Chocolate Fudge Slice

Chocolate Fudge Slice {vegan, GF}

My mum moved into a new nursing home two months ago. I say new, because she has been living in residential care for 6 years now. It was great, but my father needed to downsize and providentially, there was a room in the high-care facility right next door to Dad’s new retirement unit. We miss…

Easy Eggless Banana Bread

Easy Eggless Banana Bread

My goal was a simple one; make a gluten-free vegan banana bread that was straightforward, easy, something that my 7-year old would eat, and that looked and tasted like the banana bread I see in every local café. Easy, right?! I had played around with eggless recipes for years, and never found something that I…

Vegan Flourless Fudge Cookies

Vegan Flourless Fudge Cookies {vegan, GF}

I have begun writing a gratitude journal. It’s basically a list of three things from each day that I can express gratitude for. Some days are obviously harder than others, but I do like the challenge of seeing with the heart’s eyes the big and little things that are good in each day. The more…

Shortbread Thank you Cookies

Shortbread ‘Thank you’ Cookies {vegan, GF}

I’ve read a lot online in the past two weeks; I’m sure you have, too. There’s been a lot going on. I refer, of course, to the pandemic. My son is now on extended leave from school, because his teachers need extra time to focus on creating an online curriculum. In the meantime, I’ve created…

Hippy Anzac Biscuits {vegan, GF}

Hippy Anzac Bikkies {vegan, GF}

How fussy are little kids when it comes to eating? That’s a rhetorical question. They can be really, really fussy! Are they more aware of taste and texture than we are, or just less adventurous? They certainly make up for the lack of daring at the dinner table by running, climbing, jumping and scaring their…

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake {vegan, gf}

Lemon Poppy seed Almond Cake {vegan, gf}

Vegan Cake Nirvana. I’ve reached it. I seriously thought my quest for the perfect citrus poppy seed cake was to be a never ending one. The key to success was so elusive, it was driving me mad. I caved at various points along the way, sharing a recipe that was ‘almost’ the one… There are…

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Garlic Za’atar Irish Soda Bread {vegan, GF}

Ah, the smell of fresh, home baked bread! Is there anything quite like it? That irresistible scent wafting through the air, filling the nostrils with warmth and causing the mouth to drool in anticipation of a thick slice or two, smeared with peanut butter and jam. The memories tumble together of a time long past……

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Tahini Caramel Rice Krispie Treats {vegan, gf}

Do you eat when you’re tired? Sometimes the body says, “give me energy” and instead of resting, we stuff calories into our mouths. Make sense, but only if you’re not listening. My calorific snack of choice is peanut butter, straight from the jar. Four years ago, when I was in the first trimester of pregnancy,…

Frosted Black Forest Brownies Vegan Gluten Free

Frosted Black Forest Brownies {vegan, gf}

Ah, New Year’s Eve! A time to reflect on the year just gone, and make goals and resolutions for the year to come. A time to clean up your diet and replace sweets with salad… maybe?! Maybe for someone else, that is! I’m not a great one for resolutions. I recognise the value of making…