Going Paleo – The end of a chapter..

Going Paleo this past year has been a major hiatus, as a foodie it's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do but thankfully the sacrifice was worth it and a year later I'm able to enjoy food that once gave me so much trouble and while there are still things I'm best avoiding [...]

Going Paleo – More breakfast! Gluten, Grain & Sugar Free Granola Recipe

Having mastered a cashew nut loaf recipe as an alternative for my beloved daily bread, I figured I had breakfast in the bag. As long as there was the time to whip up some eggs to accompany, my early paleo days got off to a pretty decent start. But what of the mornings where time is short and a quicker fix [...]

Queen of Tarts – Blackberry, Lime & Elderflower Tart

Blackberries are versatile and delicious things. For me they've made star appearances as jewels, sprayed silver on macaron towers and more humbly been boiled down for jam for the base of mini 'Blackberry Bakewell Tarts' and transformed into into compote in a layered, 'Blackberry, Limonchello Cream & Hazelnut Verrine.' (Recipes here..) Blackberry, Limonchello & Hazelnut Verrines [...]

Going Paleo – Finding alternatives; Cashew Nut Bread Recipe

In my last post I started writing about my new venture into eating Paleo in an attempt to help heal my long-standing IBS issues and shared my top tips on surviving the first few weeks of living like Wilma Flintstone. Avocado Dreaming When it comes to cooking and planning meals, what quickly dawns is that without [...]

Recipe Video – Summer Garden Cake

Summer's here (In case you didn't get the memo) and while it's looking distinctly like another classic washout, hopefully in true stoic British style you're pretending the sun has got his hat on and getting those pasty limbs out anyway :-) So regardless of the ever unreliable forecast, gather your friends and celebrate anyway. And let's [...]

Baking Tips – Saving Egg Whites

Here's a quick video from me on saving egg whites the easy way, so next time you have a few spare, don't throw them away follow my tips instead :-) Happy Baking!

Recipe Video – Easter Chocolate & Pear Tart

Growing up, Easter only really meant two things to me; chocolate and holidays. Now there's only the occasional Easter egg to scoff but the excuse to do some chocolate themed baking lives on. When asked to come up with an Easter chocolate dessert recipe for Aldi that was aimed at adults, I could see no better excuse than this [...]

Baking Tips – Tempering chocolate the easy way

Tempering chocolate for making decorations or for dipping doesn't have to be complicated, here's my video tips on doing it the easy way! Happy Baking :-)

Recipe Video – Gingerbread Christmas Cake

For those who aren't keen on the traditional, fruit filled Christmas cake (including me) here's my recipe for a festive alternative gingerbread cake with orange cream cheese icing, candied fresh cranberries and iced gingerbread trees. Unlike a traditional fruit cake, this recipe doesn't need to be made in advance and although there's several steps to complete they're [...]

Recipe Video – Festive Chutney – The Telegraph

Chutney is something I've grown up with, most often homemade with fresh produce straight from our suburban garden veggie patch. Chutney is a brilliant solution to a glut of fruit and veg that needs using up or alternatively or if you're buying ingredients in just follow the seasons for the best quality and value, fruit and vegetables [...]