Wild Garlic Hummus (df, gf, vegan)

Wild garlic is a delicious Spring treat! Fab made in to pesto, or chucked in a soup, it also is excellent in hummus! This is a super easy recipe, best made in a food processor, however we only have a blender and manage with that, it's just a bit of a pain in the arse! … Continue reading Wild Garlic Hummus (df, gf, vegan)

Hot Cross Cookies (df, gf, vegan)

It's nearly Ostara and Easter and what better way to celebrate than with biscuits? I do love regular hot cross buns, but making them both vegan and gluten free is a little on the challenging side! Biscuits however, is more in my range of ability! (Although I've named these cookies because I like the alliteration!) … Continue reading Hot Cross Cookies (df, gf, vegan)

Vegan Recipe Roundup: Winter Comfort Food

You might be thinking: Kirstie, it's practically spring, isn't a bit late for an article about Winter comfort food? And yes, you're right, but apparently this took me a lot longer to get around to finishing than I originally thought! So here it is anyway! πŸ˜‚ I know many people seem to launch themselves in … Continue reading Vegan Recipe Roundup: Winter Comfort Food

Dairy Free Spiced Rice Pudding (gf, vegan, sf)

I love a slow cooker pudding because usually it just involves lobbing a load of tasty stuff in at once and then ignoring it until it's ready for eating! I make this rice pudding often, but usually I just wing it, however, just for you, I actually measured, weighed and timed things! Lucky you! Rice … Continue reading Dairy Free Spiced Rice Pudding (gf, vegan, sf)

Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies (gf, df, vegan)

The festive season is the perfect time for home made baked goods and dark chocolate and ginger is a delicious classic combo. Slightly more fancy than just regular choc-chip but not too much extra effort! These cookies are gluten free, dairy free and vegan. They're made with coconut sugar, which reduces the sugar content and … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies (gf, df, vegan)

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)