When I started sharing recipes on this blog in early 2015, writing a recipe book felt like something way beyond my reach. But, I stuck it on my bucket list anyway, and carried on doing what I loved – creating the yummiest things I could possibly dream up, and sharing them on here. I also shared my photos over on my Instagram account, which started off really as a collage of terribly-lit shots at bad angles taken on an old iPhone, where my audience of lovely followers started to grow. Continue reading →
Lots of restaurants serve brownies with a side of ice cream, so I figured why not combine the two? These are the perfect treat for a hot day, and you can cut them into little squares and enjoy straight from the freezer whenever you feel like a little pick me up! Continue reading →
One problem with both myself and my taste testing entourage being serious, hardcore chocolate addicts is that sometimes it can be hard to get unbiased feedback on my non-chocolatey recipes. It’s almost as if they’re slightly discriminated against. So when I decided to leave the cacao powder in the cupboard and whip up some blondies instead of brownies I wasn’t sure what kind of backlash I might face. Continue reading →
Banana bread. Turns out it’s a thing, and what better way to enjoy it than with a little added spice, some gojis and a lot of peanut butter on top. Don’t worry if you don’t have the goji berries, you can sub for raisins or even just omit if it’s too off piste for your liking.
If you’ve seen my recipe for chocolate houmous (and if you haven’t then you should, it’s the perfect dip/spread/breakfast/lunch/dinner) you’ll know I’ve been foraying into chickpea-based sweet things. If you think that sounds weird, hear me out. Continue reading →
Chocolate? Or peanut butter? Chocolate? Or peanut butter? These are the kind of serious, real world, life changing quandaries I find myself having to answer on a daily basis when I’m deciding, for example, what flavour frosting my cupcakes are going to have. Well HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU my friends. I’ve only gone and come up with an easy way to enjoy both. Continue reading →
Easter nests take me right back to my childhood (as I’m sure they do with everyone) so I’m very happy that I can make healthier ones for my little ones (OK lets face it and myself) these days. Christmas and Easter could totally be renamed winter Chocolate festival and spring festival part 2 in my house, because we seem to go a little chocolate overboard around those times of year. Not that there’s anything wrong with that I hasten to add. Just telling you guys how it is. Continue reading →
So I know that you guys love my recipes because lots of you have cut out dairy/gluten/soy/refined sugar, but I do get a lot of requests for nut free recipes too. More and more people seem to be intolerant or allergic to nuts, and I don’t believe in excluding people, so I knew it was about time to hit you up with a nut free recipe that would blow your minds. Continue reading →
So this is all a bit weird isn’t it? But if we’re hanging out at home, the kids aren’t in school and the other half needs working from home snacks, then these are the real deal.
Fun to make with little ones, great to freeze for whenever you need them and insanely yummy. Only 6 ingredients and all things you can pop in your store cupboard too, so these really are the perfect little pick me up! Continue reading →
These came to me in a dream. Like for real. I woke up in the middle of the night and had to jot down the idea on my phone because I was so scared of forgetting about them come the morning. Such was my excitement that I woke up ridiculously early, left Mr H and baby H snoozing away together in bed and went down to the kitchen to get baking. Continue reading →
I hate wasting food more than anything, so I plan what I buy each week according to what meals I’m going to make, but with fruit it can be trickier to get it right, especially with little people around. So here are my top tips for avoiding waste when it comes to fruit:
⁃ Store things like apples and pears in the fridge. It keeps them lovely and crunchy and they last for much longer
⁃ If your fruit is getting on a bit, chop it up and freeze it! Then you can pop into smoothies or use it for baking. This is great if you have toddlers around who take one bite out of something and declare that they don’t want any more 😂 just chop, freeze and use another time! Continue reading →