All Grain free

Gluten free chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

Each birthday, I make my Dad a variation on a cheesecake. One year it was Nigella, one year it was Jamie, one year it was Nigella but with that sour cream top. The past few years, however, things have been getting a little inventive. Last year it was my own recipe for a cheesecake, topped  … Read more

Marbled chocolate, sea salt, hazelnut and Nutella bark

Before we begin, let’s establish a fairly obvious fact: this is not a health food. Nutella is not a health food, nor are two different varieties of chocolate, nor is combining the two and sprinkling a few nuts on top.  Now that we’ve cleared the air, let’s establish, the next, even more obvious fact: marbled  … Read more

Vegan, FODMAP friendly, cheesy hasselback potato bake

If you hadn’t noticed, this vegan, cheesy hasselback potato bake is a riff on the vegan mac’n cheese that I posted recently. I decided to make said riff because some people, like myself, have issues with grains. I’ve briefly discussed it before, but at the moment my digestive system is doing terribly with grains, regardless  … Read more

Fig, ricotta, basil and cheese tarts, two ways

Apparently, all I do is make fig tarts. I’ve made no less than two varieties during my relatively short blogging career – we won’t get into all the other tarts I’ve made. I’ve included them both in this post: the original one contains oat flour and crushed garlic, the newer one is grain free and  … Read more

Grain free Christmas apple minced tart with spiced meringue

I have been gluten free for about five or six Christmases now, and each year I have accepted the status quo: that I will inevitably watch with envy as my family scarf down minced pies with reckless abandon. This year, however, I’ve made the call not to sit back and take missing out on dessert lightly,  … Read more

Nut free, gluten free, ‘Life Changing fruit Loaf’

First things first: This recipe, which has essentially revolutionised bread for a huge number of people, is a grain free, nut free, fruit loaf style adaption of The Life Changing Loaf recipe by My New Roots. In a world where people get so up in arms about their Instagram picture being regrammed, it’s disappointing to  … Read more

Grain free sesame chocolate chip brownies

Yes. I know. A new recipe for brownies. Say what you will, but I feel like brownie recipes can never truly get old. They are always waiting to be reinvented, because everyone loves a good brownie, and every recipe developer loves to reinvent the wheel. So here I am. I kind of stumbled upon this  … Read more

Seasonal apple, parsnip, hazelnut and goat’s cheese tart

Seasonal eating. The older I get, the more I realise that the aspect of a globalised world I previously enjoyed (that is, being able to purchase figs and raspberries in the dead of winter) is not really all that worthy of celebration, particularly when it’s mainly for a ‘gram shot. Not only are there the  … Read more

Balsamic brown sugar roasted strawberry caprese salad

Instagram is a purveyor of many things: The skinny tea model, the destination you’d never heard of but must immediately travel to, the rainbow salad and/or smoothie bowl with a hundred different superfood powders and star shaped fruit cuts. On a more subtle level, but equally as able to induce jealousy, I’d say, is the  … Read more

Preserved lemon roasted pumpkin, Greek Yoghurt and chilli

Preserved lemon: is there anything it can’t do? Pumpkin roasted in preserved lemon brine, and served with roasted preserved lemon itself, elevates a scrappy fridge dinner to something else entirely. Since becoming increasingly intolerant to everything under the sun, I’ve had to try and get a bit more creative with how I flavour things (given  … Read more