No fuss and healthier – we’re taking a retro step back to simpler times when everyone loved a Victoria sponge sandwich with jam and cream in the middle. This lovely cake is a vegan take with tangy homemade blackcurrant or raspberry curd and silky coconut […]
These fig and apricot rolls have it all! They’re so yummy, healthy and easy to make! The filling is semi-dried moist figs and dried apricots blended with a little water, pure maple syrup and lemon juice. It’s deliciously moist and lightly spiced with ground ginger, […]
Healthier apricot and kefir ice lollies recipe! Breakfast popsicles with variations and vegan options! And what’s kefir?!
Would you like a deliciously refreshing ice lolly? These will cool you down while delighting you with their vibrant colours and flavours. Plus they’re pretty healthy with superfood probiotic kefir reportedly aiding your digestion and fruit contributing to your five a day! The apricot purée […]
Gennaro’s artichoke, bean and potato pie recipe with rosemary! Gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan … or not!
Savoury pies, yum yum! Love ’em and these are so heartily delicious and satisfying. Once again the Cooking the Chef challenge has helped me discover a wonderful bake by this month’s Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo, full of energy with his cheerful slogan ‘Why am I cooking […]
Strawberries and blackcurrants may not be the most well-known combo but they’re amazing together! Love at first bite, the mellow strawberries calm the powerful blackcurrant curd for a marriage made in heaven. It’s worth tracking down blackcurrants or blackcurrant purée though blackberries are supposed […]
Healthier baked niangao sticky rice cake recipe for Chinese new year! Refined sugar free, vegan and naturally gluten free! :)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Wishing you a prosperous year ahead and here to help you out is a typical Chinese treat that is said to bring luck and ‘family cohesion’ … or at least the joy of eating a surprisingly delicious treat that isn’t […]
Puff pastry Christmas trees recipe! With healthier homemade mincemeat and mandarin jam or other fillings like ham and cheese! Can also be vegan or glutenfree…
These trees are ‘green’ with no meat or suet in the mincemeat! And making them is really easy with homemade or shop-bought puff pastry, vegan or glutenfree if you like! I was prepared to suffer setbacks, a sad mess and raw pastry (that’s the worst thing) […]
Healthier masala chai tea bag shortbread biscuits (cookies) dipped in chocolate recipe! Plus Christmas cookies! :)
I know it’s almost Christmas but these tea bag biscuits are so lovely they’re now the main recipe! And the Christmas cookies are thrown in (delicately) because they’re made with the same dough but more butter. I’m not usually a biscuit person but recently batches […]
So you have amazing cheese and red wine but you’re trying to cut down on other naughty snacks. Crackers are so addictive and buying a packet to eat slowly never quite works out. Yes, we’ve all tried willpower but apparently naughty salt’s to blame – according […]
Raspberry, lemon and peach Fantastik tart recipe! Healthier gluten-free, low-sugar with refined options! And what is Michalak’s tarte Fantastik?
Fantastiks are riding the new wave of French pâtisserie! They were invented by the renowned pâtissier Christophe Michalak who aimed to create fusion tarts-entremets (layered mousse cakes) that are simpler to make, transport or eat and deliver an explosion of flavours and textures at every […]
Matcha, raspberry and ricotta cream swiss roll recipe! Healthier, glutenfree, unrefined low-sugar with refined options! :)
Swiss rolls aren’t from Switzerland! And matcha green tea isn’t either but this amazingly light roll cake is international, delicious and pretty healthy! The soufflé sponge can be made with standard sugar and flour as in my earlier prototypes or glutenfree and sugarfree using xylitol. The […]
Creamy mocha ice lollies and Mexican-style chilli mango paletas with raspberry yoghurt stripes! Recipes for a healthy popsicle fest!
As heatwaves continue to beat down on Barcelona (poor us) ice lollies, aka popsicles, have become a favourite treat. They are also very trendy this year! So out came my cheap neglected IKEA moulds bought two years ago along with silicone pots and some plastic […]
Would you like to experience the joy of an easy, no-bake delicious yet healthy dessert?! Get five jars and your favourite fruit – in half an hour you too could be tucking in! These incredibly yummy treats were inspired by my first encounter with a […]
With all the summer fruit around it’s so handy and fast to shape these adorable breakfast or tea pastries. You can follow the amazing Tasty video, which as usual has no sound so is wonderfully clear for the entire world’s population! Hurray! I made another yummy […]
If you want a fresh, light and beautiful mousse cake without the sugar high, try this! Inside the apricot quark mousse there’s a zingy apricot jelly layer. On top there’s a charming citrus bergamot or vanilla quark and natural yoghurt mousse. Both mousses are sweetened […]