Lunchbox treats: Ginger Coconut Slice

Well, where did the last few weeks go to? After all the lovely bank holidays and resulting four day weeks, reality is back for a while and I’ve been tackling the issue of how to give my children a sweet treat in their lunchboxes. Everything in school has to be completely nut-free as there is […]

Which recipes to go for next?

I have been rootling through my recipe box with a view to choosing the next few recipes to work up for the site and it occurred to me that it was time to ask where you feel the biggest gap is in the dairy-free recipes available. It has always seemed to me that there are […]

Pancake Day!

We all love pancakes in this family, so of course, we have a recipe which you can use for sweet or savoury treats. Having experienced Breton galettes (the huge, buckwheat savoury pancakes made in Brittany) I like to make a full meal out of pancakes. We start with two – or maybe three!- savoury pancakes […]

Choc-mint squares

These are so easy to make and they make a lovely after-dinner mint which is sadly lacking these days since pretty much everybody commercial has started to put milk/butterfat into plain chocolate. You do need to be lucky and have one of the few stores to have dairy-free digestive biscuits on their shelves nearby, but […]

Marvellous Chocolate Mousse

Very occasionally, I get the time to make something other than jam/chutney at the moment. (Watch this space for a pear chutney recipe coming soon). If you have limited time, but want something which looks and tastes good, these are perfect.They are delicious and very easy. They take about 10 – 15 minutes to throw […]

Provamel Summer fruit soya yoghurt is back!Hooray!

The lovely big pots of Alpro Soya summer fruits soya yoghurt which disappeared a while back are now available again,…but not in the supermarkets. Alpro have brought it back under their premium Organic healthfood shops only Provamel label. It tastes as good as ever and seems to be on offer at the moment in Holland […]

Helen’s Cream Cheese Topping

This a recipe provided by someone who’s been working on it for a while. She uses it on carrot cake. The ingredients and method are hers and you’re welcome to contact her with any queries by leaving a comment on this post. It sounds good to me.

For this recipe you will need an electric […]

Dairy Free Biscuits

I am currently playing around with an unbaked cheesecake recipe and to this end I have been investigating the availability of dairy free biscuits for the base. While I like baking biscuits very much, I find I’m much less enthusiastic if I know I’m baking them simply in order to crush them up for crumbs. […]

Sojasun Small Pots of Fruity Yoghurt

Apricot and Guava

This is a good one! I found it in my local health food shop this week and can honestly say it’s lovely. It isn’t cheap at 75p for a little 25g pot, but it does taste very good. The texture is slightly odd, in that it has tiny gritty bits in it. […]

Fantastic Chocolate Sponge Cake

This has been a mainstay of my family for more years than I can remember. It is easy to make and produces a reliably delicious, light and fluffy cake. The only thing which you must NEVER EVER do is open the oven before 20 minutes of the cooking time have passed. You can make a […]