A rich, creamy and vegetable-packed curry to make you glow from the inside out. This vegan, gluten-free and deliciously healthy curry is packed with warming spices and flavours and comes together in 25 minutes. Who doesn’t love a good curry? They are so warming, comforting and so flexible. You can add any number of herbs, … Continue reading Golden Chickpea and Aubergine Peanut Curry
Deliciously soft and chewy vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie spiced cookies stuffed with sultanas and pecan nuts. The perfect quick bake for a tasty afternoon treat with a cup of tea, plus they come together in 5 minutes in one bowl. Pumpkin pie season is most certainly here, and I am loving playing around with … Continue reading Sultana and Pecan Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies
A hearty and comforting autumnal dessert that is packed with cardamom, cinnamon, sticky pears and a healthy, gluten-free and nutty crumble. Perfect for a cosy treat for friends and family and is easy to make in one bowl in less than 45 minutes. Everyone loves a crumble, right? And as the temperatures dip slowly and … Continue reading Pear, Cardamom and Almond Crumble
Light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with a melting chocolate centre topped with smooth and creamy chocolate coconut whipped vegan “buttercream”. These cupcakes are a treat for the whole family and are really easy to make. I cannot believe this is my first cupcake recipe on the blog. After many cakes, muffins, cookies and cheesecakes, here it … Continue reading Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Coconut Whip
An oaty and chewy nutty flapjack base topped with a creamy and thick peanut butter caramel fudge layer drizzled with delicious chocolate. These easy, no-bake, 7-ingredient slices make a great vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free afternoon pick me up – plus they are filled with fibre and protein thanks to one secret ingredient. I love … Continue reading Chocolate Nutty Fudge Slices
A richly flavoured, light yet hearty vegan and gluten-free dinner or lunch that is packed with fresh vegetables, wholesome grains and colour. Juicy tender roasted aubergine, crunchy protein-packed chickpeas and chewy zingy goldenberries make for a feast for the senses. A quick and easy meal option that works well both warm and cold – save … Continue reading Zhoug Roasted Aubergines with Crunchy Chickpeas and a Goldenberry Pumpkin Seed Buckwheat Salad
A rich and creamy breakfast bowl packed with fresh fruit, yoghurt, granola and a drizzle of tahini. This breakfast bowl can be whipped up in 5 minutes and enjoyed as part of a delicious morning routine before you head out the door. This Tropical Vanilla Yoghurt Power Bowl is hardly a recipe, in fact I … Continue reading Tropical Vanilla Yoghurt Power Bowl
The ultimate veganised dish that will please meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters. These Vegan Koftas are packed full of rich and earthy flavours and served with cooling cucumber yoghurt dip, they make a delicious and hearty dinner. Throw in some roasted vegetables and this is one vibrant, nourishing and wholesome meal for all the family. I am … Continue reading Vegan Koftas with Charred Peppers and Coconut Yoghurt Dip
A thick and creamy breakfast recipe that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is a perfect way to start your day stress-free to feel nourished. Serve these oats with some sticky and juicy homemade cinnamon plum jam and lots of fruit and other toppings. Adaptogens have been getting a lot of air time recently and … Continue reading Adaptogenic Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Plum Jam
Thick, chewy and hearty protein muffins that packed with delicious chocolate flavour and sweetened with juicy pears. These make great pre or post workout snacks or as part of a vegan and gluten-free breakfast. They are quick to make and come together in one bowl.
