Santa’s Brandy Cake Brownies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It’s the time of year for baking tasty treats – and scoffing them all in front of the fire! So, how about trying out my super simple recipe for tea infused, chocolate rich brownies. They are totally vegan and gluten free, and wonderfully indulgent. You’ll be in for a real treat, and it doesn’t make…

A Warm Rice Pudding Hug – Tea Infused Recipe

As Autumn creeps up on us, it’s the season for hot chocolates, turmeric lattes and comforting puddings. Rice pudding is a classic favourite in our household, which stems from warm childhood memories of our mother’s creating the dessert. A simple yet warming dish. Traditionally, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are used, and I’ve added…

A healthier way to eat Chocolate…

Happy International Chocolate Day! Most of us love chocolate, yet we’re often made to believe there’s not a healthier way to enjoy it. The good news is, raw chocolate really is good for you. Instead of blitzing cacao beans, the raw chocolate process uses lower temperatures, which preserves all of the lovely nutrients. Cacao is…

Zero Waste Week & Food Packaging

Zero Waste Week is here again and I’m still not 100% zero waste. In this modern world, where plastic packaging is everywhere, I’m not sure it’s just so easy to be completely zero waste. But we can all do our bit. I’ve written several articles on different zero waste items I use, and these can…

Tea Recipe… Hemingway Mojito Mocktail

Welcome to my monthly tea recipe feature! As the sun’s been shining brightly on us all, I’ve been feeling the cold brew bug, and this delicious recipe with one of Leaves of the World’s brand new summer teas, is the perfect way to relax on a hot sunny day. With the Bank Holiday weekend almost…

Tea Infused – Jaffa Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Chia seed pudding is one of the easiest vegan, gluten free desserts to make. It’s quick, simple and requires such few ingredients. Plus, you can make it any flavour you like. So, guess what I decided to do – infuse it with one of the exciting new blends from Leaves of the World… The Jaffa!…

Love Food, Trust Food. Simplified Food Labelling…

I’ve talked before about how reading labels can be challenging as a vegan. Besides just looking for those sneaky animal ingredients, it can be difficult to work out if something is actually healthy or not. There are so many naughty snacks out there for vegans now, and if you’re tried to watch your salt, sugar…

Elderflower Matcha Mocktail Recipe

After all of the snow and the bitter coldness of the last few weeks, signs of Spring are popping up all around. And I don’t know about you, but it’s made me start thinking of cooling, refreshing drinks, and long evenings socialising with friends and family. For those of us who don’t drink, or who…

Cocoa Power Ranger Smoothie Recipe

Happy Birthday to Leaves of the World who have just turned 1. Woo hoo! A year of building business and turning more people into TEA Nomads… A year of ethical, organic teas and lovely independent fluffy business stuff. Leaves of the World have a wonderful range of detox teas (pictured below), one of which is…

New Year, New Smoothies

So, how are those New Year diets going? Are those intentions to eat a healthier diet still going strong, or have they drifted by the wayside, as your hand has drifted towards the chocolate stash in the fridge? Perhaps you’d like to start drinking a healthy, nutrient packed smoothie every day, but can’t quite find…