I QUIT SUGAR TOO (an experiment in going fructose-free and eating whole)

While traveling in Australia recently, I received a message from a friend in Stockholm. The gist of it was that she’d done Sarah Wilson‘s I Quit Sugar program (otherwise known as IQS), that she was working full-time, heavily pregnant with baby #3, had babies #1 and #2 to take care of and yet had more energy than […]

ROASTED CARROT SALAD (with cranberries, rucola & toasted almonds)

Advent is fast approaching (so is the snow, no doubt) and I wouldn’t normally associate this time of year with salad, however one look at the ingredients list of this delightful dish and I was hooked. Not only does this salad contain some of the yummiest seasonal ingredients, it also looks vibrant and festive and […]

FESTIVE BANANA BREAD WITH CRANBERRIES, ORANGE & PECANS (gluten/dairy/refined sugar/guilt-free!)

Craving a guilt-free, festive sweet treat? Overripe bananas begging to be used? This could be just the ticket! Still a tad nervy about gluten-free baking, but having a packet of Doves Farm white self-raising flour blend that I needed to get through and an event coming up with a gluten intolerant guest to cater for, I came up […]

THE EASIEST VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM EVER! (1 basic ingredient, 2 serving suggestions)

Easy, healthy, vegan ice cream in a pinch with only 1 ingredient? It’s doable! Ripe bananas are all you’ll need.   THE EASIEST VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM EVER 4 bananas makes approx. four 2-scoop servings INGREDIENT 3-4 very ripe bananas DIRECTIONS Peel bananas and break/cut them into pieces. Place in an airtight container and freeze overnight. […]

EASY DIY VIRGIN MOJITO MIX (for perfectly portable mocktails)

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I cannot claim that a homemade virgin mojito mix is a “necessity” per se, but wanting to keep things as simple as possible, I came up with this fuss-free recipe in advance of our midsummer supper (which took place on our boat in the archipelago). The aim […]

JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION DAY (+ super-easy recipes for pantry staples: lemon curd, ketchup & garlic-infused olive oil)

In preparation for Food Revolution Day, my home became a test kitchen of sorts. After scouring the internet for recipes to make for our little food club’s Food Revolution Day event, I settled upon the following 3; a zesty lemon curd, a delicious ketchup and a versatile garlic-infused olive oil. I chose these recipes (featured at the end […]

BEETROOT & WALNUT HUMMUS, BABA GANOUSH & GARLIC FLATBREADS (a journey to River Cottage, part 1)

I am unapologetically, unashamedly, unabashedly obsessed with the River Cottage phenomenon and the “real food” philosophy of back-to-basics tour de force Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall! This one-sided love affair began when we (my husband, L and I) were invited to afternoon tea by a friend sometime during the early summer last year. Upon the bookshelf behind me sat a […]

SPRING CLEANING FROM WITHIN: RAW FOOD, JUICING & MEDITATION (AKA did I pick the craziest week ever to detox?!)

Yes, we’ve recently celebrated Easter and, amid the many significances of this special time of year, it’s a fabulous time for the bakers among us, right? So why, oh WHY did I pick Easter week to reevaluate my eating habits and try raw food for the first time? Could it be the subtle influence of Deepak’s soothing voice as […]

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY FIRST GUEST POST (chocolatey, gluten-free goodness!)

As some of you know, my baby Cupcake arrived just a few short weeks ago, hence my recent absence on WP. However, just days before labour kicked in, I managed to submit my very first guest blog post EVER to the fabulous, illustrious Choc Chic Uru of Go Bake Yourself fame. As you can see […]

THE COMPLETE BLESSINGWAY ROUND-UP (with LOTS of FREE printables, great blessingway/baby shower activities + links to all recipes & tutorials)

So, Baby Cupcake is due to make an appearance in the world in less than 4 weeks (yes, less than 28 days!). After having had complications from the very start (plus a diagnosed high risk pregnancy condition) and spending months literally counting down the days to full-term, I finally find myself on its doorstep. And now […]