Walnut and maple syrup buckwheat pancakes

Sunday mornings are for pancakes. I love to spend the morning in the kitchen creating something new. This Sunday was no different and armed with some tasty Canadian maple syrup I came up with this recipe. Thomas has just returned from a trip to Vancouver. He brought back with him a delicious array of mapleContinue reading “Walnut and maple syrup buckwheat pancakes”

Vegetable chilli with baked eggs

One of the first things I learnt to cook was my Mum’s chilli con carne. It is simple but delicious and a firm family favourite. Ever since I stopped eating meat I have been experimenting with this recipe to come up with something new. I haven’t found any alternatives to minced meat that I enjoyContinue reading “Vegetable chilli with baked eggs”

Roasted, stuffed butternut squash

For me, the best way to cook and enjoy butternut squash is to roast it. The glistening soft orange flesh with golden roasted edges is perfection. But of course, the task of peeling the crocodile-like tough skin is quite time-consuming. This recipe came to me as a result of laziness. I chopped a small butternutContinue reading “Roasted, stuffed butternut squash”

Quinoa pudding with figs and almonds

A warm bowl of rice pudding with a big dollop of strawberry jam conjures up comfort and nostalgia. From my school dinner days to snuggling up on the sofa with my Mum, it is an absolute, unashamed, comfort food. I have been trying to find a healthy alternative for some time now. A warm andContinue reading “Quinoa pudding with figs and almonds”