Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (gf, df, sf, vegan)

As I've mentioned before, I'm a bakery for breakfast kinda girl! I'm also not very much of a morning person and prefer things that are quick and pre-prepable (like my Instant Oats or Fruity Breakfast Bars). These double chocolate banana muffins are perfect for either breakfast or a filling after school snack for kids to … Continue reading Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (gf, df, sf, 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)

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)

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)

Homemade Dairy Free Ice Lollies

Is that.... is that the SUN?!? It's possible that we have our few days of British Summer this week (although honestly I'm not complaining too much, I really did not enjoy that freak heatwave last year!) and this weather calls for some ice lollies! My youngest is currently 4 and she is pretty much sassy … Continue reading Homemade Dairy Free Ice Lollies

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

Rhubarb and Ginger Chia Jam Recipe

I'm LOVING experimenting with chia jam at the moment. The flavour combos are endless and you don't have to worry about pectin content! One of my faves in recent weeks has been banana & lime, which was so good (anyone else remember the banana jam that Morrisons sold years ago?! Nobody else seems to remember … Continue reading Rhubarb and Ginger Chia Jam Recipe