Deluxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I don't know many people who are not fans of Mac and cheese. I mean what's not to like, gorgeous soft pasta, coated in a silky smooth cheesy sauce with a crunchy cheesy top. I even like the way it is bubbling away under the pasta when removed from the oven. It is no doubt... Continue Reading →

Gingernut Biscuits

I had tried to bake a few recipes for ginger biscuits, these involved using soft brown sugars which led to a chewy cookie. In the UK ginger nuts are a well known crunchy biscuit, these make wonderful dunkers. I remember them fondly from my childhood, these warm with ginger crunchy biscuits, once dunked they became... Continue Reading →

Spicy vegetable and lentil soup

The flavour base of this soup is a Mirepoix, a selection of chopped vegetables that usually consists of celery, onion and carrots. It is the start of many good casseroles, soups, ragu sauces and stews. In my mind, nothing beats a tasty and well-made soup. It is a great way to consume plenty of nourishing... Continue Reading →

Apple cider sausage casserole

There is nothing like a piping hot casserole on a cold winter evening, served with some lovely potatoes and your favourite vegetables. A dish that warms you from the inside out. One of my favourite ones since childhood has always been a sausage casserole, with a lovely thick gravy loaded with soft onions. There are... Continue Reading →

Veganuary 2022

Welcome once again Veganuary. I started my vegan journey 5 years ago after being a vegetarian most of my adult life. Veganuary started way back in 2014 and each year it gathers speed like a runaway train. In 2021 more than 582,000 took the pledge to try veganism for the month of January, this broke... Continue Reading →

Homemade vegetable stock

Before I became vegan, I made my own stock. I always had a vegan good quality stock in my store cupboard but when I made a vegetable one it often fell flat. Last year to reduce my food waste I purchased a compost bin, which I am delighted with. Making a big pot of soup... Continue Reading →

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