Summer fruit welcomes a brand-new stone-fruit variety to the shelves this year and it’s called Metis®. Pronounced Me-teece, this natural cross between a plum and apricot is firm and crisp on the outside while being sweet and juicy on the inside. Metis® fruit has been naturally bred using bees to cross-pollinate apricot pollen and plum blooms … Continue reading Roasted Metis®, Mint and Cream Cheese Crostini
This may just be the best granola recipe I’ve made to date: chewy, crunchy and crumbly granola packed with vanilla flavour, crunchy protein crispies and naturally sweetened with banana. This vegan and gluten-free granola is a banana-nut sensation loaded with flavour and texture. One lazy Sunday afternoon, I wanted to do some baking but didn’t … Continue reading Vanilla Banana Nut Protein Granola
A berry and apple packed breakfast bircher muesli that takes 5 minutes to prepare in the mornings for a delicious and creamy jar. It is naturally vegan, healthy and packed with fibre while being cheap and easy to make. I use the term “recipe” quite loosely for this Very Berry Cherry Bircher Jar as it … Continue reading Very Berry Cherry Bircher Jar
A rich and moist chocolate banana-bread sponge studded with dark chocolate chips, juicy dried cherry pieces with a creamy chocolate coconut frosting. A truly decadent show-stopper cake that comes together in one bowl and combines all the classic black forest gateau flavours. Chocolate and Cherry Banana Cake Another birthday means another reason for cake! For … Continue reading Chocolate and Cherry Banana Cake
A thick and creamy vegan porridge made with gluten free buckwheat flakes, delicious salted caramel protein and lots of jammy sweet dates, this porridge is a perfect breakfast any time of the year. I am fairly new to using buckwheat flakes in place of rolled oats in my porridge bowls, although I am a big … Continue reading Salted Caramel and Date Buckwheat Porridge
What’s not to love about these bars? Thick and chewy flapjack like base loaded with peanut butter and vanilla protein topped with a rich and creamy chocolate ganache, laced with more peanut butter? Plus, they are vegan-friendly, full of healthy fats, gluten-free and a great pre or post workout snack, afternoon treat with a cup … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Flapjack Bars
A classic and staple hummus recipe that is quick, cheap and delicious. It’s creamy, rich in flavour and goes with pretty much everything.
Who doesn’t love a healthy, delicious and creamy breakfast that comes together in only 5 minutes in the morning but will keep you going until lunchtime? And it tastes like dessert, win win! This Berry Ginger Buckwheat Smoothie is really creamy, thick, berry-licious and gorgeous to make, I hope it will become a new favourite. … Continue reading Berry Ginger Buckwheat Smoothie
The ultimate summer salad – this really is packed with everything summery! A light but filling salad with quinoa, roasted squash, tropical fruits, summer berries, creamy avocado and sticky coconut clusters. This is my new favourite salad and I hope it will become yours, too, plus it only takes 30 minutes to make. Coconut Summer … Continue reading Coconut Summer Salad
Prepare to fool even the most fervent of avocado-haters with this recipe. Thick, chewy and fudgy chocolate brownies packed with hidden avocado, sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup with a rich chocolatey flavour that leaves you wanting more. These brownies are, of course, vegan and dairy-free while also being nut-free with a gluten-free option. … Continue reading Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Tribal smoothies are an industry leading brand when it comes to active nutrition and their range of exotic fruit smoothies are packed with organic baobab proving “natural fuel for life”. They are champions of “real-food” so their smoothies are great energising pouches for on the go fuel. Although, as you’ll see, they are also great … Continue reading Tribal Smoothies and Raw Cherry Chocolate Baobab Cheesecake
Light and fluffy homemade flatbreads topped with crunchy paprika chickpeas, juicy roasted vegetables, crispy kale chips and lashings of creamy hummus. The ultimate finger food that is as comforting as it is fresh, healthy and vibrant. “This is my favourite kind of meal” are the exact words I said as I finished my last mouthful … Continue reading Crunchy Chickpea, Kale Crisp and Burst Tomato Flatbreads
Light and fluffy chocolate chip banana bread donuts with a delicious tiramisu flavour and covered in a rich and creamy chocolate coconut yoghurt frosting. These donuts are naturally vegan, refined-sugar free and can easily be gluten-free - so everyone can enjoy them. Tiramisu Chocolate Chip Donuts I don’t “love” donuts but every time I see … Continue reading Tiramisu Chocolate Chip Donuts
This salad has to be one of my favourite salads of all time and it could not be more simple. It’s a deliciously nutty and hearty mix of brown rice with sweet juicy corn, peas and fresh rocket with chewy dried apricots, tropical coconut flakes and chopped hazelnuts and pistachios. It’s an easy mix of … Continue reading Nutty Rice Salad
What a way to start the day. Creamy coconut infused thick overnight oats with gooey chunks of mango topped with fresh fruits, sweet syrup and crunchy buckwheat. Mango Coconut Overnight Oats I do not enjoy overnight oats often enough and after making this new recipe recently, I most definitely will be making them more. My … Continue reading Mango Coconut Overnight Oats
