Recipes / Sauces & Dips

Where culinary delight meets nutritional excellence

All recipes are naturally free from gluten, dairy, refined sugars & sweeteners but adaptations for those wishing to use gluten & dairy are included.

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Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Gravy

This glorious gravy recipe contains no flour or thickening ingredients AT ALL but remains luscious & luxurious. Layers of flavour…

Mushroom Gravy

Quick Fish Paté

I am all about speed. Well speed in combination with sustenance. And simplicity. OK so maybe I’m not all about…

Quick Fish Paté

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

But it’s also the most incredible backdrop for a whole host of veggie & flavour laden things to take hold.…

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Simple Apple & Pear Purée

You can endlessly vary the combinations, add berries, mix the types of apples, use plums instead of pears, puréeing some…

Simple Apple & Pear Purée
Sugar Free Strawberry & Orange Jam

Sugar Free Strawberry & Orange Jam

Who remembers when your mama told you you weren’t allowed to eat her preserves with a spoon … yeh mine…

Sugar Free Strawberry & Orange Jam

Chocolate Spice Protein Spread

I adore nut butter. I mean I’m not kidding I could drink the stuff but I do sometimes find myself…

Chocolate Spice Protein Spread

My Favourite 5 Second Vegan Pesto

There is nothing more delightful in life than the lyrical tune of a fresh pesto on your tongue. Just me?…

My Favourite 5 Second Vegan Pesto

Simple Bone Broth

Or not. Not about the goodness, just the hip-ness, I mean my Grandmother & her Grandmother before that have probably…

Simple Bone Broth

Pumpkin & Hemp Seed Butter

In recent years our passion for nut & seed butters has grown exponentially & for jolly good reason as they…

Pumpkin & Hemp Seed Butter

Kohlrabi & Black Bean Purée

If you were feeling in a childish mood & I said the word ‘beans’ where would your thoughts go….. Honestly…

Kohlrabi & Black Bean Purée

Simple Coconut Yoghurt

Including more fermented foods in our diet is a fantastic way to support ongoing optimal health as the probiotic bacteria…

Simple Coconut Yoghurt

Quick Pickled Cucumbers

I do love a pickled cucumber but the shop bought versions tend to contain extra sugars that I just don’t…

Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Fig, Flax & Olive Crackers

I am slightly bereft now that we are really nearing the end of fig season for this year 🙁 I…

Fig, Flax & Olive Crackers

Cauliflower Crisps

This is one of those recipes that sings to my zero waste ethos. It’s so simple it barely requires writing…

Cauliflower Crisps

Vegan Walnut Pesto

Pesto is such a beautiful sauce, it’s so absolutely bursting with flavour no dish can fail to be enhanced by…

Vegan Walnut Pesto

Tomato & Chilli Chutney

Christmas is the time of cheese with my family, it could be due to the fact that a good proportion…

Tomato & Chilli Chutney

Cashew & Hazelnut Butter

Nut butter is probably one of my favourite things in life. I love to swirl it through porridge, smear a…

Cashew & Hazelnut Butter

Nectarine & Orange Compote

The concept of preserving fruits & vegetables for use through the winter is an ancient one but has relied on…

Nectarine & Orange Compote

Pumpkin & Hemp Seed Tahini

Middle Eastern cooking has given us many wonderful things but one of my favourites has to be tahini. This sumptuously…

Pumpkin & Hemp Seed Tahini

Apple & Walnut Paté

A recipe borrowed from the kitchen of my lovely mother, this is one she tweaked from a traditional festival staple…

Apple & Walnut Paté

Proper Tomato Ketchup

This recipe links to the post ‘Cleaning Up The Classics Part V: Condiments‘. Make this once and I promise you…

Proper Tomato Ketchup

Staple Salad Dressing (oil free)

This recipe links to the post ‘Cleaning Up The Classics Part V: Condiments‘ I always have a couple of jars…

Staple Salad Dressing (oil free)

Classic Vinaigrette

This recipe links to the post ‘Cleaning Up The Classics Part V: Condiments‘. This is the most basic of all…

Classic Vinaigrette

Tahini Dressing

This recipe links to the post ‘Cleaning Up The Classics Part V: Condiments‘. If you haven’t tried this before or…

Tahini Dressing

Super Easy Kimchi

Including fermented foods in your diet daily is a great way to keep topping up levels of the beneficial bacteria…

Super Easy Kimchi

Herby Cashew Cream Cheese

I have said before that when I first had to eliminate gluten & dairy from my diet there were no…

Herby Cashew Cream Cheese
roasted almond butter

Roasted Almond Butter

When making roasted almond butter is this easy, there’s no reason not to whizz up your own!

Roasted Almond Butter
beetroot hummus topped with sauerkraut and walnut pieces

Beetroot, Walnut & Sauerkraut Dip

I could never pick a favourite food but if I had to choose something I could always devour then a…

Beetroot, Walnut & Sauerkraut Dip