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….

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…

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…

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…

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

When I was a young girl, I had a dear friend in my class for a couple of years, before she moved to the other side of Canada. We remained in touch for several years, albeit she was much better than I was at staying in touch, before we lost touch for good. Many years…

Stewed Berries with Porridge

If I could have a cooked breakfast everyday, I think I would be most happy. Okay, lets be realistic, a breakfast of pastries and sweets would best – but not realistic. When the weather is cooler and the threat of snow is in the air, a warm cosy breakfast is the best way to start…

Stuffed Peppers

Lately I have been on a quest to find some side dishes to accompany our main for dinner. I wanted something relatively easy to prepare in advance and didn’t include the usual meat filling. With our lives being incredibly busy at the moment, I am trying to simplify my life and as such, simplify the…

Almond Jam Bars

Breakfast is quite easily the most challenging meal of the day for me. I am not overly keen on packaged cereals, which really limits the healthier options when you are in a rush. And I seem to be in a rush most mornings, these days. I am always on the look out for recipes the…

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

Ever since my kids started sneaking Nakd Bars in the night and wee hours of the morning, I have been a little obsessed with finding worthy recipes to make at home. (Rosanna’s Kitchen has a great recipe) Thankfully we have been buying them in bulk packages, but you would be amazed how often I reach…

Lentil & Bean Chilli

A few years ago, around this time of year, I planned a birthday get together with a group of mixed friends. I say mixed in the nicest way. I was relatively new to Edinburgh at the time and had developed friendships with different sets of friends from the different aspects of my life. As a…