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 […]

APPLE PARSNIP CAKE WITH MAPLE SYRUP & PECANS + WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (AKA Hello, my new favourite cake!)

My dear husband’s birthday was this week- and birthdays always mean cake in our house- so, yet again, I was given the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe. Allowing seasonal, organic produce to dictate the direction this cake would take, I searched and came across a fabulous looking recipe that I couldn’t look passed. […]

HOW I SURVIVED THANKSGIVING FOR DUMMIES (+ free printable Thanksgiving buffet labels for you)

Recently, I’ve felt inspired to jump onto Illustrator again (seeing as it’s my favourite program ever ;) ) and what better excuse than having guests over for my Thanksgiving for Dummies/crafting afternoon. As the things I chose to make for this little event are hardly traditional in this part of the world, I thought it might […]

PUMPKIN SOUP

As anyone who has been reading my most recent blog posts knows, I don’t know an awful lot about Thanksgiving (having never celebrated it before), however when I think about this holiday I think about pumpkins! That, and my strange, unfounded fear of making pumpkin pie, is the reason that I searched out this recipe. […]

SWEET CORN MUFFINS

I was inspired to make this recipe after seeing it right here on WordPress, but Project Pinterest has, as I have explained earlier, come to encompass all things of a must-do nature ;). Wanting to minimise stress and last-minute cooking for my Thanksgiving for Dummies afternoon, when I found this recipe not only was I delighted by the sound […]

CHEWY M&M’s COOKIES WITH MINI MARSHMALLOWS

I blame my friend and her gorgeous newborn baby girl for these! I was invited over for morning tea to meet the baby and I just had to bring something. Due to certain food allergies my friend has, I opted to feature chocolate in these cookies instead of raisins and almonds. The results were unsurprisingly delicious… […]

“HAPPY THANKSGIVING!” & PUMPKIN BANANA BREAD (with homemade pumpkin spice mix)

For well over a year I have had one can of pumpkin purée in my pantry; one sad, lonely can, grabbed on a whim from the “American shelf” at the supermarket. I really don’t know what I intended to do with it when I bought it, but I am assuming pie factored into the equation. In […]

HONEY BUTTER WITH CINNAMON

After seeing much mention of honey butter around WordPress recently in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I became intrigued. It sounded amazing and though I’d never tried it, let alone made it, I thought it might be worth giving a bash. Search for “honey butter” pins on Pinterest and you’re bound to come across this […]

MAPLE PECAN WALNUT BAR COOKIES

Technically, I wasn’t inspired to make this recipe from seeing it on Pinterest (in fact, it was right here on WordPress), but Project Pinterest has come to embrace much more than creating things inspired by lovely thumbnails on my virtual pin-up boards. It now really encompasses all of the things that I feel inspired to […]