often referred to as a cocoa alternative, I certainly don't see it that way but as a flavour and ingredient in it's own right; unless you're allergic to cocoa I see no reason to substitute it - it has it's own properties and nutritional value, as does carob, and neither have been… Continue reading Carob & cashew traybake

Creamy ginger smoothie

After accidentally ordering 1kg of ginger instead of 1 piece, I've had to come up with ways to up my weekly intake of fresh ginger... I find this sweet creamy style of smoothie so much more enjoyable than those zingy ginger "detox juices" and more drinkable for first thing in the morning. That said, half… Continue reading Creamy ginger smoothie

Miraculous curried bulgur & carrot super salad

If you're looking to make a change to your "normal salad", for a "posh salad" to impress guests, or just a new kind of side dish to perk up all manner of mid-week meals, here's a new go-to for you. It's also perfect as a lighter alternative to potato salad as your BBQ accompaniment, or… Continue reading Miraculous curried bulgur & carrot super salad

Zesty ginger tartlets

Baking with ginger immediately triggers thoughts of Christmas and smells of warm gingerbread filling the house, but winter or not, I've recently been craving that fiery tang. This is a fresher take on ginger baking; the idea for these zesty little babies came to me all at once like a divine intervention, and I have… Continue reading Zesty ginger tartlets

Mediterranean picnic focaccia

It's something to behold when the very rare opportunity for an actually-sunny picnic arises in England, (as opposed to the all too familiar sandwiches-in-the cold-and-rain, huddled against a wall under a shop canopy, pretending it's fine) and has to be taken full advantage of. Honestly even the most basic of picnics taste pretty good when… Continue reading Mediterranean picnic focaccia

Vegan peach and coconut butterfly cakes

  Admittedly the first deliberately vegan bake I've created, I was convinced to enter into the realm of vegan baking after some of the best and richest chocolate cake of my life incidentally happened to be vegan. My reservations that vegan-ised baking would be simply disappointing and lacklustre in comparison to regular bakes have now… Continue reading Vegan peach and coconut butterfly cakes