Apple & Strawberry Tart

I’ve just had the most scrumptious family Christmas Eve supper and felt to make a gluten free dessert. This gluten free apple tart is delicious! Just so happens that it doesn’t have dairy either! hahaha! And the only sugar is from green apples and strawberries. This is super simple … Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup shredded or desiccated coconut, sugar free 2 tblsp coconut oil 4 tblsp water 3 green apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1 cup almond meal 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut butter 1/4 cup water 10 strawberries, medium size, sliced Process: Preheat oven to … Continue reading Apple & Strawberry Tart

Chocolate Flan

Classic Sarah recipe that was almost all eaten before I managed to snap a quick picture!!! These are vegan, raw and scrumptious! I made individual sized mini-flans based on the Key Lime Pie recipe and adapted it for some chocolate lover friends for dessert for a wonderful dinner party last weekend. The base is the same as the Key Lime Pie … but I tweaked it for this recipe and this is enough for four small, 10cm diameter flan dishes: 1/2 cup macadamia nuts 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup dessicated coconut 1/2 cup coconut butter 1/2 cup coconut oil I … Continue reading Chocolate Flan

Fish Dumplings & Tamarind Lemongrass Curry

Sydney is inspiring me to create some amazing combinations and this one is incredible! The First Sydney Curry was made with lamb dumplings, but I know it would work with fish dumplings as well. I have never made fish dumplings before today so it was a complete experiment and one that has exceeded all taste bud magic x 1 billion. The curry paste: 1 large garlic clove or two teaspoons of minced or dried1 stalk of fresh lemongrass or two teaspoons minced or dried 1 tablespoon tamarind paste 10 ish kaffir lime leaves 10 ish curry leaves 1 heaped teaspoon … Continue reading Fish Dumplings & Tamarind Lemongrass Curry

Key Lime Pie

My sweet friend Heather lives and cooks delicious desserts in a town near Brighton, UK. She made this Key Lime Pie for David and Alison’s celebration party last weekend. There were a few requests for the recipe so I thought this would be a good one to share on your blog. It really is very simple and refreshing. Ingredients for the base: Grease an 8″ flan tin with coconut oil. Whiz together: 100g brazil nuts 100g almonds 100g walnuts 50g desiccated coconut 100g dates 2 tbsp melted coconut oil You can use any nuts. If you decide to leave the … Continue reading Key Lime Pie

Black Cherries & Soy Coconut Cream

In a blender put: 1 x 350g pack of silken tofu with 1/2 a cup of coconut cream 1 heaped teaspoon of vanilla powder A sprinkle of ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar Put the misture in the fridge to set. Heat a saucepan and add: 2 cups frozen black cherries (I always keep some in the freezer, they’re so handy and really good for you!) 1 star anise 1 stick of cinnamon A splash of water. Cover and simmer till just warmed through. Remove the star anise and cinnamon stock and serve in bowls with a dollop of … Continue reading Black Cherries & Soy Coconut Cream

The C Word – Christmas – and the Spiral of Over Indulgence

Here’s my newest Huff Post blog with some goodies for Christmas dinner! So here we are again – same, same different year. The silly season where it is totally accepted that we gorge ourselves on all manner of food – whatever we want, and of course, get drunk at Christmas parties and eat bad canapés and dodgy party pies! Woop woop – what fun! And wow, here we go again down the battle ground of the supermarket aisles – fully loaded with special roasting potatoes, goose fat, sausages, turkeys, hams, creams, custards, puddings and sauces – flogging us all manner … Continue reading The C Word – Christmas – and the Spiral of Over Indulgence

Breakfast Apple Crumble

This was created to use up some slightly soft apples that were a little past their best. Peel, core and slice some apples Put a couple of tablespoons of water and a stick of cinnamon and/or a few cloves in a saucepan Bring to the boil and add in the sliced apples Cover and poach till just barely soft – al dente – literally three minutes or so depending on how many apples you have in the pot 🙂 Remove the cinnamon/cloves! You can make a large amount for friends and family by placing the apples in the bottom of … Continue reading Breakfast Apple Crumble