All posts tagged “dairy free

Cranberry spiced vegan banana bread

Bananas are available all year round, although sadly they aren’t grown in Britain! They are one of the fruits I will regularly make an exception for though as are wonderfully versatile (and adored by my baby!), and a great option when British fruit is sparse […]

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Mini apple gingerbread donuts

Being baked, these are far healthier than traditional donuts, and their mini size makes them a perfect bite sized treat. The mixture is heavier than cupcake batter, so don’t be tempted to make these into cupcakes if you don’t have a mini donut mould, as […]

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Cherry vegan cheesecake

I am constantly inspired on social media and by fellow food bloggers by the incredible diversity of plant based food. Although I am not vegan, I am a strong advocate of a heavily plant based diet and at times avoid dairy for health reasons. Cashew […]

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Summer vegetable wholegrain salad

This salad is full of summer produce and filling enough for a main meal, although also makes a perfect accompaniment for a BBQ or summer picnic! It is completely plant based and gluten free. You can mix up the vegetables if you don’t have everything […]

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Citrus and marjoram drizzle cake

A perfect alternative to chocolate, this cake makes a wonderful treat for Easter with its lovely spring like citrus zing. Marjoram is not a common herb to use in sweet dishes, but it adds a delicious and unusual twist to the flavour. I’ve made it […]

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Pears poached in spiced ginger syrup

Pears are a delicious and widely available British winter fruit and they make the perfect base for this simple tasty dessert. With only four ingredients, and taking just a few minutes to prepare, poached pears couldn’t be easier to make! The ginger and cinnamon give […]

Pumpkin and sage ravioli

I don’t make pasta often as buying fresh pasta is so much quicker, but I do think it’s worth making your own for ravioli! This pumpkin and sage filling is deliciously sweet and the oat cream makes it decedent whilst still being dairy free. Sage […]

Marrow stuffed with quinoa and olives

Marrows have a fairly short season in the autumn as are simply courgettes left to grow larger on the plant. They don’t have a huge amount of flavour but make a great blank canvas for a meal. Like courgettes, you can spiralise to use as […]

Quinoa burgers with apple braised red cabbage

These veggie burgers are very easy to make and keep well for reheating so are an excellent midweek dinner. The tang of the braised red cabbage is a perfect autumn compliment and adds some lovely colour to the plate! Also delicious served with mashed potato […]

Chai tea and plum cake

Whilst not as sweet as their juicy peach and nectarine cousins, plums are perfect in this wonderfully moist, fruity loaf cake! It has a lovely spiced flavour and is delicious with a good cup of tea (or iced tea when it is warm!) It is […]

Chilli chocolate courgette cake

This cake is deliciously moist, not too sweet and really quite healthy as cakes go, with no dairy or refined sugar! It’s also very easy to make. Don’t be put off by the courgettes, you can’t taste them. In fact, this is a great way […]

Coconut chocolate dipped strawberries

An instant summer pleaser and great for making with kids, these chocolate dipped strawberries are fun to make and are dairy free and vegan. You can swap the desiccated coconut with crushed nuts instead if you are not a big coconut fan. You can of course […]

Beetroot and pumpkin seed muffins (dairy free)

Beautiful, bold beetroot! Such a wonderful, versatile vegetable. See my blog post here for lots of other beetroot inspiration! Beetroot, like carrot, is great in cakes, adding a delicious flavour, natural sweetness and moisture. You can use any type of beetroot, but if you use red […]

Apple and bran muffins

Usually I’m very healthy at breakfast, it feels important to start the day well! But sometimes at the weekend I like a treat and these muffins are a perfect solution. As the sweetness comes from the apple and maple syrup, and they have no refined […]