Baharat spice mix

What is Baharat? Baharat spice is a staple spice used in Eastern Mediterranean its name is Arabic for spice For me, It is a spice that reminds me of Autumn. It is The weather starts to get cooler and the leaves turn a golden amber. Out of hibernation comes my slow cooker, I start to... Continue Reading →

Mocha Chocco cupcakes

Ahhh the taste of mocha, how would I describe it? Well to me it means coffee + chocolate all rolled into a delicious flavour. These started as an idea for coffee cupcakes, they then morphed into an idea for using a mochaccino flavour instead. I am not a fan of coffee cake but I adore... Continue Reading →

Cherry Bakewell cake

Serves 10Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 40-45 MinutesApproximately 370 calories per serving Vegan, vegetarian, egg-free and milk-free In our house Cherry Bakewell is such a favourite flavour. Over the years I have made many Bakewell related goodies such as tarts, Victoria sponge, hot cross buns, ice cream, and cake. They were always winners and are... Continue Reading →

Vegetable and “cheese” pasties

Preparation Time 20 Minutes plus 30 Minutes for chilling pastryBaking Time 25 MinutesMakes 4 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free and dairy-free There are sometimes for me, that I crave a pasty. Living here in the Westcountry we are known for our delicious pasties. It is that crispy pastry crust filled with a perfectly seasoned soft hot... Continue Reading →

Peanut butter and banana cupcakes

Makes 14Preparation Time 10 MinutesBasking Time 20 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, egg-free and vegetarian The combination of banana and peanut butter, in my opinion, is a top flavour combination. As a young child peanut butter and banana sandwiches on sliced white bread was my favourite snack It is one I still return to now at the... Continue Reading →

Roast pepper pesto (recipe)

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 6 Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian As much as I love the classic basil or herb based pestos there is always room to change it up and incorporate some different flavours. I fell in love with this pesto as soon as I made it. This beautiful vibrant red... Continue Reading →

Cheese & onion ploughman’s plait

Serves 4Preparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 30 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free I have been cooking plaits before my children were born, over 38 years ago. Every Christmas, buffet, party or family gathering, that's a lot of plaits. Back then they were neither vegan nor gluten-free, although a lot were vegetarian. My favourite has... Continue Reading →

Salted caramel apple pie

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 4 Although the saying is it's American as apple pie but we Brits can make a mean one too. I have made so many apple pies over the years, mostly though they were not vegan or gluten-free. Now though after much practise... Continue Reading →

Spiced vegan flatbread

Makes 6Preparation Time 5 MinutesCooking Time 5 Minutes each This recipe is so easy and very quick to make. No yeast is required for this, just self raising-flour and an added tsp of baking powder. These crispy flatbreads are the perfect accompaniment to serve with curry, chilli or bolognese to mop up or dip in... Continue Reading →

Hot & smoky mac n cheese

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 15-20 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free Macaroni cheese has always been one of my most favoured comfort foods, although my earliest memory was not the most pleasant. As a child, this wonderful dish came from a tin by Heinz. I can still remember the cloying texture and artificial flavour.... Continue Reading →

Seeded gluten-free bread

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 50-60 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and nut-free Being gluten and wheat intolerant was a big blow at first, My favourite foods disappeared and what was left did not fill me with delight. Looking around at the choice of breads left to me had me reeling in despair. I bought so... Continue Reading →

Creamy Vegan Mayonnaise

Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free Preparation Time 5-7 Minutes16 Servings Before we start anything, In my opinion, you will need a vital piece of equipment to make this recipe and that is an immersion blender. These come on their own or as part of a set. Mine is the set below. I have experimented... Continue Reading →

Vegan Greek Salad

Preparation Time 10 MinutesServes 2 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free For me, when the sun is out there is nothing better than a nice salad. Salads do not have to be boring, gone are the ones from childhood. No floppy lettuce with just some tomatoes, cucumber and beetroot. Now, salads can be vibrant, crunchy... Continue Reading →

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