Category archives: La Dolce Vita

Spiced Apple Muffins

I love the change of seasons and in particular autumn time. Warm sunny days and the leaves turning all shades of reds and yellows, is just beautiful! It makes me smile and be thankful to be alive here on this beautiful planet. A glut of apples is upon us at this time of year and so I see it fitting to add apples to everything. Juices, savoury dishes and these scrumpti[...]

The Queen Bee

After hearing about a local bee keeper, then eating a jar of her scrumptious honey, I simply had to meet the Queen Bee herself and learn more.  And so I came to meet Katharine Slater and her beautiful bees.  I've never been this close to a bee hive or really understood just how incredible these insects truly are, and so this experience was almost a spiritual one for [...]

Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble

This Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble is soon to become your favourite crumble! It's such a great dish to get the kids involved in making, I love seeing little hands crumbing the pastry together. It's also not just about the end product but the process itself; the foraging, being in nature, enjoying being together with family, friends or furry friends. I've bee[...]

The Best Nutty Banana Nice Cream

I've got a delicious weekend treat to share with you today. Also known as Nice Cream, this dairy free, sugar free ice cream is so easy to make and totally delicious! My kids love this and I love it because it helps keep their sugar intake to a minimum. Well... I love eating it too of course! There are just 3 ingredients in this Nice Cream: bananas, almond butter an[...]

Raw Chocolate Buttons

Spring has definitely sprung my friends! The sun is shining and everything is awash with spring flowers and blossoms. Whether you're celebrating Easter or Passover this week, chocolate will definitely be on the cards. And believe me no-one wants to miss out on chocolate, me included!! If you're avoiding refined sugars for any reason, my raw chocolate recipe is a[...]

Dreamy Coconut Yoghurt Parfait

Happy Valentine's day love birds! Need some last minute inspiration for Valentine's Day dessert? You and your date are going to love this delicious creamy dessert which, of course, is super healthy too. Oh and did I mention quick and easy? You're going to get an all round delicious, nutritious, well balanced dessert; bursting full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,[...]

3 awesome Energy Balls recipes

I've got three amazing energy balls recipes to share with you all today! These gorgeous little treats are my go to when I need a tasty pick me up, they're easy to make and you can keep them in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for up to a month. They provide a nice combination of healthy fats, protein, as well as antioxidants, for a nice steady release of energy[...]

Scrumptious Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

Today I wanted to share my recipe for these delicious and super healthy banana pancakes so you too can enjoy making them this weekend. Whether it's an indulgent breakfast for one or you want to treat your nearest and dearest. Lazy weekend mornings have been a bit of a rare occasion for me with college being on alternate weekends for what seems like forever, so when [...]

Raspberry Chocolate Brownies

I've made these raspberry chocolate brownies a few times recently and they always got down a treat. They're not too sweet, lovely and gooey, and to top it all they have my favourite food combination of chocolate and raspberry. Inspired by the book Harry Eastwood's Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache, using vegetables such as sweet potato, beetroot, courgette and carrot is [...]