I’ve recently found myself talking and thinking a lot about spices, Asian and Indian cuisine. For a long time I wouldn’t really enjoy an Indian takeaway as so often they are loaded with a lot of excess oil and are highly Westernised version of the authentic Indian cuisine that it is replicating. But then since … Continue reading Sticky Asian Aubergines with Coconut Rice and Curried Chickpeas
Thick and chewy chocolate date cookies filled with sweet berry jam and a creamy chocolate drizzle. These cookies make a delicious teatime treat and are gluten free, naturally vegan and healthy! Chocolate Jam Thumbprint Cookies I love experimenting with new baking ideas and one grey afternoon, I knew I wanted to bake something, but I … Continue reading Chocolate Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Authenticity. Stop trying to uphold the façade of being something and actually just be that something instead. The social media world we live in means that we always have an insight into someone’s life, whether that is what they ate for breakfast, the HIIT workout they did at the gym or the nicely labelled jars … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2019
What is better than a big bowl of noodles, you ask? A big bowl of noodles drizzled in a deliciously creamy, rich and flavourful tahini dressing, that’s for sure. Tahini features heavily both in my recipes and in my daily meals that don't quite make the ‘gram. From drizzling over salads, to spooning from the … Continue reading Tahini Noodle Satay Salad
As I’m sat here in Pisa airport, after a busy week of catering at a yoga retreat I am really looking forward to getting back into my own kitchen and perhaps whipping up this Vegan Cinnamon and Cardamom Bread and Butter Pudding because it really is so simple and pretty much British comfort food down … Continue reading Vegan Cinnamon and Cardamom Bread and Butter Pudding
These Tahini Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies are made with only a handful of ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. They are naturally vegan, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free and gluten-free while being deliciously rich and studded with dark chocolate chunks. They make the perfect dunking cookie or to enjoy with a glass of ice-cold milk. … Continue reading Tahini Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies
A vibrant, nutritious and wholesome quinoa salad that packs a punch of flavour and texture - it makes a perfect dinner with leftovers for lunch for the next few days. It is a simple salad that you can enjoy again and again, giving you a low-cost and healthful salad. This Rainbow Quinoa Salad is one … Continue reading Rainbow Quinoa Salad
I am a little bit obsessed with baked oats right now – from proats to zoats and the humble oat, I have been baking them like a mad woman recently. The joys of working from home and having time for a delicious brunch. *proats – protein-oats and zoats – zucchini or courgette-oats* There’s a few … Continue reading 3 Ways with Baked Oats
A vibrant and fragrant spiced cauliflower rice salad with chickpeas, carrot ribbons, spinach and juicy dates topped with toasted cashew nuts, a creamy tahini drizzle and fresh herbs. Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates Toasted Cashews and Tahini This is one of my favourite meals that I keep making on repeat but hadn’t yet written down … Continue reading Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Dates, Toasted Cashews and Tahini
If you’re looking for something a little fun to jazz up your bank holiday weekend brunch, then this Vegan Vanilla and Lemon French Toast is for you. With only 9 simple ingredients and only 25 minutes of your time, you can whip up a perfect stack of French toast to impress guests, friends, family members … Continue reading Vegan Vanilla and Strawberry French Toast
I cannot believe that Nourishing Amy is already 1 year old. How time really does fly when you are having fun. In that time I’ve shared more than 100 recipes (enough for a cookbook, hey?) and have written 1000s of words, as I am quite word-y. And following on from the May's monthly motivation post … Continue reading Vegan Orange Chai Donuts
This recipe proves that vegan food can please anyone and everyone. The fact you can make a cheese scone using no animal products at all is pretty impressive seeing as cheese is usually laden with dairy and scones are made from copious amounts of butter. They are also ridiculously simple, only require 7 ingredients and … Continue reading Vegan Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Scones
Have you ever made anything with aquafaba before? If yes, then you probably won’t be a stranger to the endless possibilities that a can of chickpea water can hold. If no, then you are probably wondering what is aquafaba? Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Aquafaba is the water from a tin of chickpeas (or other beans work, too) … Continue reading Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
Happy Easter! You may have already eaten quite a few hot cross buns, but you can never have too many, wouldn’t you agree? The warming aroma of sweet spices and the tender soft dough always remind me of springtime in the UK, with the sun shining and daffodils blooming… but perhaps after all the actual … Continue reading Hot Cross Bun Granola
Is there ever a bad time for chocolate? I don’t think so… and with Easter only a few days away, these are the perfect treat to whip up in no time at all. Yes, they only take 10 minutes to make and 1 hour to set and then you have deliciously creamy, rich and indulgent … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
With Easter coming up, what better way to celebrate than with coconut and chocolate treats that happen to be healthy, delicious and pretty in pink?! But don’t save these bars only for Easter time, they are delicious any time of the year and will brighten anyone’s day. Pink Bounty Bars Pink Bounty Bars They’re such … Continue reading Pink Bounty Bars
