Orange & almond figgy Christmas pudding
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Orange & almond figgy Christmas pudding

Happy Advent! Right, let’s get down to business. Christmas pudding: yay or nay? I’m going to be honest with you all: I’ve never really been that fussed about it. A steamed pudding is pretty much the last thing I want to eat after hours of near-constant nib-grazing (I find diminutive snacks unutterably compelling), a devilishly … Continue reading

“Make-me-quick” date, apple & walnut mincemeat
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“Make-me-quick” date, apple & walnut mincemeat

Alright, my Christmas elves, time to get your little pinnies on – Christmas is a-coming! And making your own mincemeat is ridiculously easy. Even if you’ve never made it before. I mean literally one-step, stir-things-in-a-big-bowl easy. This version is very fruity, pretty boozy and everyone can enjoy it (it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Although if … Continue reading

Spicy celery salt pumpkin seeds
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Spicy celery salt pumpkin seeds

So, as I was saying a few days ago…THIS is what you do with all your leftover pumpkin seeds after the annual Halloween pumpkin massacre. The seeds are baked and doused with sinus-clearing cayenne and fragrant celery salt – fire and celery salt flavour combo ring a bell? Well, I drew inspiration from the classic … Continue reading

Top 5 gluten-free Christmas gift recipes
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Top 5 gluten-free Christmas gift recipes

Gosh, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas really isn’t that far away…super exciting but also a little daunting if you’re hosting…*pulls melodramatic face in manner of Edvard Munch’s The Scream*. If, like me, you’ve already started thinking about your Christmas shopping, why not consider making some edible gifts this year? It’s thoughtful, it’s fun, and … Continue reading

Spiced applesauce whoopie pies with walnut cream cheese filling
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Spiced applesauce whoopie pies with walnut cream cheese filling

Oooooeeeeeeee, I’ve started thinking about Christmas!! I think it might be a bit early but I can’t wait to share my delish frangipane mince pie recipe with you! How early is acceptably early? Hmmm, probably not quite yet so here is the autumnal ace up my sleeve instead – the applesauce recipe I was referring … Continue reading

2-ingredient applesauce
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2-ingredient applesauce

It’s dark, foggy and very damp in London at the moment, and I am officially in full-blown, hood-up, tights-on, Autumn mode. And to harness all the beautiful produce knocking about at this time of year, I’ve been making industrial quantities of pumpkin and squash purée and applesauce, and stashing them in the depths of my … Continue reading