You can't beat a good chocolate cake. Sometimes the classics are just the best, aren't they?
Cupcake + a good brew is the perfect combo.
I love Mother's Day.
Read one of my most popular recipe posts ever-gluten-free fluffy American pancakes!
As much as I love baking, there are some days when I simply don't have the time. Being a busy mum of 2 with a full time blogging career means I love a good 'eat cheat'!
We all have the tendency to reach for the biscuit tin to overcome that mid-afternoon energy lull but it's a false economy really, as sugar levels crash soon after and it's always best to try and make the healthiest choice if you can! I think these honey biscuits meet my sweet tooth needs but are pretty wholesome too.
Any sweets treats that are acceptable to eat at breakfast are a winner in my eyes. Muffins are one of my favourite foods - especially when served straight out of the oven, hot, fluffy and oh so good. And nothing makes me happier than baking with my kids, particularly my 5 year old Oliver who adores cooking and baking.
Anyone who lives or has lived in Leeds, will know that Arts Cafe's sticky toffee pudding is the stuff of legends!
I've blogged a variation of these cookies before-Oat Coconut Cookies but I've adapted my recipe this time as I love experimenting and I've added vanilla pods, maple syrup and dark chocolate chips this time!
I first discovered I was gluten intolerant aged 19 and I'm not going to lie, I was pretty distraught at the time.
My Dad, award winning restaurateur George Psarias, appeared on ITV's Britain's Best Dish-The Chefs, a few years ago with the recipe for the custard in filo pastry also appearing in the book that accompanied the series.
Last week saw me unleash my inner Mary Berry with a quest to create the perfect meringue. There's nothing better than a crispy, chewy in the middle meringue with fresh strawberries and cream as a light dessert.
Following a low-GI, mostly gluten-free diet can be expensive as gluten-free products often cost twice as much as their wheat-laden counterparts, so I like to make a lot of my own recipes, especially treats like chocolate cake, below.
Ensuring that my family eats healthily is extremely important to me as those who follow this blog, know. Giving Gwyneth (;)) a run for her money with our gluten-free, low carb, super-nutritious fare here (most of the time) means I love keeping on top of the newest, healthiest products on the market.
This recipe might be gluten-free but let me start by writing they're not calorie free sadly however I've used honey instead of sugar and high quality cocoa powder so they really are a pretty healthy treat that won't skyrocket your blood sugar! As it's Valentine's Day, these really are a perfect offering for a loved one, your kids included of course, or simply for yourself (self-love is important too you know, hey shush you naughty ones at the back!) So, what you waiting for? Go get your bake on and treat yourself...
We're gluten-free monsters here, the lot of us, as are many of you too it seems, be it because of allergies, or simply to lead a healthier lifestyle-wheat really isn't terribly good for any of us really. So if you fancy enjoying a sweet treat without the wheat (I know, poetic huh), do check these bad boys out!
We're super-fond of flapjacks in this house and this creation of mine, baked with the kids last week, shot by my crazy-talented husband, Peter (who set this up once the kids were in bed in front of the fire and blew me away)- are by far my favourite oaty flapjacks ever. They even beat the delicate, juicy orange treacly, much less virtuous nonetheless fabulous sticky orange flapjacks, and pack in all the taste, without the not so nice sugar hit. Healthy, hearty coconut flapjacks, these bad boys are well, not bad for you at all- low GI, low carb, low sugar, paleo and importantly, child-friendly, crispy chunky hunks of baked oaty (you can create thin ones if you prefer) snacks take no time at all and fill tums for hours.
As we're staying away from wheat in this family I'm often creating wheat-free recipes that don't compromise on taste but are generally healthier for all the family. I love the marriage of apples and plums and although we limit sugar too, I like the medicinal properties of honey so add some in this recipe.