This recipe post wasn’t supposed to be a recipe post. I was using up a few ingredients I had to hand and fancied something warming and comforting. Then I came up with this, and I am so happy I threw these ingredients together in the way that I did. Miso Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash with … Continue reading Miso Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tahini Cream
Soft and chewy granola bars made with only 8 ingredients that take about 40 minutes from start to finish (include setting time) and that are genuinely healthy and delicious, what more could you ask for? These Roasted Nut Granola Bars make an amazing on-the-go snack or part of a balanced breakfast and they travel well, … Continue reading Roasted Nut Granola Bars
There is nothing better than making your own baked goods and hands-down the most rewarding thing to bake involves yeast. I have a love-love-hate relationship (I love them twice as much as hate them!) as I get nervous every time just in case the airing cupboard isn’t quite the right temperature and what about that … Continue reading Vegan Hot Cross Buns
Happy birthday to me! What better way to start a special day than with extra-special and super easy and delicious pancakes! The ultimate plant-powdered protein pancake to make all your brunch dreams come true. I am in love with this recipe and am actually licking my lips after just devouring one on a grey and … Continue reading Giant Protein Pancake
Raw cheesecakes are still a fairly new sweet treat creation for me, after discovering how easy and creamy they are with the right kitchen equipment. In fact, in 3 months I’ve created several cheesecake recipes and this Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake joins my previous Salted Almond Chocolate Cheesecake and my Lemon and Pistachio Raw Cheesecake, … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Raspberry Cheesecake Slices
Welcome to aubergine heaven. This recipe is creamy, rich in flavour and highly addictive - but it’s also healthy, completely made from whole foods and vegan-friendly. Smoky Aubergine Baba Ganoush When it comes to dips, hummus still reigns king (or queen) among most people and I think that’s down to a lot of mediocre aubergine … Continue reading Smoky Aubergine Baba Ganoush
I think I may have just upped my chilli game and it couldn’t have been easier or quicker to make. Chilli (non-carne) is one of my go-to meals to feed friends and family who are perhaps less than persuaded by a vegan lifestyle. Why? Because as I wrote about in my Veganuary hacks, offering a … Continue reading Chickpea Chilli with Guacamole
These almost raw, no-bake slices may just be a little bit addictive… you have been warned. I love making new variations on raw slices and experimenting with different flavour combinations and these bars are testament to one tasty afternoon of experimenting. Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices These ones … Continue reading Peanut Butter Coffee Crunch Chocolate Slices
Flavour packed smoked paprika falafel with crunchy hazelnut crumb - deliciously vegan and gluten free, they only require 10 ingredients.
It’s been far too long since I have shared a hummus recipe – since my Red Pepper and Walnut Hummus July 2018 – and I cannot believe that this is only the second recipe on my blog for hummus. It’s often a joke that hummus should be its own food group, especially for vegans and … Continue reading Edamame and Artichoke Hummus
Fragrant Thai-style stir fry with ginger, garlic and chilli with a creamy, sticky peanut butter satay sauce - a deliciously quick and easy vegan dinner.
Happy Pancake Day! Can you believe it has been one whole year since the last time it was officially OK to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same day?! Well, when they taste this good, are this easy to whip up and are this good for you, I say we can have … Continue reading Peanut Butter Oat Flour Pancakes with Mixed Berry Chia Jam
A delicious and alternative way to serve sweet potatoes - roasted and stuffed with breakfast essentials like granola, nut butter and fruit. They are easy, vegan and gluten-free.
This month is all about Spring and refreshing your mindset.
A vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free cheesecake, with a sticky, nutty base with a zesty sweet and thick cashew-based filling topped with vibrant slices of lemon and crunchy pistachios.
The perfect Mediterranean salad with nutty black rice and lentils, smokey sundried tomatoes and olives. Dressed in a simple balsamic-olive oil dressing, this is a delicious, vegan, gluten free and healthy meal.
Who doesn’t love a green smoothie? Well, a lot of people actually. I think they’re put off by the whole ‘greenness’ of it, thinking it will taste like grass. Well, that’s where they are wrong. Because there are plenty of green-loving smoothies out there that celebrate vegetables and tastes rather delightful. I think this is … Continue reading Rocket Ginger Smoothie
Warm chocolate banana bread oats baked until gooey and soft. Now, doesn’t that sound like an indulgent breakfast. If you need an excuse to jump out of bed, then this is it. Chocolate Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Thick cake-batter style oats baked in an individual ramekin or dish until nice and crispy on top with … Continue reading Chocolate Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Deliciously rich and indulgent, these healthy chocolate mousse pots are naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten-free.
