My Vegan Life

Ginger and date granola

Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 45 Minutes10 Servings Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian The thing I have against most commercial granola is that they come loaded normally with refined sugar. They are often advertised as this healthy, wholesome and natural breakfast cereal. I prefer to make my own, sweetened with organic maple syrup and packed with healthy... Continue Reading →

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No eggs no problem

This is an update of a blog I wrote a while ago, the reason being more egg replacements are now available on our supermarket shelves. It is amazing how many products are available now on top of the natural ones we can use. See below for some new items. Before I became vegan I was... Continue Reading →

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Another Year Begins

Hi everyone and I hope you have recovered from the festive season. Mine went downhill the Saturday before Christmas when I split my big toe wide open when I fell and then on Christmas Eve I went down with pneumonia. After that and a cortisone injection I am on the road to recovery and now... Continue Reading →

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Caramel Apple Crumble bars

Autumn has now arrived and, and now while I miss the sunshine, and the lighter nights there is something to be said for this beautiful season. I love seeing the leaves on the trees take on golden hues and the feel of that carpet beneath my boots. The hunkering down, the cosy blankets, rooms lit... Continue Reading →

My Best Vegan Lasagne

Lasagne is one of those family meals I have been cooking for over 35 years in different guises, a long time. In the beginning, it was the original lasagne, not vegan and no need for gluten-free pasta. I have always looked upon cooking this meal as a labour of love, carefully making a beautiful rich... Continue Reading →

Double Choco Mocha American cookies

In my mind, there can never be enough cookie recipes. I love both the crispy and the chewy recipes but this type is definitely my favourite. Crispy on the outside but with a lovely chewy centre. These have the added bonus of both having chocolate chips and a hint of coffee running through them. Decadent... Continue Reading →

Pistachio and Dark Chocolate cookies

There is something special about pistachio nuts, exotic with their lovely jewel green and yellow centres. They are the seeds from the Pistachio tree, so botanically they are seeds not nuts. Loaded with fibre like nuts and a great source of protein, This cookies are ChewyDeliciousNuttyCrispyChocolateySuper easyPacked with goodness Super easy and quick to make.... Continue Reading →

Broccoli and spinach Pesto

Homemade pesto is such a simple thing to make but added to certain foods can make your taste buds single with delight. They can be made with just a handful of ingredients. Ideally, you will need a food processor or a high-power blender, They can be made by hand using a pestle and mortar but... Continue Reading →

Pesto and mozzarella tart

I must admit I am more of a savoury than sweet person, I also love pastry. This tart though is lovely and light and perfect eaten hot or cold. This makes it a great addition for picnics, barbeques and gatherings. It is a great standby lunch enjoyed with a big salad. Quick and easyCheesyFlakyPortableZestyFlavourfulGluten-free and... Continue Reading →

Double chocolate 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. Fudgey Decadent Gooey Dense Chewy Dark & bittersweet These triple chocolate... Continue Reading →

Double Peanut cookies

I adore peanut butter and have many happy memories of sunny days and Sun pat peanut butter sandwiches. To be honest, if calories were no object I would love nothing better than to delve into a jar with a big spoon. So peanut butter cookies for me are always a good idea. Although I have... Continue Reading →

Blueberry and lemon Muffins

Blueberries are not just one of my favourite fruits, they are also extremely good for you. They are high in anti-oxidants, promote heart health and it is said they slow down the ageing process. OK, a cake is not the healthiest way to eat them but I do have them added to my breakfast most... Continue Reading →

Pecan and maple syrup granola

For me, my breakfast changes with the seasons. In the colder months, nothing beats a bowl of piping hot porridge with some sticky Medjool dates stirred though. This time of the year, when the days become brighter my breakfast of choice is a large bowl of mixed berries and melon, half a cup of granola,... Continue Reading →

Buckwheat banana pancakes

Pancakes for me are the perfect lazy morning comfort breakfast, something to linger over with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate. These are perfect for me as they are both vegan and gluten-free. Being fairly new to cooking with buckwheat flour I must admit I was a little worried they would be too... Continue Reading →

Sunshine citrus curd

Before becoming vegan I made so much lemon and fruit curd, I had a gaggle of free-range feathery ladies who supplied me a wonderful supply of eggs. I have tried to come up with a few curd recipes, most of which were custard-based and never had the right consistency. I much prefer curd to jam,... Continue Reading →

Vegan-friendly hair products

If you have recently become vegan you will probably be feeling overwhelmed and checking product labels. That was me a few years ago, once I had sorted out my food it was time to take control of my beauty products. Food is just a small part of becoming a vegan. There is no rush to... Continue Reading →

Orange and lemon pancakes

Living in the UK pancakes are traditional on Shrove Tuesday, this falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies. To me, pancakes should not be celebrated on just one day or for special occasions. They are delicious and so versatile, whether you go for the American style thick pancakes or the thin crepe... Continue Reading →

Spicy roasted red pepper sauce

I love pasta, it must be a carb thing, although I am gluten intolerant the quality of gluten-free pasta has vastly improved over the last few years. This is great news for those of us gluten-free vegans. There is something beautiful about roasted peppers, especially when done yourself. In the summer make use of the... Continue Reading →

Deluxe Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I don't know many people who are not fans of Mac and cheese. I mean what's not to like, gorgeous soft pasta, coated in a silky smooth cheesy sauce with a crunchy cheesy top. I even like the way it is bubbling away under the pasta when removed from the oven. It is no doubt... Continue Reading →

Gingernut Biscuits

I had tried to bake a few recipes for ginger biscuits, these involved using soft brown sugars which led to a chewy cookie. In the UK ginger nuts are a well known crunchy biscuit, these make wonderful dunkers. I remember them fondly from my childhood, these warm with ginger crunchy biscuits, once dunked they became... Continue Reading →

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