Baking is my therapy. Whenever I’m feeling stressed or agitated, I always find that baking makes me feel better. The whole process of sifting, measuring, mixing, then knowing I’ll have something yummy to enjoy at the end of it. It also leaves the house smelling so homely and inviting 🙂 my house definitely smelt good when making these Chai Spiced oat bars.
These oat & spelt crepes are very basic and easy to make. They’re much higher in fibre compared to traditional crepe recipes and I’ve also made the recipe dairy free.
We’re hearing more and more about sugar and the negative impact it’s having on our health and well-being, but just how much sugar are we actually consuming?
Whenever I mention xylitol, people say something along the lines of “it sounds too much like a chemical, so I think I’m going to stay away from it”. I don’t think you should dismiss an ingredient just because you don’t like the sound of it! The name xylitol comes from the Greek word ‘xyl’ meaning wood because it’s extracted from the bark of birch trees – it doesn’t get any more natural than that!
Before embarking on my healthy eating journey, I never thought to make my own homemade jam. It just seemed like too much of a faff and when you have endless options at the supermarket, why bother? But how amazing would it be to be able to make your own healthy homemade jam that’s sugar free, mostly fruit and takes only 5 minutes to make? Seems to good to be true, right?
You know sometimes when you come across a recipe and straight away you think “This looks too difficult” and you move on before actually reading the recipe and knowing what goes into it, well for me, homemade gnocchi was one of those recipes! I’d seen a few people making homemade sweet potato gnocchi but I’ve always thought there is no way this is not going to be fiddly! Now I realise how completely wrong I was!
Brownies are probably one of my favourite desserts. Dense, rich, sweet and most importantly full of chocolatey goodness! What’s not to love?! I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who doesn’t love brownies. However, they do tend to leave a heavy feeling in my stomach. Not surprising when you consider the mountain of sugar and fat that’s added to a typical brownie recipe.
Quick Prawn Coconut Curry This dish has become a dinner staple in my household. Whenever I’m stuck for meal ideas or want something quick and easy, I always turn to this quick prawn coconut curry. This is my version of a ‘curry in a hurry’ – It will only take 15-20 minutes for a lovely, warming curry that’s full of …
Almond Cranberry and Pistachio Cookies I hope you’ve all had a relaxing holiday. Did you indulge in some yummy food and treats? I was planning on doing just that but my tummy has been awfully sensitive the last few weeks so I’m having to take it easy, a very difficult thing to at best times when you’re a food blogger …
Since the weather is fast becoming colder here in the UK, I’m slowly turning away from my beloved overnight oats and towards more warm and comforting breakfasts. Oatmeal/porridge is always a good breakfast option for those cold, gloomy mornings. But what if you don’t even have time to prepare that?