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 […]

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 […]

MAGIC VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH COCONUT FLOUR (free from dairy, lactose, gluten & refined sugar! PLUS vegan vanilla frosting!)

I am calling these cupcakes “magic” simply because I cannot believe that something lacking in gluten, lactose/dairy AND refined sugar can be so perfect. Unlike some of my super-talented friends out there (Live Blissful, Fork and Beans and No Naughties, to drop just a few names) I am rather unaccustomed to modifying recipes for sweet treats […]

HEALTHY, DELICIOUS FRUIT & OAT COOKIES (no sugar, no gluten + vegan… it’s possible!)

I am forever grateful I came across this recipe on Pinterest… and even more grateful that I actually tried making them as part of Project Pinterest, week 5. These cookies are deliciously more-ish, incredibly healthy and 100% guilt-free… great for little ones, as a tasty treat for you or breakfast on-the-go! I really didn’t know if […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 5 (The Healthy, Wholesome & Hearty Edition)

If you’ve been following this blog, you may be aware that I am currently taking part in the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™, Creating Abundance. One of the weird spin-off effects from doing this is that it seems I inevitably drift off at some point and start fantasizing about food and, more specifically, healthy food! I don’t know […]

BELL PEPPERS STUFFED WITH BEANS (AKA guilt-free, gluten-free, Mex-inspired yumminess)

I must admit that this was hardly a collaborative effort between my husband and myself, although that was the original intention. I prepared the beans (by generously opening the tins) and he prepared the rest of this River Cottage-inspired recipe for a super-tasty veggie dinner (and left-over lunch). These were not only yummy, but really cute […]

PEAR AND CARDAMOM CAKE (it’s vegan, gluten-free & refined sugar-free)

On a not uncommonly wintery Swedish “summer’s” day, I thought I’d give some vegan baking a go. I have never baked with buckwheat flour or raw agave syrup before, but thought that whilst I am “veganising” my meals, I might as well “healthify” them too. As these ingredients (in the quantities I needed) are fairly inexpensive and the […]