Cherry Chocolate Chip Blondies

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

•1/4 cup coconut oil •1/2 cup coconut sugar •1 large egg •1 tsp vanilla •1.5 cups almond meal •2 T arrowroot starch •2 T coconut flour •Pinch salt •1/4 Tsp…

Eat-the-whole-jar Salted Caramel Sauce

Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

With one of us American and one English, we joke about what accent our kids will have. English. I’m convinced. I will coach them. Waa-ter. Boot. Rubbish. That said, there…

Chocolate Brownie Hearts

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Paleo Chocolate Brownie Hearts with Cacao Nibs and Rose Petals Brownie Hearts: 1 cup soft dates 2 tbsp raw honey 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 eggs 1 cup almond meal…

10 tips for An Indulgent and Regret Free Holiday Season

holidays, lifestyle

It’s that time of year again. Whether it’s under the tree, on the tree, at your desk, at a party, at the next party, in the office, in your kitchen…

Pear and Persimmon Crumble

Desserts, Vegan

  As a child, apple crumble was my favorite dessert.  Especially when you climbed the tree yourself and picked the apples and then crumble on your plate piping hot and…

Sweet Potato Soup with Pomegranate Seeds

Main dishes, Paleo, Vegan

Autumn taunted us for a few days last week with lower temperatures and I was instantly ready to dig out the pumpkin pie spice, start Christmas shopping and curl up…

Fresh Asian Pear Vinaigrette

Main dishes, Paleo, Salads, Vegan

I love putting a huge salad on the table with a loaf of bread and some other goodies and then tucking in with people I love followed by a french press…

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Paleo, Salads, Vegan

  Tonight we took a salad to a dinner party to accompany steaks.  Usually Jared is not hugely opinionated on what we take, when I ask he’ll give me a…

Kale salad with tahini lemon dressing

Paleo, Salads, Vegan

This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of my favourite salads in the world. So when kale and asian pears arrived in my produce box this week I knew exactly where…

Fig, red onion and port jam on spelt pizza with goat’s cheese and arugula

Breads, Main dishes

  I love small town living.  There are many things I’ve learned to love in moving from the cosmopolitan millions of London to this Northern California 90,000 but one of them…

Beni’s Grawnola

Breakfast ideas, Guest Post, Paleo, Vegan

Last weekend my wonderful boss Beni handed me a paper bag of home made granola.  It was delicious looking raw granola made with nuts and seeds, no grains and lots…

Instagram Inspiration!

Guest Post, Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

Who’d have thought that countless people across the globe would spend hours pouring over small square photographs on various versions of a small black box?! But we do. And I love…

Our Wedding Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

This week Jared and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary and in honour of the occasion I thought I’d share a little something from the wedding here on the blog… our…

Live Below the Line: Eating on $1.50 a day

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

    Is it possible to eat healthily on $1.50 a day for 5 days? The Challenge: My sister Johanna texted me a few weeks ago, ‘I want to do Live…

Lavender Loving

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Lavender Lemon Bars, Lavender coconut milk and Lavender Lattes If you’ve been following our produce box journey you’ll know I’m overexcited about my produce box each week and I’ve been making myself use all…

Butter-less Butter Chicken

Main dishes, Paleo

    From my first visit to India as an excited 14 year old, I’ve been a huge lover of Indian food.  Both times I went I was vegetarian/vegan and…

Paleo Chocolate Torte with Chocolate Ganache

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

  Long meals are my love language. Life is often shaped in such a way that we can’t sit down and take time to stop for every meal but I do…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Growing up we had a shelf of cookbooks under my Mum’s desk in our family kitchen. Out of all the thousands of recipes, we only actually used the books for…

Indulging in freedom

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

  People often ask me, ‘What does it look like for you to indulge? Do you ever just crave fast food?’   I don’t eat fast food. It’s not an…

Lemon Curd

Breakfast ideas, Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

  This week in England has been so hugely relaxing and happy! Usually when I travel I’m all about finding the local food hotspots but this is a different kind…

Raw Pad Thai

Main dishes, Paleo, Salads, Vegan

Sometimes my favorite part of a dinner party is the second dinner that happens in the kitchen at the end of the night. The one that happens with shoes kicked…

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Bars and cookies, Breakfast ideas, Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

Last weekend we were in a local cafe and Jared saw someone tucking into a big lemon poppyseed muffin. He looked at me… ‘You know what I could go for…

Sock It To Me Cake!

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

I will never forget the first time I encountered a cake made from a box. My dad’s parents lived in a house called Monksfield.  Whenever we would go there to…

Honey Nut Granola

Breakfast ideas, Vegan

My family is a sticky note writing family.  As a teenager if I would came home at night after my parents were asleep I would usually find a yellow sticky…

Gluten: Fact, Fiction or Fad?

Health and Wellbeing, lifestyle

A friend recently tipped me off to a new bakery and told me it would be great for me because they made gluten-free items. It’s funny, I’ve never actually told…

Coconut Cashew Fudge Hearts

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

Last night I was joined by 8 beautiful ladies for another cooking class, this time with a Valentine’s day dessert theme. My favorite!   We had so much fun cooking…

Raw Valentine’s Fig and Banana Cheesecake

Bars and cookies, Cakes, Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

A lot of the time my inspiration for food comes from looking at what we have and making it become something else… this was one of those.  After a batch…

Legal German Chocolate Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

Chocolate cake was part of my childhood. It was present at every birthday celebration, every family event, it joined us for many happy Sunday afternoons, it came into school classrooms…

Raw Banoffee Pie

Desserts, Paleo, Vegan

Last Friday night we had a Christmas dinner party with some of our dearest friends. I was volunteered for dessert duty and I wanted to take the opportunity to try…

Coconut Dipped Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Bars and cookies, Desserts, Paleo

Biscotti are always the item that tempts me most in a coffee shop.  Letting the crispy cookie soak up my americano… perfection.  So as with anything that tempts me, I…