Slice of chocolate cake on a gold rimmed plate with the cake in the background.

Store-cupboard Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate Cake Store-cupboard Chocolate Cake! Who loves chocolate cake? Everyone yes? Well, a little known secret… but not me! I could never understand why people were so crazy about it! Chocolate yes! Cake that is chocolate no! Then, I started making it for birthdays and other special occasions and you know what? Yes, you guessed it! I was wrong! Variations…

Houmous… mint & spinach


Convenience Houmous is one of those wonderful easy to make foods which we tend to pick up in the supermarket rather than bother to make our own! Sure, it is easy to pick up tub or two of plain, low fat, sundried tomato or caramelised onion houmous, but why not try making it? and you’ll save on the plastic too…

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Scones


Scones… or biscuits if you’re across the seas! ๐Ÿ˜› are a versatile recipe which can be put together quicker than a cake! ๐Ÿ˜€ Light, fluffy and either sweet or savoury, scones are a great snack to be able to make! If you’ve found yourself shut in at home, you might (like us) have been baking more?! We have been making…

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Banoffee Pie


Banana. Toffee. Biscuit. Cream. Chocolate. Oh yes!!! This is a recipe I have been playing with for a long time. When I was younger, in my pre-plant-based days, banoffee pie was one of those desserts I would always choose! There’s just something about all that creamy caramelly filling, with a crunchy biscuit and fresh banana that makes you feel like…

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Banana Bread


Well. This was an unexpected delight! When I logged in to my Instagram yesterday, I saw Banana Bread Challenge! Well, I love a challenge and I love Banana Bread! So… as I had nothing else pressing to do except sit in the garden ๐Ÿ˜› I took up the challenge and invented this delicious new recipe! It’s good! Much easier ingredients…

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4 long crusty bread loaves laying stacked on a baking tray

Crusty Bread


Fresh bread! The smell. The taste. The crunchy exterior followed by the soft fluffy inside. This bread is good great! ๐Ÿ˜€ I would describe this bread as a cross between a baguette and a ciabatta… perfect for making into sandwiches (cheese & pickle anyone?) or just tearing bits off and popping them in your mouth! This bread will disappear really…

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Cooked hot cross buns on a wire rack.

Hot Cross Buns


Hot Cross Buns Good Friday is traditionally the day when Hot Cross Buns are eaten… that’s not to say you can’t eat (or make) them at other times! Hot cross Buns are one of those things that are great to keep in the freezer for when you have hungry teenagers asking ‘what’s for snack?’! ๐Ÿ˜› I’m actually eating one now…

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You’ll love these easy Banana Muffins!


Yes! Trial and error has created these amazing easy muffins! ๐Ÿ˜€ Not going out… So, with not going out to get shopping so much, we have once again been baking at home (hooray, less plastic too)! Every day (or couple of days), I ask ‘What shall I bake today?’ As we had a few bananas that were starting to get…

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Potato, Aubergine & Chickpea Bake


Cooking in a Lockdown! What a different week this has been! I hope you are all staying safe and well in these very difficult times. We have been cooking this week with what we had in stock – which was mostly lentils and chickpeas, until my delivery of fruit & vegetables yesterday (hooray!). This dish was created during the week,…

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