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Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potato brownies

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been living in a cave. I guess that’s the fallout from moving house recently and having two, super-energetic little ones charging around and keeping me on my toes. The thing that has had me feeling like the last one to “get with the program” this time is the advent of...
Kitchen sink flapjacks (low sugar)

Kitchen sink flapjacks (low sugar)

I found the Little Grazers website in a moment of panic. My youngest threatened a hunger strike unless she could feed herself. I practically backflipped for joy when my frenzied search for baby-led weaning recipes delivered me the Little Grazers site. It is packed to the rafters of great, healthy bite-sized recipes so it quickly...
Spiced courgette and rice soup

Spiced courgette and rice soup

  The kids and I have been ill . We’ve fallen foul of whatever virus it is that is going about. We’ve been bed ridden at times, with fevers, sore throats – the works. The kids are almost back to their normal selves but I’m still definitely below par but was grateful to be up...
Raspberry Friands (Gluten-Free)

Raspberry Friands (Gluten-Free)

These dainty little morsels were baked in honour of my friend Lucy’s visit. We don’t see Lucy that often but when we do meet it’s always lovely to catch up – we were introduced in New York by a mutual friend and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. She also lives in London, but on...
Spiced baked eggs

Spiced baked eggs

  This dish was one of the first dishes I made post In:Spa last week. It was really simple but exactly what I was craving. It’s very loosely based on the idea of Shakshuka but minus the tomatoes. Tomatoes seem to feature pretty heavily in most interpretations of this tasty middle-eastern brunch dish, and while...
The original red velvet - chocolate beetroot cake

The original red velvet – chocolate beetroot cake

    Happy Valentine’s day y’all! Whatever that means to you. I love baking so much that I think nothing says you care more than a homemade cake. I made this recipe for my friend Lola’s new site, Canteen. I used fresh beetroot from my veg box but you could easily use vacuum packed –...
Chicken broth with sweet potato and parsnip dumplings

Chicken broth with sweet potato and parsnip dumplings

  I’m not vegetarian, but I don’t eat much meat. When I do, it’s usually an organic chicken that I roast on a Sunday. I try to eek it out as much as possible which means that I’ll get more than one meal out of it. Soup is one of my favourite things to make...
A healthier take on gingerbread men

A healthier take on gingerbread men

My eldest came back from nursery with a biscuit and I knew there would be trouble. His 18 month old sister doesn’t take kindly to not having the exact same thing that he has, no matter what it is. To avoid toddler Armageddon, I stalled him from tucking into it while I looked around for...
Fluffy, gluten-free, American pancakes

Fluffy, gluten-free, American pancakes

I haven’t made pancakes for a while now. I don’t know what was so special about this morning. Perhaps it was the fact that this week had been gruelling; I probably needed to draw a line under it by acknowledging the difference between gobbled bowls of porridge or granola and a leisurely weekend feast. Whatever...
Chickpea crepes

Chickpea crepes

These were surprisingly good. I’ll be honest, I thought they would be rather odd because they contain so few ingredients and no eggs! Shame on me for lacking faith, particularly as they are from this wonderful book, The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfield. I made these as an experiment for the children. I thought the...
Cheesy cornbread

Cheesy cornbread

This recipe was the love-child of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Claire Patak. Both cooks write for the Guardian, but they each took very different approaches to the humble cornbread. Hugh, as you would expect, adopted a no-nonsense approach with very few embellishments. Claire, took an apologetically Southern approach to it – adding egg for a...
Carrot and pineapple cake (Low GI and Gluten-free)

Carrot and pineapple cake (Low GI and Gluten-free)

  Hello Blog It’s been a while. So much water under the bridge since I last posted. Changes in day jobs and seasons. It’s good to be back. This is a cake I baked with my 3 year old, G. I like baking with little ones as it’s good for them to have a vested...