Holiday Pancakes


Okay, so you can have pancakes any time of the day or year but most people have more time to make them when they’re not rushing off to work or school! 🙂  Pancakes are a great breakfast food, especially when you have guests, and these ones are suitable for everyone! 😀 Of course, they are not just for breakfast! You…

Now bring us some Figgy Pudding!


Finally I’ve managed to make a Christmas Pudding which reminds me of ones shared with my Dad! This is moist, full of seasonal spices and packed with figs, apricots and raisins! Dad used to love Christmas Pudding and Mum always made something called ‘white sauce’ which was basically custard without the artificial yellow colouring! It was perfect to represent a…

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Pepparkaka- Crispy Ginger Biscuits


Even just writing the word made me ‘need’ to eat another one! 😛 This recipe has to be in the top five things to come out of the Life Diet Health kitchen! They are crunchy, crispy, gingery, spicy, delicious snappy thin biscuits! Can you tell that I love these! 😀 Pepparkaka are a traditional Swedish ginger biscuit typically eaten at…

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Rock Cakes


You need these! 😀 Not something I can ever really remember eating, but when my Uncles were reminiscing, one of them mentioned rock cakes. We have made these so many times already! They are so soft and light and fluffy! Not ‘rock’ like at all! They are most definitely melt in the mouth morsels of deliciousness! They will last a…

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Spiced Pecan Shortbread


Here’s another recipe to go in the family friendly section of the website. I’d been meaning to make shortbread for a while, so when I saw that Loretta from Safari of the Mind had created a gorgeous looking biscuit, I had to give it a go! Now, this recipe is adapted from her base recipe for two reasons! Firstly, I…

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Chestnut & Mushroom Stroganoff


It is still World Vegan Month so I thought I’d share this delicious Stroganoff recipe with you! It’s packed full of mushrooms and chestnuts with a selection of herbs to give it a rich flavoursome taste. Serve it with rice, or quinoa, even bulghur or another grain. You can add some fresh vegetables on the side or eat it as…

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Perfect Pastry for Mince-pies


Today I’m adding a new section to the website: Family Friendly Recipes! We’ve been doing loads of baking at home to try and reduce our use of pre-packaged additive and preservative laden goods. Whilst I am the only vegan in the house, I’ve discovered that by carefully selecting my ingredients, I can make delicious goodies that everyone loves…without realising they…

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World Vegan Month: November


If you haven’t noticed the ever increasing vegan ranges appearing in stores, cafes and restaurants over the past few months… then I don’t know where you’ve been hiding! 😛 In the UK, supermarkets are increasingly both their vegetarian and their vegan (or plant-based) ranges. Coffee shops and cafes now not only have the option of soya milk but coconut milk…

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Spiced Pumpkin & Apple Loaf Cake


Oh my! I’m blaming Angie for this! I haven’t made too many things with pumpkin in, but all her talk of Halloween, pumpkin and apple led me to do some experimenting! 😛 What do we have? A moist, spiced loaf cake, studded with cinnamon apple chunks and bits of crunchy pecans! Wow! This is one cake you’re going to want…

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