Easy Beany Dip

  There is a reason why this post looks similar to my last one… it makes good use of that Green Midsummer Pesto and creates a versatile dip/spread/sauce to use however your imagination decides.  My blogging has been slack recently; the sun is out, work has been crazy, the garden has been demanding (and so…

Green Midsummer Pesto (Vegan)

This is my first recipe of the year using home grown produce.  The kale is doing really well – as it always does, and this year I’ve finally been bothered to protect it from the butterflies with some netting. (I really hope they find somewhere else just as lovely to lay their eggs!)  So I’m…

Raw Banana ‘Cheese’ Cake

I get the raw thing. I feel great when I eat raw food.  I encourage my kids to eat as many raw snacks as possible, raw fruit and veg, nuts and seeds, coleslaw and salads, they are all as unrefined and unprocessed as possible and bursting with fresh nutrition.  But I like cooking.  I enjoy…

Cashew Cream 2 Ways

I have mentioned cashew cream in a couple of my recent posts, so I thought it was about time I elaborated. When cutting down on or omitting dairy from your diet, it’s good to have an arsenal of alternatives right up your sleeve  The shop bought ones can be handy but often make use of…

Power Snack Bars

Creating something like this makes me feel like I’m somehow getting one over on the big food companies, by making something better and cheaper than the mass produced and packaged alternatives.  This feeling (and my very tight monthly budget!) is what gets me bubbling up huge batches of my own organic baked beans, or setting the…