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)

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)

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)

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake (gf, df, sf, vegan)

I love rhubarb and we were lucky enough to inherit a couple of crowns of the stuff in the garden of where we currently live. This cake came about because we end up with shed loads of rhubarb and we can get a bit sick of crumble and even though I also make cordial and … Continue reading Rhubarb Upside Down Cake (gf, df, sf, vegan)

Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, gf)

In case you hadn't noticed, I just love chestnuts in everything! I put them in my pasta, in stuffing, in pies, even in truffles, and today I'm putting them in my soup! I've paired the hearty chestnuts with parsnips, which are my favourite root vegetable, for a comforting combination that is perfect for warming you … Continue reading Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, 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)

Chocolate Courgette Brownie Recipe (gf, vegan, sf)

The garden might be my 'happy place' for self-care, but I'm actually a fairly hopeless gardener! This year is the first year I've managed to actually grow some courgettes, so I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. My kids are really not into courgettes though so I needed a way to use the veggies up … Continue reading Chocolate Courgette Brownie Recipe (gf, vegan, sf)