BANOFFEE PIE WAFFLES WITH RAW TOFFEE SAUCE (vegan, low-sweetener & gluten-free)

Love banoffee pie? Love waffles? Feel like an indulgent, utterly delicious treat sans refined sugar/eggs/gluten/dairy? These are probably my favourite plant-based waffles, hence featuring them for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party “waffle bar” last year! Yes, this post is THAT belated… it’s her 3rd birthday today! So, in honour of this special day and in dedication to my sweet little […]

GOLDEN MILK HOT CHOCOLATE WITH GINGER (a low-sugar, plant-based treat for one)

As I await the arrival of Baby Marzipan (I am currently 38 weeks pregnant… goodness me!), my inner voice urges me to embrace all that is restorative, fortifying and nurturing. Whether that takes the form of wholesome food, a long shower, the use of calming essential oils (lavender is always a favourite) or a prenatal yoga […]

SPICED SWEET POTATO PANCAKES WITH TOFFEE NUT CRUNCH

I have now reached week 35 of this amazing third pregnancy and my focus is (rather naturally) on nesting, resting and comfort food… lots of it too! It’s hard to believe it was exactly 3 years ago that I was starting to breathe deeply again, knowing I was at the tail end of my high risk […]

HERE’S TO A FABULOUS 2016! (my annual visualisation mood board)

As New Year’s Eve rolls around again, the item on the top of my to-do list (aside from cooking!) has been the creation of my annual visualisation mood board! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is the perfect way for a “visual person” to set a positive intention for the coming year and far better than creating a […]

HOMEMADE OVERNIGHT OATS KIT DELUXE (a DIY gift that’s fun to make & nice to receive!)

These Homemade Overnight Oat Kits may just be the perfect homemade gift for a foodie, breakfast-loving friend! I gave these kits as gifts when I hosted our annual pre-Christmas food and crafting day a couple of weeks ago. With one of my friends about to jet off to NYC, the others busy with little ones and myself very pregnant, I […]

VEGAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE POPS (with matcha white chocolate crumbles)

Firstly, I feel compelled to say that the making and assembly of cake pops from scratch is a labour of love. Consider the number of steps involved, from the baking of a cake, to the preparation of frosting, to the melting of chocolate (or, indeed, the making of chocolate!) and the decoration of each cake […]

EASY, HEALTHY APPLE CHIPS (no dehydrator or sugar required!)

So incredibly easy, these apple chips don’t require a dehydrator or sugar. I love them, my kids love them, they’re healthy and, honestly, they beat any store-bought apple chips I have ever tried. The batch you see in the images here were made from apples we picked as a family from our friends’ mini orchard, north […]

BAKED CARROT BACON (seasoned with paprika)

Many moons ago, I shared this recipe for vegan carrot “bacon” via my Instagram account. An alternative to the processed mock meats that are becoming more widely available by the day, this is a super-simple “real food” recipe. And, unlike all the carrot bacon recipes I had seen before I started experimenting with this myself, this one […]

CARVED & STUFFED BAKED BELL PEPPERS (a healthy Halloween treat!)

As has been our family tradition for the past few years, this Halloween saw carved and stuffed bell peppers on the menu. Wanting to update them somewhat, I came up with this recipe, loosely based on the first one that we ever used. The kids have been dressing up for days. We’ve seen variations of […]

CHOC BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE (with coconut cream and grated chocolate)

Say hello to this delicious, super-easy-to-make treat of a smoothie! I came up with this creation on the fly when the little peeps asked for smoothies on the weekend, and I used only ingredients I had on hand. The results were surprisingly lovely (though I suppose it is hard to go wrong with the ol’ chocolate-banana combo!). The kids enjoyed mini […]