Are you in full love mode? With Valentines Day just around the corner, there’s a lot of focus on being with someone. A girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, partner… there are so many couples out there and while I LOVE the day for love, why not celebrate self-love, self-worth and self-care. We need a marked day … Continue reading Peanut Butter and Blueberry Muffins
A raw, vegan and gluten free cheesecake with salted date caramel, salted almonds and a chocolate drizzle on a crunchy, nutty base.
The triple-c curry as I like to call it, but I didn’t think that was too catchy for a recipe name?! I’m really getting into comfort food right now, with the drop in temperature, the dark evenings and feeling the fresh air as you step outside. This curry is one of those dishes that you … Continue reading Chickpea Carrot and Chard Red Thai Curry
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with eggs. As a toddler I loved hard-boiled egg and soliders (or shoulders as I would call them). But never scrambled eggs, fried eggs were gross and it was only throughout the last year of uni that I discovered poached eggs. So ‘giving up’ eggs when I learnt about … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Eggs
These brownies are rich, indulgent, dessert-worthy, crowd-pleasing and simple to make.
A healthy, vegan take on a ‘meatball sub’ this meatless version is delicious, flavoursome and saucy. Packed with a rich tomato sauce, crunchy vegetables and fluffy flatbreads, these make a great lunch or dinner option.
Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II
A vegan version of a classic favourite with all the comfort, flavour and deliciousness of the original – a rich vegetable packed tomato sauce with No-Meat Ballz and spaghetti
Hearty, rich and flavoursome no-meat balls filled with brown rice, black beans and mixed herbs. The perfect vegan, gluten free alternative to a classic favourite.
January is here and that can only mean one thing: Veganuary.
Top tips for health and happiness as inspired by The Happy Pear.
A wonderfully creamy soup with cumin spiced notes and sweet parsnip that will warm you up on a cold winters day.
Deliciously smooth, rich and indulgent chocolate truffles made with just three ingredients.
A cinnamon-sweet mince pie filled cinnamon rolls with a sticky icing sugar glaze, perfect for weekend baking or festive treats.
A festive-infused vegetable and roasted nut roast that is easy to make from seasonal ingredients. It’s hearty, comforting and packed with flavour.
Christmas spiced stuffing falafel balls full of festive herbs, chestnuts and cranberries. Enjoy these as a side or as the star of the show.
Sticky and sweet, these are my favourite way to enjoy carrots and parsnips and they make a great side dish part of a roast dinner.
Tangy, sweet and caramelised… this is the best way to enjoy sprouts.
With sugar and spice and all things nice…keep calm and eat mince pies! Homemade Mince Pies These are just two little quotes I found when I googled “mince pie quotes” – yes, I actually did that as a way to inspire my writing here. Because, well, what more is there to say about the humble … Continue reading Homemade Mince Pies
With a knowledge of the Italian language, it still makes me chuckle that ‘biscotti’ in every other language refers to this particular type of sweet treat, whereas ‘biscotti’ literally translates to mean ‘biscuits’. The Italian call these type of crunchy biscuit cantuccini which I think sounds much more exotic and enticing, don’t you agree? Nevertheless, … Continue reading Orange and Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Naturally sweetened, this mincemeat is filled with juicy, plump dried fruits and flavoured with warming winter spices.
December is the time for Transformation.
A creamy, protein and veggie packed breakfast bowl that tastes just like chocolate pudding.
