Chocolate & vanilla coconut butter cookies – nut, gluten & dairy free

Moist and cakey, these delicious nut-free cookies contain homemade coconut butter for a rich delicious flavour. Perfect for lunchboxes, & Passover friendly!

This year, Pesach falls during school term. Which means that I have to make KLP packed lunches for Kipper to take in with her. Which is fine, more or less, except that they have a strict NO NUTS rule. Which means that just about every cake, biscuit, treat and sweet…

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Easy double chocolate muesli cookies

“Everything’s good, so long as it’s chocolate,” DH never tires of telling me. And he may have a point. So when I was considering baking a batch of weekend cookies, I naturally thought of making chocolatey ones. But you know me, I couldn’t make anything so altogether unhealthy as just…

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Insanely good zingy lemon and berry blondies

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondies are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy. Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum…

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Vegan twix bar slices – dairy-free millionaire’s shortbread

When I told DH I was making vegan millionaire’s shortbread he said something like, “Vegan millionaires? That’s a bit niche isn’t it? There can’t be many of them around!” Oh, how we laughed… Ahem. Making a gooey vegan caramel has long been a goal of mine, just because caramel is…

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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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Chanukah gelt hot chocolate (+ vegan option)

Chanukah gelt hot chocolate - rich, creamy and delicious, this indulgent hot chocolate is made with chocolate coins for a real Chanukah treat

I love Costco! But back in about September I got so excited to find a giant bag of Chanukah gelt with an OU hechsher, I had to buy it, and now I have a kilo of delicious Belgian chocolate coins to use. I should always have such problems!! In my grandparents’ day,…

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Vegan banana mocha pick-me-up shake

banana mocha pick-me-up shake

This fruity, chocolatey, caffeinated vegan drink will give you a healthy boost whenever you need one! Try a reviving banana mocha shake for breakfast, or as a delicious pick-me-up any time. I bought this cute milk bottle for serving shakes and smoothies while I was on holiday in America, so when I made…

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Rosh Hashanah apple & honey cake pops – no baking required!

Apple & Honey cake pops for Rosh Hashanah

First, let me show you how cute these easy-to-make little apple and honey cake pops really are. Adorable!  These were super easy to make, and are really a variation on my cheat’s truffle cake pops, which I made for Pesach a couple of years ago. For Rosh Hashanah, I used a…

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