Daim Bar Laundering Brownies… Post-modern and possibly gluten-free

These brownies represent the emotional wreck that I am this week… In a frenzy of duty-free chocolate buying which went something like this in my mind… “oooh Toblerone, oooh Daim bars, oooh nougat… snap out of it Lauren you don’t even like nougat… but daim bars…Mmmm”  and then I justified the buying of the DaimContinue reading “Daim Bar Laundering Brownies… Post-modern and possibly gluten-free”

Cacao & Chia Detox Truffles

Indulgent cacao and chia truffles for chocoholics!

Homemade Burgers & BBQ Salads

So in the spirit of Summer (apparently it’s here in Britain although you wouldn’t know)… here’s my home-made BBQ.  Albeit to be consumed under a brolly in a shivering 16C whilst pretending it’s not raining and it’s actually hot… I’m not complaining, I’m not I’m not…   In a bid to cut out the sulphites,Continue reading “Homemade Burgers & BBQ Salads”

Rich Chocolate, Cardamom Tarts

“Three, more sleeps”… said my children on the way to bed tonight.  They’re so excited, I’m so excited, we’re all so excited!  We’re officially on holiday!  Fairy lights are blinking everywhere we look, food and drink is stacking up in every conceivable corner along with paper napkins, socks and sneaky chocolate wrappers…  The dog hasContinue reading “Rich Chocolate, Cardamom Tarts”

Festive Gingerbread Stars

Brrrr… it’s so cold.  But it’s the best kind of cold in my opinion… The sky is blue, the air is crisp and the past two mornings there’s been a frost on the ground.  I had a crunchy, frosty walk this morning down by the river which was so idyllic.  The sun was low, mostContinue reading “Festive Gingerbread Stars”

Is it a Salsa? Is it Ketchup? Yes! And it’s Magic Tomata Passata with Hidden Veg

This is a magic sauce, it goes in anything and everything, it keeps in the fridge for around 5 days, or freezes really well.  It’s also possible to hide masses of veg in it that the kids wouldn’t normally eat… Neither of mine are keen on red peppers or beetroot, but hiding it in thisContinue reading “Is it a Salsa? Is it Ketchup? Yes! And it’s Magic Tomata Passata with Hidden Veg”

Salty & Sweet, Maple Roast Nuts aka “Mummy I’m huuuuungry”

“Mummy I’m hungry”, “Mummy I need a snaaaaack” My children love these as a snack, and I feel like they’re getting some nourishment in the process… These are fab after school, or at 5pm for me when I’m making the kids dinner… Or part of a picky lunch along with houmous, crudites, sourdough and olives…Continue reading “Salty & Sweet, Maple Roast Nuts aka “Mummy I’m huuuuungry””

Holy Guacamole…! The Recipe for immortality…

I have the recipe for immortality.  This is it, and its scientifically proven in that so far I am immortal.  Things could change of course, but I’m going to be kind and share it with you, just to give you all a chance.  And, if the immortality thing turns out well, we’ll all be inContinue reading “Holy Guacamole…! The Recipe for immortality…”

Rich and Gooey Flourless Chocolate Brownies and a Note on Fair-Trade

Indulgent, rich and gooey flourless chocolate brownie recipe