All the recipes in this blog are free from refined sugar and use either zero or low sugar natural sweeteners. 

These include xylitol, stevia and yacon syrup - demonstrating that it's possible to enjoy sweet goodies without raising your sugar levels.

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Apricot and Almond Cake

I don’t know about you, but a cake recipe that involves little more than lobbing everything into a food processor and pressing the ON button – always gets my vote.
Until the happy day comes when bakers and retailers start catering for people on low sugar diets, keeping off sugar basically requires either a spiritual conversion to full-time savoury or a commitment make each sweet treat that passes your lips yourself. Read more

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Millionaire's Slice

In my previous life, when I was wolfing down sugary treats on a regular basis, the thought of a Millionaire’s slice - shortbread, covered in thick caramel squidge, topped off with a fat dollop of chocolate – was often a compelling one. Read more

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Turmeric and Coconut Ice-cream

Here’s an interesting little recipe to blow a cool breeze across your bow on a hot Summer’s day. This vegan ice-cream’s a seductive collision of exotic warming spices - ginger, turmeric and cardamon with chilled creamy coconut.  Read more

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Chocolate Babka

This is a bit of a wide ball. It contains wheat flour for a start…. Eek!   
AND….it’s got a tiny teaspoon of molasses in it… What???? Read more

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Cream Tea - the healthy version

I’m pushed to think of a more heavenly way of passing a Summer afternoon than feasting al fresco upon a glorious cream tea. The genteel tinkling of cutlery on china, birdies chirruping in the shrubbery, may be a stream doing a spot of babbling in the background…….

I’ve assumed those days were gone given that conventional scones and jam are enough to send blood sugar levels to the moon and back. But we’re not interested in convention here. Oh no, we’re thinking outside the cake tin. Read more

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