Chocolate Dipped Ginger Shortbread Cookies – gluten-free vegan

I couldn't resist getting my heart shaped cookie cutters out for these, although really, you can use any shape or simply cut your cookie dough into squares or triangles. In todays recipe, I've created 'ginger shortbread cookies' and dipped them in some super healthy chocolate. Oh yes! You can make them without the chocolate, although [...]

Malty Maca Granola Bars – naturally sweetened with dates (gluten-free vegan)

Maca is a welcomed gift of nature from high up the Andean Mountains of Peru. It has adapted to endure harsh conditions itself (harsh winds and cold temperatures) and so it's not surprising that it imparts some of those medicinal qualities to us amidst our own challenges of life. Maca is essentially an adaptogenic plant-food, [...]

Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – EASY

Happiness is making a big batch of gluten-free, vegan cookies (or biscuits as we affectionately call there here in England) - then having everyone pile into the kitchen and watching the plateful vanish in two seconds flat. Ahhhhhhhh! Such is the effect of this delectable recipe. It doesn't much matter if people normally eat gluten-free [...]

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 [...]