Rose-Infused Blackberry & Apple Almond Christmas Crumble – Gluten Free

This year, 2013, my soul has craved a change for many reasons, but we won’t go into all of that.  Suffice it to say, my head has been whirling ideas around that I have just felt compelled to follow.  Textures, colours, and aromas float above my eyes, and what I see makes my mouth water.  To that end, I bring you a most sublime Christmas (and gluten-free) dessert that will have you singing songs of […]

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 […]

Heavenly Nutty Chocolate Cups – No Bake

Makes 12 cup cakes The word ‘heavenly’ came to mind because these magical little cups really do seem to transport you to another world – a brief diversion of blissful happiness that you really wish could last forever !  In fact, not only are they irresistible, they are also packed with protein, fibre, and other nutrients, and are incredibly easy to make.  So, I could seen no reason why they wouldn’t score high on a […]

Banana, Almond & Cinnamon Cake

I made this recipe a year or so back, but somehow lost it on my system and I was so mad at myself !  A year later and here it is – Banana, Almond and Cinnamon Cake – a great teatime treat, slightly moist and full of flavour.  Cut yourself a slice and Enjoy ! INGREDIENTS 250g (9 oz) plain wholemeal flour (wholewheat) 1 tsp salt 1 heaped tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon […]

The Best Vegan Tiramisu

I’m not joking when I tell you that this is one of the best tiramisus I have ever tasted, vegan or not. This rocks, and you will enjoy it !  The texture is sublime, the flavours are to die for, and this one has two layers of sponged biscuits for your pleasure.  So here it is, the best vegan Tiramisu ! NOTE : You are going to need a small diameter baking tin or bowl […]

Raw Chocolate & Orange Cheesecake

Probably the best chocolate and orange cheesecake in the world ! This one honestly takes some beating – chocolate and orange is already a winning combination, but with this delectable coconut and nut base, and creamy orange filling, this cheesecake proves that raw vegan desserts can be completely mouthwatering. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST ½ cup raw almonds 1/3 cup pecan nuts 1/3 cup pitted dates 1 tsp chia seeds (US link here, UK […]

Raw ‘Carrot Cake’ Style Cheesecake

I have been meddling around for the last couple of years with raw desserts and such like.  I confess I have no desire whatsoever to go on a raw vegan diet, I love my cooked food and know I would just miss it far too much.  BUT, that said, I am a believer in the old adage ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ – and I do love aspects of raw food, in particular 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 […]