Cardamom & Cashew Shortbread Cookies – gluten-free, vegan

Cardamom! This highly prized ancient spice has an intense, aromatic flavour that brings out the best in both sweet and savoury dishes. In some countries it has a well celebrated reputation as an aphrodisiac, in other countries you'll find people chewing on the seeds to freshen breath and to discourage harmful bacteria in the mouth. [...]

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bliss Bars (vegan, gluten-free, no-bake)

No matter what crazy things are going on in life, when I enter my kitchen, it's a haven of peace. It's my sanctuary from the 'storm', whatever what is going on in the crazy world 'out there'. It's my heartfelt expression of culinary alchemy. It brings me so much joy to see which ingredients want [...]

How to make chocolate at home (super quick guide)

It's no secret that I love making my own chocolate. The secret is to buy good organic, fairly traded ingredients and make it with love. Most people who haven't created this delectable treat before assume that it's complicated. Once you know how you'll see that it is really easy. Not only that, you'll find that [...]

Gluten-free Vegan Banana Bread Recipe – absolutely delicious!

Let's talk about feel-good comfort food! Sometimes you just want something that has a perfect moist cake texture whilst giving you a sweet (but not sugary sweet) 'ahhhhh' moment - leaving you feeling satiated, yet not bloated. Now we're talking! My good friend Oliver aka 'Banana Man' (who I affectionately named, because he's crazy, crazy, [...]

12 Homemade Edible Gifts Ideas (ethical, vegan & gluten free)

Giving a gift is an opportunity to really express our heart and soul. Giving speaks volumes of the compassion that we feel toward others. Giving a gift is also an opportunity to express how much we care about the world around us. When I give gifts, I want to make sure that I am celebrating [...]

The Kind Bakewell Tart – gluten-free, vegan with melt-in-the-mouth pastry

This is a special feature from my recipe book Angelicious, along with my latest step-by-step Bakewell Tart video guide. Bakewell tart is a popular English confection dating back to the 1800s. The traditional recipe essentially breaks down into three parts: (i) a short crust pastry base (ii) jam filling (iii) an almond-infused, sponge topping. I [...]

Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart (gluten free, vegan) – with light, melt-in-the-mouth pastry!

I love dispelling the myth that healthy food can't be absolutely delicious.  There's something really satiating about eating a dessert that not only tastes scrumptious, but is also full of healthy ingredients. My 'Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart' is free from diary, egg, wheat, gluten, refined sugar and it STILL tastes delectable. We absolutely love this one [...]

Coconut Chocolate Fudge w/ creamed coconut – only 4 ingredients, dairy-free, vegan

I spent years and years without fudge! It's ordinarily laden with dairy and sugar, so I steered well clear of it. Then, a few years back, I discovered creamed coconut. It transformed my culinary experience forever. Creamed coconut is the dehydrated fresh flesh of a mature coconut, which has been ground into a semi-solid white [...]

Two Minute Tahini Pudding (delicious, dairy free, gluten-free)

Puddings that take two minutes to make are definitely at the top of my to-go list when I am looking for something tasty. This pudding is so simple that you can whip it up in a flash and be tucking into it a few short moments later. It originally featured in my recipe book Trinity's [...]