Chocolate Cupcakes

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

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…