Lemon & herb crusted tofu

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 15-20 MinutesMakes 8 fingers or 16 large nuggets Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free I feel that I have learned so much about tofu and how versatile and delicious it can be in the last two years. This recipe came out of my love of lemon and thyme combinations. These are great... Continue Reading →

Creamy mushroom and pesto pasta

Preparation Time 20Cooking Time 15 MinutesServes 2 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, soya-free Pasta for me and so many others is the ultimate comfort food. Lovely dishes can be made surprisingly quickly. If I need a dish in a hurry then it is always pasta with pesto. This dish takes that a little step forward with... Continue Reading →

Chocolate orange buckwheat granola

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and wheat free Many years ago, breakfast was something I just didn't eat. To be honest I had a very unhealthy attitude towards food. I told myself if I skipped breakfast, that I would lose weight. Oh, boy was I wrong. For me now,... Continue Reading →

Banana and walnut cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 50 Minutes Makes a 2lb loaf Vegan Vegetarian, Egg-free, Dairy-free and can be nut-free if you omit the walnuts In our house, over-ripe bananas mean only one thing, banana cake or muffins. Over the last 35 years, I must have baked more banana cake than any other cake. In... Continue Reading →

Lemon & dill pesto

Preparation Time 10 MinutesMakes 10 servings Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, milk-free I now have become a little obsessed with pesto, that is something I never thought would happen. Since becoming vegan a little over 3 years ago, I have made and eaten and whizzed up so much. I do prefer the green version, mainly because it... Continue Reading →

Millionaires shortbread

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and egg-free Preparation Time 25 MinutesCooking TimeMakes 16 Pieces One of my favourite chocolate bars has always been Twix, but for me, there was always a way to eat it. I like to peel the top from the biscuit and eat it separately( I know, mad). Once I discovered millionaires shortbread... Continue Reading →

Homemade nut butter

A few years back the only nut butter on the supermarket shelf would have been the humble peanut butter, only available then in either smooth or crunchy. Obviously, we all know that famous brand Sun  pat, some of us even remember the various adverts. For me, a peanut butter & banana sandwich has been my... Continue Reading →

Peanut butter cookies

Add title Preparation Time and Resting 1 hour 125 Minutes Cooking Time 12-15 Minutes Makes around 36 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free I adore peanut butter and have many happy memories of sunny days and Sunpat peanut butter sandwiches. To be honest, if calories were no object I would love nothing better than to... Continue Reading →

Chocolate puffed rice bars

Makes 10 bars Preparation Time 10 Minutes plus freezing Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free I always have a few homemade cereal bars tucked away in my freezer. Perfect on days when you are running too late for breakfast, after an exercise session or as a tasty addition to lunch boxes. Although I cannot claim they... Continue Reading →

Carrot cake cupcakes

Makes 12Preparation Time 20 MinutesBaking time 25 Minutes Equipment needed; 12 muffin cases, 12 hole muffin tray, an electric mixer if you have one for the cream cheese frosting I love carrot cake, for this reason, I don't make it very often as I could simply devour the lot. I thought maybe if they were made... Continue Reading →

Ruby rhubarb and pear crumble

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 40 minutesServes 8-10 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free For me, there is nothing more warming dessert than the simple crumble. No matter what season it is, there is always some fruit or a combination of fruits available to make the humble crumble a delightful dessert. Comforting, warming, and it sticks to... Continue Reading →

Moroccan spiced roast carrot hummus

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 35 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and nut-free Hummus grew on me very slowly, one minute I could not imagine eating it then the next it was my go-to snack. Sometimes being a coeliac vegan can be extremely hard, especially on a day out or on the road. If a... Continue Reading →

Pretty in pink beetroot hummus

This recipe features two of the foods that appear on my plate with great regularity which are beetroot and hummus. .From a small child, I can remember my mum cooking up great big saucepans of home-grown beetroot which I loved to eat warm in my hand with just a little salt and pepper. Not even... Continue Reading →

Comoros Pilau Rice (African spicy rice)

Preparation Time 15Cooking Time 12-15 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free We are all used to the Indian style pilau rice but this one is a little different. It contains a lovely mix of heady Moroccan spices. It is warming spicy rather than blow your head off and can be eaten hot or cold. I love... Continue Reading →

Loaded hash browns

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 8-10 I love sides and I especially love sides that make good brunch dishes. I have never liked the uniformly shaped frozen hash browns that you can buy. For me hash browns should be more than just potato, they should be made from an interesting array of vegetables... Continue Reading →

Mexican quinoa stew

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 4-5 This time of the year nothing beats a good thick tasty stew. Something that sticks to your ribs and warms you from the inside out. This one fits the bill in so many ways, packed with flavour and spices, just what you expect from Mexican food. Containing... Continue Reading →

Potato, chickpea and Aubergine curry

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 45 MinutesServes 4Calories per portion 547 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free I love a good curry, although I am not the sort of curry that burns your mouth and throat and has smoke coming out of your ears. I like the gentle taste of spices and their warming flavour. Vegetable and... Continue Reading →

Loaded peanut butter American cookies

Preparation Time 40Baking Time 15 MinutesMakes 24 cookies Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free Nothing quite beats a cookie or a biscuit to have with a cuppa. For me, if they contain peanut butter or chocolate chips then I am a happy bunny I love baking cookies and I always like to make double batches, thus way... Continue Reading →

Bang on chocolate cake

Preparation Time 10 MinutesBaking Time 35 MinutesServes 12 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, Dairy-free There is always a need for a good chocolate cake in your repertoire. Whatever the celebration or occasion, it will be remembered. I like to think that before my gluten-free days, my chocolate cakes were legendary, especially at Easter time, when my cake... Continue Reading →

Chocolate brownies

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20-25 MinutesMakes 12 Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free I started the day thinking of chocolate brownies or more to the point making them which in my book is a pretty good way to start the day. Inspired by a few online recipes which I had baked and enjoyed in the past I... Continue Reading →

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