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A Scandinavian-influenced coffee cake marbled with a deliciously crunchy mixture of pecan nuts, warm spices and dark brown sugar, and kept soft with chestnut puree. This easy bake recipe can even be made gluten-free. Mums deserve homemade.

This is a commissioned post. A Scandinavian-influenced coffee cake marbled with a deliciously crunchy mixture of pecan nuts, warm spices and dark brown sugar, and kept soft with chestnut puree. This fairly healthy cake is easily gluten-free. Mums deserve homemade.  I have recently found out that I am a good bit Scandinavian; I rather suspected …

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Make the most of rhubarb season with this easy, healthy, vegan traybake. Cardamom seals the deal.

I have just realised that while I have been happily geeking out on gochujang this, and aquafaba the other (and then some), perhaps I have neglected the normal side of my cooking. And I am normal – I swear! As witness, my fridge currently contains white wine (opened), hummus (a meagre scrape left), celery, live yogurt, …

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This is a Scandinavian-influenced banana bread that thinks it’s a cake, with optional naturally-coloured and flavoured blueberry glaze. Gluten-free, vegan and lower in sugar, my blueberry and cardamom banana cake is a delightfully soft and squidgy breakfast cake or healthy snack. For years I have had a not-so-secret crush on cardamom.  Although I enjoy savouring the superlative …

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What do get when you combine creamy cashew butter, tiny pearls of puffed quinoa and heady, exotic cardamom? The most delicious two-bite biscuit this side of a bakery. Sweetened with date syrup – and containing no grains whatsoever – if you have a food processor you can be eating these in less than 20 minutes. No …

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Homemade carrot cake waffles for weekend making and weekday toasting. Drizzle over brown butter and cardamom syrup for an easy touch of luxury. #waffles #carrots #breakfast #easyrecipe #wholegrain

Your favourite cake. In a waffle. 🙂 Homemade carrot cake waffles for weekend making and weekday toasting. Drizzle over brown butter and cardamom syrup for an easy touch of luxury. Waffles are my Dad’s weakness. Growing up I never really saw him eat anything other than cereal for breakfast; perhaps scrambled eggs at the weekend. …

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Feed your soul and your body with these vegan, low-sugar and very fudgy tamarind and cacao truffles. With spices such as cardamom, ginger and sweet-hot guajillo pepper, your tongue will soon be dancing.

Eating a plant-based, whole food diet doesn’t mean you need to give up sweet treats. Feed your soul and your body with these vegan, low-sugar and very fudgy tamarind and cacao truffles. With spices such as cardamom, ginger and sweet-hot guajillo pepper, your tongue will soon be dancing. I was at one of my favourite …

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Beat the heat - and CO2 shortages - with tepache, the fermented natural soft drink from Mexico. It's very easy to make, healthy and thirst-quenching. It's great for gut health, too. #fermented #drinks #Mexican #softdrink #tepache #pineapple

Beat the heat – and CO2 shortages – with tepache, the fermented natural soft drink from Mexico. It’s very easy to make, healthy and thirst-quenching. It’s great for gut health, too. Europe, but especially the UK, is smack bang in the middle of a carbon dioxide (CO2) crisis. Breweries, soft drink manufacturers, farmers and food …

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Roasted #carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced #pâté. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. #vegetarian #quickandeasy #lunch #dip

Roasted carrots meet soft cheese (vegan or dairy) and fresh dill to become more than the sum of their parts in this Scandinavian-influenced pâté. Spread it, use it as a dip, spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking. Simple, and simply delicious. When there are “sexier” vegetables around the humbler ones can …

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Vegan banana ice cream probably needs no introduction. Although it has long been a vegan-community secret, suddenly, a few years ago, this creamy, dreamy concoction started zinging around the Internet and into the conscience of dessert-lovers everywhere. You may have even made it yourself. At its simplest it is just blitzed up coins of frozen banana scooped straight …

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Heady with a homemade lebkuchen spice mix, this one-bowl, marmalade-spiked and chocolate-covered cake is great with a cup of tea or coffee. It's more than a gingerbread!

Heady with a homemade lebkuchen spice mix, this one-bowl, marmalade-spiked and chocolate-covered cake is great with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s more than a gingerbread! A homemade spice mix and great marmalade are the keys to this moist, whole-grain German-inspired cake. The chocolate ganache covering is completely optional but does make this lebkuchen …

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