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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Courgette and Walnut Loaf

Don’t let this humble little tea bread fool you, it will melt your heart and tum. It’s so light, soft and moreish, you’re going to need solid self-restraint not to scoff the lot. Read more

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Clementine cake with chocolate icing

When a Facebook friend posted a collection of seasonal recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi recently, this big beaut of a cake leapt out and caught my eye. Wowee Yotam!! Anyone who thinks of baking a cake and then covering the whole damned thing with a big fat layer of rich dark chocolate, is a master of cake wizardry in my eyes. And what more irresistible cake flavour combo could there be than clementine and chocolate? Read more

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Cashew Parsnip and Coconut Cake

What could be a more heartening sign of Spring than this plumptious, little cake? This sweet offering is the result of some tinkering with a recipe that I found in a Leon cookbook. Coconut, cashew and parsnip – wow! It seemed such an intriguing combination, I couldn’t resist further investigation.  Read more

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Steamed Sponge Pud

When was the last time you had steamed pudding? Before I started experimenting with a low sugar/low carb version recently, the last time for me was probably decades ago.

In these faster, slicker times of instant gratification and the new cute baking fashion for instant microwaved cakes in a cup, it’s hardly surprising that this classic appears to have fallen into pudding obscurity. Read more

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Banana Cheesecake

Here’s a great festive contender. I’d normally gird my loins to make cheesecake. Cheesecake prep is is synonymous with faff and fuss in my mind, and yet there’s no denying it’s a crowd pleaser. This little beaut doesn’t take that long to prepare at all though. Especially if you pop it in a freezer to cool and set. Read more

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