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

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes referred to as the common oat, is a cereal grain plant producing seeds known as “groats”. When these are crushed, or forced through steel rollers, they become rolled oats, or oatmeal, […]

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, […]

Sweet potatoes

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is native to the tropical parts of North America and is also known in some parts of the world as a yam or a kumara. It is not the same as […]

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.  […]

Sticky Ginger Chicken

This is a good, simple oriental dish which is full of flavour but sufficiently unthreatening that all the family enjoy it.  I have a long list of attempted but failed Chinese recipes that just don’t […]

Chocolate Easter cake egg nest

Credit for this particular recipe has to go fully to Nigella Lawson.  I have an endless capacity for cake, chocolate, dessert or pudding so don’t need much of an excuse to bake these recipes at […]

French Cinnamon Toast

This French toast recipe is one of those weekend breakfast treats which I like as a reward for a week of porridge or muesli!  Personally I like a drizzle of maple syrup but for the […]

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