Easy Gluten-free Vegan Crunch Shortbread Cookies (with only 6 ingredients)

Oh my goodness, there the most heavenly aroma is flooding my kitchen right now. Easy baked gluten-free, vegan crunchy shortbread cookies are happening! I was so thrilled when I developed this recipe. Not only is it de-e-e-elicious, it is also super easy to make. I love that healthy eating can be delectable too. It's hard [...]

Gluten-free Vegan English “Sweet Mince Pies” for Christmas

Sweet mince pies are traditional British confectionary served during the festive season. If you are British, you'll know exactly how delicious these are already. If you've not yet heard of them, then you are in for a real treat! Today I am sharing a delightful version, made gluten-free, vegan and naturally sweetened. The filling is [...]

Homemade Fruit n’ Nut Chocolates – vegan, healthy and mood elevating

There's nothing like a bit of chocolate to elevate the mood! To be completely honest, I've actually been down a lot lately - grieving the loss of the 'love of my life'. I'd lose my appetite for days and weeks at a time, hardly eating anything at all. And then there was chocolate! During the times [...]

EASY Apple & Blackberry Crumble (with gluten-free, vegan, oat topping)

Crumble must be the easiest baked dessert out there. All you need is fruit (in this recipe I am using blackberries and apples) and a crumbly, rustic 'lovingly-thrown-together' crumble topping. This was one of the first sort of desserts that I used to make when I was a girl. I remember back then I'd use [...]

Vegan Raspberry & Apple Crumble Pie – Gluten-free and Healthy

Gluten-free pastry is a whole different experience to regular wheat or spelt based pastry. Personally, it help me to throw out any conventional ideas about pastry making, because the process for creating, is somewhat different (easier too). I've opted for a solid pastry base on this pie, along with a crumble topping. It can be [...]

Hemp & Pumpkin Seed Flapjack Bars (oat bar) sweetened with dates – vegan & gluten-free

If you live in the UK, Ireland or thereabouts, then a 'flapjack' is a very popular bar made from oats. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or North America, then you might know them as muesli bars, granola bars or oat bars. Here in England, flapjacks are typically baked using butter, golden syrup and [...]

Melt in the mouth, chocolate chip, vanilla biscuits – gluten-free vegan

I've experimented a lot with  gluten-free, vegan baking over the last few years and love the exciting plethora of textures and experiences that can be created. It all depends on how you use the ingredients available to you. This biscuit is all about its 'melt-in-the-mouth' texture and it's gorgeous taste. It holds together exceedingly well [...]

Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cake – easy, delicious & healthy!

Gluten-free,  no-bake desserts has been my speciality for best part of 20 years (raw brownies, energy bars, puddings). Gluten-free, vegan, BAKING however, is a whole different ball game. It requires a new and exciting kind of culinary alchemy. Gluten-free, vegan cake baking is a newer string to my bow, something I've developed over the last [...]

Super Seed Energy Balls with hemp, pumpkin, flax and sunflower seeds

Move over nuts! Seeds are the holy grail of plant-foods. They're tiny, shy and little - easily over looked  and ignored - or at best, used as a salad garnish. Most people prefer nuts (I guess because of their more seductive taste and bite-sizedness). But, let me shout from the hilltops my friends...  "Seeds are some [...]

Cacao Smoothies – 3 super healthy ways

I've got excellent news. Cacao is actually GOOD for you and it's here to stay! Cacao is chock-full (and I mean CHOCK-FULL) of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect the cells of the human body to prevent premature aging and disease. Cacao is particularly rich in polyphenols, known for their beneficial influence on cardiovascular health. In [...]