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baking

chocolate cupcakes with rose mascarpone frosting

Well hello! Long time no see! I’m officially back, with lots of new experiences to share with you, and of course something delicious. I wanted to do something spring-themed, and these chocolate cupcakes seemed like the perfect idea. Not too heavy or complicated, but pretty and delicate. The mascarpone frosting is pastel-pink with a hint of rose water to match the colour. I love the contrast between the rich chocolate…

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baking/ bars/ brownies/blondies/ chocolate

peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

Hello to you all from snow-covered England! With all this freezing cold weather, what could be better than a fudgy, soft blondie filled with creamy peanut butter and melty chocolate chips?! They say you need more calories when its cold! These are SO easy to make. You really are just whisking a few bits and bobs together in a bowl, pouring it into a tin and whacking it into the…

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drinks

blood orange, rosemary & gin cocktails

Well hello guys, it’s officially blood orange season! My favourite thing about this time of year is the citrus. Here in the UK blood oranges are very widely and cheaply available right now and they look and taste so good. If you haven’t ever tried a blood orange, you must! The juice that they produce is a beautiful deep red and is most scrumptious when imbibed in cocktail form, obviously.…

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party appetizers/ snacks/ vegan/ vegetarian

baba ganoush roasted eggplant dip + what TV shows to watch

Hello hello! Sorry to have gone MIA recently. As you can probably guess, the flu got me. I spent the whole week in bed and watched more Netflix and Amazon Prime than I had previously thought was humanly possible. More on that later. First, I wanted to bring you guys a recipe to remind you of summer. Something a lil’ Mediterranean. An appetiser that you can nibble on whilst sipping…

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baking/ chocolate

double chocolate salted caramel birthday cake

If double chocolate salted caramel birthday cake doesn’t get your mouth watering, then you must be taking Veganuary too seriously. This cake is heaven. So indulgent, so moist, so chocolatey. I love adding a little espresso powder to anything with chocolate in it. It’s such a great thing to keep in the pantry, even if you don’t actually like drinking coffee. It also works brilliantly in brownies to really bring…

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main dishes

vegan thai curry butternut squash soup with coconut sunflower seed brittle

Well it’s almost the weekend, and I feel like the weather is almost on the cusp of changing. Today felt rather Spring-like, and I kinda wasn’t keen. Weird as it may sound, I love Winter. Cold, blustery days. Being all cosy and warm inside, wrapped up in fluffy pyjamas. It is still preeeetty cold outside though, so comfort food is definitely on the agenda. I’m trying to steer away from…

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breakfast/ drinks

cleansing 3-ingredient green juice + my morning routine

Hello hello! Yes, I’m back with another super easy recipe to throw into your healthy January repertoire! I took inspiration from Alison Wu’s post about drinking celery juice in the mornings, you can find it here. Her pictures are so beautiful and creative, I am very much in awe of her artistic talent and her ability to make healthy living so beautiful. I like to amp up the flavour of…

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breakfast/ drinks/ snacks/ vegan

vegan pumpkin spice superfood protein smoothie

So it seems that “dry January” is oh so passé, and we have moved onto “Veganuary” in 2018. So for all of you who are making changes to your diet this month, here’s a lil’ something I made for you. It takes about 2 minutes to make, is packed with beneficial ingredients and superfoods and is totally vegan! A protein smoothie is a great way to start the day, as…

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drinks

maple apple brandy sparklers

And just like that, Christmas has happened again! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration and ate as much as I did! Copious amounts of wine, too. But alas, the party season is not over, and with New Years Eve coming up, I’ve got a great little fizzy cocktail number for you. And because everybody’s wallets are hurting by this point in the festive season, you’ll be pleased to…

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