These were initially quite serious little mousse cakes until I realised that being red and domed they’d be perfect candidates for a Christmas makeover. They protested a bit (ooh la la we don’t want to dress up as hats) but then got into the seasonal […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Healthier sourdough orange and lemon cake recipe! And how to start on sourdough adventures and plans! :)
If you feel you’d never make a sourdough cake please think again. They’re delicious with an unusual depth of flavour and made with simple ingredients: flour, butter, eggs and relatively little sugar. But the process creates a delicious healthier cake that’s easily digestible! I’m no […]
Once upon a time there was a lady who had too much jam. It was everywhere! Jars in the fridge, jars in the larder, jars on the table. ‘What shall I do?’ she exclaimed, looking distraught and pulling her hands through her hair, which felt […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Swedish Princess and Halloween combined in a cake! It’s like the princess missed the deadline at midnight and turned into a pumpkin! (yeah I know it was the carriage but it’s artistic license). If you have a pumpkin mould great otherwise it could be […]
Red bean and pineapple mochi rice cakes recipe! With black sesame, strawberry or plain versions! And Paris cake tour no.1!
It’s the moon festival and time to create something new and exciting: rice cakes! They’re delicious, wrapped in a traditionally pillow soft skin of glutinous rice flour, icing sugar and water. The sweetened red bean paste is shop-bought and the inserted ‘moon’ is a ball of homemade […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]