Crumbly Praline Cookies

So, first things first. Sweetness levels of cookies. For all the cakes and cookies I bake, I make them to suit our own tastes and these last 2 years have seen our palettes change dramatically as we’ve moved away from processed foods and maintained our plant based eating habits. What we’ve come to realise is we now don’t like super sweet snacks and desserts and this is coming from a woman who would devour sticky toffee puddings and packs of Thorntons champagne truffles in one sitting. I used to have a ridiculous sweet tooth. But things change, our cravings for […]

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Simple No Bake Goji Energy Bars, ideal for a post gym snack.

This is a super short and sweet recipe to give you a little something to nibble on if you get an afternoon snack attack. I literally flung in what I had in my cupboard and with the added bonus of the almond butter (which I am loving) that I bought at Holland and Barrett last week, I was no doubt onto a winner! Do not despair if you haven’t got all the same ingredients, you can easily use peanut butter, cashew nut butter or any nut butter really and swap the goji berries for some raisins or cranberries and if […]

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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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Popped Quinoa Chocolate & Goji Berry Treats

I felt like being a big kid again and making my own version of a rice crispy treat, but this time using popped quinoa. I love it, the taste is just delicious and it’s just a nice quick way of making a little snack to keep in the fridge and nibble on when you want some. I had mine in individual mini cupcake cases, but you could just as easily press it into a long bar and slice, but you really need to compact it down to make sure it doesn’t just fall apart when you try to pick it […]

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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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