Gin and passion fruit spiked cashew cake

Ok, here we go – I’m not going to write a long spiel about this because if you’ve come here, you probably just want the recipe, and already know how bloody good vegan cheesecake is (on a side note I prefer cashew cake – it just isn’t cheesecake, it’s so much more interesting). The base…

Matcha rawnola

At the best of times, it can be exceptionally challenging to stay true to a particular lifestyle or way of eating. Be it vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, organic only, you know what I’m getting at. I don’t think I’m over-reaching by speaking collectively here, but trying to decide what you eat – and why you eat it…

Perfectly chewy hemp bars

I can honestly say I’ve spent far too much time recently looking for a high protein breakfast bar recipe. It’s not that there aren’t literally hundreds on the internet or in every cookbook I own, but I couldn’t find one that jumped out at me. I have to admit, I have a soft spot for…

Deliciously Ella maple chia pots

Chia pudding can be a tricky one, especially for those less drawn to ‘health foods’, to get their heads around. The idea that a hard little seed will turn into that gelatinous breakfast food (do I make it sounds appealing yet?) at the mere sight of any liquid is hard to believe. I think it’s…

Caprera: Reinvent your pancake day

Originally featured on Caprera website, my four simple recipes to make this pancake day a little more interesting: start with Stilton and apple crepes, finish with fluffy chai latte pancakes. You may only regret your new found love of this ultimate comfort food.    Discover some delicious and unique recipes to host the best Pancake…

Simple blackcurrant scones

Scones were never something I ate much of as a child. I can’t say that I have fond memories of eating them with great spoonfuls of clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam, or devouring the home-made kind baked from an old family recipe. I do,however, remember the refined rock-hard supermarket variety, but let’s forget those…

Cherry and almond energy bars

Combining a 9-6 job with an hour commute each way leaves a lot of time for being hungry; I can say this with some certainty. After eating breakfast at seven I’m ready for round two by nine, and then again at 11, so I needed a robust snack that was both filling and healthy, as…

Caprera magazine: The art of mulling wine

The aroma of spice and citrus fruits is filling the air, and glasses of ruby red mulled wine that stain lips pink and fill you with a fuzzy glow are being sipped, which can only mean one thing; it’s Christmas. If you don’t care for the often overly-sweet supermarket mulled wine, or that served in…

Caprera magazine: Essential Christmas stuffing recipes

It’s the perfect marriage of sweet and savoury, crisp and succulent, herby and aromatic, that makes stuffing an integral part of the Christmas feast. Simple to make, and with so many flavour combinations, stuffing can be as classic or dressed-up as you wish. There are, however, a few essential elements. A protein like sausage contributes…

Green Kitchen Stories: Mocha & Black Bean Mousse Cake

Yes, you saw it right. Black beans in a chocolate torte. Exactly what I thought too, and exactly why I had to try it. Following in the footsteps of the sweet potato brownies and tofu chocolate fridge cakes of today, using savoury elements as a fat replacement can be a tricky business. You have to inject…

Caprera Magazine: Ultimate Christmas tipples

If throwing a Christmas drinks party rather than the big dinner itself is more your sort of thing, we’ve got a few special recipes you’ll want to add to your repertoire this season. Although it wouldn’t be Christmas without a glass or two of Champagne, crowd-pleasing festive cocktails can really make a party, and needn’t…

A day in Seattle.

For two months this year I travelled down the West Coast of America. Unlike some holidays that tend to blur and fade in your memory, this trip I’ll never forget. I was inspired and enthralled, more than I ever could have imagined. One of our first stops was Seattle, and its food scene was thriving:…