Recipes

Natural fruit jelly

These jellies are incredibly simple to make and are a great snack or dessert for the whole family. Don't be put off by the agar flakes, a natural gelling agent made of a sea vegetable. They are found in most health food stores and a number of larger supermarkets, and...

Rhubarb fool

There are few British fruits available in spring, but quality makes up for quantity in the form of delicious rhubarb. The tart pink fleshy stems are wonderful with sweet or savoury dishes, but one favourite of mine is whipping it into a simple fool. Soft and sharp,...

Cranberry spiced vegan banana bread

Bananas are available all year round, although sadly they aren’t grown in Britain! They are one of the fruits I will regularly make an exception to my seasonal eating rule for though as are wonderfully versatile (and adored by my baby!), and a great option when...

Raspberry Seed Bars

Whilst I try to snack mainly on nuts and fruit, sometimes only chocolate will do! These bars give a boost of goodness in a treat, as are packed with seeds full of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential in the diet. You can use any kind of seed mix; I usually use a...

Cherry vegan cheesecake

I am constantly inspired on social media and by fellow food bloggers by the incredible diversity of plant based food. Although I am not vegan, I am a strong advocate of a heavily plant based diet and at times avoid dairy for health reasons. Cashew “cheese” is one of...

Berry blast chia pudding

This makes an excellent breakfast, snack or dessert! I like to make a few at a time as they will last in the fridge for a few days, then I have them ready for breakfast or can grab one whenever I feel like a healthy, sweet snack. It is best to add the fresh berries on...

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 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

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

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

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

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...