Festive Mince Pies

Quick & Easy Gluten-free Mince Pies

Prep 30 mins, plus 30 mins to chill // Cook 20 mins I’m not a fan of baking or making desserts, cakes, treats or sweets (even if they have a healthier form of sugar in them) as they are still going to disrupt our blood sugar levels. The abundance of sweet foods on offer over Christmas can so easily dent our willpower andContinue reading

Choco Moulds

Homemade Chocolates

Grab yourself some sweet little moulds and create these super easy homemade chocolates. Or grease some spoons for a really creative way of serving to guests – see below. 125g cacao butter 50g cacao powder 50g coconut nectar Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve inContinue reading

Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

Hazelnut Chocolate Salted Caramels

When the temptation to indulge on chocolate-y treats come thick and fast (it happens to us all!), here’s my delicious (not too naughty) hazelnut chocolate salted caramels. These are decadent and truly delectable. Makes 12 caramels Prep time: 15-20 minutes Soak time: 20 minutes Freeze time: 3 hours Ingredients: 14 small medjool dates, pitted 75ml coconutContinue reading

Choco Brownies

Chewy Chocolate, Almond & Cranberry Brownies

Ingredients: 140g raw almond butter or nut butter of choice 2 tbsp chia seeds 5 tbsp cold filtered water 1/2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp gluten-free bicarbonate of soda 65g coconut palm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract 3 tbsp dried cranberries (optional) 125g organic dark chocolate (at least 70%), cut into small chunks Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 140ÅãC/275ÅãF/Gas mark 1. Line aContinue reading

Martini

Spiced Blood Orange Martini

Blood oranges come into season just in time for festive fun (blink and you may miss them as they are only briefly available in the UK). I love them and so always get excited to include them in my dishes. And in drinks, too, for their blush red colour – this means a Blood Orange Martini, of course! AnyContinue reading

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Chocolate & Orange Chia Pudding

Prep time: 5 minutes // Standing time: 30 minutes // Serves 2 Chia is a magical little seed: a nutritional powerhouse; bursting with omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, calcium and protein; and ticks all of the boxes for such a tiny, ancient seed! They are easily absorbed by the body and make an ideal protein source toContinue reading

Chocolate Mouse

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

If you are looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free pud to wow your guests, look no further. These are so quick to make and yet taste complex, luxurious and like a naughty treat. A perfect healthy take on a classic so you and your guests can enjoy a treat without any of the worries… You’ll Need: 100 mlContinue reading

Spiced Apple Sauce

Spiced Apple Sauce

This is a versatile sauce, equally delicious with yoghurt and granola for breakfast as it is with succulent pork or duck. Make a large batch if you have a glut of apples and freeze in small tubs. Makes 7 portions 8 Apples, cored, peeled and chopped 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 3 tbsp raisinsContinue reading

Apple Crumble

Apple & Plum Crumble with Vanilla Custard

The humble crumble is the perfect way to use autumn fruits, here I’ve used plums here but this works equally well with pears, berries, or which ever fruit you have plenty of. I’ve also made vanilla custard with almond milk, but you could also whip coconut cream with vanilla paste if you are short of time. Serves 6-8 ForContinue reading

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

THIS RECIPE IS TAKEN FROM MY NEW EBOOK: STEP INTO SUMMER These muffins are so easy to make and the lemon makes them feel light and fresh. I’ll often whip up a batch for impromptu visitors. Don’t you find the sun seems to make everyone much more sociable? Enjoy these with a cup of deliciousContinue reading

Healthy Rhubarb Fool

Healthy Rhubarb Fool

You will need (serves 4-5) 6 rhubarb sticks  4 large oranges, juiced 2cm cube fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tbsp coconut sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or use a vanilla pod (optional) To serve: coconut yoghurt  optional: torn mint leaves Method: Heat oven to 170 c Top and tail the rhubarb and cut intoContinue reading

Passion Fruit Crumble

Passion Fruit ‘Crumble’

This is such a sweet little pudding. As you know, I’m not one for sweet treats but this is a little pop of yumminess – perfect for dinner parties, and it won’t leave your guests rolling around on the floor with indigestion. Ingredients 150g raspberries 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 vanilla pod, cut in half and seeds, scrapedContinue reading

Baked Apples

Baked Apples with Almond Cream

Baked Apples // Serves 6 (with 2 left over for breakfast) You will need For the apples 8 apples 80g walnuts, soaked overnight. 50g raisins 1 ½ tsp cinnamon a good grating of nutmeg 1 tbsp honey For the almond cream 80 almonds, soaked overnight 150 ml coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp honeyContinue reading