Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange & Ginger

Baking on a Sunday morning is possibly my favourite part of the weekend. It feels lazily productive, indulgent and then there’s the obvious appeal of a something sweet to savour with a hot mug of tea at the end of the process. As I was in between sleep and consciousness this morning I was dozing and thinking about what I would like to create in the kitchen once I was up and out of bed. I didn’t know exactly what type of sweet I wanted to make but I had three ingredients that were read more

Blueberry & Grapefruit Muffins with Oat Crumb

As I sit down to write this I’m just back from a walk in the park with Steven and sipping on a mug of herbal tea. I’m feeling a little brighter, lighter and a whole lot fresher for it. The sun is shining down and the wind is still cool. The easiest, nicest way to hit the refresh button. Plus, daffodils were popping their sunshine-yellow heads up everywhere which is guaranteed to bring a smile to pretty much anybody’s face. Walks through the park are the perfect punctuation read more

Mood Boosting Cacao Smoothie

This morning I had a doctor’s appointment for a blood test. They’re not so bad but I do tend to get quite light-headed afterwards. After walking home (in the gorgeous sun!!) I knew I needed something sweet to fill my tummy up. Although I don’t find blood tests particularly bad, usually I’m like ‘oh, is that it?!’ once it’s over, I found my stomach twisting itself in knots with nerves as soon as I was out of bed. This resulted in no breakfast. read more

Oatmeal & Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Trying to make a plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookie is quite a difficult task. I’ve always ended up with something that is super dense, cakey, flaky and is barely edible the next day. I just wanted a cookie that was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and free of overly processed ingredients I knew would mess with my stomach and skin. Is that such a big ask?! It seemed that it was. That was, until I discovered a very odd ingredient… aquafaba. What is read more

Banana & Walnut Loaf with Blueberry Compote

Yesterday our blender broke and so, obviously all I have been craving yesterday and today was anything that is made with the aid of a blender. Especially this morning. All I wanted for breakfast was a smoothie or blender pancakes (the BEST pancakes). I can tell I will probably (and very annoyingly) feel this way until we have the time to buy a replacement one.

To solve the problem in the meantime I decided to make a banana loaf. It’s a favourite around here and will do us for breakfast read more