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Spicy Baked Apricots

Spicy Baked Apricots

It’s so cold here. Definitely not salad weather. Although I have been making a brown rice version of the quinoa tabbouleh, it’s cold but I add extra dressing and it’s very filling – important for cold days I feel. When it’s cold like this my […]

Vegan Green Tea Brack

Vegan Green Tea Brack

Well, third time’s a charm! This Green Tea Brack still has a fudgy rather than crumbly cake consistency but actually this works well here – and the taste is great. The problem was really the blend of flours. I think I’ve mentioned previously that before I started […]

Gluten-free Mocha Brownies

Gluten-free Mocha Brownies

Last year when I added the recipe Foolproof 4 Egg Food Mixer Mayonnaise I got into a bit of tizzy about what sort of suggestions I could offer for what to do with the leftover egg whites. Most of things that came into my head […]

The Green Tea Brack Experiment

The Green Tea Brack Experiment

I mentioned in my last recipe inspiration post that I was experimenting with a recipe for a vegan green tea brack. I thought I’d add the recipe I first used here because – I liked it. Up until now all the gluten-free baked goods I’ve […]

Avocado and Almond Smoothie

Avocado and Almond Smoothie

I love avocado and it’s so good for you. A few years ago I had an avocado, honey and milk smoothie which was lovely but my sinuses get very congested if I have a lot of dairy so it wasn’t something I ever made for […]

Guilt-Free Rainy Day Cake

Guilt-Free Rainy Day Cake

The weather’s been pretty changeable this month. It may be a gorgeous sunny day or it may be piddling from the heavens. Some days you’ll feel like using all the fruit you’ve bought and some days not so. And on the days it’s cold you’d […]

Vegan Soft Fruit Cookies

Vegan Soft Fruit Cookies

I’m finding the whole going gluten-free thing quite difficult. I did decide to give up all grains and legumes for a few months also. I have had a couple of slips. The thing I miss most is actually wholemeal soda bread – there is just […]

Whole Orange Cake (with a little Chocolate)

Whole Orange Cake (with a little Chocolate)

I bought two bunches of bananas last week just to make sure I would have enough ripe ones to work on the whole orange cake recipe. Last time I added some raspberries and they worked well taste-wise but all the seeds were a problem. This […]

The Whole Orange Cake Experiment

The Whole Orange Cake Experiment

I discovered this recipe which uses whole oranges (minus only the pips) in a cake. I was intrigued but I’m trying to eat healthily so I’m avoiding refined sugar as much as possible and I am not going to be experimenting with dessert recipes for […]

Quinoa Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Quinoa Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Last week I was listening to the morning news and they mentioned some study which says you live longer if you eat oatmeal porridge – try telling my digestive system that. Oatmeal porridge is a delicious, creamy, healthy and very filling breakfast. If I could […]