Vegetarian Christmas Recipes and Cocktails

Cherry Muffins
Cherry Muffins

I love Christmas mornings. It is the one time in the year that I don't detest waking up at the crack of dawn. We are usually awake just before 5:00am, teeth brushed, face scrubbed and curtains about to be drawn open when a note slides under our bedroom door from the...

My Gingerbread Buttons
My Gingerbread Buttons

Christmas is a time of sharing. A sharing of moments filled with laughter and carefree abandon that comes from knowing that you don't have to go back to work the next day, the kids are home from school, friends and family that you haven't seen in ages is all around...

Gingerbread Tiramisu
Gingerbread Tiramisu

This Gingerbread Tiramisu is a no-bake, eggless, fuss-free Christmas dessert of your dreams. I must have made this close to 70-80 times now (not joking!) and it is a hit. EVERY SINGLE TIME! The secret ingredient is - crushed gingernut biscuits sprinkled between each...

Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths
Lemon And Almond Cookie Wreaths

  Every year the cookie monster rears its head a few weeks before Christmas. Blame it on commercialism, excessive cooking magazine features or pure peer pressure. The need to bake my own cookie and either eat it, hang it from the Christmas tree or package it for...

Festive Walnut Babushka Cake
Festive Walnut Babushka Cake

  Christmas baking is all about sugar and spice that appeals to both naughty and nice. Okay, I agree. That was cheesy. Even for me. But I love sugar and spice with the fervour of usage increasing dramatically during the festive season. A dash of nutmeg, a...

Lebkuchen - German Christmas Ginger Cookies
Lebkuchen - German Christmas Ginger Cookies

  I recently got sent two volumes of a brand new baking repository. A limited edition, 60-part series that comprises of modernised classics and is accompanied by various types of gorgeous silicon bakeware. It is called Baked And Delicious. To test run the first...

Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies
Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies

Every year on Christmas eve we set out a plate with two freshly baked Christmas themed cookies and a small glass of cold milk to wash them down. Yes, for Santa! We used to place a tiny carrot next to the plate too but that would never get eaten. We assumed Rudolf and...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

DIY Festive Couscous Mix
DIY Festive Couscous Mix

When the silly season hits, it is very easy to forget savoury food in light of all the delightful sweet treats on offer everywhere. But come Christmas day, a bowl of something simple and savoury is all that I crave. I am most definitely a savoury person.  ...

Sprinkle Shortbread Bites
Sprinkle Shortbread Bites

  In exactly 32 hours, we will be woken up by very excited little boys eager to open their presents. Hopefully we would've gone to bed at a decent hour the night before, so we would be bright-eyed and alert. We would have also partially prepped our cups of coffee...

Kourabeides - Greek Almond Crescent Cookies
Kourabeides - Greek Almond Crescent Cookies

Currently crushing on sweet biscuits with a puff of snow white icing sugar smattered on.  Fact. I could eat about 50 of these. Fiction. But I do love how tiny they are. The bite sized nature allows them to be popped in a for a quick sugar hit. I found this recipe for...

Apple Chai Spice Jam
Apple Chai Spice Jam

  Everything in life has a purpose. There is a multi-gazillion dollar industry built on that very fact. A car is for driving and not scuba diving. A hat is to wear and not use as a fish bowl. A frying pan is to fry eggs and not play tennis. But there are...