Blueberry and lemon Muffins

Blueberries are not just one of my favourite fruits, they are also extremely good for you. They are high in anti-oxidants, promote heart health and it is said they slow down the ageing process. OK, a cake is not the healthiest way to eat them but I do have them added to my breakfast most... Continue Reading →

Pecan and maple syrup granola

For me, my breakfast changes with the seasons. In the colder months, nothing beats a bowl of piping hot porridge with some sticky Medjool dates stirred though. This time of the year, when the days become brighter my breakfast of choice is a large bowl of mixed berries and melon, half a cup of granola,... Continue Reading →

Buckwheat banana pancakes

Pancakes for me are the perfect lazy morning comfort breakfast, something to linger over with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate. These are perfect for me as they are both vegan and gluten-free. Being fairly new to cooking with buckwheat flour I must admit I was a little worried they would be too... Continue Reading →

Orange and lemon pancakes

Living in the UK pancakes are traditional on Shrove Tuesday, this falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies. To me, pancakes should not be celebrated on just one day or for special occasions. They are delicious and so versatile, whether you go for the American style thick pancakes or the thin crepe... Continue Reading →

Maple & walnut buckwheat granola

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCook Time 25 Minutes Vegan vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. I like to think having granola topping a a bowl of fruit is a good way to start the day. It is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals to keep hunger at bay until lunch. This granola contains both oats and the more... Continue Reading →

Chocolate orange buckwheat granola

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and wheat free Many years ago, breakfast was something I just didn't eat. To be honest I had a very unhealthy attitude towards food. I told myself if I skipped breakfast, that I would lose weight. Oh, boy was I wrong. For me now,... Continue Reading →

Loaded hash browns

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 8-10 I love sides and I especially love sides that make good brunch dishes. I have never liked the uniformly shaped frozen hash browns that you can buy. For me hash browns should be more than just potato, they should be made from an interesting array of vegetables... Continue Reading →

Crumpets

Preparation time 2 hoursCooking time 10 MinutesMakes 8 Vegan, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Nut-free and Vegetarian Crumpets have always been a firm favourite with me, from childhood to now. There is just something so luscious about the way it soaks up the butter leaving you with butter dribbling down your chin and fingers or is that just... Continue Reading →

American style pancakes

Serves 4Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 5 Minutes Vegan, Egg free, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, and easily made gluten-free To Britain and America, pancakes are a whole different thing. Here ours are more like a crepe. These are the thicker American style pancakes, served in a stack and drizzled with golden or maple syrup. Layered with gorgeous... Continue Reading →

Ginger and date granola

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 45 Minutes10 Servings Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian The thing I have against most commercial granola is that they come loaded normally with refined sugar. They are often advertised as this healthy, wholesome and natural breakfast cereal. I prefer to make my own, sweetened with organic maple syrup and packed with healthy... Continue Reading →

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