Peace Offering Mini Berry Galettes

Hi, it’s me again. It’s been a while, (2 years if we’re really counting), and when I left you, I was just about to head to Cape Town, South Africa to embark on a summer program that well and truly changed my life. Since then, I’ve hardly been idle, I’ve been horse-riding in the south…

Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is a winner right here, ladies and gentlemen. Is there any greater blessing to a baker than that of overripe bananas? I don’t happen to think so. I rescued these bananas from a dire situation in which my father was about to toss them in the compost heap. It took a fair bit of…

Almond Caramel Apple Shortcakes

Today’s post is proudly inspired by Mary Berry. If you’ve never heard of her, firstly, do you live under a rock? Secondly, I’d like you to Google the Great British Bake-Off. I’ll give you a moment to catch up with the rest of the world before coming back to this post. Are we all on…

Vegan Lemon Coconut Cream Pie

I’ve been dying to try out a vegan dessert that isn’t based on soaked cashews and this is THE ONE. When I was thinking about this one, I came across a couple of obstacles. #1 being how does one make pastry vegan? Figure that one out and all problems would magically disappear. Shortcrust pastry is basically…

Spinach and Feta Pesto Muffins

This recipe was originally posted on the 9th August 2016, but was updated with new photos and reposted on the 10th of May 2017. For the original photos, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.  Killer combos: balsamic vinegar + honey, pasta + pesto, spinach + feta Today, I decided to get you back…

Chocolate Chai Quinoa Granola Bars

I’m falling in love with chai spice. There’s something magical about this particular combination of spices. Whether it comes from their insane health benefits, how good they taste together or the fact that it can be applied to any dish and make it 100× better. Especially when there’s chocolate involved. Enter: these granola bars. Easy…

Raw Avocado Lime Cheesecake Bites

When your dessert is made of avocados, you can eat as much as you’d like without feeling guilty #score. Fair warning though: this dessert is not as sweet as my other vegan cheesecake recipes. If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, look here for some golden caramel goodness and over here for a…

Cosy Winter Vegetable Pot Pie

My mother needed an excuse to make puff pastry, and as my head is already set in the ‘Winter Dishes’ mood, I decided that a cosy pot pie was in order. With only 3 months left before I depart for the University of Pennsylvania, my mother is desperately trying to gauge my culinary knowledge before…