Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

Cakes

Healthy homemade ice pops

Healthy homemade ice pops

Homemade ice pops were pretty much the only way you were going to get an ice pop when I was a kid. There was a choc-ice and maybe a Mini Milk if you were lucky. But certainly not the crazy array on offer at supermarkets […]

Chocolate Caramel Fudge – vegan, sugar and gluten free

Chocolate Caramel Fudge – vegan, sugar and gluten free

This vegan, gluten free, sugar free ‘fudge’ is certainly high on taste and the special squidge which makes fudge well, fudge! It took a few attempts to get this Chocolate Caramel Fudge just right but each one was just as yummy so don’t worry if […]

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake (gluten-free)

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake (gluten-free)

Do you ever find that you go through stages of cooking certain things? Like you will always make that particular salad or pie when people are over for lunch? When you have to think of a dessert to make, one will always be front and […]

Secret Butternut Squash and Dried Cherry Muffins

Secret Butternut Squash and Dried Cherry Muffins

One of my friends ribs me over the fact so many of my cakes have some vegetables hidden in them. But I can’t help it! I love the texture and the natural sweetness adding vegetables to a cake brings. And it’s less that I’m hiding […]

Sugar-free Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins

Sugar-free Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins

If you can start the day right you are more likely to make good choices for the rest of it. But lots of people struggle with breakfast as they don’t like traditional breakfast foods or feel they don’t have time to make anything while rushing […]

Cranberry and Almond Christmas Bun Tree

Cranberry and Almond Christmas Bun Tree

This is a fabulous show-stopper for Christmas breakfast or brunch. It can be made the day before so there is zero work in the morning – yet you can treat your guests to the most special start to the day. I personally love these Cranberry […]

Spiced Pumpkin Rolls

Spiced Pumpkin Rolls

made these as an experiment as I had some butternut squash puree left over from another recipe and now these Spiced Pumpkin Rolls are possibly one of my favourite things ever! I love this style of enriched dough bun but often they have been covered […]

Sugar Free Breakfast Muffins

Sugar Free Breakfast Muffins

  Although these muffins have breakfast in the title that doesn’t mean you won’t want to eat them all day! These Sugar Free Breakfast Muffins are a perfect snack at any time and brilliant for lunchboxes. Or in my kids case their second (or third) […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The summer holidays have started for us and as a bit of an activity – and to prep for future playdates and picnics – we’ve made some Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have to admit it was also a great way of using up the leftover […]

Real Fruit Cake

Real Fruit Cake

Some times you just can’t better what nature has given you. But you can present this gorgeous natural goodness in a kick-ass way! I recently had a lot of fruit in the house but no cake. So I decided to make the most of what […]