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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Cupcakes...


Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.

Great for all ages

Makes 12

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Blackberry, Chia And Lemon Sponge Puddings With Blackberry Custard...


Blackberry, chia and lemon sponge puddings with blackberry custard:

Forget about a kitchen full of steam these wonderfully light tangy steamed puds get a modern make over and are cooked in the oven in a roasting tin covered with a large of foil.

Steamed puddings are wonderfully forgiving, so if you get a little delayed eating your main course and the puddings are ready, don’t feel you must rush, turn off the oven and leave for an extra 10 even 15 minutes cooking.


Dairy free, gluten free

Serves 4

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 35-40 minutes
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Apple and Blackberry Breakfast Crumble with Pear and Cinnamon Custard...


Today I am sharing a lovely winter-warming recipe: Apple and Blackberry Breakfast Crumble with Pear and Cinnamon Custard. We love crumbles here, Especially when it is cold outside. A perfect treat for after Sunday dinner. šŸ

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

White Chocolate Banana Bread...


Since the weather has turned cooler we have stopped making as many fruit smoothies lately. We always seam to have some bananas left at the end of the week that need using up. Perfect for banana bread then. I made a banana bread up and the kids loved it. 

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit,Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl..


Today I am sharing this yummy Sungold kiwifruit, Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl. Makes a refreshing change to drinking smoothies..


Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves 1
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pear And Almond Puff Tarts With Caramel Sauce...


Pear and Almond Puff Tarts with Caramel Sauce. These little puff tarts are so easy to make – and even easier to eat!

Preparation 20 mins

Cooking 20 mins

Makes 6

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Friday, 30 September 2016

Rustic Raspberry Crumble


Fancy making this Rustic Raspberry Crumble?

Serves 4

Time 40–50 minutes

Per portion: 593 Kcal

26g fat (15g saturated)

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Blackberry and Roasted Apple Juice...


Fancy making some blackberry and roasted apple juice drinks?

Serves 2

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

South African Plum And Ricotta Filo Pie...


South African plum and ricotta filo pie: This is a very typical African dish, usually savoury but here made with South African plums to make a stunning dish for a dinner party dessert. You will need a 20cm spring-form cake tin with the bottom removed, and a flat baking tray.


Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Serves 6-8
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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Pecan and Banana Crumpets...



Fancy trying something different?

How about : Pecan and Banana Crumpets.

These are : (Dairy Free, Vegan).

Simply spread, slice and serve for a deliciously nutty treat.


Serves: 2

Prep Time: 2 minutes
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Friday, 2 September 2016

Plum Crumble...


My sons girlfriend brought me and lovely parcel of home grown plums last week.

How lovely :)

I wondering what to make with them.

First I thought of plum jam but them I remembered how much my husband love crumble.

We all love crumble and custard!!


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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake...


I am a bit of a Freakshake freak!!

Did you see this Divine and Molly Bakes Freakshake I posted on my food blog last week?

Today I have a healthier on for you : Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake.

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Get your freak on with this indulgent treat.


Serves: 2

Takes: 15 minutes (+ soaking time for the chia seeds)
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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Speedy Granola Parfait...


Fancy trying out these speedy granola parfait pots out for breakfast?

Serves 2

Prep time 5 minutes

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cream Cheese Fritters, English Summer Maple Cherries...


Cream cheese fritters, English summer maple cherries. It’s officially summer ­– the season to enjoy fresh summer fruit, al fresco dining and BBQs in the garden.

Today I have a guest post : pure maple syrup from Quebec.

With English cherries at the height of their season this month, we’ve created a recipe to showcase them in all their glory.


Our cream cheese fritters with English summer cherries and pure maple syrup from Quebec make a lovely breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Friday, 8 July 2016

Wimbledon To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Wimbledon Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop :) Hehe, see what I did there!?
Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Maple Sundae...


I love sweet treats with fruit and ice cream in them. Knickerbocker glory's, chocolate ice cream sundaes or also my own creations always have added biscuits crumbled on top!!

Today I have a Maple Sundae to share with you full of fresh fruit, ice cream covered in a maple syrup sauce. How yummy!?


Maple Sundae

Makes : 4 portions

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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly...


Yes the sun is out today and it is beautiful. It has got me thinking of making some healthy and yummy treats for the children to keep them cool.

Today I am sharing this fun Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly recipe from The Blackcurrant Foundation.

Keep some of these in the freezer for instant summer chill!


Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly:
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Strawberries, Banana And Peanut Butter Milkshake..


Another day another yummy milkshake!! I love making fun milkshakes. I think they taste so much better when they are presented nicely too.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cooking Through the Decades..


A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

The idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice.

Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I discovered in the 80's.


Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Nutri Advanced Superfood Plus‏..


This week Nutri Advanced have just launch their new Superfood Plus:

"The formulation that not only blends some of the most sought-after vegetables, fruits and supplements – including enzymes to support digestion, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric , green tea and reishi mushroom – but it also contains Chocamine®, a patented, standardised cocoa-based ingredient that has no fat, sugar or caffeine. The only sweetener is a touch of stevia." 

They kindly sent me some of the Chocolate SuperFood Plus and Vanilla UltraMeal powders’ to try out.

Vanilla and chocolate... These are coincidentally my favourite flavours!!, especially in smoothies and milkshakes. How yummy!


Drinking smoothies instead of my plain sandwiches for lunch, sounds like a fun plan to me!  Especially as the Sun was shining so beautifully, (for a change!). I was inspired to make a summer fruit smoothie with the UltraMeal Vanilla.

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