Slow cooker sweet potato chocolate fudge cake with chocolate frosting

Baking a cake for someone is just about one of the most fulfilling things you can do in my opinion. Home-baked cakes just taste so much better, I guess because they are made with love instead of additives! I first made this cake for the original Mrs H, who I affectionately refer to as my smother-in-law. She is so loving and kind (and is probably the biggest chocoholic I know after Mr H) so it seemed only right to debut this recipe on her birthday!

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Magical matcha cacao swirl tarts 


I’ve got a serious case of ‘matcha mania’ at the moment. My obsession started back in April when Mr H and I visited Japan – you can literally get matcha flavoured EVERYTHING out there – and by the time I left I was totally hooked. For anyone unfamiliar with the stuff, matcha is essentially powdered green tea leaves, but because you actually consume the leaves (which is where many of the antioxidants are) rather than throwing them away as you would with a teabag, it’s heaps more powerful as well as being much more concentrated. Continue reading

Bloody delicious no-bake bakewell tarts


If you grew up in the UK, chances are you’ve heard of that old chap Mr Kipling. I used to really like him (he sounded so friendly on the adverts) but these days I’m not so sure.

It’s not that I think he’s done anything bad (although I do think his mate Captain Birds Eye definitely looks a bit dodgy) he’s just bloody arrogant. ‘Exceedingly good cakes’? For someone who sounds so posh that kind of blatant immodesty seems rather un-British. Continue reading

Half-baked banana balls


Half-baked, nutty and bananas. If you are what you eat, then Mr D and Mr H would probably say we’ve been overdoing it a little on these. And they would probably be right!

These beauties are the perfect snack – packed with slow-release energy, good fats and tonnes of vitamins and minerals, they are so easy to pop into your lunch box and take to work for a teatime pick-me-up. They are also so easy to pop into your mouth, which is where most of ours seem to end up.

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Chickpeas – why we love them


Chickpeas (or Garbanzo beans to our friends across the pond) are, in our opinion, underrated and underappreciated. Whilst they may not be touted as a traditional superfood these little, creamy, nutty, balls of deliciousness are most definitely a super-versatile-food. Continue reading

Throw away the ‘smack’ bars – my hunger-busting apple pie granola bars


The scene is set – it’s 11am in a busy office, you’re trying to press on with your to do list, but your concentration is waning and your colleagues are not enjoying the awkward soundtrack provided by your rumbling tummy.
You just need a quick fix. Anything will do. One of said colleagues offers you a Nutrigrain or a Special K bar. That’s healthy right? You readily accept and scuttle back to your desk.

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Hey pesto! My magical four ingredient sauce


We’re sure you know us by now – we love a simple recipe. If it’s healthy, cheap and quick then it’s a winner in our books. We also love pesto. So these two loves led us to create a super easy, inexpensive (and vegan) pesto recipe that we just can’t get enough of. Continue reading