Coconutty Lemon Curd

Divine Coconutty Lemon Curd (Dairy Free)

Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. Be it in either a dessert (especially lemon meringue pie) or in a savoury using preserved lemons, sprinkling finely grated lemon zest on top of a spicy soup or simply a squeeze of juice on fresh fish. Once I even made lemon marmalade which was amazing. In fact, […]

Chocolate blocks

My Week With Willy Wonka

I’ve got a golden ticket… I was lucky enough to get my hands on a place at the 5 day Chocolate School at Squire’s Kitchen International School (Farnham UK) last week as, lucky for me, they had a cancellation. To be fair it wasn’t actually Willy Wonka himself, in fact his name was Mark Tilling (but “week with Willy […]

Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy New Year Sweet & Sour Pork

It’s that time of the year when I reflect back on the vast quantities of fudge, cake and other treats we’ve been enjoying in the build up to xmas. The cold weather in the northern hemisphere doesn’t help the comfort food cravings. While I usually do my best to eat healthily all year long I […]

peanut satay sauce

Authentic Peanut Satay Sauce (just imagine it with a few orchids)

I love peanut satay, luuurve it! I’ve made lots of variations of it over the years, pre-whizzy machine days I used peanut butter but now I get the extra satisfaction of really making it from scratch using whole peanuts. You can use satay sauce to pour over meat or tofu with vegetables and rice, use it […]

Pumpkin Pie Slice

Pumpkin Pie (with GF Pastry option)

Have you tried Pumpkin Pie? I remember the first time I tried it, the idea of pumpkin in a pie as a dessert just didn’t sound right but I soon swallowed my words. It’s smooth and creamy with a delicate balance of sweetness and spice, not overly rich and a little too easy to eat. Those […]

Sweet potato hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus, Houmous, Hommus, hummous, hommos, humos, or hoummos, however you spell it, is delicious and really quite good for you. It’s cheap to make, keeps for quite a while in the fridge and is so versatile. Use as a dip with crackers or carrot sticks, spread on a wrap, use instead of butter on your sandwich, spread some on your […]

Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce

Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)

The problem with having a Thermomix (what’s that? problem?). The problem with having a Thermomix is that, as bit by bit you start to make almost everything from scratch, you start to run out of jars and bottles. I will admit that I feel a bit virtuous when I open my fridge and see jars of […]

Steamed Banoffee Puddings

Super Easy Banoffee Puddings with Caramel Sauce (allergy friendly option)

Got a pesky over-ripe banana hanging about taking up valuable fruit-bowl real estate?  Use it to whiz up a batch of these divine Banoffee Puddings. From idea to bowl in less than 30 mins. That’s just long enough to get your PJ’s on and make a cup of tea to go with it. It’s banana, […]

Asian Style Fish with Coriander Cashew Pesto & Coconut Rice

It’s Friday which in some places always equals fish for dinner. This reminded me to hurry up and post my new fish recipe! I did promise a delicious new recipe after my less delightful mince post, so here it is. I’m very keen on Asian flavours, particularly Vietnamese as they  use a wealth of fresh herbs […]


I’m Not Mincing Words (there’s collagen in those burgers).

Vegetarians avert your eyes, look away now, this is all about meat. Well, meat and “collagen”, a polite term for some other bits people prefer not to think about. I know that this post is a bit different to my usual recipe trials, so I promise that it will be followed very soon by a […]