Deliciously Decadent Chocolate Date Brownie

I have, what I can only describe, as the mother of all bruises on my right leg. It’s just come up today and I assume it’s from Saturday’s exertions. I’m still a little stiff but thankfully managed to get through my yoga class this morning and I was showing off my battle scars to my gym buddies like a big kid! We’re off to see the family next week and I am very much looking forward to a little socialising and trying out some new restaurants in the London area. I might even treat myself to a little shopping at […]

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Chocolate Orange Muffins

Here we go again with the magnificent combo of dark chocolate and juicylicious orange, I’ll never tire of it, NEVER! I managed to buy some more of my favoured buckwheat flour, I love how soft and light the cakes are when I use this particular flour, it is a bit harder to get hold of for me, but it’s worth stocking up when I see it as it’s great for cakes and cookies, so worth having in the cupboard, especially for Gluten free peeps (don’t let the buckWHEAT part fool you, this flour is completely gluten free). I spotted a […]

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Very Simple Oreo Cupcakes with Cookie Frosting

I have wanted to make these for a while now but have had the little snag that the Oreos available to me here were not vegan, however, recently they have started importing the properly made Oreos that don’t have the milk powder in them, so when I found them I went all dreamy eyed and bought a box of mini Oreos and went straight to my kitchen to make the ever elusive Oreo Cupcakes! These are even more delicious than I had ever imagined they would be. Ok these are not for every day consumption, but as a cheeky little […]

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Homemade Carrot, Walnut & Cranberry Loaf

To the trusty loaf tin I return, oh how I have missed thee! (Sorry, been reading Robyn Young’s Insurrection and feeling suitably theatrical), I’ve been making a lot of muffins and cookies lately and wanted to get back to a nice loaf cake, plus I had a real hankering for some carrot cake. I had visions of icing the cake, but it seriously doesn’t need it as it is gorgeously moist and delicious all on it’s own, fling in the cranberries and you have a ruby jewel effect which looks so wintry and comforting, especially accompanied with a cup of […]

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Figgy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Well I hope that 2014 is treating you all well so far and 3 days in I still have a back log of recipes to share with you, so hoping to get them all on this next week. I thought I would start off with a cookie recipe, there are no diets in this house, no need when we can enjoy good food that doesn’t make you hate the scales the next morning! I’m using up the dried fruits I have left over in the pantry from making Christmas pudding, so expect to see a few different cookie combinations, I’ve […]

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Delightfully Crumbly Chocolate Orange Cookie Drops

I’m just back from my little jaunt away and I flew into that kitchen, I had a couple of ideas brewing in my head that I needed to try out and wanted some “non vegan” taste testers to give me some feedback. Martin’s great at the taste tests, problem is he seems to love everything so either my cooking is in fact up to his high standards or he’s frightened I might strop and not cook for him ever again. I started off with these Chocolate Orange Drops and followed up with some Christmas Mince Muffins (recipe to come tomorrow) […]

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