VEGAN CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES (yummy spice-laced, sugar-coated, crackly-topped cookies)

They’re deliciously chocolatey, easy-to-make, have a lovely crackle-topped texture plus a warming hint of spice… and they’re vegan! How many boxes can a cookie tick? VEGAN CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES Makes approx. 24 cookies TOPPING INGREDIENTS 45 g organic caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon COOKIE INGREDIENTS 120 ml organic rapeseed/canola oil 220 g organic caster sugar […]

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. […]

DELICIOUS GREEN LENTIL & VEGGIE SOUP (AKA hello again… & hello autumn!)

C’est moi! Yes, your prodigal sweet-toothed blogging friend has finally returned after what has proved to be a wonderful yet insanely busy summer. My thanks to all those who have read/written/stayed tuned… and my humble apologies for the extended and unforseen period of absence. This year has flown by! Autumn is here, and its pretty […]

VEGAN BANANA WALNUT BREAD (so easy, so delicious)

What do you do on a sunny Sunday morning when you discover that the bananas you bought last week are fast approaching the overripe stage? Bake banana bread, that’s what! In keeping with my recent attempts to “healthify” my diet and lifestyle, this version of banana bread contains no added oils/butter/fats, no eggs and no […]

EASY, FESTIVE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD TRUFFLES (with a dash of mulled wine & a touch of marzipan)

I bet you thought I’d forgotten about Project Pinterest, Operation Advent ;). Well, I haven’t… it’s just that I have not yet found the time to post all the different things I have been up to. But here is one of them in any case. A true taste of Swedish Christmas, in my humble opinion. […]

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… […]

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 […]

PERFECT CHEWY OAT, RAISIN & ALMOND COOKIES (utterly delicious… and “kind of” healthy)

After my one week baking hiatus, a sudden oat cookie craving came over me (can I keep blaming pregnancy hormones for these cravings?) and I found this extremely highly rated recipe online. I have made different kinds of oat cookies before and it’s hard to go wrong with them. I knew we’d have all the […]

VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (AKA spooktacular Halloween treats)

On any given day I am partial to baking, but I simply can’t resist the opportunity when the occasion actually calls for it. An open, English-speaking babies play group here hosts a casual Halloween party each year and parents are asked to bring snacks for sharing. Last year I made chocolate spiderweb cookies, this year […]

CHOCOLATE CRACKLES- REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA ON UNITED NATIONS DAY (AKA so popular I don’t even have photos to show you!)

Due to my diagnosis, I have been unable to participate in the day-to-day running around with L to nursery school and so on, let alone to enjoy some of the more momentous occasions of the past few months, such as his first day there. So, as you can well imagine, I was ecstatic to hear […]