Rustic cabbage panade

If you want a sneaky way to get the kids to eat their greens, here’s a good one. Heart-warming and rich, it’s ideal from warming everyone up on a cold day. Adding optional cheese will […]

Cheat’s macaroni cheese

My daughter’s favourite meal is mac and cheese and there’s been an occasion when she’s put in a request and I just haven’t had time to knock one together.  Fortunately, my mother came round and […]

Cheese and bacon savoury muffins

I’ve seen countless savoury muffin recipes and have no idea why I’ve not tried one until now.  Probably because my sweet tooth always associates muffins with sugar.  I’ll confess to not liking sandwiches.  It’s an […]

Faithful brownies

These are my fail-safe emergency brownies.  If I’m having company or have been asked to prepare something for guests at the last minute, this is usually my go to recipe.  It never, ever lets me […]

Lush hot chocolate

If you’re a traditionalist you can add some whipped cream and marshmallows to increase the indulgence value.  I’ve recently discovered the wonders of a slug of rum added to hot chocolate (apparently quite popular with […]

Sunday roast one-pan chicken

This is often my preferred alternative to a Sunday roast which is just as simple to prepare and only needs the addition of some greens to beef up the portions.  If, like me, you have […]

Naughty flapjack

Rather like our cookies, these rely on a little coconut oil indulgence.  These are surprisingly healthy flapjacks if you’re trying to avoid dairy and refined sugars but if you find any of the ingredients hard […]

Oatmeal, raisin and coconut cookies

This is the recipe that first turned me on to the wonders of coconut oil.  I’ll confess a liking for the chocolate chip cookie dough that you can get from Pizza Hut (essentially a hot, […]

Simnel cake

I love Easter because there’s a whole host of recipes I don’t get an excuse to make the rest of the year (aside from an excuse to eat mammoth quantities of chocolate).  I’m particularly fond […]

Cold butternut squash, ham, and cheese

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Three Good Things.  For anyone liking a meaty salad, this is great immediately after assembly or lasts well for a few days kept in an airtight container.  […]

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