Smokey baked beans

I first had homemade baked beans at my favourite little brunch spot in Canterbury, called the Refectory Kitchen. I would go pretty often with friends from uni and always loved the rustic, chunky baked beans they served alongside the full fry up. My housemate and I then borrowed the concept and began trying and testing…

Carrot cupcakes with orange mascarpone icing

As many of you know, I gave up chocolate for lent. It’s going well so far and I haven’t touched the stuff for 3 weeks which is pretty good going for me, considering it’s one of my favourite ingredients on the planet! But it has left me at a loss of what to eat for…

Chocolate almond crepes

Silky smooth crepes, fresh strawberries and a mouthwateringly decadent almond chocolate sauce, this pancake recipe really speaks for itself. With no naughty sugars lurking in the background and a protein energy boost from the roasted almonds, these pancakes are more than acceptable for breakfast (and lunch and dinner) and are great for pudding too. I…

Tomato and chorizo baked eggs

Technically, this recipe isn’t all mine. I stole it off my boyfriend who cooked up a storm one morning and surprised me with breakfast in bed. I’ve made a few little tweaks here and there, such as adding some crunchy peppers and baking the eggs as part of the dish, rather than scrambling them alongside it, but the…

Banana, honey and walnut cake

I’ve been dreaming of cake recently, as I often do, so I whipped up this super scrummy banana bread to curb the craving. The honey and bananas act as natural sweeteners, making this loaf refined sugar free, while the walnuts add a lovely crunch and a good little hit of protein. The end result is…

Nutty granola

Granola and yoghurt is my go to breakfast for when I’m pressed for time. I tend to cook a big batch on a Sunday and eat it over the next couple of weeks, sometimes snacking on a handful when I feel a bit peckish. The nuts and seeds in this recipe provide a protein pick-me-up and…

Banana and almond smoothie

I love a smoothie in the morning. They are easy to make, you can use pretty much any fruit or vegetable you fancy and they are perfect for mornings on the go. This banana and almond smoothie is my go-to energy booster as it is easily digestible, packed full of protein and loaded with slow-releasing…

Banana pancakes

Pancakes have always been one of my favourite things to have for breakfast. When my brother and I were little, we often had sleepovers at my grandparents’ house and would always be served pancakes for breakfast. My grandma would make the batter and fry them in the pan and my grandpa would carry them to…