Carrot cake bircher

A lovely alternative to a bircher breakfast, this takes a few minutes to make the night before and is a refreshing and healthy way to start your day. It’s really simple, you just mix together the dry and then wet ingredients, and leave in the frige overnight. It’s then delicious as it is, or the…

Spelt banana bread

This is a really nice, simple recipe, and feels a bit healthier for having spelt flour rather than regular flour. Just don’t focus too much on the amount of sugar that also goes in … Ingredients: 210g spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tp bicarb soda pinch of salt 125g unsalted butter, soft or…

Autumn chocolate granola

I made this towards the end of summer, and as mornings are getting colder it certainly makes getting up easier! It’s not loaded with sugar and somehow the nutty chocolate flavour seems to fit perfectly with early, chilly autumn mornings. As an added bonus, the original recipe has everything in cups so even if you…

Courgette chocolate sponge cake

Really moist, chocolatey and light – you’ll wonder if you forgot to put the courgettes in once you bite into this. It’s so good I only did half the the recipe – it’s supposed to have rye salted chocolate crumbs on top but I don’t think it needs it. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a…

Lamb kofta and cannellini humous feast

At first thought I wasn’t sure this would constitute a meal, but by the time I’d finished there was more prep than I’d expected and it was more like a feast than a meal! I’ve called the dip humous but technically it’s more mashed cannellini puree. In any case, it’s delicious. The amount of ingredients below…

Chickpea brownies

Well, if you ever have an overabundance of chickpeas in your pantry, here’s an excellent use for them! I made half the source recipe as I only had about 240g chickpeas but it still worked out very well. Let’s answer the obvious question – there is the merest hint of chickpeas in the final product,…