Raw Gingerbread Bites & A Cook Book Giveaway

raw gingerbread bites

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my latest cook book giveaway via Rafflecopter at the end of this post. The book is “Fitness Gourmet” by Christian Coates. Fitness Gourmet is the debut cookery book by Christian Coates, the brainchild behind Soulmatefood. The […]

Buttermilk Breakfast Muffins

buttermilk breakfast muffins

These muffins were very difficult to name. Yes they are buttermilk breakfast muffins but they are also so much more than that. Oaty, fruit packed, super duper light and low in sugar not to mention healthy-ish, I used spelt and wholemeal flour, two fruits and one veg. The trouble is they are so good the […]

Green Goddess Smoothie

green goddess smoothie

This is my first foray into the world of green smoothies. I was thinking of the perfect combination which would get me kick-started into enjoying the benefits of a glass of green goodness so I came up with an idea for a Green Goddess Smoothie. I thought a good place to start would be by […]

Gluten Free Coconut & Raspberry Pancakes

raspberry pancakes

I have finally cracked. I just had to experiment with a gluten free bake. I am not intending to become gluten free nor am I gluten intolerant but I have been reading so many interesting posts/articles/features over the last month or so that I just had to give it a go for myself. For research […]

Spiced Cranberry & Clementine Smoothie

clementine smoothie

I have been experimenting recently with winter smoothies. As the weather turns chilly, I don’t find myself  in the mood for slurping a cool fruity drink. So, I have remedied that by creating a spiced cranberry and clementine smoothie, made using my Froothie, flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla powders. The warmth of the spices blends […]

Smoked Salmon Avocado & Dill Tartine

smoked salmon tartine single

Here is a simple little dish that was inspired by an evening spent enjoying the delights of Norwegian food cooked by Signe Johansen. My smorbrod (Scandinavian style open sandwich) or Tartine (French open sandwich)) as I like to call it, is something that hardly qualifies as a recipe but is more a collection of Scandi […]

Tofu Choco Breakfast Shake

tofu choco breakfast shake

I love chocolate and I love tofu. Would you have thought about trying the two together?  This tofu choco breakfast shake is the result of my latest purchase. Silken Tofu. I rarely find a food that I do not like. But don’t cook me parsnips. Eurggghhh. Groooossssss. What I have realised over time is that […]

Iced Raspberry Banana Flapjacks

iced raspberry banana flapjacks

Here is an idea for a flapjack that came to me when I was buying some of those breakfast cereal bars for after school snacks. You know the ones? Oats and dried fruits topped with a yoghurt icing. Children love them and they fit comfortably into the school bag and serve a purpose of being […]

Autumn Breakfast Smoothie

autumn breakfast smoothie

Although I do love summer and always wish it lasted for longer, the fruit harvest available in the Autumn months compensates for the cooling of the weather. Pears, damsons, Autumn raspberries and figs are perfect for pies, crumbles, jams, jellies and tarts. Then we also have the classic combination of blackberry and apple. What I […]

Hot Cross Buns with Lemon Rosemary & White Chocolate

lemon rosemary

I am off to spend the rest of the school holidays in Cornwall, which involves eating lots of hot cross buns, Cornish saffron buns, very good ice cream and as much treacle tart and clotted cream as possible. I love this time of year. Flowers, fruits and vegetables budding, growing and flourishing. Everything is awesome! Cornish […]