Triple chocolate & orange 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 dark... Continue Reading →

Vegan tofu Kievs

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 20 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy- free and egg-free   I was having one of those weeks, feeling unwell, and sorry for myself, we all have those days when the world just seems too much to cope with and hibernation seems like a great idea. Well, I started... Continue Reading →

Roast garlic

Preparation TimeCooking Time 35 MinutesTotal Time Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free Equipment: Aluminium foil, olive oil and sea salt { black pepper optional} Roasted garlic is nothing like the unroasted in texture or taste. If you are not keen on the taste of garlic in your food, finding it too strong or overwhelming I urge... 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 →

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 →

Vanilla and lemon curd cupcakes

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20-25 MinutesMakes 18 cupcakes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free If you are looking for a cupcake bursting with that zingy flavour of lemons then look no further. Super moistLight & fluffyDeliciously lemonyTangy Once filled with the curd and topped with a swirl of buttercream these are heavenly. With the right amount... Continue Reading →

Chocolate courgette cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesBaking Time 20-25 MinutesServes 8 Vegan, Vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free I have made many vegan and gluten-free chocolate cakes and had some great successes. This is one cake, my vegetable hating partner ate with relish without realizing what it contained, I call that a win in my book. It is so hard to... Continue Reading →

Pineapple upside down cake

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 8 I suppose pineapple cake would be considered a bit retro or old-fashioned now. I remember enjoying it as a child and also making it in senior school. Every time I make it, so many happy memories come to mind. It was the first cake I... Continue Reading →

Roast garlic & tomato Focaccia bread

Preparation Time 15 MinutesProofing TimeCooking Time 35 Minutes Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free and Egg-free Focaccia bread is a bit underrated in this country, behind the sourdoughs, artisan and wholemeal bread that are so popular now. It still has its place though among our British loaves. To me, this crusty, slightly salty Italian bread lends itself... Continue Reading →

Peanut, banana and choc chip cookies

Preparation Time 15 MinutesChilling Time at least 2 HoursBaking Time 12-15 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, gluten-free and dairy- SavedPreview(opens in a new tab)PublishAdd title What is better to have with a cuppa than a gorgeous home-baked cookie, even nicer if they are fresh from the oven. Unlike cakes, cookies are quick to bake and so... Continue Reading →

A year we couldn’t imagine

Nobody could imagine that not long after we happily saw the new year in how soon the whole world would descend into chaos. I remember watching about Wuhan in China and never even imagining it would affect us in the UK. Covid-19 held the whole world in its grip, breathing this virus among us all.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Vanilla shortbread biscuits

These really simple shortbread cookies contain just 5 ingredients, but taste delicious. A perfect cookie to have with your favourite cuppa. CrispyButteryEasy to makeMakes a large batchStores and freezes so well An easy cookie to veganise or even make gluten-free, which is how I made mine. I used Bob's Red Mill gluten-free 1 to 1... Continue Reading →

Chickpea and vegetable curry

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free I have always loved curry, to be honest, I have always preferred a veggie curry. This was good news for me when I switched to a vegan diet. There is such an array of vegetables, lentils, pulses and legumes to choose from.... Continue Reading →

Comforting cottage pie

Preparation Time 20 Minutes The filling 350g vegan mince, make sure it is gluten-free if needed2 sticks of celery, diced small1 white onion diced small2 cloves of crushed garlic2 medium carrots diced smallHalf a leek thinly sliced100g chestnut mushrooms finely chopped or blitzed in a food processor1  vegan/ gluten-free stock cubeSprig of thyme1/2 tsp rosemary1... Continue Reading →

Oaty chocolate biscuits

Makes 12 Preparation Time 10 Mins Cooking Time 13-15 Minutes These simple little biscuits are reminiscent of home-baked hobnobs with their crunchy oaty base. A very simple biscuit to make and apart from the chocolate only 7 nutrient-rich ingredients are needed. You can leave the chocolate off if you want, but for me, that just... Continue Reading →

Pineapple upside down cake.

Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 8 I suppose pineapple cake would be considered a bit retro or old-fashioned now. I remember enjoying it as a child and also making it in senior school. Every time I make it, so many happy memories come to mind. It was the first cake I... Continue Reading →

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