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

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Buckwheat is a good source of both fibre and protein and a great gluten free flour to make delicious nutty pancakes. I have gently stewed Autumnal blackberries to top mine for a good weekend breakfast or brunch, but try them with savoury toppings too, like an avocado salsa salad or someContinue reading

Champagne "pimms' by Amelia Freer

Summer Champagne ‘Pimms’

This is from #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Best served beautifully chilled, of course, this is a light, eloquent summer cocktail to serve to friends. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, try sparkling apple or elderflower pressé, both work beautifully. You’l need (makes 6 glasses) Champagne (or Prosecco, if you prefer) ½ cucumber (smaller the better here – if youContinue reading

Lemon & Coconut Mouse by Amelia Freer

Lemon Coconut Mouse

If you like something a little sweet but appreciate that the processed fat-free yogurts in the supermarket do you no good at all, then try this alternative dessert. Light, fruity and all natural – it’s a mousse to soothe the senses. Perfect for summer entertaining, too. You’ll Need (serves 3-4) 400g tin of coconut milk 3Continue reading

Mini Carrot Cakes

Mini Carrot Cakes

If I were going to eat cake, it would always be carrot cake. This is a slightly healthier twist on an old-fashioned version, made in miniature sizes so you don’t overindulge. You’ll Need (makes approx. 20 mini cupcakes) 300g almond flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 teaspoons ground ginger AContinue reading

Banana Ice Cream

Nutty Banana Nice Cream

Recipe taken from my new book Nourish & Glow: The 10-Day Plan (page 227). If you are not yet familiar with using bananas to make ‘ice-cream’, you are in for a real treat. Their texture once frozen and blended is like the most delicious, creamy sweet ice-cream you’ve ever tasted. The addition of nut butter here addsContinue reading

Passion Fruit Crumble

Passion Fruit ‘Crumble’

Recipe taken from my book Cook. Nourish. Glow. (2016) from the Entertaining chapter.  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 teaspoonContinue reading

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb & Custard Tart

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a happy (but healthier) nod to the classic pudding. Did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, not a fruit? It’s rich in several B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, and is a superb sourceContinue reading

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

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

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

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. Enjoy these with a cup of delicious green tea. You’ll Need (makes 12) 250g rasberries 160g ground almonds 120g teff flour (available online from stores such as Sainsbury’s or Ocado,Continue 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

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