Gluten-Free Recipes

Eggplant Recipes : The Eggplant Bake – Aubergine & ricotta layers with rich tomato sauce –

You are not going to believe this but I got the idea to do this from a meal on an airplane. Airplane meals are not usually known for their culinary successes but a sort of version of this came, tasted interesting and I thought “I […]

Almond Cake Delight with pistachio, coconut & carrot

This is a delightful carrot and almond cake! Nothing naughty in here although because of the dates and coconut mostly, the glycemic index isn’t low, but perfectly acceptable if eaten with a high fibre meal or a small portion, if on its own. It is […]

Easy mid-week Caprese stuffed mushrooms

My friends Pattie and Pete, in St. Lucia, who I have told you about before now, regularly produce these lovely organic mushrooms. They did have a set back some months ago when we had a storm which came with a lot of water and literally […]

Sweet Potato Bake: Butter beans, spinach & sweet potato bake

This recipe is really from Anna Jones, but I’ve done my usual, which is to simplify and Sun Temple-ize. My friend Emma made it recently for her reading group dinner and I was intrigued, particularly by the butter bean topping, so I checked it out. […]

Gluten free chocolate roulade

What can I say? I decided to take a walk on the wild side? Here is my excuse and I’m sticking to it…..I was asked to review the mixer you see below and needed a recipe with lots of mixer action. Also, it’s “Great British […]

Gluten Free Brownies: Pumpkin and Ginger

When we first moved back to St. Lucia 16 years ago from the UK, we immediately began looking for a piece of land upon which to build our home. Our children were still young (10, 10 and 4) and we dreamed of creating a space […]

Breadfruit and Coconut Soup Recipe

My granny came to St. Lucia from St. Vincent around the turn of the last century to be governess to the governor’s children. I’ve told you this before, but what I neglected to mention was that the Nairn (paternal grandmother’s Scottish family) family home was […]

Plantain Recipes: Raw Plantain, spinach & coconut fritters

  Having fun with Plantain Recipes  I remember as a child feeling quite superior and knowledgeable when my cousins from “overseas” came to visit and they couldn’t tell the difference between a banana and a plantain.  I was of course very jealous of their apparent […]

Chocolate avocado mousse tart

The motivation for this was purely and simply the fact that the avocados available in St. Lucia now are beyond delicious and luscious and amazing! I’ve always thought of them as the double cream of the plant world. The creaminess in this mousse is achieved […]

BBQ sauce

So, I’ve said that I don’t bang a drum for any particular way of eating once its as unprocessed as possible and as fresh as you can get it, however, making this bbq sauce is a gift for the carnivores in my life. I made […]