Pumpkin pie (vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, with a raw option)

I love this time of year; as the leaves begin to fall everything appears to have a gilded glow to it and obviously Christmas is on the approach so there’s no time to feel blue even though it can get pretty chilly outside. There’s a festive atmosphere wherever you go and it’s simply intoxicating. The best thing is building a…
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Vanilla nut butters (plus 2-ingredient homemade Nutella)

I must confess that I don’t always have the time to make my own nut butters but when I do I really enjoy them. It tends to be because life is so hectic and busy and sometimes due to the size of our kitchen it’s just easier to have a small jar of sugar-free, salt-free cashew or almond butter in…
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Papaya dessert bowl

I love to make myself a bowl of fruit after supper to satisfy my sweet tooth and I recently found if I top it with antioxidant-rich cacao nibs and a few nuts I can also satisfy my craving for chocolate, as the fats in the pecans keep me nicely full and the intense flavour of the cacao is so delicious,…
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Japanese-inspired miso soup with zucchini noodles and sea vegetables

I absolutely love soups and one of my favourite comforting meals to make for myself if I’m eating alone is an Asian-inspired soup. The soup I make very much varies depending upon my mood at the time; if I feel like I need a lot of aromatics, I go for a fresh Vietnamese-inspired soup; if I fancy something spicy and…
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Puy lentil and avocado salad with hemp seeds (dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan)

I’m always on the lookout for quick working lunch recipes and this one fits the bill perfectly. Although I don’t normally use pre-cooked lentils for cooking an evening meal, they can be extremely useful for a quick lunch on the go – I also like the pre-cooked quinoa occasionally for the same reasons. If you were organised enough, you could…
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