Pip & Nut *Reviews-Cookbook-Recipes*

Are you a nut butter lover? Then you need to read this! Plus, I’ve also got some amazing recipes to share from the new Pip & Nut Cookbook. I came across Pip& Nut when I was looking for snacks for my ‘Healthy Snack Boxes’. I was interested in their squeeze packs and thought these would…

Nutty Cacao Balls

I still get surprised at how regularly my kids need a little snack. As they are so active, I find their energy levels can drop really quickly. One minute they seem fine and suddenly I’ll have a screaming toddler, who will not listen and give me no clue as to what is wrong. With time, I’ve…

Pear Turnovers

September is a special month for us now as it’s my little boy’s birthday (he just turned two) but this year has also brought a lot of change: the start of school for my (big) girl and my youngest has also just started going to playgroup which means a bit more time for myself. Autumn also brings a lot…

Blackcurrant & Almond cake

I think this cake looks quite impressive but it’s in fact really easy and quick to prepare. It’s one of those recipes that I keep making again and again so I just had to share it! I make it with blackcurrant as I get loads at this time of year from my allotment but you could…

Frozen banana, peanut butter & chocolate bites

Frozen banana is a great summer snack; it’s so easy, pop it in the freezer and its taste and texture is just like ice cream. For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party I was looking for a way to create frozen banana bites as treats for the kids and I stumbled across this recipe which I…

Pear Tarte Tatin (refined sugar-free)

We have a pear tree in our garden that never stops to amaze me at how much fruit it can produce.  They are deliciously sweet conference pears and at this time of year I always have to find ways to use them up. In the past, I have made jars of mulled pears, chocolate & pear…

Mango and passion fruit ice lollies (Sugar free)

When we were on holiday my daughter had her first taste of ice cream. She wanted more! As she’s not even one yet I wasn’t keen for her to have too much because of the sugar content. Most ice creams contain 21% sugar with some as high as 26%. Once home I decided to try…

Blackstrap molasses & blueberry cake

You know you have some days where everything seems to go wrong. Today was one of those days until I sat down with a cup of tea and a piece of this ‘Blackstrap molasses & blueberry cake’. Even whilst I was making it things weren’t going well: the kitchen scales broke, my daughter woke up…

Watermelon & Agave nectar pudding

I have to confess this is my boyfriend’s idea. He convinced me to try this one out. It’s a desert somewhere in between a jelly and a pudding. I’ve never been a great fan of jelly but this dessert is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. You need to give it a couple of spoonfuls…

Apricot yoghurt cake (Sugar-free)

Making a sugar free cake or pudding is not that easy! It’s taken a few attempts to get it right. But finally, I am really happy with this recipe. It’s a light spongy healthy dessert. A pudding the whole family can enjoy as it doesn’t contain any refined sugar. The natural sweetness of the dried…