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Does anyone else consider porridge a healing meal? The warmth that spreads through your hands as you clasp the bowl, the soothing texture that clings to the tongue… Seems to me that porridge is quite the therapeutic breakfast. After cooking a batch, your entire kitchen will also smell kind of…

RECIPE carrot and coconut cream porridge // gluten free, vegan

This isn’t a new recipe. I guess it’s not really an old recipe either. It would be more appropriate to say it’s a recycled recipe. This is a revisited and improved recipe of an older post for vegan chocolate muffins.  So that tired (and I’ll admit, imperfect) muffin recipe has been upgraded and replaced by…

RECIPE dark chocolate zucchini brownie muffins // gluten free, vegan

Some days (like, literally every single one, let’s face it) all you need to start the day is a warming bowl of porridge. And to make each spoonful of soothing oats even better, chai-style spices do the job nicely. What would I do without you, cinnamon? Ginger? Cardamon? Not make this spiced chia…

RECIPE spiced chia porridge + mandarins // gluten free, vegan

My search for the perfect gluten free scone was a long one. I knew what I didn’t want – a scone-shaped brick that crumbled away the very second you even thought about slathering it with jam. I shuddered at the thought that I would never be able to smother a…

RECIPE roast pumpkin scones // gluten free

*Insert witty opening statement here* I’ve been away for a while… oops. I was just thawing after the sudden onset of winter.  Kidding. I had exams. Ew. But I believe I’ve more than made up for my absence by bringing to you today a recipe for the infamous ginger biscuit: the…

RECIPE giant pecan ginger crisps // gluten free, vegan

Baking is my kind of therapy. A peaceful silence settling into the kitchen, broken only by music on the radio – yes, we have a radio, and it plays old school tunes because mum picks the channel – the hum of the oven and the gentle whir of the fan.…

RECIPE chocolate ganache filled cinnamon cupcakes // gluten free

Autumn is wonderful. It’s my favourite season – not too hot, not too cold, but juuuust right. A Goldilocks season. Exercise is now accompanied by the occasional drizzle, and cozy knitted sweaters have become optional. The beautiful smell of mist on still days drifts lazily through windows, which are left open to…

RECIPE chai spiced porridge + rhubarb compote // gluten free, vegan

Today’s recipe might seem mildly insane because of it’s insanely long title, so I thought we’d take it step by step: Double decker – well, that’s because there’s two layers of each flavour to make these chocolate pumpkin brownie bars doubly delicious. Chocolate – so no, these actually don’t contain any…

RECIPE double decker chocolate pumpkin brownie bars // gluten free, dairy free

Sometimes, I like to make things difficult. Sometimes it’s worth it, but mostly it’s not. Taking the time to make homemade almond milk falls into the totally-worth-it category. The benefits of homemade almond milk Where to begin? I guess I could start by asking: have you ever read the ingredients…

RECIPE chocolate, almond and spinach super smoothie // gluten free

Easter is a bit of a conundrum for me. There is a massive lead up: storefronts are hung with pastel streamers and felted rabbit’s ears rest atop the heads of bored sales staff. People flock to the shops to buy overpriced chocolates and overpriced spiced buns. The rationale behind the…

RECIPE fodmap friendly fruitless hot cross buns // gluten free