Rustic Boysenberry Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

  Summer is on its way in my part of the world, and the warmer weather has me craving chilled treats. One of the beautiful, fresh, sunny days we have had recently inspired me to make my first cheesecake of the season. Mmmm… cheesecake season. Come time for dessert, I tend to err on the…

Fast ‘n Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

  There is something about stuffing yourself full of a warm, maple syrup drizzled plateful of pancakes that temporarily makes the world seem like a better place. They are the ultimate take-it-easy treat. Perfect fuel for lazy Sunday movie watching, relaxed sleep-ins and afternoon naps. These are no nonsense, fuss free, classic pancakes. If you…

Lissa’s Midnight Pancakes

Art via Ffffound   Every now and then, I need pancakes. I’m not alone on that one, right?! This recipe is the result of a recent late night pancake craving. The batter is simple and sweet with a few extras to make it special: a hint of fragrant cinnamon and vanilla, along with almond meal…

Before You Go Go Banana-Walnut Breakfast Muffins

Skate Rock Jam by Bicicleta Sem Freio |   I made a round o’ these last night and, oh man, the delicious, warm aroma of vanilla, banana and walnuts filling the room is something I need more of in my life! One of the best things about making muffins, cakes, cookies et. al, is that…

Lemon Lime Pancakes with Berry Sauce and Coconut-Cashew Cream

Art by Paul X. Johnson, via Supersonic Electronic   Strange times in our neck of the woods lately. I was on holiday in New Plymouth when the 6.3 earthquake gave Wellington a big shake last week – thankfully we arrived home to a house that was just as we left it. No cracks in the…

Sweet & Simple Vegan Raspberry Muffins

Art by Brian Ewing via Ant Baena   I love how easy these muffins are to throw together; I made a batch while prepping a quick sauce for tonight’s dinner (tofu-chili enchiladas – damn good, and resting happily in my belly as I type). Raspberries are definitely my go-to berry, but you might want to…

Vanilla-Lime Tea Cakes

Quote via Ffffound   I am going through a bit of a lime phase at the moment. Lime compliments so many flavours and it blends beautifully with vanilla in this recipe to make fragrant, light, tasty lil cakes. Awesomely, they take no time at all to throw together – the longest part will be waiting…

Apple Pie Pancakes

Monika Krawczyk via Pantyhose Party   Now that the weather is cooling down, I am beginning to crave food that feels like a hug. These pancakes are perfect for the new season: warm, satisfying and full of autumn flavours. Apple, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mmm. The soda water helps make ’em nice and fluffy. Soda…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…

Vegan Lemon-Lime Mini Cupcakes

Image via Laws of Modern Man   Mini cupcakes are the best! I can’t believe it took me so long to bring these bite-sized morsels into my life. This recipe makes around 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes. They bake up light and moreish with a subtle citrus flavour; the perfect post-dinner treat! If you can’t get…