Nancy’s Mince Pies! Gluten and Dairy Free!

It’s mince pie time again! whoop! It’s so hard to find plant-based, dairy and gluten free mince pies that don’t taste like cardboard so I decided to make my own and boy are they good! I could eat these by the dozen… and in fact I do! This recipe was originally posted over at Pure and…

What a Pickle! Padron Pickle

Thanks to a glut of these lovely little Padron peppers from Riverford Organic I had the pleasure of making up some batches of a pickle. Padron peppers are a bit of Russian roulette – you never know if you will get a spicy one or a mild one so if you’re not a fan of…

Easy Sunday Chocolate Pudding

After a lovely day out with friends and all the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics, I thought it would make my day extra special if I made this easy Sunday chocolate pudding as an after dinner treat. It is like an instant pudding only dairy, gluten and rubbish free! Full of natural ingredients makes…

Egg Nog

1 pint of Soya/Almond milk 3 free-range Eggs 1 oz unrefined or raw Castor Sugar 1 vanilla pod, split 10 fresh cherries, stones removed and halved – soaked in 3 fl oz brandy – if you like Cocoa powder or Cinnamon for dusting   Place the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla pod in a pot and…

Mincepies Recipe – 168 calories per pie!

For the Pastry: 4 oz Buckwheat flour 2 oz ground Almonds 5 tbsp Agave nectar Up to 6 tbsp Water For the Mincemeat: 3 oz Bramley apples, cored and finely chopped 6 oz Mixed dried fruit (I prefer raisins, currants, cranberries and apricots) 1 oz Vegetable suet 2 oz Raw sugar (coconut palm or dark…

Festive Crunchies

For the Mincemeat: 3 oz Bramley apples, cored & finely chopped 6 oz mixed dried Fruit (raisins, currants, cranberries, apricots…) 1 oz vegetarian Suet 2 oz Raw sugar (coconut palm or dark raw muscovado) Juice and grated zest of half an Orange 1 tsp of ground Mixed spice 1 pinch ground Cinnamon 1 pinch ground…