Sometimes I just NEED something sweet and stodgy and I don't want to wait for it! I first discovered this recipe when I had to be dairy-free years ago and the corner shop never had any dairy-free cake when I wanted to impulse buy some at 8pm! These days anything I bake has to be … Continue reading 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Pudding (gf, df, sf, vegan)
One thing I absolutely love about the festive season is the appearance of lebkuchen in the shops! I especially love those little heart shaped ones with the apricot jam in the middle and can happily eat a whole bag to myself. One day, years ago, when I was heavily pregnant with my eldest child, I … Continue reading Gluten Free Lebkuchen Recipe
Now, I'm not here to be a massive kill-joy, but it's that time of year again when well-meaning people start gifting alcohol to people they don't know very well, and I want to encourage you to think a moment before you start flinging your festive wine about! Drinking alcohol is such an integrated part of … Continue reading 7 Gifts That Aren’t Booze
Parkin is traditional Autumn fodder in the North of England. There's the biscuit-y kind and the sponge-cake-y kind and many different variations of the recipe for it. Predominantly hailing from West Yorkshire and Lancashire it is traditionally eaten on Bonfire night, but I tend to shove it in my face for most of autumn! This … Continue reading Gluten Free Yorkshire Parkin Recipe
A good night's sleep is so important to our wellbeing. Lack of sleep has such a large knock-on effect on the rest of our lives (and the people who have to live with us!) that problems in this area can be really debilitating. Obviously sometimes our lack of sleep is difficult to solve, especially if … Continue reading Homeopathic Remedies for Insomnia & Sleep Troubles
This recipe is super easy, for those days when you're surprised you had the energy to drag yourself out of bed but apparently you have to be a responsible parent and keep everyone alive! I usually save some of the bolognaise sauce to make in to chilli the next day by chucking a tin of … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Easy Vegetarian Bolognaise Recipe
I absolutely love carrot cake, it is my favourite! I once said that if I could get paid to do anything, then I would like to travel the world eating carrot cakes and reviewing them... which in hindsight, seems a little silly! This is not a 'healthy' recipe (sorry!) but going on the basis of … Continue reading Carrot Cake Traybake Recipe (gf, df)
So 'tis the season to battle some serious germ monsters! Kids returning to school after the summer break seem to brew a great big soup of illness and it's no surprise that they then 'share the love' with their adult carers! Just one week back in to term and my son caught a cold from … Continue reading What’s In My Winter Wellness Kit?
So, I bloody love stationery! There's just something about September and that general feeling of newness that comes with it. I could blame too many years in Education (both as a student and for work) and my general love of Autumn, but it really feels more like 'new year' than actual new year! And new … Continue reading My Favourite Organising Items!
Hello again! Back today with another instalment of the 'Can't Be Arsed' Cookery series - recipes for when you have zero cooking mojo but could really do with something resembling actual food! This veggie soup recipe is seriously easy but packed with nutrients thanks to the awesome spinach and also happens to be gluten free … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Super Green Soup Recipe