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

CBA Cookery: Loaded Nachos (gf, df, vegan)

I love loaded nachos. There was a time when I would order the 'sharing' nachos platter from Wetherspoons and eat the whole thing myself. Sharing shmaring! Anyway, now I don't bother leaving the house and just make these loaded nachos instead! Who knows what day it is, or who even cares, when there are nachos! … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Loaded Nachos (gf, df, vegan)

Cinnamon & Raisin Chia Jam (gf, sf, df, vegan)

So, I've tried several times these last few weeks to write something helpful or useful or even just tasty and nothing has made it to publish! There's a bit of 'pandemic waffle' at the beginning of this post, but if you don't want to read the ramblings of my mind, just scroll down to the … Continue reading Cinnamon & Raisin Chia Jam (gf, sf, df, vegan)

Pink Hot Chocolate (df, vegan, sf, gf)

There's beetroot in this hot chocolate. There, I said it. Now you're probably thinking "beetroot... are you fucking mad, Kirstie?" and while you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that generally - on this occasion I need you to hear me out! Beetroot is one of those veggies that I find difficult to get into my … Continue reading Pink Hot Chocolate (df, vegan, sf, gf)

Simple Christmas Cupcakes (df, gf, vegan)

Sometimes allergy-baking for or with kids can be a little tricky, but today I've got a simple easy cupcake recipe that will solve that problem! Since we home-ed, I love baking with the kids, it's great for maths skills, following instructions and teamwork and these cute little cupcakes are perfect for Christmas (or any other … Continue reading Simple Christmas Cupcakes (df, gf, vegan)

Lebkuchen Loaf Recipe (gf, df, vegan, sf)

It's no secret that I absolutely love lebkuchen, and am always delighted when it is finally 'lebkuchen season' - resulting in me being unable to pass by an Aldi without popping in for some! (The dark chocolate ones are vegan! Although I still try to ration them as too much sugar totally plays havoc with … Continue reading Lebkuchen Loaf Recipe (gf, df, vegan, sf)

Spooky Spider Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

This recipe is super easy and perfect for baking with little ones this Halloween. The ground almonds in this recipe make the biscuits lovely and soft and chewy with a slight crispy outer and the spider design is really easy for children to do (great for developing those fine motor skills!) The main biscuit recipe … Continue reading Spooky Spider Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Recipe (gf, vegan, sugar free)

Our rhubarb plants have gone a bit bonkers this year, it would seem that they really like all this rain! I've been making Chia Jam with it and also vegan 'jelly' to have with custard but sometimes nothing beats the comfort food vibes of a good stodgy crumble!  I love the flavour combo of rhubarb … Continue reading Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Recipe (gf, vegan, sugar free)

Easy Choc Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Dietry modifications can make baking a bit of a challenge! Cake may not come under 'whole' food, but it sure counts as 'soul food' and that is important too. Eating in a way that benefits your body and the planet needn't mean that you don't get to have your cake and eat it! Being able … Continue reading Easy Choc Chip Banana Bread Recipe

CBA Cookery: Tomato & Ginger Soup Recipe

The weather has been pretty cold and grim for the past week here in Cheshire. (Although I'm not really complaining, I hated that heatwave last summer!) The gloomy greyness and pervasive damp has had me hankering for comfort food and this soup fits the bill!  A 'well known soup brand' makes a soup similar to … Continue reading CBA Cookery: Tomato & Ginger Soup Recipe