Vegan Chocolate Courgette Muffins – Love Chocolate, Love Vegetables More!

♥ Vegan Chocolate Courgette Muffins

Hello there!  It’s been a while!  I must stop having these long breaks in between blog posts but I guess the past few months have been very busy on my side!  Well there we go a new resolution for 2018 – Regularity!

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Vegan Mango Mint Madness – Low Fat Ice Cream The Nice Cream Way

Mango Mint Vegan Ice Cream

Mango season is reaching its end – sad times.  But if you want that taste for a bit longer, keeping a tub of this refreshing and sweet ice cream in your freezer is the perfect way to preserve that lovely fruity flavour for a couple more weeks.

Vegan Aquafaba Mango Ice Cream

Here is how I made my Mango and Mint Vegan Ice Cream.  The easiest, freshest, lightest, lowest calorie ice cream I have ever made!

Full recipe details follow.

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Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts

 Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts

I’ve been itching to try out egg free meringue for ages.  I first heard about the phenomenon after seeing an Instagram post claiming a photograph of brightly coloured orange and pink meringue kisses, plump and beautiful, were completely vegan.

Vegan?! Meringue without egg white? But how was this possible? What could it be made of?  I was instantly intrigued. Continue reading “Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts”

My perfect banana bread

 Oat, Yoghurt and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have tried endless recipes for banana bread.  Some healthy, some not so much. Some have turned out dry and some superbly moist.

Banana bread

This recipe has been created by including all the best things I love about those banana breads and replacing the not so good things with different techniques. Continue reading “My perfect banana bread”

Gluten-Free Vegan Corn Cakes

♥ Gluten-Free Vegan Corn Cakes

Some call them corn cakes and to some, sweetcorn fritters. Whatever you call them, these tasty yellow morsels are fun, kid-friendly (especially for those with gluten or dairy intolerances) and easy to prepare!

vegan gluten free corn cakes

My just turned three year old is going through a sweetcorn obsession at the moment and will eat anything with said ingredient in it!  Hence this recipe creation involving the main star of the dish -sweetcorn. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Vegan Corn Cakes”

Pizza Without the Guilt

♥ Courgette Pizza Boats

September.  And it is still so hot here in Dubai.

As a result, I have been looking for light and nutritious options to eat especially after the indulgent summer holidays!  The main mission, however, is not wanting to give up on fun and flavour.

Courgette Pizza Boats

These loaded courgette boats have all the taste of pizza without the carb overload and bloated feeling afterwards.

The firm texture of courgette provides the perfect vessel for tasty baked tomato sauce and tangy melted cheese.  Gluten-free, delicious and a great way to get extra vegetables in your diet.  Brilliant!

Courgette Pizza Boats
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A Party Treat for the Closing Party of Summer

♥ Snickers Surprise Cookies

It’s come to the end of summer and I thought I would end it on a sweet, chocolately high.  I promise this will be the last of the naughty bakes… for a little while at least.

snickers cookies

With the children back at school and holiday blues kicking in, I think we all deserve that last treat to celebrate the summer. Continue reading “A Party Treat for the Closing Party of Summer”

A Buttery Jammy Simple Snack

♥ Jammy Biscuits

These yummy little numbers are a great way to treat the kids, not only for eating but having them help with the baking too.

With simple staple ingredients and only 15 minutes baking time, these biscuits are a wonderful idea for an unplanned activity if you’re at home with the children this summer.

jam biscuits

Buttery, flaky, crisp and sweet. Continue reading “A Buttery Jammy Simple Snack”

The Basics of Sweet Pastry from Brussels

Dark and White Chocolate Tart

chocolate tart

With only a tablespoon of added sugar this eggless tart has to be the best way to show off the true flavours and texture of good chocolate.
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A swiss roll with a caffeine hit!

 Coffee and Walnut Swiss Roll

This classic combination of sweet coffee and crunchy walnut is an all round favourite cake flavour in my family.

Thin coffee sponge wrapped in whipped fresh cream instead of rich buttercream makes this cake light and perfect for tea time or an after dinner dessert.

Oh and I should mention it only takes 15 minutes to bake!

I am really starting to enjoy making these quick videos.  I hope you enjoy this one!  Full recipe details follow. Continue reading “A swiss roll with a caffeine hit!”