Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Spelt Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon & Thyme

Wholemeal Spelt Strawberry Shortcakes with lemon & thyme.

Scones, Summer | 6th August 2019 | By

If you like a bit of alliteration, how about “spelt strawberry shortcakes scream summer”? It’s not a lie. And furthermore they’re totally delicious. Knock up a batch, invite your neighbours around and enjoy them in or out of the garden. Serve them warm with whipped cream and macerated strawberries.

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Matcha Madeleines – Green Tea & Lemon Sponges

Matcha Madeleines laid out on a blue plate.

Are you a matcha fan? Do you know what it is? It’s a wonderful ingredient to use in baking. These green matcha madeleines are little cakes with attitude. They’re flavoured with Japanese green tea powder (matcha) for complexity and lemon for freshness.

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Simple Griddled Asparagus with Zingy Lemon

Turquoise serving plate with griddled asparagus, lemon halves with napkins and forks at the ready.

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe for griddled asparagus has only three ingredients and it’s absolutely delicious. Salt is an optional fourth. It’s also very quick to make and serves as an elegant spring side dish, starter or supper.

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Lemon Caraway Seed Cake – An Old-Fashioned Bake with a Modern Twist

Lemon Caraway Seed Cake

British, Bundt | 5th February 2019 | By

This lemon caraway seed cake recipe is a riff from a Rachel Roddy recipe I spotted in the Guardian. I thought a version of it would be perfect for an upcoming visit from two of my aunts last summer. 

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Spinach Cake with Lemon – My Super Simple Version of Le Gâteau Vert

Spinach Cake with Lemon aka Green Cake aka Le Gâteau Vert

My spinach cake with lemon is a super simple version of le gâteau vert or green cake and it tastes delicious too. I was inspired after seeing this week’s episode of Great British Bake Off. I’ve made it with wholemeal spelt, but you can use whatever flour you prefer. The batter is made with spinach puree and the icing is coloured with spinach too. I’ve filled it with lemon ricotta and topped it with pistachios.

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Lemon & Ginger Mincemeat – a Spicy Festive Treat

Lemon & Ginger Mincemeat

Christmas, Gifts | 21st December 2017 | By

I’ve been making mincemeat for several years now. Once you’ve made your own it’s hard to go back to shop bought. But ding dong merrily on high, it’s fun to ring the changes by creating variations on a theme. This year I’ve opted for this warming and refreshing lemon & ginger mincemeat.

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Barley Lentil Dinner with Walnut Gremolata and Roasted Tomatoes

Barley Lentil Dinner

Dinner, Vegan | 5th November 2017 | By

This barley lentil dinner is a simple recipe made somewhat sophisticated by the addition of walnut gremolata and roasted tomatoes on the vine. It’s also very garlicky. If you love garlic as much as we do, this is a very fine thing.

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Poached Peaches and Apricots in a Spiced Lemon & Thyme Syrup

Poached Peaches & Apricots

Summer is here at last and not only does it bring light and warmth, it also brings us a wealth of juicy fruit. When you’ve had your fill of fresh berries and stone fruit, you’ll probably be looking for other ways to eat them. This recipe for poached peaches and apricots in a spiced lemon & thyme syrup is simple to make and utterly delectable.

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Lavender Honey Cake with a Scent of Lemon & Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Lavender Honey Cake

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I can’t help but think of cake. I feel something light and spring like is needed. I know, how about a lavender honey cake scented with lemon and smothered in honey cream cheese icing? Sorted.

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Fig Lemon Marzipan Bundt Cake for a Special Occasion

Fig Lemon Marzipan Bundt Cake

Bundt | 4th January 2017 | By

A beautifully textured cake for a special occasion. Flavoured with figs and lemon including a slug of limoncello, the cake includes a ball of marzipan in each slice and is topped with a drizzle of sharp lemon icing. I give you my fig lemon marzipan bundt cake.

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