Miracle matcha & pineapple smoothie
dairy free / Drinks / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegan / vegetarian

Miracle matcha & pineapple smoothie

Although we can all have too much of a good thing, matcha is definitely the new wonder child in my kitchen. It’s a form of Japanese green tea made from shade-grown green tea buds, stone-ground to a fine powder, and traditionally whisked into hot water. You can find it in specialist tea and health food … Continue reading

Sunshine anti-inflammatory smoothie
dairy free / Drinks / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegan / vegetarian

Sunshine anti-inflammatory smoothie

It’s been almost 10 months since I first started juicing and posted my Beginners’ Green Juice. I’ve plugged away at it all winter, playing around with exciting (and sometimes wacky) juice and smoothie variations (see here, here and here), and now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s time to celebrate with a brand new … Continue reading

Heart-healthy pecan, maple & pumpkin seed granola
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegan / vegetarian

Heart-healthy pecan, maple & pumpkin seed granola

Until recently I had always relied on shop-bought granola to satisfy my breakfasting needs but, although it’s marketed as a healthy choice (and boy do you pay for the privilege), it often contains a shed load of sugar and other nasties. On top of that, if you’re gluten-free or vegan, you always need to be … Continue reading

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
Baking / Free from / gluten-free / vegetarian

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry is an awesome pastry – extremely simple to make and equally at home with sweet and savoury fillings. Made well, it is light and crisp and delicious. But it usually contains gluten… …so use this super-quick, super-easy gluten-free shortcrust instead! Generally, the difficult thing about making pastry is making sure you don’t overwork the gluten. Which … Continue reading