Happy festive period, everyone. I am so excited to share this recipe with you as it was one that proved quite popular on my Instagram stories a few weeks ago and since then I have made them a few times and can attest that they make a great snack, on-the-go mini breakfast and an after-dinner … Continue reading Apple and Hemp Muffins with Hemp Crumble Topping
This is one of the meals I come back to time and time again to make for my family. It is one of the meals that they also suggest I make when I offer to cook the evening meal. I keep telling them it’s so simple and there’s really nothing to it but still they … Continue reading Sicilian Caponata with Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes
Inspired by our love for granola and our obsession with my new crunchiest ever granola: Chai Spiced Walnut Granola, it was actually my Dad who suggested I make bars or bites with the mix. He is a big granola fan and as soon as he said these clusters would be great as bars, I had … Continue reading Chocolate, Chia and Mixed Nut Granola Bites
I don’t think I have ever made a chunkier, crunchier and downright chai-ier granola in my life. This is hands down a new favourite when I’m after those satisfying big clusters. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t look through the freshly made batch to hunt out the biggest clusters and then devour them before anyone else … Continue reading Chai Spiced Walnut Granola
These cookies are next level cosiness. One of these with a cup of tea will put all your problems at bay for a moment, while you enjoy the most moreish cookie I think I’ve made to date. Unlike my Chocolate Chunk Cookies and my Chocolate Brownies, these Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Breakfast Cookies aren’t heavy on … Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Breakfast Cookies
1st November 2018 marks World Vegan Day. The world started celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since then, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day with people celebrating and championing their vegan lifestyle. It recognises how far the vegan movement has come, highlights how accessible and beneficial … Continue reading World Vegan Day
It’s Halloween which can only mean one thing: it’s time for some spook-tacular baking! I toyed around with a few ideas of what to bake, make or raw-bake to celebrate the ghoulish day and saw that a lot of recipes required many ingredients and often those which were very artificial. I didn’t want to use … Continue reading Peppermint Green (S)Creams
The seasons are definitely changing and with the longer nights, shorter light hours and cooler weather, comes a shift in eating habits. While I still do enjoy a colourful vegetable packed quinoa salad or a crunchy kale salad, the evenings have me craving warming bowls of stews or curries. Both are a great way to … Continue reading New Potato, Red Lentil and Coconut Curry
Birthday cakes! For years, I have been put in charge of the birthday cakes in my family, long gone are the Colin the Caterpillar days along with the sickly-sweet Victoria sponge cakes layered with fake jam and yellow buttercream. Can you tell I have a slight aversion to these types of cake? I just think, … Continue reading Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake
If you needed another excuse to have cookie dough for breakfast, then this is the recipe for you. I’ve posted about a breakfast cookie dough before thanks to my foodie friend Celine from Blueberrysmiles but this one is chickpea-free for the chickpea averse among you. After enjoying some delicious smoothies recently at plant-based cafes, I … Continue reading Cookie Dough Smoothie
I may not be the world’s biggest cheese fan, but when it comes to cream cheese, well that’s another story. I associate cream cheese with bagels and although it is not something I often have, it makes them even more delicious when I do. How do you like to enjoy your cream cheese? There are … Continue reading Tofu Cream Cheese plus Artichoke and Chilli Cheese Dip
Are you heading for Hitchin? My favourite plant-based food spot, Chia Naturally Healthy, is located in the old churchyard in Hitchen. Since September 2015, Chia, led by founder Lucy Fisher, has been offering nourishing, healthy and nutritious superfoods. The space Chia Naturally Healthy feels like a home from home. With wooden beams across the ceiling, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy
This is the ultimate comfort food – a tomato-based and vegetable-packed stew with added peanut butter. Have you tried peanut butter in curries and warm dishes before? Notwithstanding my numerous peanut satay sauces, I was a bit wary (despite my love for the nutty stuff) but I am totally sold because of this recipe. This … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Tomato Peanut Butter Stew
Allow me to let you all in on a little secret: this post makes me feel like I’ve sort of made it, ever so slightly, in the food blogging world. My favourite inspirations often share reviews of upcoming cookbook releases either by friends or strangers and I think “wow, they must be big for so-and-so … Continue reading The Perfect Pasta Salad and The Vegan 8 Cookbook
What’s a Bronut, I hear you ask? A delicious brownie-donut fusion of course! Created in Cheshire by the immensely talented Emma at Soul Vegan Brownies. A self-confessed chocoholic, she initially created her drool-worthy range of brownies to share her love for cruelty free baking – showing you can indulge yourself without causing any harm and … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Soul Vegan Bronuts
I’m feeling rather pleased with myself as I write this, I must say, and for several reasons. Although, the main one being that my meat-eating family love this dish and from looks alone you cannot tell this isn’t regular meaty mince. On the taste, they said you can tell it’s plant-based but that this was … Continue reading Sunflower Mince and Kidney Bean Chilli
I’m not the biggest fan of the cold weather, but one thing I do love about the cool, crisp mornings is the instant satisfaction at making and enjoying a bowl of porridge. The comforting sensation as the oats warm you from the inside out, filling you nicely to last through a busy morning. The fibrous … Continue reading Pear, Ginger and Date Porridge