Vegan Pancakes with blueberry and maple syrup

  A special birthday breakfast during a vegan fast requires extra innovation. These vegan pancakes have perfect texture and look, but to be honest they do need to be smothered with maple syrup and/or fruit or icing sugar in order to live up to the non-vegan counterpart. The benefits are that they are really quick […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

I have been experimenting with chicken cacciatore recipes for about 7 years now, and they have always disappointed. You see what I am trying to emulate is the chicken cacciatore that was made at the Hilton lunch buffet where I grew up – I could never get enough of it. Each recipe I tried had […]

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Konafa with Mango and Cream

This recipe was inspired by a good friend of mine who is always looking out for indulgent desserts. Konafa is an egyptian dessert which is traditionally made with cream or nuts. The addition of fruit especially my favourite summer fruit the mango takes it to a transcendent level. The konafa pastry is crisp in your […]

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Vegan apple and cinnamon cake with apple jam

This is a moist and fluffy cake, which you absolutely cannot tell is vegan. I would make this even when I am not observing a vegan fast. Apple-y and cinnamon-y it is the perfect cake with a cup of tea, and does well even without the additional layer of apple jam. Ingredients For the apple […]

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Intense Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies

I love an intensely chocolatey brownie, and this one is turned into amaze-balls status by the addition of peanut butter. Its a dangerous recipe because it is so decadent! I hope you enjoy. From my family to yours, happy baking xx Ingredients 225 g unsalted butter 1 cup dark chocolate chips 220 g dark chocolate […]

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Angel food cake with a vanilla pudding and strawberry filling!

The healthiest cake in the world…. I’ve heard about Angel Food cake before, but as I am normally a fan of indulgent desserts, I have never been interested to try it. Given that it has been declared healthy food month, I scoured my recipe books for an appropriate healthy dessert recipe that wasn’t fruit salad […]

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Mexican Chicken Stew

Healthy cooking month! I have declared this to be healthy cooking month, so I am looking for recipes where the flavour comes from herbs and spices rather than cream and butter. The flavours in this recipes are truly astounding, you can expect a full on party in your mouth at any point in time. It’s […]

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Banana Bread

When you buy a lovely bunch of bananas, there are always a few at the end that get overripe. For me, the baking stars align when you have a fruit bowl full of over ripe bananas and a desire to bake something! After trying several banana bread recipes over the years and going through the […]

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