Category Archives: Desserts

Coconut Rice with Lime

A completely gluten, sugar and dairy-free dessert, this soothing rice dish would normally be referred to in the UK as  ‘rice pudding’ but the word ‘pudding’ doesn’t have the same comforting connotation in the US as it does back home. … Continue reading

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Plum & Almond Custard Tart

I would normally make a tart like this with summer berries, but these late summer plums were so ripe and juicy that I thought I try something different. The result was proclaimed absolutely delicious. I make pastry from scratch and … Continue reading

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Recipe – Gluten-Free Almond & Berry Cheesecake

Ground almonds are my favorite go-to alternative to regular flour as they create such a moist and dense cake with a lovely nutty flavor. In this case I also experimented with calorie-free *Monkfruit sugar and the result was pretty amazing. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Carrot Halva

Making Indian desserts can be a bit time consuming but they aren’t complicated and don’t require special skills or equipment. They are however, totally worth it. The milk-based varieties are notoriously rich and make an elegant dinner party sweetmeat; a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Nigel’s Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Praline

Nigel Slater that is, my favorite British writer who cooks and who I would never dare refer to as a ‘foodie’. A pet peeve of his. Anyway, this is a very rich and dark chocolatey pud that hides under a … Continue reading

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Recipe – Chili Cornbread

Another easy recipe that freezes well. Cornbread can be rather sweet, almost dessert-like but I prefer a more savory version and this is exactly that. Fresh chilies, green onion and cilantro (coriander leaf) lift this up and out of the … Continue reading

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Recipe – Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Oat Bites

Just 4 ingredients; three if you leave out the nuts. You could also leave out the chocolate chips but why deny yourself? These chewy little cookie bites are ridiculously simple to make and are a delicious grab-and-go breakfast substitute or … Continue reading

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Recipe – A Simple Pear Tart

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this. If you don’t have time to make an elaborate dessert but want to create something with lots of oooh-factor, then this luscious little fruit tart with a flaky crust is an absolute … Continue reading

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Recipe – Spiced Peach Chutney

When you live in a State that produces numerous tree fruits plus varieties of grapes that end up as fine wine (on occasion) – although unexpected, it’s no surprise that people have peach, plum and apple trees growing in their gardens. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Peach & Blackberry Crumble

Summer is slowly coming to an end with cooler, shorter days and the hedgerows are lined with wild blackberry bushes, their branches buckling under the weight of intoxicatingly perfumed fruit, staining our fingers and mouths purple. Anyway, that’s how I … Continue reading

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