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…

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…

Yoghurt Cake (Yogurt Cake)

What constitutes a yoghurt cake? Is it any cake which uses yoghurt? Or is there specific criteria we need to follow? I have heard of so many people who make yoghourt cake and they are all so different. There are literally hundreds of different recipes once you start looking. For me, I am focussing on…

Chocolate Cream Pie

A couple of years ago, I really got into pie. I mean really. I started to obsess (yes, surprising) about the different types of pies which can be made. Apple Pie – which my mum makes a pretty exceptional one, Cherry Pie, Lemon Meringue, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie and of course Chocolate Cream…

Coffee, Cashew & Cacao Smoothie

Smoothies are a huge part of our lifestyle, and especially important in our morning routine, with at least one of us pulling out the blender to make one every day. I’m pretty consistent with making the Mango Turmeric Smoothie at the beginning of each week, but then I usually vary it for the rest of…

Creamy Tortellini, Chicken & Spinach Soup

So, I have been really intrigued by one of my friends, who has been hosting freezer meal workshops. She is quite entrepreneurial and has her hands in several pots, but clearly food is a theme amongst many of them – something which of course appeals to me. The other thing which really made me take…

Romanis Wrap

It might seem a little ridiculous to post a recipe for a sandwich, however, when I was introduced to this by a friend I was surprised at how much I loved it. The next day I couldn’t stop craving the different textures and flavour, so I went to grab the ingredients in time for lunch….