Special Juicy Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars

Summer is hot in Malta, and it’s easy to wake up drained from the daytime’s heat, so during the forthcoming months, I like to know that I can just trail downstairs to the kitchen table, pull out a homemade juicy breakfast bar, pour a glass of freezing cold fresh cashew or almond milk, sit down and contemplate the day ahead, without any stress or pressure. These bars are energy boosters and packed with flavour and […]

Peasant-Style Buckwheat & Broad Bean Stew

My elder sister, who is a fantastic cook, went vegan a year or so ago.  She was a perfect cook then, and, prior to my going vegan, I always lapped up anything she prepared.  I visited her a short while back in England, and I was blown away by the amazing dishes she served us – she is also a gluten free vegan.  But this has not deterred her creations in any way.  Here is […]

No Bake Fruit & Nut Chocolate Cup Cakes

Moreish, chocolate nut cup cakes – so very convenient with no need to bake.  No more to say than make and enjoy ! Makes 8 cup cakes INGREDIENTS 12 plain vegan Digestive biscuits, or vegan Graham crackers, or other of your choice ½ cup roasted salted peanuts (or roasted hazelnuts if you prefer) 3 Tbsp vegan margarine, or coconut oil if you prefer ¼ cup broken sweet sesame bars (I make my own with raw […]

Sweet & Tart Zesty Lemon Drizzle Bites

If you love lemon desserts then there is no question you will love these babies of mine.  Created with instant zest, these slices will bring a smile to the dullest of moods.  Great with a cup of Earl Grey to round off a Sunday afternoon tea.  Or as a dessert to round off a light meal.  Fairly easy too make too.  I think they make a great gift too, and would be great for potlucks […]

Nut & Chocolate Multigrain Power Bar

I am done with buying energy bars and such like.  Today I attempted my own with much, much success, and the result has really made me a happy bunny, as the English saying goes.  Packed with nutrients, fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, these bars have a great chew to them, and will keep you going for hours on end – my energy levels certainly increased.  Sugar-free, and soya-free, it makes a perfect breakfast, snack or […]

Fruit & Nut Chocolate Truffle Slice

This is simply one awesome, sublime, decadent, smooth treat.  Back in the day I used to enjoy my Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut chocolate, and I have always been partial to an occasional truffle.   This creation provides both in one slice.  It’s very rich, and simply too good to be true !  Also easy to make, which makes it even more appealing. INGREDIENTS 200g non-dairy dark chocolate (get a good brand) 1 to 2 Tbsp molasses […]

Apple, Pear & Raisin Filo Pie with Maple Syrup

Filo pastry, apples, pears, raisins and maple syrup come together to delight your palette.  A truly mouthwatering delight – you must try this, it’s simple to mak,e and it will impress your guests.  Serve with vegan cream, ice-cream or hot custard if you dare !  Enjoy ! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp custard powder, mixed into a paste with 4 Tbsp (60 mL) water (I use Bird’s : http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Custard-Powder-Double-Size/dp/B000JMBE7M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356971960&sr=8-2&keywords=bird%27s+custard+powder) 2 apples  (peeled and sliced into quarters, then […]

Apricot Cinnamon Custard Tart

A most delicious dessert – reminiscent of the wonderful Parisian ‘tartes’, and a touch of British custard filling.  Here is a wonderful combination of flavours, with a great gentle base.  Serve to impress guests, or as a treat for yourself and family.  It is moreish, and you will love it, as it’s also easy to make. TIP : There are a few vegan custards powders on the market, google and see.  Here is one, and […]

Best-Ever Baklava

Baklava – a dessert served in many countries around the world, all with their own personal touch.  This is a very rich sweet, and therefore not one you will indulge in frequently.  I make this once a year – maybe twice, at most.  It’s not a weight-loss dessert, it’s not a totally healthful dessert – it is an uplifting, and very flavoursome dessert, to enjoy and lift the spirits.  Having tasted the different takes of […]

Strawberry Shortcake

If you love the idea of strawberries and cream and do enjoy an occasional treat then this recipe is indeed the one for you   Here is a rich biscuit that incorporates the magic of strawberries and cream with the addition of coconut.  This is a cross between a shortcake and muffin in texture, although somebody said she thought they were a little ‘scone-like’.  The flavour of these is insanely sublime, as is the texture […]