Tag Archives : dairy free

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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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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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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Roast Chickpeas with Vegetables


This is such a straightforward idea – but oh were these roasted chickpeas and vegetables well received! Seriously, when your guests are picking them off the baking tray before they even get to the table – you know you’re on to a winner! 😀 I almost put these in the ‘back to basics’ series as they don’t really need a…

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Veggie Fritters


Ah, if you ever needed a way to eat more vegetables this is it! Crispy seasoned morsels of… well, definitely not overcooked limp tasteless vegetables! 😛 These veggie fritters are a great way of a) using up bits of vegetables b) getting kids (& partners) to eat more veg without realising and c) have a tasty meal that everyone can…

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Chickpea & Tomato Soup


This chickpea and tomato soup is one of our staple recipes! It is our go to quick nutritious meal (or addition to a meal) and we probably make it 2-3 times a month (okay so maybe weekly! Yes, it’s that good 😀 )! I was certain this recipe must already be on Life Diet Health, so imagine when I searched…

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