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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Menorah waffles! Super-easy Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was pretty much guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, …

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Vegan banana mocha pick-me-up shake

banana mocha pick-me-up shake

I bought this cute milk bottle for serving shakes and smoothies while I was on holiday in America, so when I made this delicious banana mocha shake, I poured it into the bottle to serve.  I photographed it,  drank the shake (yum!), washed the bottle, and promptly dropped it on the floor …

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Easy-peasy 5 ingredient waffles – & how to choose a waffle maker

5-ingredient waffles

Waffles are a bit of a Sunday morning tradition here at FFF towers. It started a few years ago, and shows no signs of abating. If anything, our attachment to our special Sunday breakfast is getting stronger! We are currently on our second ‘domestic’ waffle maker (we have this one), …

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Rosh Hashanah spiced apple challah shaped 3 ways (vegan)

Rosh Hashanah challah

Rosh Hashanah challah differs from standard challah mostly by its shape. During the rest of the year, challah tends to be either a plait (braid) or a tin-loaf. Or sometimes a plaited tin-loaf. However, on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, challah is invariably round. The most usual ‘style’ is …

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Blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

For the first 20 years of my life, there was only one sort of lokshen kugel (noodle pudding) and this was it. My Mum made the best version of it, naturally, and we enjoyed it pretty often as part of our Shabbat meals. Because these meals were invariably meaty, the …

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