Easy 30-minute Choc Chip Cookie Bars {vegan, gf}

First up, I can’t lay claim to this recipe; at least not to the original. That belongs to another member of the ‘Aquafaba (Vegan Meringues – Hits and Misses)’ group on Facebook. She posted a photo of some very wholesome looking biscuits, but it was the mix of gluten-free flours that got me hooked. I…

Soda Pancakes with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries {vegan}

If food was a love language, pancakes would be mine. They are my ‘go-to’ meal on the weekend when I’m too tired/lazy to cook. They are also my son’s first request whenever I ask what he wants for dinner. We tend to provide a savoury option to begin with, and then we enjoy dessert! Both…

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with maple buttercream icing {gf}

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy…

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I was a teenager when I first tasted and fell in love with zucchini muffins. Muffins were not a big thing in Australia when I was a child, so it was only when I was older, and attending an international school with a largely American cohort, that I was introduced to my first muffin crush!…

Fruit and yoghurt slice {with gluten-free and dairy-free options}

Okay, we’re going super-healthy this time, and it’s ugly but oh, so good! It’s a slice that could be co-opted as breakfast food, or packed into the lunchbox as a healthy snack. Rules surrounding what one can consume at school are getting so rigid these days, but never fear! This baby is nut-free. It is…

Essie’s Cobbler

It’s official; summer’s over (cue sad face). And with the cold stretch of wintry weather we’ve had this past week, all I’ve wanted to do is to hibernate: stay inside where it’s warm, beside the heater. No, make that the oven. Because what better way to use one’s hibernation than to make a warming dessert?…

Chocolate Chip & Coconut Cakes (gluten-free + dairy-free + egg-free}

Call me a soft touch. But when I see a young boy’s face crumple with disappointment because he can’t eat the cakes all the other kids are eating, it calls for an intervention. These mini chocolate chip and coconut cakes are the intervention. They are super-easy, super-quick, and devoid of all those nasties that seem…