Chocolate Cupcakes

The recipe I seem to make most often – it’s easy, reliable and always well received.

Christmas Fridge Cake

Christmas is my season. I look forward to this time of year, all year long and from September I am already planning what I am going to make for my Christmas baking. I usually plan more than I can possibly make, and then I usually add in a few unplanned, last minute items just beforehand….

Sweet and Salty Nuts

I love snacking on nuts over the holidays and years ago I once made a recipe from my flatmate’s cookbooks for seasoned nuts with mixed curry spice and sugar. They were surprisingly easy to make and started me off making many different types since. With all the clean eating of late, and trying to minimise…

Coconut Milk Yoghurt (Dairy-Free Yoghurt)

Finding coconut yoghurt, by this I mean the yoghurt made with coconut milk and not coconut flavoured dairy-milk yoghurt, has been a revolution for me. Suddenly I was able to enjoy overnight oats again – which I think are the most amazing way to have oats for breakfast. I could use it as a substitute…

Double Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Bars

These have got to be my favourite Christmas treat of all time. Some I enjoy because it is Christmas and it seems only right to have them, these are a different story completely. They offer up the best of all things. They are chewy, yet crunchy and soft and gooey. There is a little saltiness…

Irish Soda Bread

All of a sudden the house feels a little too cool and the heat gets put on to take away the chill, if only for an hour or two. The rain comes more often and unpredictably, despite repeated checks of the weather app on your phone. Before¬†you know it, summer is over and we have…

Raw Raspberry Slice

I know that food trends can be quite controversial and I hear a lot of criticism against gluten-free diets and all the alternative milks which have come to market. I quite like that idea that people are concerned about what is going into their food and what they are eating – even if is it…

Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars

School has started, and my cupboards are now filled with tiny packets of ‘suitable’ school snacks. It is a particular bug-bear of mine, the whole school snack thing. I grew up without a school snack and didn’t seem to suffer for it. I also find my children eat their main meals much better when they…

Weeknight meals – Part 2

We’ve been working with a new approach to meal planning since the beginning of the year. It has been working really well and I am so pleased with the results. I will admit the kids still won’t eat everything I make, however, we have made great strides towards eating for most meals, and I for…

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe (Freezer Pizza Dough)

I seem to turn every holiday we have into a collection of culinary experiences. Our trip to New York, last year, was certainly that. My list of must experiences for our trip was completely food related, with the exception of the Opera and MOMA. After years of waiting, I finally got to go to Dean…

Weeknight meals – Part 1

This year started off quite frantic, with our house move and all that comes with it. However, it really spurred me on to try and find ways of improving how we eat during the week. What I really should say is, how I treat weeknight meals. I must admit that I am solely to blame…

Hello Fresh (Easy Weeknight Meals)

A friend of mine, recently gave me the chance to try out the Hello Fresh Meals for free. I was aware of them from their promotional flyers in my Amazon deliveries and a friend I know organised them for her grandfather down south, to ensure he gets proper meals for dinner as she is too…