So here we are! The finale, the pièce de résistance, the ultimate showstopper! Completing my Christmas menu is this rich, dark and sumptuous Chocolate Orange Tart! It also just so happens to be, a raw, no-bake dessert, that’s free-from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Wowzas. Who said Christmas couldn’t be both indulgent and healthy?     There’s something about the combination of chocolate + orange that screams Christmas to me. Maybe it’s because I always used to receive a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in… Read more »

Beef and Apricot Stew

  Welcome to the main event! Yep, it’s this beautifully tender, melt-in-the-mouth, Beef and Apricot Stew! I decided to move away from the typical turkey recipes flying around the inter-webs this time of year, and bring you this beef dish instead. I’m not much of a turkey lover if we’re being honest, and eating it once a year on Christmas day just about satisfies my turkey quota for the year. So when it comes to festive entertaining, I usually gravitate… Read more »

Spiced Parsnip Soup

  I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but Christmas Day is rapidly approaching! As much as I love pretty much everything about this festive season, it can be a bit of a fiasco when you have a food allergy or intolerance. Living with allergies anytime of year can prove difficult, but throw a few mince pies and yule logs into the mix, and it gets even harder.  So I decided to create a free-from Christmas menu plan, for anyone who needs a little… Read more »