Smoky Red Lentil & Carrot Soup

This simple but delicious soup tastes like so much work has been poured into it. Not only is it healthy and full of nourishment it is also very filling. It is also an economical meal which is important with the rising cost of food. I know that I can knock this up in the morning... Continue Reading →

Soft Gluten-Free Bread Rolls

gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free and dairy free but not These lovely rolls have a thin golden crust with a soft open crumb. There is only one rise and such a simple recipe. I have tried for so many months to achieve a good gluten-free bread. Buying it becomes so expensive and hit and miss. I... Continue Reading →


Hearty Vegetable & Ale stew with Dumplings

Autumn arrives, the temperature starts to dip and we start to drag out our winter jumpers, our style of meals starts to change too. We begin to require those comforting meals that warm our bodies and souls. One meal springs to mind more than any other, a great big pot of stew and dumplings. My... Continue Reading →


Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free What better way to fight off the autumnal or winter chills than with a lovely bowl of delicious hot homemade soup, preferably accompanied with a chunk of buttered bread. This soup celebrates the earthy flavours of the mushrooms. These beauties are not only a great source of selenium but... Continue Reading →


Peach Melba & Hazelnut Crumble Cake

When the temperature starts to drop and the rain is drumming a constant rhythm on the windows there is nothing like a nice hot dessert to give you that comfort food hug. This one came about from wanting to use up some of the fruit from the freezer. Crumble has to be one of the... Continue Reading →


Welcome to Autumn

I cannot believe how quickly this year has slipped by. From a beautiful May / June to a dreadful July/August as far as the weather is concerned. Despite fighting off a long battle with pneumonia, mental health and my disability, I still look forward to this time of year and seeing another season start. I... Continue Reading →


Roasted Fresh Tomato Sauce

I love this recipe, it is the perfect recipe when tomatoes are in season and a perfect way to preserve any glut of tomatoes. When I was a young girl, my uncle had huge greenhouses and the smell of fresh tomatoes takes me back to a time of walking through them picking and eating fresh... Continue Reading →


We all Scream for Ice Cream

Tried and tested vegan ice cream Tubs Ice cream has always been my favourite treat and when I became vegan I was so worried that I was going to have to forgo that. I remember trying vegan ice cream in the 1980s at a festival and was so unimpressed. Fast forward to 2017 and how... Continue Reading →


Vegan (Tofu) Schnitzel

Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free and egg-free. I cannot remember if I have ever had a regular schnitzel but I do love things coated in breadcrumbs. For me, texture plays a large part in food enjoyment and there is something about biting into a flavourful crunchy crumb. In the past I have made tofu Kiev, southern... Continue Reading →


“Cheese” and Tomato Tartlets

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free What I miss about being both gluten-free and vegan is the lack of snack -type food available in Delis and pastry shops. They do have on sale vegan or gluten-free savoury pasties and pastries but very rarely can I purchase something that is both. I must admit I get... Continue Reading →


Coffee & Walnut Cupcakes

Who does not love a cupcake? I prefer these gorgeous individual delights much better than a slice of cake, especially when they are piled high with delicious frosting. The cake-to-frosting ratio is a much better deal. Back in the day they were just buns or fairy cakes but I quite like the American name for... Continue Reading →


Cajun Spiced Breaded Onion Rings

You either love them or hate them but they are an absolute favourite side. Whether you have them as a snack, part of a BBQ or with a meal, to me they are delicious. They are either battered or coated in breadcrumbs. For these, I have added Cajun spices to the breadcrumbs These onion rings... Continue Reading →


Cheese and Tomato Tarts

I am always looking to come up with recipes for lunchtimes, picnics or for buffets. I am a carb lover and love a pastry-based treat occasionally. The summertime is full of plump, ripe, and juicy tomatoes. This time of the year locally grown tomatoes are at their utmost best. I spent many happy days of... Continue Reading →


Cheesy Scottish Oatcakes

Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, egg-free and nut-free I am a huge fan of oatcakes and a big fan of Nairn gluten-free ones. They are the perfect healthy snack and can be topped with both sweet or savoury foods. Peanut butter and banana Cream cheese and pickle Butter Cheese and chutney Jam and so many more. Originating... Continue Reading →


Gluten-free Hobnobs

Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, egg-free and nut-free McVities Hobnobs were my biggest dieting downfall long before I became vegan and when my body tolerated gluten. I loved the moment when the kids were at school and the housework was mostly done. The time to unwind with a cuppa and some biscuits. I only ate 2 but... Continue Reading →


Vegan Bolognese Sauce

We all have our favourite recipe for a good bolognese sauce, one we have used for many years and fed our families with, I know I did. Times changed and firstly I became coeliac and then I switched from being vegetarian to vegan. I did not want to lose delicious meal from my recipe repertoire.... Continue Reading →


Cherry Bakewell Cookies

This is not a recipe for me but for my partner and my grown-up lads. They love the flavour profile of Cherry Bakewell. I had done a tart and a cake so now it was the turn for some cookies. These cookies are Light Delicious Crispy Moreish I packed in as much Bakewell flavour as... Continue Reading →


Soda Bread

One of the things I took for granted before I became coeliac was bread, particularly a simple sandwich made with soft nutty granary or wholemeal flour. Soda bread was also always a favourite, I loved the fact that this crusty loaf, as a busy mum to boys was quick to make for them to devour.... Continue Reading →


Hot Cross Bun Muffins

I love the flavours of hot cross buns. The aromatic zest of the orange, warming spices and studded with plump sultanas. I wanted to incorporate those flavours into some more baked goods. Muffins seemed like a great idea and so the recipe took form. These are Moist Delicious Zesty Fruity I wanted these to be... Continue Reading →


Cranberry & Apple Hot Cross Buns

What can I say about hot cross buns? I remember from my early childhood having them. My dad would bake them or my mum would buy some. Back then they were all made with the same flavours, not like today. These gluten-free and vegan hot cross buns are speckled with cranberry jewels, and packed with... Continue Reading →


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