• welsh cakes
23 Apr, 2016

Welsh cakes

By |April 23rd, 2016|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Although readily available in UK supermarkets, I had forgotten how good Welsh cakes taste.  Recently I found a traditional recipe, given to my grandmother from her Welsh neighbour 10 - 15 years ago. Everytime we visited, Ivy would come around with an ice-cream tub full of them.  I can still remember that smell. I have [...]

  • sticky date pudding with caramel sauce
6 Mar, 2016

Sticky date & sultana pudding

By |March 6th, 2016|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

This is a take on the British classic, sticky toffee pudding.  Yes, it's sticky, yes it's calorific and yes a family favourite for those with a sweet tooth.  This recipe embraces the pressure cooker and makes it a simple, quick, but delicious dessert that will impress dinner guests or family and something you don't have [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Health rusks

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Health rusks - These are like muesli bars and slightly crumblier than buttermilk rusks. You can always swap ingredients for an even healthier version...i.e. replace the butter and sugar for oil and natural sugar alternatives. - sugar, butter (melted), bran flakes (crushed), self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sultanas (or raisins), milk (at room temperature), [...]

  • cinnamon, oat and raisin muffins
4 Feb, 2016

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins

By |February 4th, 2016|Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins - Taking my healthy muffin base mix, I've created the classic flavour combo of apple, cinnamon and sultanas. I choose sultanas over raisins as they are plumper, have more sweetness, yet less sugar. For the final touch and for added texture, I sprinkle rolled oats on top, before baking (omit [...]

  • banana fruit bread (free-from)
1 May, 2015

Banana fruit bread (free-from)

By |May 1st, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Banana fruit bread - This healthy, low calorie version of banana bread with added coconut, mixed spice and sultanas. The recipe is wheat, gluten and dairy free and low sugar (processed sugar free). - rice flour, coconut oil, xylitol (or 10g stevia), sultanas, eggs, ripe bananas (small-medium), cornflour (organic, gluten free), desiccated coconut, ground almonds, [...]

  • oat biscuit
26 Feb, 2015

Orange n’ chocolate oat biscuits

By |February 26th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Orange n' chocolate oat biscuits - These oat, orange, sultana and chocolate biscuits are so moreish and they fill the house with yummy smells. Perfect to show off to your friends with and all under 30 minutes. - butter, light brown sugar (muscavado), egg, banana (ripe and mashed), vanilla extract, orange zest, orange juice, wholemeal [...]

  • healthy morning muffins
31 Jan, 2015

Healthy morning muffins

By |January 31st, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Healthy morning muffins - These healthy morning/brunch muffins will help fill a gap between meals - contains banana, apple, carrot, sultanas and oats. Salt and sugar free! - wholemeal flour (or white flour), ground almonds, stevia (sugar or other alternative), baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon (or 0.5 tsp grated nutmeg), rolled oats (not jumbo oats), [...]

  • breakfast granola
21 Jan, 2015

Crunchy quinoa granola

By |January 21st, 2015|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Crunchy quinoa granola - This is a tasty and healthy alternative to processed, shop bought breakfast cereal or muesli. Rich in protein and fibre, but low in saturated fat and salt. It will keep you satisfied for hours without wanting to snack. Serve with 0% greek yoghurt and top with blueberries, strawberries or banana if [...]

  • fruit 'n oat slices
30 Oct, 2014

Healthy oat ‘n fruit slices

By |October 30th, 2014|Dairy-free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Healthy oat 'n fruit slices - These are flour-less, egg free and dairy free with only natural sugars, so a truly guilt free sweet treat. - bananas (mashed (ripe)), apple sauce, oats, coconut milk (or almond milk), sultanas (optional), vanilla essence or extract, ground cinnamon, Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with [...]