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Stir fried veggies (bell pepper, mangetout, baby corn and petit pois) cooked in coconut oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger and chilli, topped with two poached eggs and some paprika.

I’ve been a little lazy with dinners recently as by the time I get in from college it’s time for dinner! Baked beans and (microwaved) sweet potatoes have been my staple for this week, haha. So it was nice to have something that took a little more effort and tasted awesome. ^^

We had some pineapple to use up, so I went all retro today and made a pineapple upside down cake! :D
I increased the cake mix by 25%, but not the sugar, and added some coconut and nutmeg - oh, and because the pineapple was fresh, I didn’t have the syrup from the tin to add to the mix, so added a little golden syrup and orange juice, and that seemed to work. :) Recipe can be found here!
(yes, we have white counters now. I’m going to have to find a table cloth or something so you can actually see the plates against the surface, haha!)

We had some pineapple to use up, so I went all retro today and made a pineapple upside down cake! :D

I increased the cake mix by 25%, but not the sugar, and added some coconut and nutmeg - oh, and because the pineapple was fresh, I didn’t have the syrup from the tin to add to the mix, so added a little golden syrup and orange juice, and that seemed to work. :) Recipe can be found here!

(yes, we have white counters now. I’m going to have to find a table cloth or something so you can actually see the plates against the surface, haha!)

Carrot cake topped with orange cream cheese frosting, toasted slivered almonds and lemon zest. (dairy free, frosting aside.)
I know the outside looks burned but it really isn’t, promise! It’s actually incredibly moist and considering how complex the flavours are, it’s really simple, too. My grandma even said “this is the best carrot cake I’ve ever had!”. And you know grandmas know their stuff about cakes.
For those of you who want the recipe - it’s Paul Hollywood’s recipe, so just google “Paul Hollywood’s carrot cake” and it should come up. :)

Carrot cake topped with orange cream cheese frosting, toasted slivered almonds and lemon zest. (dairy free, frosting aside.)

I know the outside looks burned but it really isn’t, promise! It’s actually incredibly moist and considering how complex the flavours are, it’s really simple, too. My grandma even said “this is the best carrot cake I’ve ever had!”. And you know grandmas know their stuff about cakes.

For those of you who want the recipe - it’s Paul Hollywood’s recipe, so just google “Paul Hollywood’s carrot cake” and it should come up. :)

Orange, polenta, almond and olive oil cake. (dairy and gluten free)
A few weeks ago I made a selection of baked goods and jewellery to sell to raise some money to go towards my art foundation in September - and this was one of the ‘goods’!
I also made some chocolate Hungarian biscuits, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, Swiss carrot cake muffins with cream cheese icing and walnuts and some lemon shortbread. I was left with very little at the end of it, and what was left was soon devoured by my family! :)
The recipe for the cake above can be found here. (I left out the rosemary and it was still beautiful!)

Orange, polenta, almond and olive oil cake. (dairy and gluten free)

A few weeks ago I made a selection of baked goods and jewellery to sell to raise some money to go towards my art foundation in September - and this was one of the ‘goods’!

I also made some chocolate Hungarian biscuits, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, Swiss carrot cake muffins with cream cheese icing and walnuts and some lemon shortbread. I was left with very little at the end of it, and what was left was soon devoured by my family! :)

The recipe for the cake above can be found here. (I left out the rosemary and it was still beautiful!)

Broccoli quiche with buttery new potatoes, pesto pasta salad, orange and carrot salad and creamy sweetcorn and pepper salad.
I went out to lunch today with one of my oldest friends (I can’t believe I’ve known you 12 years, Elise!) to a lovely delicatessen called Peppers. They have separate vegetarian/vegan and gluten free menus too if you so require them, which is always nice, as I know having a ‘restrictive’ diet can feel like you’re being a pest - this way your options are already laid out in front of you, woo hoo! :D

Broccoli quiche with buttery new potatoes, pesto pasta salad, orange and carrot salad and creamy sweetcorn and pepper salad.

I went out to lunch today with one of my oldest friends (I can’t believe I’ve known you 12 years, Elise!) to a lovely delicatessen called Peppers. They have separate vegetarian/vegan and gluten free menus too if you so require them, which is always nice, as I know having a ‘restrictive’ diet can feel like you’re being a pest - this way your options are already laid out in front of you, woo hoo! :D

Apple, almond and coconut cake.
It’s - gluten free, soy free, dairy free, corn free and sugar free! Blimey. It’s made using ground almonds, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, agave and eggs whipped up to create the volume. Then you pour the mix in to your tin and arrange apple slices, core side down, in a swirl from the outside right to the centre, topping with slivered almonds and shredded coconut. It’s a bit fiddly but very tasty! :)

Apple, almond and coconut cake.

It’s - gluten free, soy free, dairy free, corn free and sugar free! Blimey. It’s made using ground almonds, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, agave and eggs whipped up to create the volume. Then you pour the mix in to your tin and arrange apple slices, core side down, in a swirl from the outside right to the centre, topping with slivered almonds and shredded coconut. It’s a bit fiddly but very tasty! :)