Isla’s First Birthday

Baby, Cakes, Eco + Conscious Living

Last weekend we celebrated Isla’s first birthday. I love birthdays and celebration and this one came with a lot of emotion for me. My challenge to myself is to make…

A Childhood Cooking lesson: Our Simple Scalable Cake Recipe!

Cakes, Desserts

This is the basic formula for every cake I’ve ever made. So here’s a little lesson from inside my mind, and the way I was taught as a child, to…

Super Clean Chocolate Banana Loaf

Breads, Breakfast ideas, Cakes, Desserts

This one is SO simple.  I whip it up when I feel like a nutritious, no added sweetener treat that I can happily down for breakfast.  It was my sister’s…

CHOCOLATE CHICKPEA CAKE

Cakes

You might be reading this in the future when we can get out to the shops more easily that we can now but if you’re reading this as I post…

Sourdough Discard Chocolate Mug Cakes

Cakes

Recipes that tell us to waste food like “discard half of your sourdough starter” are a big thumbs down. I care about food waste not because it’s a hypothetical idea,…

Easy, flexible, Oat Flour Brownies for 2 (or more!)

Cakes, Desserts

Brownies are really a cake with extra sugar and not too much flour, to give a gooey centre and a crispy crust. You can use so many different ingredients to…

One Pot Blackberry Cake

Cakes, Desserts

INGREDIENTS 4oz grass fed organic butter 4oz local honey 2 eggs 3 cups blackberries 6oz whole spelt flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla…

Chocolate Chip Swirl Banana Bread

Breakfast ideas, Cakes, Desserts

Basically, another brunch = another form of banana bread. I make them all the time and they often involve chocolate. But here’s another one that everyone devoured if you want…

Sticky Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Breads, Breakfast ideas, Cakes

We have about 4 breakfasts over here that we rotate without any extra creativity. We always eat it, and we always eat it together before the day starts but it’s a…

Paleo Vanilla Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

I wanted a good English recipe for St George’s Day to take to lunch with friends.  Usually (always) if I make a cake it’s a good simple chocolate cake but…

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Cakes, Desserts

First up a little sidenote: I thought it would be fun to make these in a skillet too, and then got totally carried away looking at skillets… it happens to me often 😉…

My 30th Birthday Cake

Cakes, Paleo

My 30th birthday request from Jared was a cake.  Birthday cakes are big in my family but I haven’t had one since my friend Lauren made me raw cupcakes when I…

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Cakes, Desserts, Paleo

I’d never had pumpkin pie, or celebrated Thanksgiving until I was 20 and first came to the States.  I never dreamed I’d still be here almost 10 years later, let…

A more traditional (and flexible!) chocolate cake

Cakes, Desserts

Last weekend we had the whole extended family at our house for a family reunion.  There was everything to celebrate so we wanted a giant chocolate cake for dessert (there…

Traditional Christmas Cake with Marzipan Frosting

Cakes, holidays, Paleo

Making a Christmas cake was always the first sign of Christmas in our home.  Long before the tree went up, stockings were hung, or any Christmas music was allowed to be played, we’d…

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…

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…

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…

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…