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Pesto Mini Muffins

These savoury muffins are ideal for lunch boxes, picnics, parties and snacks. Lovely served warm or cold, they freeze well for up to 1 month.
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Banana Bread

Ripe bananas are high in sugar so you don’t need to use as much. I’ve used wholemeal flour and maple syrup to reduce the GI…
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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn’t need anything else…
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Llamas in Hats birthday cake

My son loves the YouTube cartoon Llamas in Hats, personally I don’t. It’s pretty bloody and a little violent and I don’t particularly approve but…
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Sugar Free May

Sugar is hugely addictive, your body stores the excess energy as fat and sugar destroys your skin, so reduce it. Try to remember that your…
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Watermelon Shark

This is a shark carved from a watermelon. You’ll need a ‘torpedo’ shaped watermelon as the round ones look a little too cute. Fab, healthy…
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Rhubarb and Pecan Brownies

This version of brownies has rhubarb which ‘cuts’ through the sweetness and works really well with the deeply sweet chocolateyness of the brownie to add…
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Almond Slices

This is a cake from my childhood. A mixture of sweet almond sponge mixed with raspberry jam and sweet shortcrust pastry is the epitome of…
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Berry Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Homemade ice lollies, lower in sugar and much healthier than the shop bought ones and just the ticket for this lovely hot weather we’re having.…
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Mini Pork Pies

There is a fabulous butchery chain in North Yorkshire called Newboulds who make the best pork pies on the planet, especially their Midgets. These are…
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Pancakes

This is lovely served with freshly squeezed orange juice or lemon juice and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
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Goulash with Herby Dumplings

This is a classic winter warmer recipe, originating in Hungary and heavy on paprika it’s a delicious winter casserole that benefits from long, slow cooking…
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Salted Peanut Brittle

A classic homemade sweetie, I have used salted peanuts which takes the edge off the sweetness. It’s still full of sugar, rots your teeth but…
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Granola Bars

These are great for lunch boxes and to keep the kids going for extra curricular sports. Add the acai and maca powder for extra nutrients…
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Kale Cupcakes

These are super cool orange-flavoured-green-cupcakes. They still contain the same calories, sugar and fat as a standard cupcake but the addition of the kale gives…
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Mulligatawny Soup

This Indian soup is a whole meal in itself, adjust the chili if you prefer a milder version. Delicious with naan or cumin scented scones.
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