Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake GF vegan with Avocado Chocolate Frosting

I am taking a break from my wonderful busy-ness at the moment to share a plateful of deliciousness with you all. I've been planning menus and ingredients list for my work this summer as a retreat chef and also happily planning the myriad of different sessions for my summer school. Exciting times here in the [...]

Sweet Potato Hemp Burgers – high vibe gluten-free vegan deliciousness

Just dancing in my kitchen here, weaving, twisting and twirling and seeing which recipes want to come into being this week. Delighted to say that sweet potato hemp burgers have happened. This was also requested by readers on my facebook page :) so here we go! Left to my own devices, I tend to gravitate [...]

Simple Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Today I am going for simplicity. Sometimes you might just want to make a delicious sweet treat without having to dress it up (we are saving fancier decorative stuff for another occasion). Enter.... my 'simple, gluten-free, vegan chocolate cupcakes'. We are talking light - incredibly light - sort of melt-in-the-mouth deliciousness here, naturally sweetened with [...]

Sweet Potato Hummus for a lighter delicious hummus (naturally vegan)

Hummus is fabulous stuff. You can add it to a salad, have it in a sandwich or wrap, enjoy a hearty dollop on a baked potato, dunk veggies or potato wedges in it or simply pop it in some pita bread with falafels. Traditionally hummus was made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon, oil, garlic and salt, [...]

Homemade Chinese 5 Spice Mix Recipe (and balance of the 5 elements)

My whole house has delightful vibrant, spicy aroma right now. I've just made another batch of my favourite homemade Chinese Five Spice mix and I thought it was a good time to share the recipe with you here. Chinese five spice is traditionally used in Chinese and Taiwanese cooking - often to flavour meat and [...]

5 Spice Biscuits – gluten-free, vegan with a fab crunch

Crunch! A delectably delicious crunch! That's what I love about making this type of biscuit. This version has a spicy kick with my homemade Chinese Five Spice blend being the star of the show. You take a bite (and after the thrill of that crunch) you go on a bit of an adventure. You sort [...]

Blueberry Hempster Superfood Smoothie with Homemade Cashew Milk

Breakfast this morning! I fancied something fruity and vibrant to start the day and decided to make a classic 'blueberry hempster smoothie'. It's simple and involves ripe banana, blueberries, shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp seed hearts) and homemade vanilla cashew milk (although any plant-based milk will work fine). One of the important keys [...]

Walnut & Raisin Cauliflower Raw-slaw Salad with Tahini Sauce

Finally! I can't believe I haven't shared this one on my blog so far, especially since it is one of the most common types of salads that I make - a constant crowd-pleaser and a 'must make' when creating a healthy buffet for groups of people. I have been making this (in its various guises) [...]

Homemade Cashew Nut Milk with Dates & Vanilla – vegan, dairy-free

I was at a friends house recently where she treated me to the most divine hot chocolate, made with homemade cashew date milk. Oh my word! Heavenly. I believe that she'd intended to make it with almonds, although since she hadn't had time to soak them in advance, she opted for cashews instead. It reminded [...]

Raw Chocolate Hempseed Brownies – vegan, gluten-free, superfood

"I am so excited and I just can't hide it - I'm about to lose control and I think I like it - yeah-hey!"...  The lyrics going around my head, making me dance and jive around my kitchen as I was making these precious little treasures! It's true. I am easily excited when making superfood [...]