These are bursting with flavour, chock-full of healthy ingredients and easy to put together with raspberries and apples or other fruit like cherries, apricots and peaches to make a versatile guilt-free treat. Still, it’s probably better not to eat more than five squares in one […]
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Autumn pumpkin chia pudding recipe with maple skyr topping! Optional nut, fruit or vegan yoghurt toppings…
This is a surprisingly delicious autumn treat that happens to be healthy, nutrient-rich, refined sugarfree and glutenfree. It’s also dairyfree if you replace the skyr with vegan yoghurt. Make it in five minutes and leave overnight so the chia seeds absorb the liquid and become […]
Healthier summer pudding recipe! Refined sugarfree and naturally vegan with sourdough or other bread! :)
This is a classic British dessert perfect for hot summer months. It’s a layer of bread soaked in fruit juice encasing loads of amazing summer fruit and it’s so easy to put together with minimum equipment or ingredients and no baking! This one’s made with […]
Vegan cinnamon spiced cookie nests or cups recipe! Gluten free and refined sugar free… plus other Easter recipes!
For when there’s a little mountain of chocolate Easter eggs and you realise healthy stuff is required, I offer you these scrumptious cookie nests!!! They’re filled with healthy stuff: homemade cashew butter, date caramel and marzipan eggs. But you can let a few little chocolate […]
Creamy fruit puff pastry tart recipe! With healthier quark and spelt puff options! Raspberries, strawberries, blood oranges …
Want a light, refreshing dessert you can prepare in advance and top with your favourite seasonal fruit? Here’s a simple but delicious tart you can play around with. Ahem. For a healthier and even lighter version make a white spelt flour puff pastry shell filled […]
Healthier sablés or palets bretons recipe (Brittany salted butter shortbread biscuits/cookies)
You can use plain white flour and sugar but the versions with spelt or buckwheat flour, sweetened with light brown sugar or panela (rapadura) unrefined whole cane sugar are also delicious. These are the typical crumbly biscuits from Brittany made with salted butter. They can […]
Healthy chocolate and nut caramel slices recipe
Sometimes you want healthier treats that look and taste decadent like these caramel slices, so scrumptious that my cake-testing friends all said ‘Wow! They’re amazing!’ at first bite. Their eyes widened with delight, even more so upon hearing these treats are good for you! The […]
Healthier Fraisier – a take on the classic French strawberry cake
Pâtisserie can be healthier and delicious! There’s a trend towards superfoods and clean living but why not compromise and have desserts with both healthy and ‘decadent’ ingredients? We’ll whip up a genoise sponge with flour, ground almonds, cornflour and xylitol (a birch sugar substitute) then […]
Passionfruit or St Clement’s raspberry tarts with gluten-free, sugar-free options
Fresh, fruity, creamy and delicious! The original passionfruit and raspberry tart has two layers of soft fresh raspberry jelly and passion fruit cream covered with a simple passion fruit glaze. We took it to my brother’s place in Birmingham on Boxing Day and it was […]
Healthy buckwheat and nut superfood cookies (biscuits) recipe
Here’s some healthy stuff for us all to eat between cakes! 🙂 But nice and yummy so we can keep hold of that warm festive spirit and not mention that word (D-I-E-T). Oops. You didn’t see that. Let’s just nibble on some of these tasty […]
Healthier spiced Christmas biscuits, aka cookies recipe – gluten-free! :)
Want a little healthier break with some yummy spiced treats? They’re gluten-free made with buckwheat flour and pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Then you can decorate with milk or dark chocolate. This was an experiment and I didn’t expect the pastry to hold […]
Spiced fruit en papillote, steam-baked in a paper bag! :)
Originally this amazing dessert was destined to be some cake’s sidekick and without its own post. But upon tasting the first spiced aromatic spoonful I swooned and changed my mind. Yup, it deserves its own space both here and on your plate! Though it does […]
Yummy spiced fruit, nut and seed porridge bars recipe – with a colouring page!
Another healthy break for us with tasty treats plus an illustrated recipe for you to colour in! These porridge creations really raise the bar. Hoho. A superfood fruity snack you’ll find surprisingly hard to stop eating. What I love is the background flavour of real […]
Healthy chocolate-covered matcha marzipans and date caramels recipe!
A delicious mouthful with energy-boosting matcha, the green tea taking the world by storm and not just in a teacup. In this easy no-bake recipe the matcha marries beautifully with the creaminess of the caramel and the marzipan almond. These are luxurious yet healthy chocolate-covered […]
Gluten-free superfood seed and nut bread!
Ever thought of making a seed and nut bread? Don’t be put off by the dense texture. I once was but now I’ve seen the light and just luuuuuv this bread! And I have Susan from The Kiwi Cook to thank for this discovery. When […]