Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

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This Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing makes the most of summer’s bounty and is perfectly light, moist and incredibly moreish

This courgette oatmeal cake with lemon mascarpone icing distils the very essence of summer baking. It boasts a wonderfully light sponge with a tender crumb thanks to the combination of rice and oat flour which not only makes this bad boy gluten-free but also lends it a toasted, coming to the end of high summer, campfire in the evenings vibe. … Read More

Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

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This Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette is created from salad drawer staples, it's easy, lazy, versatile and delicious.

This simple brown rice salad is an absolute standby for any August barbecue, picnic or informal gathering. It’s easy and lazy – are you noticing a theme with my recipes of late? I’m hoping that most of these ingredients are already in your fridge so that if you are suddenly called upon to bring something to a large gathering you … Read More

Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

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Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

This Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste takes about 10 minutes to make, it’s smoky, spicy, zingy and will soon become an absolute staple in your kitchen. Think of this Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning as a completely inauthentic Mexican pesto and then let your imagination run riot with the possibility of its uses. It’s no secret that I am head over … Read More

Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

This easy gluten-free and flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe will become an absolute staple in your kitchen. It takes no longer than 15 minutes from the second you enter the kitchen to your first cheeky nibble on a warm salty and chocolate molten cookie straight out of the oven. It’s quicker than a stroll to Tesco and better than any … Read More

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

How to Make a Classic Victoria Sandwich

Victoria Sandwich

The Victoria Sandwich is the quintessential British cake, resplendent in any village tea shop worth their salt. It is the cake which can be called upon for any occasion, a special afternoon tea, birthday, Friday treat and of course is the cake to always sit pride of place on any Women’s Institute cake stall. What is a Victoria Sandwich? An … Read More

How to Make a Classic Victoria Sandwich

Raspberry and Coconut Jam

Raspberry and Coconut Jam

Of all the jams surely raspberry jam is the most superior? Well it’s certainly the jam that the Women’s Institute deem the only appropriate jam for an approved WI Victoria Sandwich cake so that certainly tells us something. Here I’ve amped up a very easy raspberry jam by marrying it with coconut, a love story for our times and the … Read More

Raspberry and Coconut Jam

Pomegranate Iced Tea Lollies

Pomegranate Iced Tea Lollies

Iced tea is not a big thing in the UK which baffles me considering we are a nation of avid tea drinkers. I, on the other hand, am a staunch advocate of iced tea and I shall hereby declare it an imperative part of my British summertime. Last year a cold jug of iced tea stashed in the fridge became … Read More

Pomegranate Iced Tea Lollies

Coronation Chicken Salad

Coronation Chicken Salad

This post is a week late which pretty much sums up the kind of life I’m living right now. If I appear to be on time for anything then it’s probably because my watch has stopped meaning something else for me to add to the never ending to do list. I can’t complain though because it’s been a fantastic week, … Read More

Coronation Chicken Salad

Strawberry and Stem Ginger Sangria

Strawberry and Stem Ginger Sangria

This recipe was invented by my sister, a connoisseur of all things cocktail. We are a pretty lethal double act; I’ll provide the food, usually of epic quantities, and my sister invariably whips up a large bottle of some delicious alcoholic concoction which will knock you for six, in the best way possible. This particular sangria, bursting with bright British … Read More

Strawberry and Stem Ginger Sangria

Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

I was so proud on how kind I’ve been to my body lately by totally removing gluten from my life which I had been completely failing to do since Cole was born nearly a year ago (eek!), so I thought it was cause to celebrate with a totally delicious, decadently rich Chocolate Hazelnut Cake which is both gluten and grain-free. … Read More

Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cake