Silky and Sharp Strawberry, Rhubarb and Ginger Reduced Fat Cheescake

Believe it or not this light cheescake type dessert is reduced fat, gluten free, reduced sugar but still feels a little bit naughty.  It doesn’t set very firm so it either needs some gelatin or alternatively could have eggs added to it and baked but personally I prefer these.  To reduce the calories even more…… Continue reading Silky and Sharp Strawberry, Rhubarb and Ginger Reduced Fat Cheescake

BONKERS BILLIONAIRE MALTYLICIOUS SHORTBREAD

I’m afraid to say this is not quite fitting with the healthier recipes. All I can say is that everyone that has tasted them so far has had a very big smile on their face. Not to be given to children or they will probably be bouncing off the walls as they are so luxurious.…… Continue reading BONKERS BILLIONAIRE MALTYLICIOUS SHORTBREAD

MAJESTIC MANGO, PASSION FRUIT AND LIME SORBET

Super refreshing and healthy.  Naturally sweet so no added sugar.  Just watch out for the brain freeze.  I made this in my ice-cream maker but you could puree it in a blender of some description but keep on stirring it every so often to prevent too many crystals.  Tip; a chef told me to use…… Continue reading MAJESTIC MANGO, PASSION FRUIT AND LIME SORBET

Cheeky Chocolate Orange Tiramisu

Although I’m rather partial to a nice skinny latte I don’t actually like coffee desserts or chocolates. I was given a couple of little bottles of orange liqueur on my honeymoon in Rome and wanted to do something different with it. One evening I was having an Italian themed dinner and I wanted a nice…… Continue reading Cheeky Chocolate Orange Tiramisu

Oozy Gooey Double Chocolate Orange Cookies. Oh so sinful but worth the penance!

This really should come with a government health warning.  OMG talk about scrumdelicioso! These  have gone down an absolute treat.  Be careful as the mixture won’t even make it to the oven as you will be eating it straight from the bowl and end up with it all round your mouth.  Best bet is to lock…… Continue reading Oozy Gooey Double Chocolate Orange Cookies. Oh so sinful but worth the penance!

Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)

This is a long time favourite that I’ve been doing for years.  The addition of the sesame oil and garlic salt just gives it that subtle extra taste which is really delicioso.  It’s one I always do when my dear friend Becky comes to visit. INGREDIENTS ½ of red and yellow pepper (or whatever colour…… Continue reading Simple Sesame Pasta & Smoked Bacon Salad (gluten free optional)

Gloriously Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownies – Gluten Free

This recipe is just a slight adaptation of the dark chocolate brownie recipe from earlier in the blog which my friend Debbie (who is an excellent cake maker) gave me. They really are delicious, I had a dinner party last night and it was like watching the food scene from 9 and 1/2 weeks when…… Continue reading Gloriously Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownies – Gluten Free