Triple chocolate American cookies

cookies I am a firm believer that if you are going to consume a lot of calories on something, then whatever is eaten has to be well worth it. These little beauties fit the bill. They are all of the below crammed into delicious mouthfuls. FudgeyDecadentGooeyDenseChewyDark & bittersweet These triple chocolate cookies, not only contain... Continue Reading →

Double Peanut cookies

I adore peanut butter and have many happy memories of sunny days and Sun pat peanut butter sandwiches. To be honest, if calories were no object I would love nothing better than to delve into a jar with a big spoon. So peanut butter cookies for me are always a good idea. Although I have... Continue Reading →

Blueberry and lemon Muffins

Blueberries are not just one of my favourite fruits, they are also extremely good for you. They are high in anti-oxidants, promote heart health and it is said they slow down the ageing process. OK, a cake is not the healthiest way to eat them but I do have them added to my breakfast most... Continue Reading →

Pecan and maple syrup granola

For me, my breakfast changes with the seasons. In the colder months, nothing beats a bowl of piping hot porridge with some sticky Medjool dates stirred though. This time of the year, when the days become brighter my breakfast of choice is a large bowl of mixed berries and melon, half a cup of granola,... Continue Reading →

Buckwheat banana pancakes

Pancakes for me are the perfect lazy morning comfort breakfast, something to linger over with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate. These are perfect for me as they are both vegan and gluten-free. Being fairly new to cooking with buckwheat flour I must admit I was a little worried they would be too... Continue Reading →

Sunshine citrus curd

Before becoming vegan I made so much lemon and fruit curd, I had a gaggle of free-range feathery ladies who supplied me a wonderful supply of eggs. I have tried to come up with a few curd recipes, most of which were custard-based and never had the right consistency. I much prefer curd to jam,... Continue Reading →

Orange and lemon pancakes

Living in the UK pancakes are traditional on Shrove Tuesday, this falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies. To me, pancakes should not be celebrated on just one day or for special occasions. They are delicious and so versatile, whether you go for the American style thick pancakes or the thin crepe... Continue Reading →

Spicy roasted red pepper sauce

I love pasta, it must be a carb thing, although I am gluten intolerant the quality of gluten-free pasta has vastly improved over the last few years. This is great news for those of us gluten-free vegans. There is something beautiful about roasted peppers, especially when done yourself. In the summer make use of the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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