Archive | Sweet

Sweets are more than just simply desserts.  They balance savoury and with anything, like I have recently learnt in Macrobiotics and Yin and Yang concept, the are always opposites e.g. Sweet v Savoury!

That is why, in most cases, when we go out to a restaurant, after we have enjoyed our main savoury dishes(s), we like to enjoy a sweet dessert afterwards to complete the meal.

With this in mind, I love to create sweet treats, cakes, puddings and desserts using healthier ingredients, avoiding bad fats and refined sugars whilst opting for much more natural and less ‘sugar spiking’ sweeteners.

Here you will find a selection of much loved, much tried and tested dishes for you to try at home.

Your loved ones will be happy that you are not only feeding them dessert, you are truly showing them that you care by giving them something healthy & nutritious to enjoy.

Fruit Cake

Easy Vegan Fruit Cake

This is a great recipe to make up that works well with normal flour as well as gluten free flour. It is also very versatile so you can add different fruits that you like and even nuts if desired to make the cake truly rich and satisfying. Ingredients 200 ml plant based milk (I use […]

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mini pecan & pumpkin pies

Mini Pecan & Pumpkin Pies

It is the time of year where pumpkins are in season and plentiful. After Halloween and leading up to Thanksgiving celebrations and Christmas, it is the perfect time of year to create these delicious beauties. Makes 12 mini pies or 1 large 9″ pie Ingredients Crust 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 3 tablespoons plus 2 […]

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Beetroot Chocolate Brownies

Beetroot Chocolate Brownies

When your sugar craving kicks in, opt for this truly tasty and decadent chocolate brownie brownie which is full of goodness as well as flavour. Makes 12 brownies Ingredients 2 medium beetroots 2 cups self-raising or gluten free flour (if using gluten free flour add 1 tsp of xanthum gum powder) 1/2 cup cocoa powder […]

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Chocolate & Orange GF Cake

Chocolate & Orange Cake (GF & Vegan)

This truly tasty and indulgent cake is perfect for the whole family, whether you are vegan or not, gluten intolerant or not and can be accommodated to those who want to be soy free and nut free. Have a go and get creative in your kitchens baking this quick and easy cake. Makes 8 generous […]

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chocolate chia seed energy balls

Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Energy Ball

We all love a snack and what better way then to create not only delicious snacks but also healthy & nutritious snacks with no added sugars or fats. Makes 10-14 balls (depending on size) Ingredients 2 cup walnuts/cashews 1 cup pitted dates 2 tbsp cacao powder Juice from 1/2 orange & zest 2 tbsp chia […]

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Vegan Banana & Chia Seed Loaf Cake

This loaf cake is a great afternoon treat as well as being an alternative healthy breakfast option on the go.  It can be warmed and eaten on its own or with some peanut/almond butter.  This has no processed sugars, sweetness coming from the natural sweetness of the bananas and dates.  This cake is versatile and […]

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Avocado key lime mousse

Vegan Avocado Key Lime Mousse

This dessert is the perfect ending to any dinner.  It is light, zesty yet decadent. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large avocados, flesh removed 1 banana Juice from 1 lime and zest Pinch of sea salt 1 tsp vanilla essence Optional depending on sweetness desired:  2 tbsp maple syrup Method Put all ingredients into a blender […]

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avocado choc mousse

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado is so delicious and nutritious that it is hard not to have these sitting ready for you to enjoy in your fruit basket at home.  High in natural fats, proteins and potassium, it is a great way for vegetarians and vegans to include this as part of their daily healthy diet. Here I wanted […]

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shortbread cookies

Vegan Almond Shortbread Cookies

These cookies are so tasty and decadent without the unnecessary addition of refined sugars and fats. Makes 12 cookies Ingredients 2 cups ground oats (gluten free) 2 cups ground almond 1/4 cup maple syrup 4 tbsp melted coconut oil 2 tsp vanilla essence pinch of sea salt Almond milk if mixture is too dry Method […]

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