How To Celebrate National Tree Week in Lockdown

This article was inspired by a job I applied for and didn't get. I always try to make the best of a bad situation and so I thought I wouldn't waste what I had learned, but instead repurpose it and create something positive! National Tree Week is a celebration of trees that takes place every … Continue reading How To Celebrate National Tree Week in Lockdown

Chocolate Chestnut Spread (df, gf, sf, vegan)

This recipe was an experiment on a dull day last week. 'Second Lockdown' had just begun in England, the US election was causing some unsettling background anxiety and I'd just had two fairly sizeable bad pieces of news (this is 2020 after all, nothing is allowed to go right is it?!). I'd foraged a bag … Continue reading Chocolate Chestnut Spread (df, gf, sf, vegan)

How I Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Last week I was a total disaster. Brain fog, unable to focus, drifting in to endless scrolling of crap on my phone, unable to summon the energy or enthusiasm to tackle any of my to-do list, clumsy, fatigued yet unable to sleep properly and with a serious case of 'the mehs'. I spent all week … Continue reading How I Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Smooth Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia seeds are awesome! Chock full of nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, omega 3, calcium, fibre, protein and B vitamins! Chia pudding is fab way for getting healthy food in to your little ones, because everyone loves dessert, right? For some people though the texture is kinda gross and slimy and for some kids (and … Continue reading Smooth Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe

Lavender & Ginger Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

I love using lavender in cooking! The flowers are such a gorgeous purple colour and the smell is just heavenly. Many people report that the scent of lavender makes them feel more relaxed and less stressed, which can only be a good thing and I personally think a biscuit always cheers me up! These biscuits … Continue reading Lavender & Ginger Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

Dairy & Soy-Free Yoghurt Recipe

Sometimes it can be tricky or expensive to find a soy-free vegan yoghurt at the supermarket, even if there is a lot more choice now than there was 10 years ago when I first went dairy free! My youngest child is both dairy and soy intolerant and so making my own soy-free yoghurt has been … Continue reading Dairy & Soy-Free Yoghurt Recipe

Gluten Free ‘Breakfast Pastries’ (df, sf, gf, vegan)

My eldest requested I make 'Pop Tarts' a few weeks ago and well, I aim to please! The regular toaster pastries are choc full of wheat, dairy and sugar and so they haven't made an appearance in the house for quite some time! In fact I'm not even sure that my youngest has ever had … Continue reading Gluten Free ‘Breakfast Pastries’ (df, sf, gf, vegan)

Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

I noticed the other day that my lemon balm plant had practically exploded with new growth and realised that I should probably do something with it! Now, it is a plant most well known for making delicious tea that is good for soothing anxiety (If you want to have it as a tea you can … Continue reading Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

Gluten Free Raspberry Brownies (gf, sf, df, vegan)

We're lucky that our garden came with raspberry canes and we always get a bumper crop from them. If there was one plant I'd recommend everyone to grow (provided you have space of course!) it would be raspberries, they are just SO easy to look after. It doesn't matter if it rains all spring, it … Continue reading Gluten Free Raspberry Brownies (gf, sf, df, vegan)

Dairy Free Forest Fruit Ice Creams (df, sf, gf, vegan)

It's no secret that I love anything with Black-Forest-Gateau vibes, so I just had to make an ice cream/lolly that combined those flavours! It's raspberry and cherry season here right now so it's a great time to use those fresh seasonal ingredients in your recipes. I'm lucky enough to have quite a few raspberry canes … Continue reading Dairy Free Forest Fruit Ice Creams (df, sf, gf, vegan)