Sweet Potato Dog Cookies

Make your dog’s day by baking some healthy, 3 ingredient, wheat-free & dairy-free Sweet Potato Dog Cookies!

Make your dog's day by baking some healthy, 3 ingredient, wheat-free & dairy-free Sweet Potato Dog Cookies!

It’s not only me that loves sweet potatoes. My dog Chester does too. Whenever I cook them I always share some with him.  He loves my Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Cookies but I decided to change things up a bit and make him some with sweet potato. It was a good decision because he goes absolutely nuts for these Sweet Potato Dog Cookies.

Because he enjoys them so much I thought that those of you with dogs might appreciate the recipe too. With only three ingredients they are super easy to make and are much healthier for your dog than many of the store bought, processed varieties available. Continue reading →

Apricot Caraway Scones

Apricot and caraway seeds might seem like a strange combination but I promise you they work beautifully together. With their crunchy exterior & dense, slightly crumbly but soft & tender interior, these Apricot Caraway Scones are utterly delicious!  

Apricot and caraway seeds might seem like a strange combination but I promise you they work beautifully together! With their crunchy exterior & dense, slightly crumbly but soft & tender interior, these Apricot Caraway Scones are utterly delicious!

I have been wanting to share this Apricot Caraway Scones recipe with you for so long. I actually created and perfected the recipe before my Double Chocolate Scones  which were published way back in February. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen my teaser post and that is as far as I got. Even though the recipe was perfect, for some reason the photos have just never gone to plan and I haven’t been happy enough with them to publish the recipe. I think I have had five different attempts now. I don’t know what it is. Their beauty has just eluded my camera, until this weekend when I decided to have one final shot. Now I am finally happy enough to share the recipe and the photos with you.

These Apricot Caraway Scones are really easy to make and with their crunchy exterior & dense, slightly crumbly but soft & tender interior, they are utterly delicious! Continue reading →

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

This strawberry baked oatmeal is the perfect no fuss make ahead breakfast. Quick, easy, healthy & full of sweet strawberry & vanilla flavour! 
This strawberry baked oatmeal is the perfect no fuss make ahead breakfast. Quick, easy, healthy & full of sweet strawberry & vanilla flavour!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned many times how much I love oatmeal and I am always looking for new ways to change it up. It’s amazing how many people I speak to though who say they don’t eat oatmeal because it is boring. Sure yeah, a bowl of plain oats cooked in water is pretty boring but like anything, oatmeal is what you make it, and it doesn’t take much effort at all to make it pretty damn tasty!

Baked oatmeal is a fantastic option for those of you who are a little rushed in the mornings. Don’t we all have those days? I’m sure we have all skipped breakfast completely on occasion or just made do with a piece of fruit on the run, I know I have, but as breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is easy to organize with a little forward planning, there is absolutely no need to be going without. Continue reading →

Vegan Digestive Biscuits

C’mon…I’m English…It was only a matter of time before I came up with a recipe for vegan digestive biscuits! With their distinctive crunchy, crumbly texture & not too sweet almost nutty flavour, they make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea……I’m totally conforming to the typical English stereotype here aren’t I?

Make your own delicious vegan digestive biscuits. Crunchy, crumbly & not too sweet, they make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!

I thought long and hard about what to call this recipe. Should I stick to my roots and call them ‘Digestive Biscuits’ or, as I now live in Canada and most of you are from the USA and Canada, should I call them ‘Digestive Cookies’?

Generally in England cookies are known as biscuits, whereas in Canada and the USA, biscuits are what we in England would call savoury scones. There are so many other foods and general cooking terms that are totally different too. I get so confused! A few I can think of off the top of my head are pancakes/flapjacks, chips/fries, aubergine/eggplant, cornflour/cornstarch, grilling/broiling and double boiler. What’s that all about? I had to google it when I first moved here as I didn’t have a clue what it was. In England we call it a bain-marie!

It’s no wonder I’m confused!

I really struggle when writing my recipes as I never know what to call these things. I often spend ages deliberating but usually end up choosing the Canadian/American versions as I know that is where the majority of you, my lovely readers are. This time though the English name seems like the right choice. After all, they are English biscuits and ‘digestive cookie’ just doesn’t sound right to me! Continue reading →