Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Gluten free Coconut and Fresh Cherry Yoghurt Cupcakes

  One cherry, two cherries, three cherries more….ooh I have 2.5kg box of  deep red, juicy and plump cherries in the fruit bowl to get through. Some eaten by the kids, some by hubby and majority by myself as every time I walk into my “paradise” which yes of course is my kitchen I pick on… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten free Coconut and Fresh Cherry Yoghurt Cupcakes

Baking · Desserts · East meets West Fusion · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Baked Chocolate Tortilla’s with Cinnamon infused fruity salsa

Have you ever thought about a”Dessert Party” where nothing but a variety of desserts are served? Hmm well I dreamt of it and it was so surreal, I saw myself surrounded by wonderful family and friends and trays of delicious cakes, pastries, bakes, chocolates and fruit. Yes this dream turned into thoughts when I started… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Baked Chocolate Tortilla’s with Cinnamon infused fruity salsa

Chocolate · Desserts · Eggless · Free from Fridays · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Toasted hazelnut, coconut and chocolate mousse with Cinnamon spice

It’s egg free, dairy free, gluten-free, and can be nut free too. You thinking really? Yes well why not? Desserts after a meal are enjoyed by all they should be enticing, appealing and eaten with your eyes before you even taste it, so what if you have allergies? Surely you don’t want to miss out… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Toasted hazelnut, coconut and chocolate mousse with Cinnamon spice

Baking · Cakes · Desserts · Uncategorized

Strawberry milkshake cupcakes

Thick creamy ice cream whizzed with fresh strawberries enjoyed on a warm sunny day hmmmm definitely one for some of this wonderful weather we’ve been blessed with over the past week. Ice cream based milkshakes have been a childhood favourite and ideally would always choose chocolate but when Carol from Sugarandcrumbs sent me their Strawberry… Continue reading Strawberry milkshake cupcakes

Desserts · Eggless · Food · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Pancake Day: Egg free Exotic Mango and Cardamom Pancakes…

Yay Pancake Day has finally arrived ( well in a few hours 😉 ), not that we ever need an excuse to make or consume delicious pancakes. Are you making pancakes? If so, what kind? Plain, chocolate, fruit filled, jam filled or simply enjoying the classic lemon and sugar? I started concocting ideas and my… Continue reading Pancake Day: Egg free Exotic Mango and Cardamom Pancakes…

Desserts · Food · Free from Fridays · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Dairy Free Coconut, Rose and Cardamom Indian Rice Pudding

Traditionally Indian Rice Pudding is made from milk, sugar, rice, saffron, cardamom and nuts sounds delicious doesn’t it? Well as a little girl growing up in Kenya I clearly remember my mum and gran making this rice pudding known as Doodh pak in Gujarati and serving it with hot chappati, honestly it is scrumptious. Doodh… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Dairy Free Coconut, Rose and Cardamom Indian Rice Pudding

Cakes · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Valentine’s Special: Black cherry, chocolate and salted caramel cupcakes…..

Doesn’t the sound of that make your mouth water? It sure did for me when I was thinking of a sweet combination of flavours that would wow your taste buds and awaken your senses. After all it is Valentines day just three days away and you have to have chocolate as that is the language… Continue reading Valentine’s Special: Black cherry, chocolate and salted caramel cupcakes…..

Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Roasted Spice and Coconut Flour Stuffed Vegetable Curry

Coconut flour? Yes coconut flour, since I tweeted this dish so many of you messaged me asking what is coconut flour and how is it used. Coconut flour is an alternative to wheat, in fact healthier than wheat and some other grains, it is high in fibre and protein and low in carbohydrates. It is delicious… Continue reading Roasted Spice and Coconut Flour Stuffed Vegetable Curry

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Desserts · Uncategorized

Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf

In small quantities, dark chocolate ( min 70%) is full of goodness well compared to milk and white chocolate anyway. I’m sure I can safely say for majority of us we always use this reason to overcome our guilty indulgence when we bite into a chunk of dark chocolate. A couple of days ago I… Continue reading Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf

Baking · Eggless · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Celebrating Festivals: Cardamom Orange millionare’s

This time of the year I get filled with joy and excitement as from October to November we celebrate a few festivals in our hindu religion. Following on from there we gently lead into Christmas which means more festivities. I love participating in all the joyous occasions as it’s when you get the opportunity to… Continue reading Celebrating Festivals: Cardamom Orange millionare’s