Category Archives: Sweets and Treats

Fresh Fig and Vanilla Cream Pie with Almond Crust

I used ideas from two recipes to make my Cream Pie.  The pie crust and idea came from the original recipe of Vanilla Cream Pie with Fresh Figs from Eleanor Ozich but I made a richer filling similar to the … Continue reading

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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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