Spiced winter slaw with almonds and pecans

Bright, colourful and full of crunch. Despite compromising mainly of raw veg this slaw manages to be indulgent at the same time. A good dose of crunchy almonds and toasted pecans give it a note of luxury and the dressing is warming its hints of festive spice (just in case you’re missing it).

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Alexandra Dudley
Fudgy chocolate, pumpkin swirl cake (vegan)

I made this cake for the first time last year as a bit of an experiment. I'd just come back from catering for a yoga retreat where the menu was vegan and had had some great success with a batch of vegan olive oil brownies. So I tweaked the recipe slightly and improvised with the pumpkin.

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Alexandra Dudley
Gooseberry, almond galettes

When we were children we had a gooseberry bush in the garden. My mother would make countless crumbles, jams, chutney and fools with the tart slightly fuzzy berries and whenever she wasn’t looking we’d eat them straight off the bush. I can never resist buying a punnet when I see them.

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Alexandra Dudley
Light as air choco-nana-nut sponge cake

A wonderfully light take on the usually dense banana bread, this cake has a delightful bounce to it. Entirely dairy, gluten and grain free it caters for almost all. Feel free to add chopped or chips of chocolate chips to the mix for some extra indulgence. I have included hazelnuts in this recipe but chopped almonds or cashews would also go very well.

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