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 →

Zingy lemon drizzle cake

The Gluten Free and Vegan Alchemist

  • Serves 10-12
  • Preparation Time 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time 45 Minutes

Lemon drizzle cake is an all-time classic, which just about every baker has their own go-to recipe. I know this is traditionally not a seasonal cake, but the zingy freshness always conjures up springtime.

  • Tangy
  • Lip-smacking
  • Fresh
  • Delicious
  • Bursting with flavour

Lemons just bring this cake alive. We all know the traditional lemon cake has a crunchy sugary lemony drizzle, which seeps down through the cake. This one, however, has a glace icing spread thickly over the top. You can leave this off if you prefer but I feel it just makes it doubly delicious.

*Notes*

  1. This is made with plain flour although it works equally well with gluten-free plain flour too. I made mine using Doves Farms GF plain flour as I am coeliac. You will need to add 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum to your flour if it…

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Red velvet cake

Preparation Time 10 MinutesBaking Time 20 MinutesServes 8-12 I love the colour of the red velvet cake, It never fails to make a statement on any occasion. The deep red colour is what gives the cake Its name. This vibrant cake pairs wonderfully with sweet and tangy vegan cream cheese frosting. Moist crumbTangySweetDelicious Although this... Continue Reading →

Nutella style cupcakes

Preparation TimeBaking Time 20 MinutesMakes 12 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free There are two things that I could happily eat by the spoonful straight from a jar. One is peanut butter and the other is chocolate & hazelnut spread. Mind you wanting to and doing so is another matter. It does contain great deal... Continue Reading →

Hot & spicy cauliflower Buffalo wings

Preparation TimeCooking Time 45 MinutesServes 2-4 Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and egg-free This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a great way to ramp up the flavour profile of the rather bland and humble cauliflower. Forget the overcooked version of this vegetable we have probably all been served at one point in our life. We... Continue Reading →

Puffed rice and peanut butter bars

 I did wonder if these bars were just a little too simple to add to the blog, mainly because there is no cooking involved, apart from roasting the nuts. There is also little preparation come to that either. What they lack in technical ability required to make, they make up for in nutritional content... Continue Reading →

Basil pesto hummus

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free This recipe features two of my favourite things to eat which are pesto and hummus. I have never thought about combining them both until the other week when I was making them both. I had never seen it in the shops for me to taste it,... Continue Reading →

Tried & tested BBQ options

For us, in the UK this is the time of year we fire up the trusty BBQ, weather depending {It is the UK}. Across the neighbourhood, smoke wafts across gardens which sets your mouth-watering. We have always used coals to cook but this year I invested in a 5 burner gas barbeque and last night... Continue Reading →

Smashed & roasted new potatoes

Serves 4Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 35 Minutes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, I I love this time of the year, most of all I love the available food. The bare skeletal garden of the winter is now gone. It is now lush and green. The fruit bushes are heavy with berries and other produce like beetroot,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Zingy lemon bars

Preparation Time 15 Minutes Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 35 MinutesMakes 16 Pieces Vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, egg-free These gorgeous lemon bars are to die for, the surprising thing is that they contain no eggs, dairy and were gluten-free.  Zingyluscioussweetdecadent A soft zingy lemon filling sits on top of a crisp shortbread base and sprinkled... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Tart

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time20-25 MinutesServes 4 Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free This is a lovely light lunch and delicious with a fresh green salad, after the excess of the festive season, this feels so nice. This works for me, as it is very east to as I play around with the flavours and  the range... Continue Reading →

Katsu curry sauce with crispy tofu

Preparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 4 Vegan, glutenfree, egg-free, vegetarian and nut free I love curry, but I must admit when it comes to the heat I am a bit of a wimp. I prefer mine warming and to feel the spices tingle on my tongue but without the need to keep mopping... Continue Reading →

Apple and marzipan turnovers

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesMakes 8 turnovers Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and soya free Naughty but nice, I am a fan of pastry wrapped goodies. A light bulb moment came when mulling over what Puff pastry desserts I could make. I wanted something that could be HandheldServed warmFreezing friendlyHeated from frozen I wanted... Continue Reading →

Vegan lasagne my way

Preparation Time 25 MinutesOven cooking Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 4-6 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and nut-free Preparation Time 25 MinutesOven cooking Time 45-50 Minutes Serves 4-6 Vegan, gluten-free,vegetarian and nut-free From the time I first got married 33 years ago, I have been cooking lasagne in one form or another. I was neither coeliac or vegan... Continue Reading →

Smokey vegan chilli

Serves 5Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 1 hour 20 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, meat-free and soya-free The colder weather is now heading our way, and the summer warmth quickly receding. Now when the temperature is dropping, a plate of salad is just not an option. We are thinking of hunkering down, thoughts turn to cosy... Continue Reading →

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