Chocolate coconut quinoa Easter nests

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

Nut free chocolate fudge cake

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

Raw coconut brownie truffles

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

Caramel frosted banoffee brownies 

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

Toffee apple cupcakes

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

White chocolate caramels

  • You know that feeling. When you just want something sweet, and fruit just isn’t going to cut it. You want something that tastes SO indulgent and heavenly that you’ll be so in love with it you’ll wonder whether it’s possible (or legal) to marry a chocolate. ‘Do you Emma, take this white chocolate caramel to be your lawfully wedded companion, in sickness and in health, until consumption do you part?’ ‘Yes, yes I do.’ Continue reading
  • Vanilla frosted chocolate snowflake cookies

    What’s on your Christmas list? Mine is about 90% cookware (and 10% chocolate) so when the lovely people at Joseph Joseph sent me some of their gorgeous products it was literally as if Christmas had come early. I’ve been a big fan of their chopping boards for years, but have recently been introduced to their nesting bowls set (which is amazing for space saving as well as being super colourful and lovely) and their rolling pin has revolutionised my biscuit making. So much so that it seemed only right to create a festive cookie recipe to celebrate! Continue reading

    Chocolate cranberry wreath donuts

    One thing I love doing in December is walking around the posher side of my neighbourhood (aka the part I don’t live in) checking out all the Christmas wreaths. When baby H was small, my friend and I made a ‘wreath snoop’ part of our weekly routine. We’d push our prams down the roads, discussing the merits of each and whether it matched the front door or not, willing our babies to nap. Continue reading

    Baby banana brownies with a chocolate frosting (with nut free option)

    Brownies, bananas and little people are a regular occurence in our house these days…I buy around 25 bananas a week (I don’t know how they all get eaten but they always do), we have play dates a plenty and brownies disappear at a rate of knots. I get lots of lovely mamas asking me for recipes that they can give to their little ones, many of whom are gluten/dairy/nut free and trying to avoid refined sugar, so I thought it about time to create a brownie recipe that ticked all those boxes too. Continue reading