Category Archives: Sweets and Treats

Plum Almond Honey Torte

I bought a punnet of plums intending to make a plum crumble but the very same evening I spotted this recipe from Ceri Jones of Natural Kitchen Adventures (adapted from Erin Scott Yummy Supper Cookbook) and decided straight away that … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Cake (Gluten-Free)

My husband does really well on his gluten-free diet and doesn’t stray as he has learned from experience of just how dire the consequences are.  Anyone who has a gluten intolerance will understand this.  One small slip can lead to … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake

There are not many people who don’t like to enjoy a slice of cake along with their cup of coffee or tea. This carrot cake, completely gluten and refined sugar free, is absolutely perfect and very simple to make. Beautifully … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Fresh Fruit (Nut-free)

My thanks to Irena Macri of Eat Drink Paleo for this amazing recipe.  It not only looks good, it tastes scrumptious too and the grand-kids loved it as dessert.   I served it with whipped coconut cream. I used an 8″ … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Meringues with Strawberries and Coconut Cream

Just very occasionally, a sweet treat is needed and when I spotted this recipe in my favourite magazine I knew I had found just the one. The meringue nests kept perfectly in an airtight tin for a couple of days … Continue reading

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Raspberry Coconut Bites

Energy Balls or Bites seem to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment and they are so convenient to have in the fridge/freezer to nibble on or when unexpected guests arrive.   Also extremely handy for lunchboxes, picnics, or taking down … Continue reading

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Nut Brownies (Walnut and Cashew)

These brownies were delicious – chocolately, nutty, crunchy and a definite hit with everyone.  One of the main advantages being that they were so quick and easy to make,  with another that they don’t need cooking. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of … Continue reading

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