Copycat Rakusen’s fabulous fruit flapjacks!

I recently received some terrible news. Rakusen’s have discontinued their fruit flapjacks. I can’t be alone in feeling devastated, as almost everyone I’ve mentioned it to has said, “but they’re the best thing they make!” Sadly, while people might love them, they apparently don’t sell as well as chocolate digestives …

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc., …

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Easy vegetable crustless quiche – delicious & dairy-free

easy crustless quiche

I’m currently following the Whole30 diet. Part of me thinks I must be insane, and the rest is thinking this is the best decision I’ve made for a while. It’s a 30 day commitment to healthy eating, but has a lot of rules – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no alcohol… …

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Lime & coconut ice-cream – dairy-free, parve tropical frozen dessert

According to Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) one cannot eat a dairy dessert after a meat meal. This has been taken as something of a challenge by kosher cooks, who strive to produce gooey, creamy puddings without any milk in them. With varying degrees of success. Dairy-free (parve) ice-cream is pretty …

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Parsnip & carrot kugel – egg- and dairy-free

carrot & parsnip kugel

Kugel is a very traditional Ashkenazi Jewish food, with the two classic variants being potato, and lokshen (noodle). In essence, kugel is a starchy baked pudding, usually bound together with eggs. Potato kugel is typically savoury but lokshen kugel is more usually sweet, often with dried fruit and sometimes held together with a …

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Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Because Jewish dietary laws prohibit the mixing of milk and meat, or even of eating milk-containing foods for several hours after eating meat, Kosher shops are a treasure trove of dairy-free foodstuffs. Anything marked ‘Parev’  (or ‘Parve’) you can guarantee will be free from any trace of milk or dairy …

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Coconut cupcakes with raspberry apple syrup

Drenched in fruity syrup and topped with raspberries, these coconut cupcakes are moist and delicious. A gluten-free treat that everyone will enjoy :-)

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Nadine Abensur’s book The Cranks Bible. It is full of gloriously delicious vegetarian recipes, and has never let me down. There is a recipe in there for a delicious coconut cake, which is topped with poached mango and passionfruit and drenched in …

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Hake grilled with spring onion mayonnaise

grilled hake with spring onion mayonnaise

Yes, it’s those pesky spring onions again! Having made the spring onion pancakes, and the spring vegetable risotto, I was nearly through them all. This hake recipe used up nearly another bunch. Not many to go now… There were a couple of inspirations for this dish. Firstly, my Mum, who …

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Spring vegetable risotto – dairy free

spring vegetable risotto

Ever since we came back from the Country House Shabbat with four bunches of spring onions, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use them up. My Mum said she’d seen a recipe somewhere for a risotto which included, among other things, spring onions. I decided to give …

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