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Old Fashioned Orcadian Gingerbread Loaf

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 14 comments

Old Fashioned Orcadian Gingerbread Loaf

First off a quick Happy ThanksGiving to my American friends. I hope you have a great day. ūüėÄ Have I told you¬†before that¬†that Michael’s mums side of the family are from the Orkney Islands in Scotland? In recent years we have visited the Islands¬†a few times. On our last visit I went in to a local bookshop in Kirkwall and picked up a reprint of this old fashioned cook book ‘Recipes from the Orkney Islands’. This collection of recipes was originally gathered together in the 1970’s. They have republished this book and I...

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No Churn Sweet Pumpkin Ice Cream

Posted by on 18:11 in Blog, Dessert | 8 comments

No Churn Sweet Pumpkin Ice Cream

I know its Winter (almost) and I know its really cold outside and we are all wearing our big thick jumpers and jackets but I just couldn’t resist squeezing in just one more pumpkin recipe and an ice cream one at that. Sorry… #notsorry no matter what time of year it is¬†there is always room for ice cream on my menu¬†and this No Churn Sweet Pumpkin Ice Cream is so simple and easy to make with only 6 ingredients and no need for an ice cream maker you would be crazy to not join me in this Wintery¬†ice cream madness. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† To churn or...

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Self Saucing Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes, Dessert, Vegan | 10 comments

Self Saucing Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

As its still cold outside I see nothing wrong with indulging in a few warming desserts but don’t get me wrong ice cream is still on my menu. (No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream coming very soon) and no matter what time of the year it is, it always will be. But I am enjoying the stodgy hot desserts that the colder weather allows and this¬†Self Saucing Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake is no exception. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Is it still pumpkin season? I’m hoping I haven’t completely missed pumpkin season. Pumpkins are still in the shops and...

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Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pear Crisp

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Dessert, Gluten Free, Vegan | 12 comments

Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pear Crisp

Scotland is so cold, I have had to dig out all my gloves, hats and scarves just to try and stay warm on my way to work in the morning. The frost has already landed and snow has been predicted to arrive soon. And cold weather means one thing, warm comforting desserts are now on the table and this Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pear Crisp is an easy tasty one to have. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Baby its cold outside… Its not only Scotland that is being visited early by Jack Frost I have seen pictures of cities all over Europe, that have been covered in snow....

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Peanut Butter and Coffee Granola {Vegan}

Posted by on 11:58 in Blog, Breakfast, Peanut Butter Bash, Vegan | 18 comments

Peanut Butter and Coffee Granola {Vegan}

¬† It is Peanut Butter Bash time again and thankfully I am not alone this month! ūüėÄ If you love peanut butter as much as I do and you fancy joining in the fun then check out the end of the post. Meanwhile relax and lets enjoy a little breakfast together with this tasty Peanut Butter and Coffee Granola. ¬† ¬† Breakfast Obsession It’s now official, I am completely obsessed with breakfast foods, almost half of my blog posts are breakfast recipes. I don’t know why because 99% of the time I am a coffee and toast girl or if I have a few...

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Breakfast Treat Fudge Studded Mocha Muffins

Posted by on 21:58 in Blog, Breakfast, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 10 comments

Breakfast Treat Fudge Studded Mocha Muffins

  This is really just a quick hello, so I could share these amazing muffins with you guys. I have come to realise that I am ever so slightly obsessed with breakfast foods, especially slightly naughty ones and these Fudge Studded Mocha Muffins fit that bill perfectly. As time is short on the home front at the moment due to far to may things to go into here, we shall crack on with these fudge studded mocha muffins right away.     Lovely Mocha One of my guilty pleasures when visiting a coffee shop is a mocha. I love the combination of coffee and...

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Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by on 21:38 in Biscuits/Cookies, Blog, Breakfast | 18 comments

Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

¬† I have to admit I’m kinda excited about this recipe because I have never ventured into the breakfast cookie arena before. A cookie for breakfast………. for me this is such a weird concept. One I definitely wanted to try out and these¬†Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are a great start to a new obsession. ¬† ¬† Cookies for Breakfast Originally this concept baffled me, seriously I like to indulge but cookies for breakfast? Even that was a bit much for me, until I actually did a little research and realised I...

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Overloaded Peanut Butter Candy Stuffed Blondies

Posted by on 22:50 in Blog, Peanut Butter Bash, Slices/Bars/Tray Bakes | 14 comments

Overloaded Peanut Butter Candy Stuffed Blondies

It was meant to be that time of month again when we enter into the world of peanut butter bashing. But unfortunately for most September / October is such a busy time of year with kids returning to school and other family commitments no one else could join me ūüôĀ so consider these Overloaded Peanut Butter Candy Stuffed Blondies a peanut butter bash orphan! This month it was with candy (I know so American right?) or sweets if you are UK based like me¬†ūüėÄ ¬† I fancied making some blondies and they are¬†super easy to add things too, but to fully get...

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Cheesy Gnocchi in a Simple Herb Tomato Sauce

Posted by on 08:00 in Blog, Savoury | 18 comments

Cheesy Gnocchi in a Simple Herb Tomato Sauce

¬† Cheesy Gnocchi in a Simple Herb Tomato Sauce is a simple warming dish full of comfort foods. Perfect for a warming simple dinner to help beat back the Autumnal chill. Packed full of all the things we love, carby pasta and heavenly melty cheese ūüėÄ ¬† ¬† Herbalicious Being vegetarian and being one for so long you quickly learn that if you don’t season your food with herbs and spices a lot of your food can be very bland. I can only imagine how bland this cheesy gnocchi in a simple herb tomato sauce would be without the herbs.¬†Salt and...

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Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Coated Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Posted by on 16:00 in Blog, Scones/Breads/Muffins, Vegan | 10 comments

Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Coated Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Is everyone enjoying the first flurries of Fall?¬†Are we all¬†fed up with pumpkin treats yet? Or are you like me and can never get enough of them? I love pumpkin season with a passion. It’s such a great ingredient to bake with, adding texture, flavour and substance to a bake. Especially a vegan bake, just like these¬†Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Coated Baked Pumpkin Donuts that¬†I am¬†sharing with you today. ¬† ¬† Light, fluffy and actually pretty healthy. I’m not going to be¬†making any claims these are¬†a health food¬†and therefore eat as many as...

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