Gingerbread layer cake

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 10 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free This is another version of a gorgeous gingerbread cake, that heavenly spiced cake which is a favourite in this house. This one will certainly not disappoint. LusciousMoistRichWarmly spiced It certainly hits all the right notes. The cake can be decorated as simply or... Continue Reading →

Shortcrust pastry

Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free and soya-free Let's just say I have been making my pastry for over 40 years, I consider myself pretty good after all that time. When I first found out that I would have to avoid gluten I must admit I was a bit blase and as the saying goes a piece... Continue Reading →

The gluten-free vegan

When I started my blog, in my mind it was for the people, who for whatever reason were gluten-free. Also, a big part of it was for those who had made a choice to become vegan. As I go forward I have found that there are so many, who like me are both. I am... Continue Reading →

American style pancakes

Serves 4Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 5 Minutes Vegan, Egg free, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, and easily made gluten-free To Britain and America, pancakes are a whole different thing. Here ours are more like a crepe. These are the thicker American style pancakes, served in a stack and drizzled with golden or maple syrup. Layered with gorgeous... Continue Reading →

Sticky toffee date cake

Serves Approximately 12Preparation Time 14 MinutesCooking Time 45-55 Minutes Sticky toffee pudding is an absolute firm favourite when it comes to great stick to your ribs British puddings. Rich, indulgent and naughty. It conjurs up to me cold autumnal weather, dressed up warm and cosy or cooking in the kitchen with the rain and wind... Continue Reading →

Apple and cinnamon rolls

Makes 9-12 rollsPreparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25-30 Minutes I love a cinnamon roll, or I did until I began having a problem with wheat 10 years ago. Usually made with a sweet enriched dough using bread flour. Experimenting with scones a few weeks back, I had a flash of inspiration, a real light bulb... Continue Reading →

Falafels

Makes 24-26 falafelsPreparation Time 15 Minutes, plus soaking and chillingCooking Time deep fried 5 Minutes25-30 Minutes oven bakes Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free Before I became a vegan I had never touched a falafel. I considered them a kind of hippy food, how misguided I was. Becoming a vegan has opened my eyes and... Continue Reading →

Chocolate orange brownies

Preparation Time 15 MinutesCooking Time 25-30 MinutesServes 12 Vegan, Egg-free, Nut-free, Lactose-free I have not many people in my life who does not like a well-made chocolate brownie. From the lovely cracked top covering the most unctuous gooey centre. Rich with dark chocolate and speckled with little nuggets of extra chocolate. To me, it is... 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 →

Tried and Tested June / July

Every couple of months I like to get out there and scour around the shops to find some vegan and gluten-free food items to test and try. This has been a little more difficult since March because of the problems caused by Covid 19 such as Being in shielding since March and not been food... 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 →

Apple and marzipan crispy tart

Preparation Time 20 MinutesCooking Time 30 MinutesServes 6 Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, vegetarian Looking out of the window at all the July liquid sunshine battering against the window, I decided that sitting and sunning myself in the garden was not the option so the kitchen it was. Looking to use up some items from my baking... 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 →

Quick Cheezy scones

Preparation Time Minutes Baking Time 25-30 Minutes Makes 8 Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free and Nut-free I am a lover of more savoury snacks than sweet ones, one of those being cheese scones. I could never imagine I would love a gluten-free vegan one as much as the ones I baked long ago. These are super easy... Continue Reading →

Fragility

It has been such a while since I have written a non-recipe blog. This is due to a couple of reasons. Firstly due to severe pneumonia at the start of the year, I finally recovered from that and then we were all hit with the thing that changed everyone's lives, the Coronavirus. Like so many,... Continue Reading →

Zingy lemon drizzle cake

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... Continue Reading →

Vegan books that inspired me

I have always been an avid collector of books, especially cookery books. I love to sit and read and absorb them just as you would any other book. When I decided to go vegan I had to consider a few things. 1. I had to do it the right way, taking into consideration the foods... Continue Reading →

A breath of fresh air

I just wanted to write a quick update about how things are going a being released from the hospital and my plans and ambitions for this year. Breathing is easier now as I recover from a horrible bout of pneumonia and an asthma attack, that frankly scared me so much. Still very tired but building... Continue Reading →

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