Vegan Gluten-free Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes {vegan, gf}

Brrr! I don’t recall being this cold in a long time! Winter is finally here, though it’s sunny still. I love how where we live, the seasons start slowly. Often it will be a full month into summer, autumn, winter or spring before the weather really sets in. What that means for today, is that…

Extra Nutty Vegan Fudge Brownies {gf}

Extra Nutty Vegan Fudge Brownies {gf}

Light is so incredibly important in photography. Not just any light, mind you. Not harsh, bright sunshine, not blue shadow, either. The right light – soft, natural, filtered light reigns supreme and is hard to come by, at least in my house. For several months, I’ve used a corner by the kitchen as my “studio”…

Cucumber, Chickpea and Avocado Salad

It’s not often that I post anything remotely healthy, but this salad is an exception. I’ve been learning a new respect for the humble legume, and it’s all in the quest for the perfect flourless chocolate cake. There has been much experimenting, biting of nails, and thoughtful testing and tasting of cake. Does it have…

Baby Strawberry Scones {vegan, gf}

There are two types of mother according to talk-back radio, or so my husband tells me. There are those whose children are all grown up, who long to spend quality time with their offspring again, or re-live cherished memories of days long gone. Then there are those still in the early throes of parenthood, where…

Cruelty-free Marshmallow (Wagon Wheel) Slice {gf}

It’s taken me a while to get my head to agree to doing this. Several months of being inspired by the Aquafaba (Vegan Meringue – Hits and Misses) group – a positive, encouraging band of vegan bakers who try, try and try again to experiment with creating not just meringues, but all sorts of vegan products using…

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…

Chocolate and Raspberry Almond Cake {gf/df}

If the moniker were not already taken, I would totally rename this blog, ‘The Lazy Baker/Cook’. Because that is what I am. If I can’t whip it up within a matter of minutes, it doesn’t make the cut. Perhaps when I was younger I was attracted to highly intricate recipes, but not now. In a…