Homemade Baked Beans

I used to love Baked Beans on toast with cheese on top, particularly as a quick, easy meal, but now I prefer to make my own healthier version. Fry some onions, mushrooms & peppers, add garlic and herbs (I like basil, organo & thyme – you can also add some chilli powder or paprika or […]

Redcurrant Sauce

As a counterpoint to the Baked Veggie loaf, I created this spicy Redcurrant Sauce. This would also go well with grilled or roasted meat as an alternative to traditional mustards etc. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian and quick and simple to make. If you have any left over it will keep […]

Baked Veggie Loaf

A friend of mine, who is vegetarian, came for Christmas dinner. I didn’t want to trot out something safe nor did I want to do a standard nut roast. So having looked at a few different recipes I created this veggie loaf. It is quite crumbly when just out of the oven, but tastes great, particularly with […]

Chocolate Paradise Bars

These are the original version of the Lemon Paradise Bars that I posted recently.  They are a tweak of the original version from Hemsley & Hemsley so they are much quicker & easier to make with less honey to reduce the sugar content.  They are still totally delicious and a wonderful treat.  They freeze well […]

Apricot, Cashew & Coconut Balls

These 3 ingredient Apricot, Cashew & Coconut bliss balls are simple to make and taste great.  Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fibre, and potassium, Cashews give a dash of protein and good fats, whilst the Coconut adds […]