My dear friend who hates all things vegan and constantly renounces me for only “eating air” said these were actually half decent and that I should share the recipe. Much as I hate to say he’s right, doing so means I get to bake and eat them again, so, yeah.
This year’s Great British Bake Off saw the first ever Vegan Week, and whilst I was disappointed by the constant refrain, “It actually tastes alright,” the delectable treats baked throughout the series have inspired me to flex my baking muscles once more. Also, in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I throw away, … More Cheese & sun-dried tomato scones
I don’t want to toot my own trumpet, but this banana bread has been called, “The best banana bread I’ve ever eaten.” I’m not going to tell you who said it (they definitely weren’t blood related), but it was said and can’t be taken back. You won’t know if it’s true unless you make it … More Banana Bread
Three ingredient chocolate truffles … More Chocolate truffles
I would like to say the reason I haven’t posted in so long is because I’ve been working non-stop on my happy snacking series, but I’ve mainly been spending my free time re-watching Breaking Bad and Suits. That said, I’ve spent enough time in the kitchen to have come up with the perfect snack to … More Salt & vinegar chickpeas
There’s almost nothing better than flapjacks. That buttery, sugary, syrupy deliciousness is melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Thankfully, I recently discovered giving up butter and sugar doesn’t mean you have to give up flapjacks. My version keeps the porridge oats but replaces the butter and sugar whilst adding a nutty dimension with ground almonds, coconut oil and seeds. … More Flapjacks
If you ask my hips, they’ll tell you truthfully that since I cut out sugar and dairy, ready salted crisps with hummus are my new go-to snack.
Yes, you’ve guessed it, these “millionaire’s shortbread” are completely dairy and refined sugar-free. But don’t worry, I handed them out to a few people in the office and all of them said they couldn’t tell they were healthy, so there’s that.
I can’t take credit for these as I’ve largely poached the recipe from Deliciously Ella. However, I have made a few tweaks that I think improve them. They’re a great treat and are packed full of healthy ingredients.
Say what you like about Nigella Lawson because whatever the press or the haters are howling, she makes the meanest Chocolate Fudge Cake around. It’s dairy-filled, decadent and completely and utterly delicious- three essential criteria when it comes to cake. Below is a slight adaptation on the recipe from her book ‘Nigella Bites’.