Pancake day!

Pancake day!

I love pancakes… I really could eat them every day, and this year I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with healthier pancake alternatives. I thought I’d share two of my favourites below: fluffy banana pancakes (dairy and gluten free), and chickpea crepes (plant...
Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears are a delicious and widely available British winter fruit and they make the perfect base for this simple tasty dessert. With only four ingredients, and taking just a few minutes to prepare, poached pears couldn’t be easier to make! The ginger and cinnamon give a...
Baked apples

Baked apples

Comfortingly warm and filling, but also a great healthy option for a dessert, baked apples are a winter favourite. Serve with crème fraiche, oat cream or for a treat, rich vanilla ice-cream. Serves 4 4 cooking apples 100g mixed dried fruit ½ tsp star anise 2 tblsp...
Chai tea and plum cake

Chai tea and plum cake

Whilst not as sweet as their juicy peach and nectarine cousins, plums are perfect in this wonderfully moist, fruity loaf cake! It has a lovely spiced flavour and is delicious with a good cup of tea (or iced tea when it is warm!) It is also very straightforward to make...
Chilli chocolate courgette cake

Chilli chocolate courgette cake

This cake is deliciously moist, not too sweet and really quite healthy as cakes go! It’s also very easy to make. Don’t be put off by the courgettes, you can’t taste them. In fact, this is a great way to get some sneaky greens into kiddies who are not too keen on them...
Coconut chocolate dipped strawberries

Coconut chocolate dipped strawberries

An instant summer pleaser and great for making with kids, these chocolate dipped strawberries are fun to make and are dairy free and vegan. You can swap the desiccated coconut with crushed nuts instead if you are not a big coconut fan. You can of course use other...