Brown Banana Ice Cream

Quick, easy and vegan – this dessert is lovely all year round with a variety of toppings!

Cider Poached pears with spices and toasted almonds

This delicious recipe by Florence is the perfect end to any dinner. Quick and easy, plus it’s suitable for all dietary needs.

Summer Refresher

The weather this summer is very thirsty work, and with Wimbledon and the World Cup looming, we all need a thirst quencher to slake our thirst before we start the celebrations. Whenever friends and family are around, I make this big Jug of Summer from the herbs outside the back door. I make it aContinue reading “Summer Refresher”

Creamy Porcini Mushroom Pasta

Last week we tried out our pasta machine (purchased from a charity shop over a year ago) for the first time, and made buckwheat pasta. It was a great success, and it was much easier than I thought it would be. We used two eggs, buckwheat flour and a little bit of water, then rolledContinue reading “Creamy Porcini Mushroom Pasta”

Top 10 Reasons & 101 Foods for a Low-Carb Lifestyle.

The low-carb lifestyle is not just ‘another fad diet’. It’s a method of enjoying your food, staying healthy through your life, and eating in a way that supports your mental and physical well-being.  We all want to look and feel our best, and so much excellent research has been done now into this that weContinue reading “Top 10 Reasons & 101 Foods for a Low-Carb Lifestyle.”

Hayley’s Oat Bran Bread

As a wheat-free foodie, I love this ‘bread’ and I make this probably twice a week. It’s become a big part of our diet, which is really saying something when you live the man who literally wrote the book on bread! What Daniel Stevens doesn’t know about baking isn’t worth knowing, so the fact that he’s adopted thisContinue reading “Hayley’s Oat Bran Bread”

Green Energy Juice

After a long week of New Year celebrations, Daniel and I were keen to get ahead on 2018 and do a full de-clutter of the house – re-arranging furniture, hoovering behind things and taking stuff to the charity shop. I had a horrible cold, and we had both over indulged at Daniel’s dad’s house earlierContinue reading “Green Energy Juice”

5 things to make your New Year’s resolutions easier to keep… Pre-solutions!

Pre-solutions? Things you do before Christmas to make your New Year resolutions easier to keep. GET A GRIP – Everywhere you turn, piles of pointless calories: tubs of sweets, mini chocolate bars, bowls of crisps and peanuts, mince pies, and (my favourite) cheese footballs. You’re going to need a steely resolve to avoid these soContinue reading “5 things to make your New Year’s resolutions easier to keep… Pre-solutions!”

Vegan Stuffing Balls – a cool yule canapé!

Got vegan guests coming and don’t know what to serve as a snack? Try these stuffing balls – no one will be complaining, even the carnivores! My recipe is inspired by Green Goddess Mel Wells’ stuffing, and I have cooked it for the past few years for my boyfriend’s nieces, one of whom is veggieContinue reading “Vegan Stuffing Balls – a cool yule canapé!”