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

Apricot Whisky Honey Cheesecake – A Flash in the Pan

Apricot, whisky & honey cheesecake - deconstructed.

Fancy making a glorious summer dessert that’s full of interesting flavours and doesn’t require too much effort? This deconstructed apricot, whisky and honey cheesecake fits the bill beautifully. It’s a perfect pudding for entertaining and will wow everyone who tastes it. Although, it’s probably one for the adults rather than the kids. The recipe comes from A Flash in the Pan by John Whaite. Read on for my review as well as the recipe. Plus there’s a chance to win a copy of the book.

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Raspberry Granola Parfait and Fibre – Are You Getting Enough?

Raspberry Granola Parfait

Breakfast, Food Reviews | 17th April 2018 | By

A quick and easy high fibre breakfast that feels more luxurious and indulgent than it actually is. This raspberry granola parfait is perfect for weekend breakfasts or entertaining guests.

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Champagne Syllabub with Orange Rhubarb Compote

Champagne Syllabub with Orange Rhubarb Compote

Dessert | 15th May 2017 | By

When I posted a picture of this Champagne syllabub with orange rhubarb compote over on Instagram I was overwhelmed by the chorus of ” there’s no such thing as leftover Champagne”. Hmmm! CT and I don’t drink a lot and obviously nor do our friends. We had a little bit leftover from a birthday brunch and I’m so glad we did. These little pots of deliciousness are both luxurious and totally sumptuous.

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Rustic Rhubarb Galette With Orange Spelt Flaky Pastry

Rustic Rhubarb Galette Slice

This simple rustic French rhubarb galette tart is one of the delights of spring. There’s no need to line a tin and the filling is only partially covered by the delicious yet easy to make orange flavoured flaky pastry.

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Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies with only 3 ingredients

Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies.

Tasty tangy and tart these rose plum yoghurt ice lollies are fruity and refreshing with a hint of rose. Just what you need on a hot summer’s day. If you have a good blender, they’re easy to make too.

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Roasted Plum Parfait with Lemon Curd

Plum Parfait

Dessert, Summer | 17th April 2016 | By

Doesn’t roasted plum parfait sound delicious? Well you wouldn’t be far wrong. It’s a light and fresh tasting summer dessert made with layers of roasted plums and a mixture of yoghurt, cream and lemon curd.

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Henk’s Chocolate Nut Cakes

Small Cakes | 27th November 2015 | By

My friend Henk, over in The Netherlands is a keen baker. Like me, he’s interested in trying out different flours, particularly in cakes. Recently he sent me a recipe for his favourite chocolate nut muffins. They have undergone many iterations, I should add and more will follow as just like me, Henk is an inveterate ‘tinkerer’ of recipes.

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Banana Pancakes with Ricotta and Chocolate Sauce

Banana Pancakes

Healthy and gluten-free banana pancakes made with buckwheat flour, ricotta cheese and yoghurt. Delicious on their own or smothered in chocolate sauce and scattered with almonds.

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Gooseberry Galette – A Simple French Rustic Tart

Gooseberry Galette

If you’ve got gooseberries and you’re not quite sure what to do with them, try making this gooseberry galette. It’s a simple rustic French fruit tart with the filling only partially covered by the delicious yet easy to make flaky pastry. If you haven’t got any gooseberries, go out and get some.

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Brie and Chive Scones – The Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Cheese & Chive Scones

Scones | 24th May 2015 | By

A rich and tasty scone, these brie and chive scones will delight almost everyone. Eat them on their own for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper or, for a more substantial meal, enjoy them as an accompaniment to salad or soup. Great for picnics too.

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